The Vermont Fresh Network’s signature event is their Annual Forum dinner, which brings over 75 chefs and food producers to the shores of Lake Champlain to present the best meal of the summer at the Shelburne Farms Coach Barn. Now in its 23rd year, the Annual Forum Dinner is taking place on Sunday, August 4th from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Tickets are $75 ($60 for Members) and available online. This event also raises the funds that support VFN’s year round work to strengthen the local food system.
Maquam will be offering tastings of our pear, black currant, blueberry, apricot & Country Road Red (cherry apple) wines paired with tasty treats from area chefs.
Schedule for the Evening:
5:00 - Doors Open to Guests
5:00 to 6:00 - Vermont Artisanal Products Tasting: Taste some of the most innovative and delicious new culinary treasures by Vermont food artisans.
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 over 20 of the state’s finest chefs - it is a dinner like no other.
7:30 - Vote for Best Bite and Best Sip
7:30 to 8:00 - Ice Cream Social with Strafford Organic Creamery