Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Organic, hydroponic, backyard garden, maple tour

Vermont food and farm tours

This tour is sold out!

You'll be guided by Amy Todisco, Nationally Recognized Green Living Expert, Health/Life Coach, and Marketing Director at Hartshorn Farm. 

Certified Organic Farm. Pluck a pea off the vine as you learn about organic agriculture and the history of Hartshorn Farm, where your tour guide, Amy, lives. Taste some fresh kale and chard. Dig a carrot. Find out what some of the weeds beneath your feet can help with.  Pop a sweet cherry tomato into your mouth. Pick some blueberries. Put your hands in the warm soil and plant something. Harvest some veggies for your lunch time salad in the farmstand. We will enjoy a home made mostly organic and hydroponic greens filled vegetarian lunch. (The activities vary depending upon the time in the season)

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Maple Sugar House. 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. Taste a sample.

“It’s worth every penny and you’ll have a memory that you’ll take home with you for the rest of your life!”

— T from Richmond, VA

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

Backyard Garden. Looking to create your own beautiful and productive veggie, herb and flower garden? Check out Amy’s backyard circular garden for inspiration. See which medicinal herbs are growing among the veggies and flowers and what they can do for you. Find the wild stinging nettle growing nearby and learn why it’s such a superfood. Discover what else might also be growing in your yard that you can use to heal.

Visit our Horses. You’ll also have an opportunity to feed Amy’s horses, Koko and Amigo, some carrots and learn a little about horses.

Each tour is customized to meet the needs and interests of the group that shows up, which means each tour/workshop will be slightly different. While the tours are designed for teens and adults, we are kid friendly. We create activities that cater to your child's age. (Amy runs a kid's farm camp in the summer too.)

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Jul
11
1:00 PM13:00

Organic, hydroponic, backyard garden, maple tour

Vermont food and farm tours

This tour is sold out!

You'll be guided by Amy Todisco, Nationally Recognized Green Living Expert, Health/Life Coach, and Marketing Director at Hartshorn Farm. 

Certified Organic Farm. Pluck a pea off the vine as you learn about organic agriculture and the history of Hartshorn Farm, where your tour guide, Amy, lives. Taste some fresh kale and chard. Dig a carrot. Find out what some of the weeds beneath your feet can help with.  Pop a sweet cherry tomato into your mouth. Pick some blueberries. Put your hands in the warm soil and plant something. Harvest some veggies for your lunch time salad in the farmstand. We will enjoy a home made mostly organic and hydroponic greens filled vegetarian lunch. (The activities vary depending upon the time in the season)

BOOK TOUR NOW

 

Maple Sugar House. 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. Taste a sample.

“It’s worth every penny and you’ll have a memory that you’ll take home with you for the rest of your life!”

— T from Richmond, VA

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

Backyard Garden. Looking to create your own beautiful and productive veggie, herb and flower garden? Check out Amy’s backyard circular garden for inspiration. See which medicinal herbs are growing among the veggies and flowers and what they can do for you. Find the wild stinging nettle growing nearby and learn why it’s such a superfood. Discover what else might also be growing in your yard that you can use to heal.

Visit our Horses. You’ll also have an opportunity to feed Amy’s horses, Koko and Amigo, some carrots and learn a little about horses.

Each tour is customized to meet the needs and interests of the group that shows up, which means each tour/workshop will be slightly different. While the tours are designed for teens and adults, we are kid friendly. We create activities that cater to your child's age. (Amy runs a kid's farm camp in the summer too.)

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Jul
6
10:00 AM10:00

Organic, hydroponic, backyard garden, maple tour

Vermont food and farm tours

You'll be guided by Amy Todisco, Nationally Recognized Green Living Expert, Health/Life Coach, and Marketing Director at Hartshorn Farm. 

Certified Organic Farm. Pluck a pea off the vine as you learn about organic agriculture and the history of Hartshorn Farm, where your tour guide, Amy, lives. Taste some fresh kale and chard. Dig a carrot. Find out what some of the weeds beneath your feet can help with.  Pop a sweet cherry tomato into your mouth. Pick some blueberries. Put your hands in the warm soil and plant something. Harvest some veggies for your lunch time salad in the farmstand. We will enjoy a home made mostly organic and hydroponic greens filled vegetarian lunch. (The activities vary depending upon the time in the season)

BOOK TOUR NOW

 

Maple Sugar House. 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. Taste a sample.

