Vermont Business Journal For the eighth year in a row, Vermont farmers will once again open their barn doors and garden gates to welcome the public to a behind-the-scenes look at Vermont’s vibrant working landscapes. Vermont Open Farm Week 2022 will be held Sunday, August 7 through Sunday, August 14, and will feature more than 105 events at more than 53 farms across the state. Events are live and sorted by day and location at DigInVT.com.
Open Farm Week is a celebration of Vermont’s farms that gives visitors a behind-the-scenes pass to learn more about the origins of local foods, authentic agritourism experiences and the opportunity to build relationships with local farmers.
Farm visitors can expect maple and honey tastings, kids’ yoga on the farm, ice cream socials, behind-the-scenes tours, farm dinners, 5k runs, pie contests and more!
Each Open Farm Week event is created by a farmer and focuses on highlighting the unique character of the host farm.
“Open Farm Week is Vermont at its best. Visitors have an authentic experience as they travel and talk with farmers and producers,” said Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Anson Tebbetts. “These visits highlight how our food is produced and how farmers take care of their animals and the land. We are grateful for these businesses that open up their daily lives to hundreds of visitors during Open Farm Week.”
Open Farm Week events are now live online! Many events are free and some require pre-registration. Not all farms are open every day, so be sure to visit DigInVT.com to explore the varied schedule of events and plan a visit. Everyone is invited to join the Open Farm Week conversation on social media using the hashtag #VTOpenFarm.
Open Farm Week
Open Farm Week is a statewide collaborative agritourism project organized by members of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network, including City Market, DigInVT.com, Shelburne Farms and Farm‐Based Education, NOFA‐VT, University of Vermont Extension, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Vermont Fresh Network and the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing. DigInVT.com is an online agritourism platform, operated by a partnership of local non-profit organizations, and the virtual home of Open Farm Week.
Vermont Open Farm Week is made possible by the generous support of its title sponsor, City Market/Onion River Coop and media sponsor, Front Porch Forum.