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Vermont Fresh Network's 26th Annual Forum Dinner

Sunday, July 21, 2024 • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT


Event Details

Join us on July 21st to celebrate

Vermont Fresh Network's 26th Annual Forum Dinner!

For one special evening, farmers, chefs, and specialty food and beverage artisans from all across Vermont gather on the shores of Lake Champlain to prepare a sensational meal for you and fellow food enthusiasts. The celebration features a bounty of local products grown and raised by Vermont's farmers and grilled, braised, sautéed and baked into delectable offerings by over 20 of the state's finest chefs and 35+ specialty food and beverage producers..Here is a look at 2023's participants and the evening's menu. 

Not only is this event a way to feature and celebrate our members and the best of local food and drink, but this grazing farm-to-table dinner is a fundraiser for the Network — all proceeds from this event are put towards VFN's annual programs that support our community of agricultural and culinary professionals who use Vermont-grown and raised foods to create economic, environmental, and social gains. 

Join as a Supporting Member of VFN and receive discounted tickets for this and other events for the next year, details here. Members enter discount codes at checkout.

Schedule for the Evening

5:00 - Doors Open to Guests

5:00 to 6:00 - Vermont Artisanal Products Tasting & Cocktail Hour

  • Taste some of the most innovative and delicious new culinary treasures created by Vermont food artisans.
  • Celebrate the dedication of Vermont’s new wave of cidermakers, winemakers, brewers, and distillers as they share tastes of their varied creations (along with non-alcoholic beverages).
  • Enjoy live music with The Cordials.

5:00 to 7:30 - Silent Auction

  • Bid on Vermont food and farm experience packages, from romantic getaways at country inns to feasts for a group of friends, in our popular Silent Auction.

6:00 to 8:00 - Grazing Dinner

  • Enjoy the bounty of local products grown and raised by Vermont’s farmers and highlighted in delectable offerings by the state’s finest chefs - it is a dinner like no other.

7:30 - Vote for Best Bite & Best Sip

7:30 to 8:00 - Ice Cream Social

Useful Notes:

  • Please bring a photo ID, you will be carded in order to sample alcohol.
  • We have several fantastic offerings for a silent auction fundraiser at the event this year - come prepared to participate! Checks are preferred, credit card payments are also accepted.
  • There is no ATM on the property.
  • This is a rain or shine event.
  • Sorry, no refunds.
  • Weather permitting, parking will be on the field in front of the Coach Barn.
  • Attire is summer dressy casual.
  • No dogs are allowed on Shelburne Farms property.

Looking for more great food experiences?

Check out DigInVT.com for a guide to exploring Vermont farms, food artisans, eateries, and special events across the state and throughout the year.

Venue Information

Shelburne Farms Coach Barn
1611 Harbor Road
Shelburne , VT 05482
+1 (802) 434-2000

Organizer Information

Vermont Fresh Network

PO Box 895
Richmond, VT 05477
+1 (802) 434-2000

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