“It’s worth every penny and you’ll have a memory that you’ll take home with you for the rest of your life!”

— T from Richmond, VA

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

Backyard Garden. Looking to create your own beautiful and productive veggie, herb and flower garden? Check out Amy’s backyard circular garden for inspiration. See which medicinal herbs are growing among the veggies and flowers and what they can do for you. Find the wild stinging nettle growing nearby and learn why it’s such a superfood. Discover what else might also be growing in your yard that you can use to heal.

Visit our Horses. You’ll also have an opportunity to feed Amy’s horses, Koko and Amigo, some carrots and learn a little about horses.

Each tour is customized to meet the needs and interests of the group that shows up, which means each tour/workshop will be slightly different. While the tours are designed for teens and adults, we are kid friendly. We create activities that cater to your child's age. (Amy runs a kid's farm camp in the summer too.)

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Jul
5
10:00 AM10:00

Organic, hydroponic, backyard garden, maple tour

Vermont food and farm tours

You'll be guided by Amy Todisco, Nationally Recognized Green Living Expert, Health/Life Coach, and Marketing Director at Hartshorn Farm. 

Certified Organic Farm. Pluck a pea off the vine as you learn about organic agriculture and the history of Hartshorn Farm, where your tour guide, Amy, lives. Taste some fresh kale and chard. Dig a carrot. Find out what some of the weeds beneath your feet can help with.  Pop a sweet cherry tomato into your mouth. Pick some blueberries. Put your hands in the warm soil and plant something. Harvest some veggies for your lunch time salad in the farmstand. We will enjoy a home made mostly organic and hydroponic greens filled vegetarian lunch. (The activities vary depending upon the time in the season)

BOOK TOUR NOW

 

Maple Sugar House. 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. Taste a sample.

“It’s worth every penny and you’ll have a memory that you’ll take home with you for the rest of your life!”

— T from Richmond, VA

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

Backyard Garden. Looking to create your own beautiful and productive veggie, herb and flower garden? Check out Amy’s backyard circular garden for inspiration. See which medicinal herbs are growing among the veggies and flowers and what they can do for you. Find the wild stinging nettle growing nearby and learn why it’s such a superfood. Discover what else might also be growing in your yard that you can use to heal.

Visit our Horses. You’ll also have an opportunity to feed Amy’s horses, Koko and Amigo, some carrots and learn a little about horses.

Each tour is customized to meet the needs and interests of the group that shows up, which means each tour/workshop will be slightly different. While the tours are designed for teens and adults, we are kid friendly. We create activities that cater to your child's age. (Amy runs a kid's farm camp in the summer too.)

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Jun
29
11:00 AM11:00

Annual Mad River Valley Strawberry Festival

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Come and pick our delicious certified organic strawberries while supplies last between 11 and 4.

Enjoy:

  • Pick your own certified organic strawberries (while supplies last)

  • a strawberry creamee and milkshake made with our organic strawberries,

  • farm fresh flatbread pizza out of our pizza oven,

  • hydroponic and organic salad with Amy’s maple balsamic vinaigrette dressing,

  • music,

  • a ride on the cow train

  • some fresh veggies and strawberries to purchase

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Apr
6
11:00 AM11:00

Annual Maple Festival at Hartshorn Farm

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Your senses will be delighted as you watch, smell, taste, and hear how sap is boiled into syrup.

Learn how 5th generation maple sugar maker, Dave Hartshorn, has been working with his parents since he was a young boy to make the tasty, natural, nutrient rich, liquid we call maple syrup. Ask Dave how maple syrup was discovered, it's a cool story.

Maple goodies will also be available: maple cotton candy, maple creemes, maple milkshakes, maple candy and creme, maple on ice cream, and a baked good with maple syrup in it. Enjoy fresh out of our flatbread oven pizza.

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Organic Farm/Hydroponic Greenhouse/Backyard Garden Tour
Aug
7
9:00 AM09:00

Organic Farm/Hydroponic Greenhouse/Backyard Garden Tour

We are participating in the Mad River Taste Week and offering this tour on Tuesday, August 7th from 9-11:30am (includes and early lunch.) Reservations are required.

You'll be guided by Amy Todisco, Nationally Recognized Green Living Expert, Health/Life Coach, and Marketing Director at Hartshorn Farm. 

