Week of Foodie-Focused Events
Week of May 24th – 31st! Find foodie-focused things to do this Memorial Week!
Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
- Green Drinks – Activists and professionals for a cleaner environment raise a glass over networking and discussion.Tuesday, May 25, 6–8PM at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. Free.
- ‘Solar Made Simple’ – Reps from groSolar lay out the guidelines for assessing whether a home or business could implement sun-powered energy solutions. Tuesday, May 25, 6–7:30PM at City Marketin Burlington. Free.
- Johnson Farmers Market – A street emporium bursts with local agricultural products, ranging from produce to herbs to fresh-baked bread. Tuesday, May 25, 3:30–6:30PM atMain Street in Johnson. Free.
- Rutland County Farmers Market – Downtown strollers find high-quality fruits and veggies, mushrooms, fresh-cut flowers, sweet baked goods and artisan crafts within arms’ reach. Tuesday, May 25, 3–6PM at Depot Park in Rutland. Free.
- Thetford Hill Community Market – Vendors supply localvores with an array of baked treats, honey, maple syrup and veggies. Tuesday, May 25, 4–6:30PM at Thetford Hill Green in Thetford. Free.
- Wine Class Series – In “The Perfect Dessert,” Lake Champlain Chocolates’ Gary Coffey and Shelburne Vineyard’s KC Niebling explore chocolate and wine flavor combinations. Preregister. Tuesday, May 25, 6–8PM atShelburne Vineyard in Shelburne. $30.
- ‘The Wonders of Wildflowers’ – A short hike gives kids ages 3 to 5 vibrant views of plants with petals. Tuesday, May 25, 10–11:30AM at North Branch Nature Center in Montpelier. $5.
- ‘Get to Know Your Bike’ – A cycle-shop pro introduces free wheelers to vehicle anatomy, flat fixes and roadside skills.Tuesday, May 25, 5:30–6:30PM at Skirack in Burlington. Free.
- Ron & Arnie Koss – The coauthors of The Earth’s Best Story: A Bittersweet Tale of Twin Brothers Who Sparked an Organic Revolution discuss the organic food company.Tuesday, May 25, 7PM at Bear Pond Books in Montpelier. Free.
Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
- Winooski Riverwalk Festival Planning Meeting – Neighbors pitch in to organize the Onion City’s fifth annual summer celebration. Wednesday, May 26, 5:30PM atO’Brien Community Center in Winooski. Free.
- ‘Solar for Home or Business’ – Reps from DC Energy Innovations cover the green benefits and installation of solar-electric systems. Wednesday, May 26, 7–9PM atShelburne Community School in Shelburne. Free.
- Lamoille Valley Year-Round Farmers Artisan Market – Farmers and food producers fill Vermonters’ totes with local and organic dining options, including eggs, cider, seeds and cow cheeses. Wednesday, May 26, 3–6:30PM atRiver Arts Center in Morrisville. Free.
- ‘Don’t Worry, Eat Happy’ – How does food affect your mood? Folks delve into an in-depth diet discussion.Wednesday, May 26, 6:30–8PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.
- ‘The Wonders of Wildflowers’ – A short hike gives kids ages 3 to 5 vibrant views of plants with petals. Wednesday, May 26, 10–11:30AM at North Branch Nature Center in Montpelier. $5.
- ‘Lunch & Learn’ – Peter Mix, the developer of the world’s first carbon-fiber mandolin, details his craft and plays select compositions. Wednesday, May 26, 12PM at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington. Donations accepted; lunch included.
Thursday, May 27th, 2010
- Vermont Venture Network – Coauthors of The Earth’s Best Story, Ron and Arnie Koss, share entrepreneurial lessons from their baby food company. Thursday, May 27, 8AM atHilton Hotel in Burlington. $15 for nonmembers.
- Movie Night – A surf-style eatery queues up a wind-and-water-themed flick weekly. Thursday, May 27, 7:30–9PM atThe Spot in Burlington. Free.
- South Royalton Farmers Market – More than a dozen vendors peddle various locally grown agricultural goods and unique craft endeavors. Thursday, May 27, 3–6:30PM atTown Green in South Royalton. Free.
- Winooski Farmers Market – Area growers and bakers offer their soil-grown and homemade wealth for shoppers to bring home. Thursday, May 27, 3:30–6:30PM at Champlain Mill in Winooski. Free.
Friday, May 28th, 2010
- Plant & Book Sale – Neighbors support the Bradford Public Library by browsing greenery and bound pages on the lawn. Friday, May 28, 9AM–5PM at Copeland Furniture Outlet Store in Bradford. Free.
- Plant Sale – The Granite Center Garden Club doles out perennials, herbs, shrubs and annuals to benefit local plantings and a scholarship fund. Friday, May 28, 6:30–10:30AM at Vermont Granite Museum in Barre. Free.
- Chelsea Farmers Market – A 35-year-old town green tradition supplies shoppers with meat, cheese, vegetables, fine crafts and weekly entertainment. Friday, May 28, 3–6:30PM at North Common in Chelsea. Free.
