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Organic Farm/Hydroponic Greenhouse/Backyard Garden Tour/Workshop

  • Hartshorn Farm 54 Quarry Road Waitsfield, VT 05673 USA (map)

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:

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