Certified Organic Farm. Pluck a pea off the vine as you learn about organic agriculture and the history of Hartshorn Farm, where your tour guide, Amy, lives. Taste some fresh kale and chard. Dig a carrot. Find out what some of the weeds beneath your feet can help with.  Pop a sweet cherry tomato into your mouth. Pick some blueberries. Put your hands in the warm soil and plant something. Harvest some veggies for your lunch time salad in the farmstand. We will enjoy a home made mostly organic and hydroponic greens filled vegetarian lunch. 

 

Maple Sugar House. 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. Taste a sample.

“It was such an amazing experience…Amy is so knowledgeable and her location is so breathtaking in the Mad River Valley!”-Lisa Schermerhorn

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

Backyard Garden. Looking to create your own beautiful and productive veggie, herb and flower garden? Check out Amy’s backyard circular garden for inspiration. See which medicinal herbs are growing among the veggies and flowers and what they can do for you. Find the wild stinging nettle growing nearby and learn why it’s such a superfood. Discover what else might also be growing in your yard that you can use to heal.

Visit our Horses. You’ll also have an opportunity to feed Amy’s horses, Koko and Amigo, some carrots and learn a little about horses.

Each tour is customized to meet the needs and interests of the group that shows up, which means each tour/workshop will be slightly different. While the tours are designed for teens and adults, we are kid friendly. We create activities that cater to your child's age. (Amy runs a kid's farm camp in the summer too.)

Can be a pre-scheduled tour already on our calendar, or a pop-up tour. Pop up tours usually happen when guests to the Mad River Valley arrive and just find out about our tours. As long as we aren't already booked, we can create a new tour for your group. Minimum 2, maximum 15. Typically 10AM-12:30PM.

* $49 Ages 10 through Adult, $25 for Kids 6-9, 5 and under are free if they aren't eating the lunch or participating in the activities, otherwise it's $10 for all children 5 and under that are eating and participating. If you prefer not to pay by credit card, I'm happy to accept cash or checks. Just let me know by email ahead of time that you are paying via cash or check. 

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Organic Blueberry Picking
Aug
5
to Aug 9

Organic Blueberry Picking

Come down to the farm and pick your own blueberries. There are gobs of them on the bushes. Sweet, plump and delicious.

Every day this week from 10-6 (Sunday, 10-4).

Only $4 per pint. 
Already picked are $5 per pint.

Farm stand is also stocked with our delicious homegrown certified organic veggies.

Check out our Facebook page for faster notifications about what's happening on the farm.

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Annual Blueberry Festival
Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

Annual Blueberry Festival

The Annual Blueberry Festival at Hartshorn Farm will be here before you know it. 

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Come on down to the farm and enjoy:

  • Pick your own organic blueberries

  • Blueberry creamees, blueberry milkshakes, blueberry lemonade, blueberry shortcakes

  • Live music

  • Ride on the all new FARM TRAIN with Farmer Dave!

  • Pet our horses, Koko and Amigo

  • Have fun, bring your friends

  • Free admission, fun for all ages!

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Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Organic Farm/Hydroponic Greenhouse/Backyard Garden Tour/Workshop

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ORGANIC FARM/HYDROPONIC GREENHOUSE/BACKYARD GARDEN WORKSHOP/TOUR- 2-3 hours, includes organic herbal tea and mostly organic & hydroponic lunch.

You'll be guided by Amy Todisco, Nationally Recognized Green Living Expert, Health/Life Coach, and Marketing Director at Hartshorn Farm. 

Certified Organic Farm. Pluck a pea off the vine as you learn about organic agriculture and the history of Hartshorn Farm, where your tour guide, Amy, lives. Taste some fresh kale and chard. Dig a carrot. Find out what some of the weeds beneath your feet can help with. Pop a sweet cherry tomato into your mouth. Pick some blueberries. Put your hands in the warm soil and plant something. Harvest some veggies for your lunch time salad in the farmstand. We will enjoy a home made mostly organic and hydroponic greens filled lunch. Other offerings may include farm made pesto with watercress and basil, fresh bread, soup, and more. 

Maple Sugar House. 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. Taste a sample.

“It was such an amazing experience…Amy is so knowledgeable and her location is so breathtaking in the Mad River Valley!”-Lisa Schermerhorn

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

Backyard Garden. 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. Discover what might also be growing in your yard that you can use to heal.

Visit our Horses. You’ll also have an opportunity to feed Amy’s horses, Koko and Amigo, some carrots and learn a little about horses.

