By The Charlotte News

Save the date! Celebrating 7 years of Vermont Open Farm Week: August 8th – 15th

Do you love local food and farms? Want to get to know your farmer better — and get a behind-the-scenes look into Vermont’s vibrant working agricultural landscape?

During the 2021 Vermont Open Farm Week, you can meet the farmers, plants, and animals that bring your favorite high-quality Vermont products to your plate.

The greatest part about Open Farm Week is that every farm is unique. Milk a cow and harvest a carrot at one farm, sit on a tractor and take in the smell of freshly cut hay at another, and head over to another for woodfired pizza night and a garden tour. Events are happening all across the state, it’s a great time to get out and explore!

Click here for more information and to search the events happening in Charlotte.

Celebrating the Lives of  Marty and Terry

Saturday, August 14, an outdoor event on August 14 at 10 a.m. at the Breeding Barn at Shelburne Farms.
Please RSVP. An accurate estimate of attendees is needed for event planners. Please RSVP here. Bring what you need for seating on the lawn. The event will take place inside the Breeding Barn if rain is predicted.

Sunday, August 15, Visiting Hours and Music from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Marty and Terry’s family will be at their house, 442 Lewis Creek Rd. in Charlotte, for visiting hours.  Visitors can talk with family, walk through the yard and gardens, enjoy a line-up of musicians on the lawn by the river, and spend time in Marty and Terry’s special place.  Parking instructions (in various neighbors’ lawns and fields) will be posted here closer to the event.

Diamond Island Regatta and Split Rock Race, August 14 & 15

Diamond Island Yacht Club (DIYC) (formerly the Royal Savage Yacht Club) and Point Bay Marina in Charlotte host the ninth annual Diamond Island Regatta on August 14, followed by an awards dinner under the DIYC tent at Point Bay. Pre-race breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m., race starts at 11:00 a.m., and post-race festivities at 4:30 p.m. The next day, DIYC hosts the inaugural Split Rock Race, with the race start at 10:30 a.m. Both sailing races are part of the Lake Champlain Championship Series, a summer-long competition. The events benefit the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Ferrisburgh. Click here for more information.

Raw Milk Celebration party 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Aug. 20 at Donegan Family Farm in Charlotte

We did it! On May 12, 2021 Governor Scott signed H.218 into law. The new law, Act 22, expands raw milk sales for tier two producers to other farms’ farmstands and CSAs in Vermont, and went into effect on July 1st, 2021.

Now we celebrate! Join us at Donegan Family Farm (1506 Carpenter Road, Charlotte) for (raw!) milk and cookies, talking ag policy, and catching up with the raw milk community. P.S. Please BYO blanket or chair!