Join us for a Harvest Market at Brookfield Old Town Hall!
Sunday, October 13, 12pm – 4 pm
The leaves are turning colors, the air is crisper and fall harvest crops are coming in. Join members of the Floating Bridge Food and Farms Cooperative for a Harvest focused afternoon of learning, eating, and shopping.
“Farms used to be part of the backgrounds in the photos of leaf peepers. Increasingly visitors focus on fresh food with foliage as a backdrop,” said Mari Omland of Green Mountain Girls Farm.
Sunday, Oct 23rd the Floating Bridge Food and Farms Cooperative will offer visitors and residents the opportunity to celebrate the harvest season with a market inside Brookfield’s Old Town Hall.
Local fresh produce, pasture-raised meats, pickles, cider and of course quality sweets including caramel, honey and maple syrup will be available as well as other great local products such as beeswax candles, and the new Vermont Farm Table Cookbook featuring Ariel’s Restaurant.
In addition to providing quality local food, the Floating Bridge Food and Farms Cooperative is committed to engaging people in farm-based, food centered educational opportunities. At the October Market, experience Cider Pressing first hand and learn about creating your own local dried flower arrangements.
· 1pm & 3 pm Brookfield Bees will offer an Apple Cider Pressing Demonstration, cider will also be available for sale.
· 2pm Spruce Lane Farm will offer tips growing for and making dried flower arrangements
Come for lunch or snack to fuel your shopping as delicious farm-fresh ready-to-eat items will be available, including:
· Local, Seasonal Gumbo from Ariel’s Restaurant
· Lamb Gyros
· Apple Cider
· Red Velvet Brownies and more
About the markets, Marda Donner of Brookfield Bees notes, “Our Floating Bridge Food and Farms Market is a perfect confluence of community fellowship and the localvore movement.”
Ariel’s Restaurant, known for being “relentlessly local” as the Boston Globe noted, will open early for dinner on Sunday, October 13thand the menu will feature products from the members of the Floating Bridge Food and Farms Coop. Reservations recommended. Call802-276-3939
So make a day of it: Come, eat, enjoy, meet and support your local farmers.
In addition to the Harvest Market, Coop members offer unique opportunities to enjoy the splendor and awe of seasonal change framed by the intimacy of family farms and businesses. Check out opportunities from lattes on hoof and farm fresh dinners to cider pressing, farm tours and world class music. See the FloatingBridgeFoodandFarms.com website or DigInVT.com for details.
Floating Bridge Food and Farms Cooperative is a collective of agricultural businesses dedicated to locally grown food and sustainable agriculture and providing visitors with an authentic experience which deepens their understanding of a working agricultural community. Member businesses offer locally produced farm products, farm tours, cooking classes, on-farm workshops, events, lodging, farm vacation packages, and farmstays. Members of the Floating Bridge Food and Farms Cooperative invite people beyond farmstands, into fields and farmhouse kitchens. To learn more about our upcoming workshops, classes and events see our website at: http://www.FloatingBridgeFoodandFarms.com
Brookfield’s Old Town Hall is located at 32 Stone Road in the heart of Brookfield Village just a few doors from the Floating Bridge.
Future Markets include:
Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8: Holiday Market & Tree Cutting