Each tour is customized to meet the needs and interests of the group that shows up, which means each tour/workshop will be slightly different. While the tours are designed for teens and adults, we are kid friendly. (Amy runs a kid's farm camp in the summer too.)

Can be a pre-scheduled tour already on our calendar, or a pop-up tour. Pop up tours usually happen when guests to the Mad River Valley arrive and just find out about our tours. As long as we aren't already booked, we can create a new tour for your group. Minimum 2, maximum 15. 10AM-12PM.

* $49 Ages 10 through Adult, $30 for Kids 6-9, 5 and under are free if they aren't eating the lunch or participating in the activities, otherwise it's $10 for all children 5 and under that are eating and participating. Register here: https://www.vtfoodtours.com/book-tour-now/

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Jul
6
10:00 AM10:00

Organic Farm/Hydroponic Greenhouse/Backyard Garden Tour/Workshop

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ORGANIC FARM/HYDROPONIC GREENHOUSE/BACKYARD GARDEN WORKSHOP/TOUR- 2-3 hours, includes organic herbal tea and mostly organic & hydroponic lunch.

You'll be guided by Amy Todisco, Nationally Recognized Green Living Expert, Health/Life Coach, and Marketing Director at Hartshorn Farm. 

Certified Organic Farm. Pluck a pea off the vine as you learn about organic agriculture and the history of Hartshorn Farm, where your tour guide, Amy, lives. Taste some fresh kale and chard. Dig a carrot. Find out what some of the weeds beneath your feet can help with. Pop a sweet cherry tomato into your mouth. Pick some blueberries. Put your hands in the warm soil and plant something. Harvest some veggies for your lunch time salad in the farmstand. We will enjoy a home made mostly organic and hydroponic greens filled lunch. Other offerings may include farm made pesto with watercress and basil, fresh bread, soup, and more. 

Maple Sugar House. 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. Taste a sample.

“It was such an amazing experience…Amy is so knowledgeable and her location is so breathtaking in the Mad River Valley!”-Lisa Schermerhorn

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

Backyard Garden. 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. Discover what might also be growing in your yard that you can use to heal.

Visit our Horses. You’ll also have an opportunity to feed Amy’s horses, Koko and Amigo, some carrots and learn a little about horses.

Each tour is customized to meet the needs and interests of the group that shows up, which means each tour/workshop will be slightly different. While the tours are designed for teens and adults, we are kid friendly. (Amy runs a kid's farm camp in the summer too.)

Can be a pre-scheduled tour already on our calendar, or a pop-up tour. Pop up tours usually happen when guests to the Mad River Valley arrive and just find out about our tours. As long as we aren't already booked, we can create a new tour for your group. Minimum 2, maximum 15. 10AM-12PM.

* $49 Ages 10 through Adult, $30 for Kids 6-9, 5 and under are free if they aren't eating the lunch or participating in the activities, otherwise it's $10 for all children 5 and under that are eating and participating. Register here: https://www.vtfoodtours.com/book-tour-now/

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Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Organic Farm/Hydroponic Greenhouse/Backyard Garden Tour

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Organic Farm/Hydroponic Greenhouse/Backyard Garden- 2.5 to 3 hours, includes organic herbal tea and and organic and hydroponic lunch.

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. Pick some blueberries. Put your hands in the warm soil and plant something. Harvest some veggies for your lunch time salad in the farmstand. We will enjoy a home made organic and hydroponic greens filled lunch. Other offerings may include farm made pesto with watercress and basil, fresh bread, soup, and more. 

Visit the cutting edge, Green Mountain Harvest Hydroponic greenhouse where sustainability meets delicious year round 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. Discover what might also be growing in your yard that you can use to heal. You'll also have an opportunity to feed Amy's horses, Koko and Amigo, some carrots and learn a little about horses.

Each tour is customized to meet the needs and interests of the group that shows up, which means each tour/workshop will be slightly different.

Book your tour here.

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Jun
13
10:00 AM10:00

Organic Farm/Hydroponic Greenhouse/Backyard Garden Tour

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Organic Farm/Hydroponic Greenhouse/Backyard Garden- 2.5 to 3 hours, includes organic herbal tea and and organic and hydroponic lunch.

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. Pick some blueberries. Put your hands in the warm soil and plant something. Harvest some veggies for your lunch time salad in the farmstand. We will enjoy a home made organic and hydroponic greens filled lunch. Other offerings may include farm made pesto with watercress and basil, fresh bread, soup, and more. 

