Expanded Farm Night comes to Earthkeep

Charlotte Land Trust partners with Farm for Event

Vermont Business Magazine Earthkeep Farmcommon’s weekly “Farm Night” — a farmer’s market featuring goods produced sustainably and onsite by the Earthkeep Farmers’ Collective — on Thursday, Aug. 18, from 4-7 pm, Charlotte-based Earthkeep will offer an expanded Farm Night in collaboration with the Charlotte Land Trust. Earthkeep on Route 7 is the former Nordic Farm.

The evening will feature local, sustainable food, a chance to celebrate and to learn more about the Charlotte Land Trust’s efforts to preserve land and support farmers.

Farms have been imperative to the town of Charlotte since its earliest beginnings. In recent years, however, the farming industry has changed and faced several challenges — locally, and nationally. The Charlotte Land Trust works to better understand those issues and how preserving land can play a role in strengthening and promoting farming in the community.

A small, volunteer-based organization, the Charlotte Land Trust values ​​authentic conversations with real Vermonters and local landowners, according to its website. The organization prioritizes local outreach to inform others about the ways conservation impacts Vermont’s environment and landscape.

The Trust’s collaboration with Earthkeep for the upcoming Farm Night is a perfect example. In addition to the farmers of Earthkeep Farmcommon there will be a number of Charlotte farmers participating with a wide array of products for sale from their farms.

Charlotte participants include:

Adams Berry Farm — Organic berries

Aurora Farm — Organic grains

Golden Apple Orchard and Family Farm — Raw honey, eggs, apples, and more

Grass Cattle Company — Premium grass-fed beef using regenerative practices

Hands and Hearts Farm — Hand-dyed yarn, wool blankets, sheep skin, roving

Head Over Fields Farm — Seasonal, organic veggies and herbs

Horsfords Gardens and Nursery — Trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetable plants, and herbs

Paradiso Farm — Farm roasted coffee

Fields of Philo

Philo Ridge Farm — Certified organic, nutrient-dense foods grown in low-till soil

Rose Garritano Bakery

Safe Haven Honey — Local honey

Sobremesa — Fermented artisan kimchi, sauerkraut, curtido, and more

Earthkeep Farmcommon, formerly known as Nordic Farm, is a regenerative agricultural center with an ecosystem congruent with 21st century Vermont values ​​to benefit individuals, community and the planet that is organic, carbon-negative, sustainable, educational and enjoyable. For details about weekly food vendors and activities visit the event tab at earthkeepfarmcommon.com.

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