Farm-Fresh Vermont: The Culinary Wonders of the Green Mountain State
Discover great traditions of cuisine in Vermont, where you’ll enjoy cooking demonstrations, visit local farms, sample regional cuisine and learn the story of the Champlain Valley.
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Program No. 8934RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Experience farm-fresh, artisan-crafted culinary delights on this sumptuous journey through New England’s agricultural belt of Vermont. Through expert cooking demonstrations and field trips, taste authentic New England foods including cheeses, maple products, smoked meats, cider, wine and distilled spirits — and learn how they are made. Meet with local chefs, small-scale cheese makers, maple tappers and entrepreneurs who demonstrate the quality and artistry of Vermont foods. Hear from local experts on how to cook with local, seasonal ingredients and enjoy a lecture on the history of the Champlain Valley.
Activity Level
Minimal walking and standing; some stairs.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn how culinary artisans and growers produce some of Vermont’s favorite goodies, with plenty of samples to go around.
  • See firsthand demonstrations of gourmet perfection by the Brandon Inn’s acclaimed Austrian chef.
  • Get the inside scoop on how Vermonters developed a unique culture of sustainability, freshness and craftsmanship.
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James Dassatti
James Dassatti is the executive director of the Vermont Living History Association and states that he “lives to teach.” A graduate of Norwich University in Vermont, James instructs Road Scholar programs on Lake Champlain history and the American Revolution.
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Robert Barral
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Louis Pattis
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