Visit the cutting edge, Green Mountain Harvest Hydroponic greenhouse where sustainability meets delicious year round 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. Discover what might also be growing in your yard that you can use to heal. You'll also have an opportunity to feed Amy's horses, Koko and Amigo, some carrots and learn a little about horses.

Each tour is customized to meet the needs and interests of the group that shows up, which means each tour/workshop will be slightly different.

Book your tour here.

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Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

Annual Maple Festival at Hartshorn Farm

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One day only this year- Saturday, Maple 24th!

Your senses will be delighted as you watch, smell, taste, and hear how sap is boiled into syrup.

Learn how 5th generation maple sugar maker, Dave Hartshorn, has been working with his parents since he was a young boy to make the tasty, natural, nutrient rich, liquid we call maple syrup. Ask Dave how maple syrup was discovered, it's a cool story.

Maple goodies will also be available: maple cotton candy, maple creemes, maple milkshakes, maple candy and creme, maple on ice cream, and a baked good with maple syrup in it. Enjoy fresh out of our flatbread oven pizza.

BIG CONTEST THIS YEAR: Enter your chance to win a weekend stay at the superb West Hill House B&B in Warren, as well as two tickets for a two hour organic farm and hydroponic greenhouse tour. This is worth over $550! (*Some restrictions apply.)

Family friendly, fun, and free to attend.

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Sep
23
to Sep 24

Annual Mad River Valley Pumpkin Festival at Hartshorn Farm

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The leaves are changing (sigh) signaling Fall, a.k.a. PUMPKIN SEASON!

Join in the fun of pumpkin season with our farm fresh flatbread pizza, all things pumpkin (creamees, milkshakes, pumpkin bread & muffins, hot cider); LIVE MUSIC; the return of the bouncy house; visit with our horses (Koko and Amigo); and pumpkins, corn stalk bunches and mums for your fall decorating needs; and of course our fresh organic veggies (including winter squash).

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Aug
19
6:30 PM18:30

August Farm 2 Table Dinner on the Farm

Farm to table dinners are like a religion to us here in Vermont, so we felt like it was time for Hartshorn Farm to do our part and share some culinary and farm magic with you. We are now in our second season of farm to table dinners.

Do you want a truly local, fresh picked, delicious organic meal on an authentic Vermont farm in our post and beam farm stand? How about narration from farmers, Dave Hartshorn & Amy Todisco, who will inspire, surprise, educate and entertain you? 

Using the farms organic produce, we will prepare a truly localvore farm-to-plate experience that is an authentic Vermont, unique, inspiring and fun event that you will remember for a long time.

Menu will include:

  • Our delectable organic vegetable tempura (which debuted at the MusicFest 4 years ago and was a smash hit)
  • Flatbread pizza with our freshly harvested organic veggies.
  • Big veggie packed salad with our famous hydroponic lettuce and organic farm veggies and Amy's well known balsamic vinaigrette dressing. 
  • Amy's organic blueberry or apple crisp (approved by Blueberry Festival attendees and MRV Chamber of Commerce members at last year's mixer.)

Join us for our first farm to table dinner of the 2017 season. It's at the end of Vermont's Open Farm Week . Dine in a relaxed atmosphere on Saturday, August 19th from 6:30 pm on. 

Limited to 12 people. $50 per person. 

Our preferred payment method is via check, please send the total number of people in your party with names, email, and a phone number contact to: 264 Quarry Road, Waitsfield, VT 05673.

Or, you can use a credit card. Go here.

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Jul
29
to Jul 30

Mad River Valley Blueberry Festival at Hartshorn Farm

Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30 from 11 am- 4 pm.

BOUNCE on over to the Blueberry Festival at Hartshorn Farm and join us in celebrating organic blueberries. Pick your own, eat some flatbread pizza hot out of our flatbread oven, drink a blueberry milkshake, lick a blueberry creamee, and chow down on blueberry shortcake. BOUNCE in the large bounce house with built-in basketball hoop, climbing wall and slide. Kids of all ages, including the adult variety.Visit with our horses, Koko and Amigo.

Live music with Obayouma, Afro-funk band led by Guinean-born balafonist, Ousmane Camara. A sixth generation griot, Ousmane played throughout Guinea and the African continent, and now graces Vermont with his infectious energy and musical teachings. He is also works on the farm. Free admission and fun for all ages.

