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Governor Scott declares August Agritourism Month

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont is opening its farms and businesses to visitors this summer. This is due to Governor Phil Scott declaring his August Vermont’s Agritourism Month. The combination of these two industries, he said, is important to Vermont’s working environment and the state’s economy. Dozens of farm activities in every corner of the Green Mountains offer the public an authentic experience of how Vermont food is grown, raised and produced. The experience of tasting award-winning food and drink, spending a night on a farm, and waking up with cows create family memories while supporting farming.

“Vermont farmers are very important to our communities. Agriculture is part of our culture, our brand, and an important part of our economy, especially in rural areas of the state,” said Governor Scott. . “That is why it is so important to find ways to continue to support the sector through strategic investments and by supporting creative new opportunities like agritourism.”

Vermont’s agritourism isn’t limited to August, but the proclamation recognizes the harvesting activities inherent to this time of year, from sweet corn picking to Vermont farm stands loaded with vegetables and berries. doing. The Declaration also announced that agricultural stakeholders from around the world will gather here in Burlington this past August to discuss how agritourism can contribute to the local economy during the International Workshop on Agritourism. , acknowledges that agritourism continues to feed the world.

“Vermonters keep it real. By opening up our farms, fields, barns and businesses, the public can see behind the scenes of farm life,” said Secretary of Agriculture Anson Tebbets. said. “From maples to milk, corn to cows, Vermont is home to countless agritourism spots showcasing the hard work that goes into our farms and farmland businesses every day. We are proud to welcome the world to Vermont as we tell our stories and learn from others about how we can support and grow agritourism in the Green Mountains.”

Many agritourism activities create a tapestry of Vermont farm experiences. From Vermont Open Farm Week starting August 7th From the Vermont Maple 100 to events like the recent “Breakfast on the Farm” event and Burger Night, our state sets high standards for others to learn from. That’s why state agritourism officials are excited to welcome the world to Vermont to share our expertise.

“Agritourism offers farmers and rural communities the potential to diversify and generate additional income through on-farm activities. “We thank Governor Scott for this important recognition and look forward to welcoming the world to Burlington to celebrate and grow agritourism around the world.”

Vermont would be a different place without our farms and working lands. That’s why the Vermont Tourism Marketing Authority (VDTM) supports Vermont’s agriculture and people who make a living on the land. A strong partner.

“Tourism is important to our state’s economy, and our agricultural heritage is a key component of Vermont’s brand experience,” said VDTM Commissioner Heather Pelham. “Visitors are increasingly seeking authentic, hands-on experiences while traveling. Thanks to our farms and farmers, visitors to Vermont can enjoy unique cuisine and farm-related activities statewide Agritourism allows Vermont to take full advantage of the state’s cultural heritage, while also growing its economy and helping farmers grow our business. We can help sustain and grow the working environment.”

2022.8.2. Montpelier, Vermont – www.vermont.gov