A free pancake breakfast, big tractors, and cute cows! Vermont Breakfast on the Farm is back for its fifth year at two new farms in the Green Mountain State. 2018 was a record year for Breakfast on the Farm, with more than 3,500 people in attendance at two on-farm events. This summer’s events will be held at:
- Maxwell’s Neighborhood Farm, Newport, VT – June 22
- Sprague Ranch, Brookfield, VT – July 27
Vermont Breakfast on the Farm is a free event, but tickets must be reserved at Vermont Breakfast on the Farm. Reserve your tickets now!
Now more than ever people want to know not only where their food comes from, but how it was made. Vermont Breakfast on the Farm aims to answer those questions by connecting Vermonters with the farmers working 365 days a year to produce fresh, wholesome dairy for Vermont and beyond.
Visitors will enjoy a Vermont-inspired pancake breakfast, then take a self-guided tour of the farm. They will learn about modern-day dairy farming, ask questions of the farmers, and interact with industry experts who volunteer at the events. The tours consist of a dozen educational stations focused on cow care, environmental stewardship and agronomy practices, renewable energy production and much more.
Maxwell’s Neighborhood Farm is a member of St. Albans Cooperative Creamery and has been producing milk in the Newport area since 1957. The Sprague Ranch has been caring for its animals and land since 1864 and ships its milk directly to Booth Brothers Dairy.
In 2018, more than 3,500 people attended Breakfast on the Farm events at the Gervais Family Farm in Enosburg Falls and Kayhart Brothers Dairy Farm in West Addison. The free, agricultural event has grown each year since its inception in 2015.
If you are a dairy farmer or member of Vermont’s agricultural community, please register to volunteer here. It takes more than 100 volunteers to help host the events, a true representation of Vermont’s support of the dairy industry.
In Vermont, dairy farmers directly support more than 4,000 jobs and indirectly support another 12,000. The Green Mountain State is home to 12 methane digesters which recycle cow manure into renewable energy, the most per capita in the US. And over the past five years, dairy farmers have contributed more than $175,000 to Vermont schools to support breakfast and lunch programs through Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation’s largest in-school health and wellness program.
Source: VT Digger