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Mad River Valley Strawberry Festival
Jun
24
to Jun 25

Mad River Valley Strawberry Festival

  • Hartshorn Organic Farm (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pick your own certified organic strawberries, enjoy strawberry treats (creamees, milkshakes, shortcakes and more), and listen to music while you pick, eat farm fresh flatbread pizza & strawberry everything, and chat with friends (old and new). Shop for fresh organic veggies at the farm stand. Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th from 11 am until 4 pm at Hartshorn Organic Farm in Waitsfield. Family friendly. Free admission.

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Mar
25
to Mar 26

Mad River Valley Maple Festival at Hartshorn Farm

Mad River Valley Maple Festival at Hartshorn Farm will be on Saturday, March 25th, and Sunday, March 26th from 11-4. Mark your calendars.

Your senses will be delighted as you watch, smell, taste, and hear how sap is boiled into syrup. Learn how 5th generation maple sugar maker, Dave Hartshorn, has been working with his parents since he was a young boy to make the tasty, natural, nutrient rich, liquid we call maple syrup.

Maple goodies will also be available: maple cotton candy, maple creemes, maple milkshakes, maple candy and creme, maple cocktails, and maple treats from Tonewood Maple. Enjoy fresh out of our flatbread oven pizza.

Family friendly, fun, and free to attend.

News article from last season's First Annual Maple Festival here.

 

 

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Sep
24
to Sep 25

Pumpkin Festival

Pumpkin Festival on Saturday and Sunday, September 24th and 25th from 11-4 at the farm. Fantastic food, pumpkin cocktails, live music, massage tent & henna tattoos. Fall display needs (pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks), & Fall fun!

Festival goers taste buds will be delighted by some more delicious food and beverages: pizza from Hartshorn's flatbread pizza oven prepared by Pizza Soul; pumpkin cocktails, beer, and hard cider will be offered by Dan Primmer; and Hartshorn Farm's pumpkin creamees, pumpkin milkshakes, pumpkin bread, and maple cotton candy; and something tasty from Tonewood Maple.

Connecting with neighbors and visitors is even more fun when you can tap your feet to great live music. This festival there will be music both days from Phineas Gage, Olivia Del Brocco, Keith Leon & the Sabouyouma Band..

And, because Hartshorn Farm is dedicated to wellness, we will once again have the very popular massage tent and (new) Henna tatoos.

Fall display and Halloween must haves will also be available: pumpkins of different shapes and colors, corn stalks, gourds, squash, mums, and more.

See the corn stalk structure that Dave is creating. Sit on a tractor. Feed a carrot to our two horses, Koko and Amigo. & straw bale maze for kids. Have some Fall fun.

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Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

Farm to Table Dinner

Farm to table dinners are like a religion to us here in Vermont, so we felt like it was time for Hartshorn Farm to do our part and share some culinary and farm magic with you. 

Do you want a truly local, fresh picked, delicious organic meal on an authentic Vermont farm in our post and beam farm stand? How about narration from farmers, Dave Hartshorn & Amy Todisco, who will inspire, surprise, educate and entertain you? 

Using the farms organic produce, we will prepare a truly localvore farm-to-plate experience that is an authentic Vermont, unique, inspiring and fun event that you will remember for a long time.

Menu will include:

  • Our delectable organic vegetable tempura (which debuted at the MusicFest 3 years ago and was a smash hit)
  • Flatbread pizza with our freshly harvested organic veggies
  • Big veggie packed salad with our famous hydroponic lettuce and organic farm veggies and Amy's well known balsamic vinaigrette dressing
  • Amy's organic blueberry crisp (approved by Blueberry Festival attendees and MRV Chamber of Commerce members at a recent mixer)
  • Hartshorn Farm punch (adult beverage)
  • Bring your own wine and beer

Join us in our first farm to table dinner on the farm in a relaxed atmosphere this season on Friday, September 9th from 6pm on. 

Limited to 20 people. $50 per person. 

Our preferred payment method is via check, please send the total number of people in your party with names, email, and a phone number contact to 264 Quarry Road, Waitsfield, VT 05673.

