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Vermont

Culinary Curiosities: Vermont’s Farmlands With Your Grandchild

Program No. 23093RJ
Dish out delectable regional cuisine using fresh Vermont ingredients from the local farms as you learn from expert-led cooking classes and become a trained chef!

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Age 11 - 14
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At a Glance

Vermont’s beautiful mountains and vast farmland make the perfect classroom for aspiring chefs of any age! You and your grandchild will immerse yourselves in the cooking process from start to finish as you pick fresh ingredients at a local farm to create culinary masterpieces in the kitchen together. As you hop around to area farms, meet the friendly animals that live there, and learn about the inn's goats. Visit an orchard to find out about apples in the Champlain Valley. Taste some of Vermont’s specialties — like maple creemees — as you learn about Vermont’s unique cuisine from small-town maple-tappers and cider-brewers. Create a special bond with your grandchild over the delicious meals you’ve created together, and top it all off with s’more gooey fun as you relax around the resort’s toasty fire pit together.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to a mile a day over varied terrain on field trips. Standing in kitchen for an extended period of time during culinary instruction.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Visit local farms and orchards to gather local produce and meet their resident farm animals.
  • Venture to Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory, Bragg Farm Sugar House and Cold Hollow Cider Mill to learn about their crafts while sampling some Vermont treats.
  • Learn lifelong cooking skills through first-hand demonstrations and classes as you cook together with your children and grandchildren.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Morriah Adams
Morriah Adams has been working in the hospitality and travel industries for more than two decades. When not on the road with Road Scholar groups in New England, she also works as a real estate agent and property manager in Vermont. Morriah currently resides in Bellows Falls, Vermont with her husband and their pets. Her hobbies include traveling, finding the best restaurants in each locale, and learning about new adventures to promote to her guests around the northeast and beyond.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Morriah Adams has been working in the hospitality and travel industries for more than two decades. When not on the road with Road Scholar groups in New England, she also works as a real estate agent and property manager in Vermont. Morriah currently resides in Bellows Falls, Vermont with her husband and their pets. Her hobbies include traveling, finding the best restaurants in each locale, and learning about new adventures to promote to her guests around the northeast and beyond.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Keeping Chickens: A Kid's Guide to Everything You Need to Know about Breeds, Coops, Behavior, Eggs, and More!
by Sky Pony
The best homesteading tips to raise happy, healthy chickens! Whether you have chickens already or are just thinking of starting your own flock, this book is packed full of valuable information that will help you raise and maintain a happy, healthy flock. Not only will you learn the basics like how to pick the right breeds, how to house, feed, and care for your birds, but you will also find craft, gardening, and DIY projects that will make taking care of your flock fun and entertaining!
Maple Sugarin' In Vermont: A Sweet History
by Betty Ann Lockhart
Come along for a trip through maple time in Vermont, from the 1600s to the mid-twentieth century. Betty Ann Lockhart introduces the origins of the 'Flavor of Vermont', the tools of the sugaring trade and the personalities who launched maple sugar to world fame. The Abenakis were discoverers of the sweet sap that flowed from Vermont's trees, and Thomas Jefferson was an early promoter of it. During the Civil War, maple sugar was cheered as the moral alternative to cane sugar- the latter having been produced by slave labor- and in subsequent wars, it was shipped to U.S. troops around the world. Enriched with maple-inspired songs, recipes and legends, Maple Sugarin' in Vermont illuminates not just the industry, but also the culture of maple sugar in the Green Mountain State.
The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook: 150 Home Grown Recipes from the Green Mountain State (The Farm Table Cookbook)
by Countryman Press
For farm-to-table cooking and dining like you've never seen it, Vermont is the place. Small, independent farms are the lifeblood of Vermont's agriculture, from the sweetcorn grower to the dairy goat farmer to the cheesemaker whose locally sourced goat milk chevre becomes the heart of a new dish by a chef in Montpelier. While this farm-to-table cycle may be a phenomenon just hitting its stride in the United States, it has long been away of life in Vermont, part of the ethos that Vermonters use to define themselves. As such, Vermont exemplifies a standard of small-scale, community-minded, unadulterated agriculture that has become a national model.
Sharing the Harvest: A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported Agriculture, 2nd Edition
by Chelsea Green Publishing
To an increasing number of American families the CSA (community supported agriculture) is the answer to the globalization of our food supply. The premise is simple: create a partnership between local farmers and nearby consumers, who become members or subscribers in support of the farm. In exchange for paying in advance--at the beginning of the growing season, when the farm needs financing--CSA members receive the freshest, healthiest produce throughout the season and keep money, jobs, and farms in their own community. In this thoroughly revised and expanded edition of a Chelsea Green classic, authors Henderson and Van En provide new insight into making CSA not only a viable economic model, but the right choice for food lovers and farmers alike. Thinking and buying local is quickly moving from a novel idea to a mainstream activity. The groundbreaking first edition helped spark a movement and, with this revised edition, Sharing the Harvest is poised to lead the way toward a revitalized agriculture.





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