Visiting Central Vermont? Join Me For An Experiential Food & Farm Tour

by Amy on January 15, 2018

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Guided, memorable, behind the scenes, hands on food and farm tour/inspiring workshop experiences on authentic working farms around the Mad River Valley of Vermont for foodies and foodie wannabees. While spending time in nature on farms, you’ll learn green living tips on healthy cooking, eating, and growing that will inspire you to change the way you look at food. Mainstream conventional food growing and eating isn’t working. Vibrant healthy food truly can be our medicine. Find out how.

Organic Farm/Hydroponic Greenhouse/Backyard Garden

Pluck a pea off the vine as you learn about organic agriculture and the history of Hartshorn Farm, where your tour guide, Amy, lives.

Amy’s organic farmer life partner, Dave, is also a fifth generation sugarmaker. Check out the maple sugarhouse. Find out how maple syrup was discovered.

Pop a sweet cherry tomato into your mouth. Put your hands in the warm soil and plant something. Harvest some veggies for a fresh juice to sample in the farmstand. Enjoy a home made organic and hydroponic greens filled lunch.

Visit the cutting edge, Green Mountain Harvest Hydroponic greenhouse where sustainability meets delicious year round greens in Vermont. Their motto is “Going green growing greens.” Find out how they do this. Taste tender delicious basil, watercress and lettuce greens.

Looking to create your own beautiful and productive veggie, herb and flower garden? Check out Amy’s backyard circular garden for inspiration. See where the wild stinging nettle is growing nearby and why it’s such a superfood. You’ll also have an opportunity to feed Amy’s horses, Koko and Amigo, some carrots and learn a little about horses.

Medicinal Healing Herbs

Next, sip some herbal tea, then wander through a medicinal herb garden and sample various plants. Find out what healing they offer. Savor some organic herbal tea. Your senses will come alive as you smell, taste, touch, look and listen at this magical herb garden and apothecary. Learn how to make an herbal product. Take something home. Enjoy and organic local herbal inspired lunch.

Culinary and Medicinal Mushrooms

Hike through the beautiful Vermont woods, breathe the fresh air, and learn to identify which mushrooms are growing in the wild, if they are safe to eat, and what they taste like. Learn how to grown your own shiitake mushrooms and take home your own log infused with shitake to “fruit” at home. Enjoy an organic and hydroponic lunch.

Come with your curiosity and ask questions. Eat, Play, Learn.

Book your tour here

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