In addition to producing top quality certified organic fruits, vegetables, and flowers, as well as maple syrup, we are also an educational agriculural center in Vermont's Mad River Valley. We help people connect to healthy food through the land, the plants, the animals, themselves, and each other as stewards of this earth.
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. You'll be guided by Amy Todisco, Nationally Recognized Green Living Expert, Health/Life Coach, and Marketing Director and Event Coordinator at Hartshorn Farm.
Summer Organic Farm/Hydroponic Greenhouse/Backyard Garden- Two- 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, medicinal 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. Activities will vary depending upon the season too. Check our event page for already scheduled tours. You can also request a “pop up” tour for your group.