Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I hope that you and your loved ones will have a great holiday season. During this time of year we often look for things to do as a family. Remember that there is no better place to be than on a farm.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Food Safety Education and Planning for Agritourism Providers Webinar

Wednesday, December 14, Noon to 1pm
Free -- open to all interested

Hosted by: Lisa Chase, Londa Nwadike, and Ben Amsden
University of Vermont Extension and the Plymouth State University Center for Rural Partnerships

Understanding the latest in food safety is essential for farmers who sell products directly to consumers. This webinar will present the latest in food safety and food-based risk management issues specifically aimed at those involved in agritourism, including u-pick operations, farm stands, CSAs, prepared meals, and other activities where visitors and food come together on a farm. Whether you are a farmer or an Extension educator supporting farmers, the webinar will provide up-to-date information, best practices, and future directions in risk management and food safety in agritourism.

To access the webinar, please follow this link five minutes before the webinar begins:

For technical assistance during the webinar, contact Jessie Schmidt at (866) 860-1382, ext. 203 (Vermont calls only) or (802) 223-2389, ext. 203, E-mail:

Contact, or for more information about the webinar.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Give Farm Gifts for Christmas

Do you have hard to buy for people on your shopping list for Christmas? My special people will receive gifts from farms this year.

Let me share a few ideas: jams, jellies, cheese, wine, pecans, berries, a trip to an agritourism venture for the family, a Christmas tree,or in-season vegetables. There are many more possibilities.

Locate your farms on MarketMaker and make the right choice for your friend or loved one.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Jane Eckert Hosting a FREE Webinar on Websites

"Winning Websites Mean Business," according to Jane Eckert. Jane is offering a free webinar on Monday, December 5th at Noon EST. Click here to register. This informative webinar will provide tips on making your website easy to navigate. Jane will also share designer tricks. Don't wait, sign up today!