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Food & Farm Tour-Organic/Hydroponic/Backyard Garden
August 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Organic Farm/Hydroponic Greenhouse/Backyard Garden-2.5 to 3 hours, includes organic herbal tea and and organic and hydroponic lunch.
Certified Organic Farm. Pluck a pea off the vine as you learn about organic agriculture and the history of Hartshorn Farm, where your tour guide, Amy, lives.
Maple Sugar House. 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.
“It was such an amazing experience…Amy is so knowledgeable and her location is so breathtaking in the Mad River Valley!”-Lisa Schermerhorn
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 mostly organic and hydroponic greens filled lunch. Other offerings may include farm made pesto with watercress and basil, fresh bread, soup, and more.
Hydroponic Growing. 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.
Backyard Garden. 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.
Visit our Horses. 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.
Can be a pre-scheduled tour already on our calendar, or a pop-up tour. Pop up tours usually happen when guests to the Mad River Valley arrive and just find out about our tours. As long as we aren’t already booked, we can create a new tour for your group. Minimum 2, maximum 15. 10AM-1PM.
Book tour here: https://www.vtfoodtours.com/book-tour-now/