Farm and Food Tours
The Vermont Cheese Council is based right here in the MRV at the Mad River Taste Place. It has the most complete collection of cheese made in Vermont and you can taste and purchase them all here at this amazing culinary space. From here you can create and embark on a custom, self-guided cheese tour of Vermont. It’s great way see the places these amazing cheeses are made while enjoying the scenic Vermont countryside along the way. Through the summer and fall seasons the VT Cheese Council is hosting the Cheese Hunt – Get all the details!
Hartshorn Organic Farm Tours
Connect with the land and the animals, become inspired. Guided, authentic, memorable, customized, hands on food and farm tour experiences on our two authentic working farms in the Mad River Valley of Vermont, For foodies and foodie wannabees.
A certified organic family farm on a steep hillside in the heart of the Green Mountains, near Waitsfield. The land has been in agriculture since 1804 and its buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. The land, which tilts to the southeast, is perfectly suited for growing berries, and a large flock of Icelandic sheep enjoys the pastures and woodland edges. Our land has spectacular views of the Northfield and Green Mountain ranges. Learn more about visiting the farm and their farm store.
von Trapp Farmestead
The von Trapp family has been making cheese since 2009 to secure a sustainable future for their dairy farm. They have been farming this land using regenerative farming practices since it was purchased by Erika and Werner von Trapp in 1959.They believe that fostering a relationship between the consumer and the farmer is the best way to re-localize our food system. Visit their farm store to see their full range of products including; cheese, meats eggs, butter,
Dig In Vermont helps visitors, travelers, and our neighbors sort through it all to present all the great food and farm experiences available, Vermont is an exciting place to be for many reasons and local food is a biggie. Learn about all the farmsteads farm walks, trails and events. This information comes from a partnership of Vermont food and farm nonprofit organizations in conjunction with the Vermont Fresh Network.