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January 25, 2013

Annual Vermont Farm Show Kicks-Off Jan. 29

As the Champlain Valley Expo prepares to host the 81st annual Vermont Farm Show January 29-31, organizers have announced an exciting line-up of exhibits and events.

This year’s show will feature more than 150 agricultural exhibits, ranging from tractors to livestock to cutting-edge equipment. For a full list of exhibitors and their respective booth numbers, visit http://www.vtfarmshow.com/2013-exhibitors.html

Handspun fibers, jellies, silage, pies, and many other agricultural products will be judged and on display as part of the annual product competitions. For a full list of product competitions, visit http://www.vtfarmshow.com/-product-contest.html

The Farm Show also hosts key meetings for Vermont agricultural groups. The Vermont Christmas Tree Growers, Beekeepers, Sugar Makers, and Dairy Farmers will all hold annual meetings. The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, Future Farmers of America, Organic Farmers, Specialty Food Producers, and alumnae of Vermont Technical College will also gather at the Farm Show, to name a few. For a full list of Farm Show Meetings, visit http://www.vtfarmshow.com/-meetings.html

This year Consumer Night will be held Wednesday, January 30th. Show hours will be extended until 7:30 p.m. that evening. Food enthusiasts will enjoy the Buy Local Market, which will showcase foods and products from Vermont farms. The “Capital Cook-off,” an Iron Chef-type competition in which teams from the Vermont House of Representatives, Senate, and Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets will face off in a battle of culinary skills, will also occur again this year. Teams will have ninety minutes to create a dish using Vermont products.

On Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 10-2pm, the Health and Wellness Booth will offer free Tdap vaccinations. Tdap protects against Whooping Cough and Tetanus. Supplies are limited and restrictions apply.

Vermonters of all ages are encouraged to come out to the Champlain Expo and visit Vermont’s largest Agricultural Showcase! There’s something for everyone.

Parking and admission are free. Guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Vermont Food Bank. Collection bins will be available throughout the show.

For more information, visit www.vtfarmshow.com

Source: Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Last Updated at: January 25, 2013 15:32:31
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