Amy's Vermont Food and Farm Tours- More tours coming this February 2019! (modified for the winter season). More info coming soon.

Guided, memorable, behind the scenes, hands on food and farm tour/inspiring workshop experiences on authentic working farms around the Mad River Valley of Vermont for foodies and foodie wannabees. While spending time in nature on farms, you'll learn green living tips on healthy cooking, eating, and growing that will inspire you to change the way you look at food. Mainstream conventional food growing and eating isn't working. Vibrant healthy food truly can be our medicine. Find out how.

Summer Organic Farm/Hydroponic Greenhouse/Backyard Garden- 2.5 hours, includes organic herbal tea and and a mostly organic, local, 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 and nationally recognized green living expert, 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.

Upcoming tours/workshops:

1. Organic/Hydroponic/Backyard Garden Tour

  • Private tour on Wednesday, June 15

  • Friday, July 6

  • Saturday, July 7

  • Tuesday, August 7

  • Thursday, August 9

  • Saturday, August 11

  • Thursday, August 23

  • Friday, September 14

  • Saturday, September 15

  • Sunday, September 16

  • Pop tour for a mixed group are also available

  • Private group tours are also available

2. Medicinal & Culinary Herbs: 

  • Sunday, June 17, 10-2pm

  • Pop tour for a mixed group are also available

  • Private group tours are also available

3. Medicinal & Culinary Mushrooms: 

  • Saturday, July 21, 10-2pm

  • Pop Up Tour for a mixed group

  • Private Tours are also available

If the date on the calendar doesn't work for you and your group, we can create a pop up tour just for you.

Contact Amy to plan:

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