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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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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.

What You'll Learn

  • 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.
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Meals
13 Meals
5 Breakfasts
4 Lunches
4 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Low Fat, Vegetarian, Low Salt
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Display
Aug 11, 2024 - Aug 16, 2024
  • Aug 11, 2024 - Aug 16, 2024
  • Jul 07, 2024 - Jul 12, 2024
  • Jul 14, 2024 - Jul 19, 2024
  • Jul 21, 2024 - Jul 26, 2024
  • Aug 11, 2024 - Aug 16, 2024
  • Jun 15, 2025 - Jun 20, 2025
  • Jun 22, 2025 - Jun 27, 2025
  • Jun 29, 2025 - Jul 04, 2025
  • Jul 06, 2025 - Jul 11, 2025
  • Jul 20, 2025 - Jul 25, 2025
  • Aug 03, 2025 - Aug 08, 2025
5 nights
Essex
Culinary Resort and Spa located a short distance from Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains. Full service spa is available, Executive Golf Course,
5 nights
Essex
Culinary Resort and Spa located a short distance from Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains. Full service spa is available, Executive Golf Course,
5 nights
Essex
Culinary Resort and Spa located a short distance from Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains. Full service spa is available, Executive Golf Course,
5 nights
Essex
Culinary Resort and Spa located a short distance from Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains. Full service spa is available, Executive Golf Course,
5 nights
Essex
Culinary Resort and Spa located a short distance from Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains. Full service spa is available, Executive Golf Course,
5 nights
Essex
Culinary Resort and Spa located a short distance from Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains. Full service spa is available, Executive Golf Course,
5 nights
Essex
Culinary Resort and Spa located a short distance from Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains. Full service spa is available, Executive Golf Course,
5 nights
Essex
Culinary Resort and Spa located a short distance from Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains. Full service spa is available, Executive Golf Course,
5 nights
Essex
Culinary Resort and Spa located a short distance from Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains. Full service spa is available, Executive Golf Course,
5 nights
Essex
Culinary Resort and Spa located a short distance from Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains. Full service spa is available, Executive Golf Course,





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