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Aug
6
to Aug 7

The Annual Mad River Valley Blueberry Festival at Hartshorn Farm

The Annual MRV Blueberry Festival at Hartshorn's Farm
Saturday, 8/6, and Sunday, 8/7, from 11-4
JAMboree on Saturday evening from 6-9pm

At Hartshorn Farm:

  • Delight your taste buds with blueberry milkshakes, creamees, crisp, shortcake, flatbread pizza, fruit popsicles, blueberry lemonade, breakfast and lunch food, and maple cotton candy and more. 
  • Pie eating contest on Saturday at 12:30 
  • Bake off on Saturday at 2:30
  • Listen to good music, get a massage under a tent in the field, have a holistic tarot reading, spend time with family and friends, and have fun!

Around the Valley:

  • 20% off at The Collection anything Blue
  • 15% All Zinc based moisturizing sunblocks at Complexions
  • 15% off at Whippletree Designs anything Blue
  • Free mini blueberry cheesecakes at Irasville Country Store
  • Free cinnamon buns at Knoll Farm on Sunday 9-noon while supplies last
  • 20% off blue yarn at Shades of Winter
  • Three Mountain Cafe­Blueberry muffins, smoothies and milkshakes. 20% off anything blue
  • Waitsfield Pottery­Sign up between 10 and noon on Saturday. Eligible to win a custom berry bowl
  • 15% off storewide at Peanut & Mouse if you mention Blueberry Festival
  • 20% off all blue clothing and accessories at The Green Closet
  • Mix Cupcakerie ­20% off anything blueberry

Saturday evening from 6-9 we will have the JAMboree at Hartshorn farm stand. More blueberry picking, music, dancing, food and beverages.

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Jul
24
to Jul 29

Five Day Women's Personal Growth & Wellness Retreats

The 5-Day Retreat

In our "learn-by-doing" format—we focus on personal growth, healthy food, and tools for wellness. You will come away with a number of "light bulb moments" that can help alter your perspective and move you forward through your turning point to achieving your goals. Ultimately you will gain tools for thinking, feeling, and living a healthier, happier life.

  • Identify and strengthen your authentic self
  • Develop self care skills to improve health through changed eating and preventative health strategies
  • Gain powerful insights about how you show up through working with horses
  • Develop more satisfying relationships with your partner, kids, family, friends, coworkers
  • Build self confidence
  • Improve your sense of self worth.
    The other 3 retreat dates are: July 24-29, Aug 14-19, Sept 18-23

For more information, go to Amy's retreat website here. If you are seriously considering one of our retreats, I'm happy to spend up to 30 minutes on the phone with you discussing whether or not this might be a good fit for you. Consider it a free coaching call to discuss your goals.

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Jul
11
to Jul 15

Farm Camp for Kids Ages 9-14

Dates: July 11-15th, August 8th-12th. 9-4pm

Students will spend 5 days on the farm.

I would describe Amy and Dave as very adventurous and funny. I like how they let us do very hands on things.
— Tessa, Mad River Valley, VT

Farm camp activities include:

  • Meeting, caring for, and feeding our horses. Meet chickens and pigs at another local farm.
  • Plant seeds, do some weeding, harvest vegetables, make farm pizza and vegetable soup.
  • Take local field trips to learn from an herbalist, a beekeeper, our hydroponic greenhouse, and a local chef.
  • Swim and play in the river.
  • Go for a hay ride through the cow pasture.
  • Make herbal healing products from local herbs that they can take home. Learn about setting positive intentions.
  • Understand the valuable contribution that bees make to our food system. Do a hands on activity with honey and take some home.
  • Make a vision board to clarify what you might like to create in your life in the coming years.
  • August campers will get to go to the Addison County Agricultural Fair for one day
  • The week's activities culminate with the children harvesting vegetables and fruits and making their own soup and farm pizza, as well as marketing the produce to customers at the farm stand. They will share what they know about the products, answer customer's questions, and help compute purchases, including giving change. 
  • Learn about the healing benefits of the essential oils of plants and flowers and make room/body spray to take home
  • Have fun!

Spending time on a working diversified farm opens up children's eyes to the wonders and possibilities of the natural world and their ability to mold it. It also inspires them to consider new possibilities. (One camper in the July camp thinks she wants to become an herbalist as a result of her experiences.)

To apply, please contact us for an application.

The week on the farm will help students:

  • Build self confidence
  • Inspire learning in an experiential hands on way
  • Increase knowledge of planting, growing, and harvesting healthy organic food
  • Learn about how plants found in your yard can help you heal
  • Work effectively with others
  • Understand how to care for animals safely and with gentleness
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