Schedule for the Evening

 

5:00 - 6:30 pm 

Tastings in the Courtyard & Brick Room

Beverages & Light Fare

Cash Bar in Courtyard Open All Evening

Silent Auction Open for Bidding in Courtyard 5:00 to 7:30

Music by Larks in the Attics

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Chef/Farmer Tasting Dinner in the East & West Halls

Small Plates at Chef Tables

Vote for Best Bite & Best Sip

in the Center Hall at the Vermont Fresh Network Table

7:15 pm

Last Call for Silent Auction Bids & Best Bite / Sip Votes

7:30 pm

Ice Cream Social Opens

Best Bite & Best Sip Winners Announced

Close of the Silent Auction

Bid Winners Claim Items

8:00 pm

Evening Concludes


Sip Samples ~ 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Ice Cider, Ice Wine, Mead, & Fruit Wine

Artesano Mead

Boyden Valley Winery

Champlain Orchards Cidery

Eden Specialty Cider

Maquam Winery

Windfall Orchard

Served with local food pairings

Spirits & Cocktails 

Aqua ViTea Kombucha & Spirits

Caledonia Spirits

with Juniper Bar and Restaurant 

Hooker Mountain Farm Distillery

Mad River Distillers

SILO Distillery

Saxtons River Distillery

with Kate Wise

Other Featured Beverages

Brio Coffee

Citizen Cider

Kimball Brook Farm

Lincoln Peak Vineyard

Shacksbury Cider

Shelburne Vineyard

Zero Gravity Brewery


Taste Offerings ~ 5:00 - 6:30 pm

LIGHT FARE & SAMPLES

Ariel’s Honey Infusions

Butterfly Bakery of Vermont - Hot Sauce

Cabot Creamery Cooperative with  All Souls Tortillas

Champlain Valley Apiaries

Joe’s Kitchen at Screamin’ Ridge Farm

Artisan Meats of Vermont bacon, Red Hen seeded crostinis, chermoula with Joe’s fresh tomatoes

Juniper Restaurant with Maple Wind Farm

Maple Wind chicken pot pie with tomato jam

Grafton Village Cheese

Leunig’s Bistro

Vermont Salumi cotto ham and Vermont Creamery sea salted cultured butter, tomato jam, Blue Ledge Farm La Luna Cheese, baguettes

NECI on Main with Pete’s Greens

Chilled radish green vichyssoise soup 

O Bread Bakery

Shelburne Farms Cheese

UVM Dining with Nitty Gritty Grain Company and Black River Produce

Panzerotti filled with Longwind Farm tomatoes and Maplebrook mozzarella plus fresh vegetables & dip from Black River Produce and Vermont First 

Vermont Beekeepers Association

Vermont Fresh Pasta serving Ravioli and Pesto 

Vermont Salumi


Taste Offerings ~ 6:00 - 7:30 pm

CHEF/FARMER DINNER BITES

✿ = Vegetarian Option Available

Bar Antidote with Snug Valley Farm

House Cured Tasso Ham, topped with a native corn relish, basil creme fraiche on Foot Print farms red leaf 

Bistro de Margot with Kimball Brook Farm

Profiterole with chocolate sauce

Butch + Babe’s with Pomykala Farm

Sweet corn and cantaloupe salad with smoked chicken and herb pesto

Bleu Northeast Seafood with Maple Wind Farm

Smoked beef tenderloin with lobster salad

City Market with Rockville Market Farm

Beet and heirloom tomato gazpacho

El Cortijo Taqueria with All Souls’ Tortilleria

Roasted Jericho Settlers’ Farm summer vegetables, pickled pepper relish, avocado crema, cilantro in All Souls tortillas  

The Essex with Pitchfork Farm

Mini Lobster Roll

The Farmhouse Tap & Grill with LaPlatte River Angus Farm & Half Pint Farm

Wood grilled LaPlatte River beef burger, Grafton smoked cheddar, kohlrabi slaw, onion jam, smoked tomato aioli

The Great Northern with Adam’s Turkey Farm

Adam's whole smoked chicken, salsa verde and dijonnaise, with cream polenta

Guild Tavern with LaPlatte River Angus Farm

Dry aged LaPlatte River NY strip steak, house made chimichurri, tarragon aioli, & horseradish crème fraîche 

Hatchet Tap and Table with Jericho Settlers Farm & Farmer Hill

Mock crab cake Napoleon featuring veggies from Jericho Settlers Farm and accoutrements from Farmer Hill

Hen of the Wood with Trillium Hill Farm

Heirloom tomato ragout with fennel cracker and ricotta

Honey Road with Half Pint Farm

Heirloom tomato dolma, herb labne, carrot ayran (yogurt soda drink) 

Inn at Shelburne Farms with Market Garden at Shelburne Farms

Cold vegetable gazpacho

Michael’s on the Hill with Naked Acre Farm

Ramp vichyssoise with sweet corn & smoked onion salad & lemon verbena crème fraîche

Pascolo Restaurant with Vermont Heritage Grazers

House cured sopressata, sweet corn, heirloom tomatoes, parmesan reggiano

Reluctant Panther with True Love Farm

Israeli falafel on pita, served with spicy tomato salad, agretti tzatziki sauce, cucumber & sunflower shoots salad, pickled beets, heirloom tomato jam, grilled eggplant & goat cheese puree with vegetables from True Love Farm  

Ice Cream Social ~ 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Strafford Organic Creamery Ice Cream

Chocolate, Coffee, Sweet Cream, Fresh Mint, Strawberry

Don’t Forget to Vote for Best Bite & Best Sip!

Prizes Generously Provided by

Boyers Orchard, Rockledge Farm Woodworks, Danforth Pewter


Thank you to our Silent Auction donors  

Thank you to our partner members:  American Flatbread, Bleu Northeast Seafood, Butterfly Bakery of Vermont, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Coutures B&B, Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury General Store, The Essex, The Farmhouse Group, Highland Lodge, Hotel Vermont, Jasper Hill Farm, King Arthur Flour, Long Trail Brewing Company, Michael’s on the Hill, NECI, Sandiwood Farm, SILO Distillery, Shelburne Farms. Thanks also go to to Craftsbury Chamber Players, Highland Performing Arts Center, Jay Peak Resort, Jeffrey Roberts, Vermont Youth Symphony Orchestra.