Workshop to assist farmers interested in agritourism

The Addison County Relocalization Network is hosting a business development workshop on Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon for farmers interested in agricultural tourism.

Speakers scheduled include Vera Simon-Nobes of Shelburne Farms, Helen Laban of Vermont Fresh Network and Nichole Burke of Golden Well Farm and Apiaries.

The program is offered through a partnership among ACORN, Vermont Fresh Network, University of Vermont Extension and Shelburne Farms. Farmers are encouraged to attend to learn about best practices for safely hosting visitors to their farms. Discussions will be appropriate for farms with a variety of programs such as pick-your-own, farm stays, special events from weddings to retreats, kids programming and school visits.

Space is limited. Register at acornvt.org. Information: Contact Annie Harlow 922-7060.

The event will be held at Goldenwell Farm & Apiary, 1089 River Road, New Haven. Cost is $10 and supports ACORN, a nonprofit organization based in Middlebury with a mission to promote the growth and health of local food and agriculture in Vermont’s Southern Champlain Valley.

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