Saturday evening activities are open to the public. Please invite your colleagues, farmer and foodie friends, and others interested in NOFA-VT to join us!
Davis Center, 4:30–6:00 pm • Enjoy appetizers, wine and beer while you chat with friends and visit with exhibitors. This yearly event is a great way to unwind after a full conference day and connect with others in your field. Thanks to generous donations, we will have appetizers by Sugarsnap and crepes made on-site by Skinny Pancake. Cash bar.
Saturday Night Film: FARMSTEADERS
Davis Center, 6:00–7:30 pm • $5 Suggested Donation • Clear-eyed and intimate, Farmsteaders follows Nick Nolan and his young family on a journey to resurrect his late grandfather’s dairy farm as agriculture moves toward large-scale farming. A study of place and persistence, Farmsteaders points an honest and tender lens at everyday life in rural America, offering an unexpected voice for a forsaken people: those who grow the food that sustains us. Keep an eye out for more details on a post-film panel discussion.
Young Farmer & Slow Food Meet-Up
Downtown, 7:00–10:00 pm • Head downtown to Hotel Vermont (41 Cherry Street, Burlington) for drinks and light snacks hosted by Slow Food Vermont & The Vermont Young Farmers Coalition. This social event seeks to create community and celebrate food enthusiasts, homesteaders, and farmers. Open to everyone, with plenty of time to continue conversations after the conference and into the night! Donations accepted at the door.