Saturday Night Events

Details for the 2015 conference will be announced this winter. See below for 2014 offerings. 

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Conference Mixer with the Exhibitors
5:15-7:30 - Exhibitors' Hall, Davis Center, 1st and 2nd Floors

We're expanding our popular mixer to give everyone more time to talk with each other and their favorite exhibitors. This is a great time to finish those conversations you began at lunch or in workshops, or just to unwind after a long day of learning.

Join us for bluegrass music from Caleb Elder and Brett Hughes, a beautiful photo exhibit to view, tasty appetizers from Sugarsnap, and a cash bar.

Seed SwapSeed Swap Packets from High Mowing Organic Seeds

Bring your seeds! The NOFA-VT Seed Swap is the perfect time to expand the biodiversity of your garden and share the bounty of your own saved seed.

A representative from High Mowing Organic Seeds will be on hand to answer seed-saving questions. Bring clearly-labeled seeds; we'll provide packets to take home your new ones.


Instead of hosting a dinner this year, we invite you to head downtown and enjoy some of our great local restaurants.

We especially recommend the following Burlington-area businesses, which support NOFA Vermont through our annual Share the Harvest fundraiser. Reservations are recommended, as this Valentine's and Presidents' Day weekend is likely to be busy.

City Market/Onion River Coop  Juniper
El Cortijo Lake View House Restaurant
The Farmhouse Tap & Grill  Leonardo's Pizza (take-out only)
Great Harvest Bread Company (breakfast & lunch only)
Leunig's Bistro
Guild & Company
Penny Cluse Cafe (breakfast & lunch only)
Guild Fine Meats (take-out only)
The Skinny Pancake (Tell them you're with NOFA and they'll donate 10% to us!)
Hen of the Wood Trattoria Delia

For more dining options, visit the Vermont Fresh Network or the Seven Days' guide to restaraunts and bars, Seven Nights.

Cocktail Walk
5:15-6:30 | 21+

Cocktail Walk logoUnwind after Saturday's conference with local cocktails and food downtown!

Meet at Church & Main in downtown Burlington for an original cocktail and appetizer featuring local spirits and bitters. From there, we'll walk to Juniper for a different Vermont-inspired cocktail and a delicious spread of snacks. The distiller and bartender will be on hand to tell the story behind their spirits and bitters. The event begins promptly at 5:15 at Church & Main and will wrap up around 6:30 at Juniper, not far from music and fun at Skinny Pancake.