- Hardwick Farmers Market: Grand Opening Celebration – A burgeoning culinary community celebrates local ag with fresh produce and handcrafted goods. Special festivities include a day-old chick sale, needle-felting demonstrations and live music by Alan Greenleaf. Friday, May 28, 3–6PM at Route 15 West in Hardwick. Free.
- Ludlow Farmers Market – Merchants divide a wealth of locally farmed products, artisanal eats and unique crafts.Friday, May 28, 4–7PM at Okemo Mountain School in Ludlow. Free.
- Lyndonville Farmers Market – Ripe fruits and veggies highlight an outdoor sale of locally grown eats. Friday, May 28, 3–7PM at Bandstand Park in Lyndonville. Free.
- Mexican Cooking Class – Instructor Dalia Gonzalez takes foodies south of the border with authentic fare such as homemade corn tortillas, tostadas and horchata. Friday, May 28, 6–7:30PM at City Market in Burlington. Free.
- Spring Bird Walk – Field guides and binoculars in hand, novices pound a path with a naturalist to see migrating flyers. Friday, May 28, 7–9AM at Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington. Donations accepted.
- Spring Migration Bird Walk – Binocular buddies keep a sharp lookout for warblers, vireos and other newly arrived travelers. Friday, May 28, 7–8:30AM at North Branch Nature Center in Montpelier. $5.
Saturday, May 29th, 2010
- Apple Blossom Book & Bake Sale – People dig through more than 13,000 books for barter and choose snacks from an array of baked goods. A silent auction benefits programs for Grand Isle County elders. Saturday, May 29, 9AM–4PM at Hackett’s Orchard in South Hero. Free.
- Charlotte Plant Sale – Local garden shops and gardeners contribute various buds and blooms to a green-thumb extravaganza. Saturday, May 29, 9AM–12PM at Charlotte Senior Center in Charlotte. Free.
- Downtown Walking Tour – Preservation Burlington takes history and architecture buffs on an hourlong tour of the Queen City’s significant nooks and crannies. Meet at the corner of Church and College streets. Saturday, May 29, 11AM at Church Street Marketplace in Burlington. $5.
- Garden Club Plant Sale – An annual greenery emporium features annuals and perennials from local gardens, and homemade goodies to boot. Saturday, May 29, 8AM–1PM atNorman Williams Public Library in Woodstock. Free.
- Historic Sites Tour – Local history buffs guide the way through East Bakersfield’s notable spots, such as Cook’s Cemetery. Saturday, May 29, 1–3PM at Historical Society in Bakersfield. Free.
- ‘History Happens!’ – Catch traditional activities in action as 18th-century reenactors Carl and Carolyn Malikowski demonstrate brewing, cooking, woodworking and more.Saturday, May 29, 11AM–5PM at Old Constitution House in Windsor. $2.50; free for ages 14 and under.
- ‘Kickoff to Summer’ Celebration – A luau held by the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center features surf music by Barbacoa, a Hawaiian feast, a limbo contest and creative attire. Saturday, May 29, 6–10PM at The Spot in Burlington. $10-20; cash bar.
- Plant & Book Sale – Neighbors support the Bradford Public Library by browsing greenery and bound pages on the lawn. Saturday, May 29, 9AM–5PM at Copeland Furniture Outlet Store in Bradford. Free.
- Plant Sale – Naturally grown veggies, flowers and herb varietals make their way into new plant beds. Saturday, May 29, 9AM–3PM at Bread and Roses Farm in Westford. Free.
- Cows & Camembert Weekend – Got milk? This inaugural dairy heritage fest is chock-full of artisan cheese sampling, ice cream and butter making, cattle trivia and more.Saturday, May 29, 10AM–5PM at Billings Farm & Museumin Woodstock. Regular admission, $3-12.
- Essex Junction Memorial Day Parade – Marching bands make music to support floats on the move. Saturday, May 29, 10AM at Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction. Free.
- Hardwick Spring Festival – Northeast Kingdom residents celebrate warmer weather with a craft fair, chicken barbecue, parade and outdoor games, followed by fireworks. Saturday, May 29, 8:30–9PM at Hardwick Downtown in Hardwick. Free.
- Burlington Farmers Market – Sixty-two vendors sell everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to ethnic cuisine to pottery to artisan cheese. Saturday, May 29, 8:30AM–2PM at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free.
- Capital City Farmers Market – Fresh produce, perennials, seedlings, home-baked foods and handmade crafts lure local buyers throughout the growing season. Saturday, May 29, 9AM–1PM at 60 State Street in Montpelier. Free.
- Cupcake Showdown – Bakers battle it out for tiny cake glory and onlookers do the judging. Musician Katie Booth provides the tunes and proceeds benefit the new Plattsburgh roller derby league. Saturday, May 29, 7–9:30PM at Great Adirondack Soup Company in Plattsburgh. Free for bakers; $5 donation for others.
- Derby Farmers Market – Chemical-free veggies and other seasonal eats are up for grabs. Saturday, May 29, 9:30AM–2:30PM at Elks Lodge in Derby. Free.
