The pastures are greening, trees are budding out, and… it’s Spring time! Here in Vermont spring brings the promise of more sunlight, more time outside, and more farm fresh foods to be enjoyed. In other words, it is time for farm touring and starting May 1, Vermont Farm Tours is open for business.
With the opening of the 2012 season,
Vermont Farm Tours is launching innovative new tours for businesses and professional groups who are seeking unique and engaging team building and recreational opportunities. Workplace wellness campaigns can make a splash by offering employees a bicycle farm tour of the scenic and accessible Champlain Islands. Other offerings include a farm-based cheese making workshop, a van-tour of Vermont’s award winning wineries, and for those companies that prefer to hold their events on-site, Vermont Farm Tours can bring the farm food to the office with guided pairings and tastings.
Vermont Farm Tours is a culinary tour company based in Burlington, VT that offers personal tours led by local food and wine expert, Chris Howell. Rooted in his experiences as a farmer, educator, and community organizer, Howell provides an unforgettable journey through the local terroir and cultivates an authentic interest in local foods by immersing guests in the connection between taste, place, and producer.
Though he eagerly celebrates the pleasure of local food and farms, Howell also sees farm touring as a critical tool for building community and sustainable local economies. On that, Howell notes, “I strive to promote local food and sustainable agriculture by educating people from diverse backgrounds about the hands and places that produce our food. Vermont Farm Tours supports a regional food system by partnering with local small businesses, farmers, and artisanal producers.”
Vermont Farm Tours has been in operation since 2009 and has won numerous accolades including recognition as one of Vermont’s 2011 Best Attractions by Yankee Magazine.
For more information about Vermont Farm Tours, visit www.vermontfarmtours.com or call 802-922-7346.
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Vermont Farm Tours is a Burlington, VT-based culinary tour outfit that offers guided day and half-day trips exploring the people and places that give Vermont its reputation for delicious local food.