"Of Land and Local" Art Exhibition
Now in its second year, Of Land & Local is a multidisciplinary, state-wide exhibition designed to initiate a dialogue about issues surrounding the Vermont landscape. Our shared history in land and our pride for the local lay the groundwork for this annual exhibition. Opportunities to critically engage with contemporary artwork as it reflects on and exists within the Vermont landscape will offer viewers the chance to contemplate the significance and strength, as well as the vulnerability and fragility of our surroundings. Of Land and Local will be presented at several veteran venues from 2013 (like Shelburne Farms), in concert with new sites to widen the visitor experience. Visit Of Land & Local for more information.
Judy Natal, Nancy Winship Milliken, Kathryn Lipke, Eben Markowski, Alexandra Heller, Douglas Biklen, Adrienne Ginter, Lynda McIntyre, Kate Katomski, Annemie Curlin, Leslie Fry, Dianne Shullenberger, Brenda Garand, Susan Raber Bray, Wendy Copp, Janet Van Fleet
Thursday, October 9 | 5-8 pm | Coach Barn | FREE
Farm to Table Dinner
Friday, October 10 | reception 5:30 pm; dinner 6:30 pm | Coach Barn | $90 members; $100 non-members (includes four course meal & wine) | Registration required.
Enjoy a family-style dinner at the Coach Barn during the Of Land and Local Art Exhibition. Executive, Chef David Hugo and his team will prepare contemporary American cuisine highlighting ingredients from our market garden, pastures, forests and cheesemaking room, and from farm partners across Vermont. Meet some of the people behind the food, learn all it takes to bring food from farm to table, and discover how agriculture and education are helping the Farm build a more sustainable future.
Saturday, October 11 | 5 pm | Coach Barn | FREE | Registration encouraged but not required.
Featuring Judy Natal, Nancy Winship Milliken, Kathryn Lipke, and Eben Markowski
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Local in a Global Food System
Friday, October 24 | 5:30-7:30 pm | Coach Barn | FREE | Registration encouraged but not required.
Vermont is known world-wide for our strong local food system, yet historically and even today we rely on outside markets to feed our small population and sustain our food businesses. So what does local really mean to our food producers of yesterday and today and what are their strategies for accessing both local and global markets to ensure the success of their companies? Speakers: Roger Allbee, Former VT Secretary of Agriculture and current CEO Grace Cottage; Mateo Kehler, Cellars at Jasper Hill; Sean Buchanan, Black River Produce, and Jack Lazor, Butterworks Farms.
Taste of the Lake Reception
Saturday, October 25 | 4:30-6:30 pm | Coach Barn | sliding scale donation $10 to $40; All proceeds from this event go to support Vermont Fresh Network’s campaign to integrate local fish into Vermont restaurants. | Registration required
Local fish on Vermont restaurant menus is not something we see every day but Lake Champlain International and Vermont Fresh Network are hoping to change that. Come hear about the work this partnership is doing to promote the bounty of our lake and enjoy local fish prepared by Chef David Hugo of the Inn at Shelburne Farms and Chef Doug Paine of Juniper at Hotel Vermont. Participants: James Elhers, Lake Champlain International; Meghan Sheridan, Vermont Fresh Network; Doug Paine, Juniper; and David Hugo, Inn at Shelburne Farms.
Food Culture in a New Land
Thursday, November 6 | 6-8 pm | Burlington City Arts | FREE | Registration not required.
Everyone has that favorite dish that was served at the holiday table or family gatherings and often times those dishes are deeply rooted in food culture, passed down from generation to generation. What does food culture mean to us and what happens when populations take root in a new land? Join us to hear historical, modern and first hand perspectives on how diet and food culture is sustained and adapted by immigration. Speakers: Burlington High School Student; Teresa Mares, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Vermont; and Jill Mudgett, Ph.D Adjunct Faculty at CCV and Johnson State College & VPR Commentator.
Of Land and Local is presented by Burlington City Arts.
The BCA exhibition year is underwritten by Keurig Green Mountain
For information and exhibit details: www.oflandandlocalvt.org
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