- Enosburg Falls Farmers Market – A summer bazaar more than 20 years old offers herbs, jellies, vegetables and just-baked goodies in the heart of the village. Saturday, May 29, 9AM–1PM at Lincoln Park in Enosburg. Free.
- Food & Wine Pairing – Just Delicious Catering and North Branch Vineyards play matchmakers with local gourmet dishes and drinks. Banquet Hall. Saturday, May 29, 5:30–8:30PM at Applecheek Farmin Hyde Park. $60-65; ages 21 and up only.
- Grand Isle Farmers Market – Shoppers browse through a wide selection of local fruits, veggies and handmade crafts.Saturday, May 29, 10AM–2PM at St. Joseph Church Hall in Grand Isle. Free.
- Middlebury Farmers Market – Crafts, cheeses, breads and veggies vie for spots in shoppers’ totes. Saturday, May 29, 9AM–12:30PM at The Marbleworks in Middlebury. Free.
- Mt. Tom Farmers Market – Twenty-five purveyors of garden-fresh crops, pasta, herbs and spices set up shop for the morning. Saturday, May 29, 9:30AM–12PM at Mt. Tom in Woodstock. Free.
- Northwest Farmers Market – Stock up on local, seasonal produce, garden plants, canned goods and handmade crafts. Local artists Karen Day-Vath, Paule Gingras, Meta Strick and Clair Dunn display original prints, paintings and mixed-media for “Art in the Park.” Saturday, May 29, 9AM–2PM at Taylor Park in St. Albans. Free.
- Pre-Marathon Pasta Dinner Fundraiser – Carbs give runners a boost for the big day at a meal benefiting the HowardCenter’s upcoming Zoe’s Race. Saturday, May 29, 5–7PM at Burlington Country Club in Burlington. $30; reservations required.
- Randolph Farmers Market – Open-air stalls boast crops straight from the soil, prepared foods, farm products and tchotchkes. Saturday, May 29, 9AM–12PM at Central Streetin Randolph. Free.
- Rutland County Farmers Market – Downtown strollers find high-quality fruits and veggies, mushrooms, fresh-cut flowers, sweet baked goods and artisan crafts within arms’ reach. Saturday, May 29, 9AM–2PM at Depot Park in Rutland. Free.
- Shelburne Farmers Market – Harvested fruits and greens, artisan cheeses, and local novelties grace outdoor tables at a presentation of the season’s best. Saturday, May 29, 9AM–1PM at Shelburne Parade Ground in Shelburne. Free.
- Waitsfield Farmers Market – Local bands enliven an outdoor outlet for homegrown herbs, flowers and fruits, and handmade breads, cheeses and syrups. Saturday, May 29, 9AM–1PM at Mad River Greenin Waitsfield. Free.
Sunday, May 30th, 2010
- Apple Blossom Book & Bake Sale – People dig through more than 13,000 books for barter and choose snacks from an array of baked goods. A silent auction benefits programs for Grand Isle County elders. Sunday, May 30, 10AM–3PM at Hackett’s Orchard in South Hero. Free.
- Bread & Puppet Museum Open House – Live folk music and fresh-baked sourdough rye accompany political commentary by the Modern Times Theater. Sunday, May 30, 2–5PM at Bread and Puppet Theater in Glover. Donations accepted.
- Hartland Farm Fest – Pony and wagon rides, a “Farm Art” exhibit, farming skills demos, eats and live music fill an annual celebration of local food and the arts. Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Roger Allbee speaks at 1 p.m.Sunday, May 30, 11AM–3PM at Hartland Public Library in Hartland. Free.
- ‘History Happens!’ – Catch traditional activities in action as 18th-century reenactors Carl and Carolyn Malikowski demonstrate brewing, cooking, woodworking and more.Sunday, May 30, 11AM–5PM at Old Constitution House in Windsor. $2.50; free for ages 14 and under.
- Cows & Camembert Weekend – Got milk? This inaugural dairy heritage fest is chock-full of artisan cheese sampling, ice cream and butter making, cattle trivia and more.Sunday, May 30, 10AM–5PM at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock. Regular admission, $3-12.
- Burlington Cohousing Potluck – Community members bring a dish to share as they meet, mingle and learn about collaborative living. Preregister. Sunday, May 30, 6PM atEast Village Cohousing in Burlington. Free.
- Colchester Farmers Market – Vendors present passersby with fresh local produce, specialty foods and crafts.Sunday, May 30, 10:30AM–2:30PM at Creek Farm Town Center in Colchester. Free.
- Stowe Farmers Market – Preserves, produce and other provender attract fans of local food. Sunday, May 30, 10:30AM–3PM at Red Barn Shops Field in Stowe. Free.
- Morning Bird Walk – An a.m. ramble through the woods rewards early risers with glimpses of feathered chirpers … and coffee. Sunday, May 30, 7–8:15AM at Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington. Donations accepted.
- Vermont City Marathon & Relay – Serious runners do the grueling 26.2 in a run finishing at the waterfront. Sunday, May 30, 8AM–3PM at Battery Park in Burlington. $85-100 marathon registration; $120-185 relay registration; free to watch.