September 19-20

Oakledge Park, Burlington, VT

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Eat x NE is FREE, no ticket needed! Tickets for certain food and drink events are available on site or can be purchased here.

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Garden

Putting Your Garden to Bed

Presented by: Lisa C

Saturday @ 2:00pm

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With a little effort in the fall, starting you garden in the spring will be a lot easier. We'll discuss why you need to do this season to prepare for spring! Register now! Sponsored by Gardener's Supply Company
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Eating Local on a Budget

Presented by: Meredith Knowles, of City Market

Saturday @ 2:00pm

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It’s high time to throw away the notion that eating locally is a financial burden. Do you want to feel more connected to your food? To support your local economy? To support a more sustainable food system? Have it all--buy local, and don’t break the bank! Local food should be accessible to all—and we want to help you find it! Learn ways to save respect your budget and buy food you believe in. This class will be presented by Meredith Knowles, Outreach and Education Coordinator at City Market, where she leads Pennywise Pantry tours and strives to bring education on local, healthy, sustainable foods to all. Register now! Sponsored by City Market
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Nut Milk 101

Presented by: Krissy Ruddy, Certified Health Coach

Saturday @ 3:00pm

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Keep your refrigerator stocked with your favorite creamy and delicious nut milks! In this class, learn how to make a variety of different vegan and dairy-free milk alternatives that taste even better than the real thing! No matter what your dietary preference, you’ll love the taste of these delicious drinks and feel awesome about making it happen with your own hands. Taught by Certified Health Coach and recipe mastermind, Krissy Ruddy, you’ll leave with happy taste buds and the confidence to try it out at home. Register now! Sponsored by City Market
Garden

Grow Your Own Garlic

Presented by: Lisa C

Saturday @ 3:00pm

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Garlic is a great addition to any garden! Learn how to prepare a space, plant, maintain, harvest, cure, store, overwinter, and save cloves to plant next year. Register now! Sponsored by Gardener's Supply Company
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Mastering Vermont’s Summer Harvest

Presented by: Chef Sarah Langan, Molly Stevens, Maura O’Sullivan

Saturday @ 4:00pm

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Do you love the farmer’s market, the co-op, the food hub, and your CSA share but need some inspiration in the kitchen? Join Chef Molly Stevens (James Beard award-winning cookbook author), Chef Sarah Langan of South End Kitchen at Lake Champlain Chocolates, and Chef Maura O’Sullivan of Penny Cluse Cafe and Lucky Next Door as they tackle both the familiar staples and mysterious plants in Vermont’s summer vegetable bounty. Each chef will prepare their own technique on an item, showcasing the plethora of ways to integrate the underutilized veggies. Tastes of each chef’s amazing simple, seasonal dishes will be available for tasting. This event is brought to you by South End Kitchen. Local ingredients provided by Intervale Food Hub. Register now! Sponsored by Lake Champlain Chocolates
Garden

Backyard Chickens

Presented by: Markey Read & Tim King

Saturday @ 4:00pm

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Interested in raising chickens? Whether your interest is in locally grown, organic eggs or homegrown poultry for the freezer, or sharing an experience with your children, a small flock of chickens may be just what you're looking for. Markey & Tim, of Honey Dew Homestead, will review the basics of raising birds and help you understand of this is the next step in your process of growing your own food. Register now! Sponsored by Farmhouse Group
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Taking Your Beginner Lacto-Fermentation to the Next Level

Presented by: Jason Frishman of Folk Foods

Saturday @ 5:00pm

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In this workshop, we will begin with a review of basic fundamentals for lacto-fermentation of vegetables. With these foundations in mind, we can then discuss, taste and explore ideas for taking the next steps in fermenting.  Topics to be discussed include: using spices for variations, making good use of leftover brine, small batch vs. large batch fermenting, creative uses for fermented foods in cooking, fermenting with the seasons, Samples and tasting of various fermented foods will be a part of the workshop. Register now! Sponsored by City Market
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Meadmaking with Ricky the Meadmaker

Presented by: Ricky Klein (Ricky the Meadmaker) of Groennfell Meadery

Saturday @ 5:00pm

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What’s the buzz on this fermented honey drink? Sit down with Ricky the Meadmaker from Groennfell Meadery and learn all about perfecting the craft. It’s a surprising simple recipe—take honey, water, and yeast, mix them together and wait. Simple ingredients, with local pride. Groennfell single-sources their honey from an apiary less than 4 hours away. In this session Ricky the Meadmaker shares his knowledge, debunks myths, will fill you with fun facts, and tells a few jokes along the way. Register now! Sponsored by Farrell Distributing
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The Globally Inspired Localvore: Pork Chops with Apples and Curry Sauce

Presented by: Sylvie Butel

Saturday @ 6:00pm

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Learn how to ramp up your local bounty with flavors inspired from around the world. Inspired by ingredients of the Vermont harvests season, Sylvie Butel demos this recipe featuring local pork, apples and crème fraiche. With added depth from flavors inspired from cuisines around the world, this recipe cherishes foods available to us in our home state with a worldly flair. Register now! Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Where the Wild Beers Are

Presented by: Andrew Leichthammer, of Mule Bar

Sunday @ 1:00pm

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The use of Wild Yeast in beer brewing goes back hundreds years. Come explore the Funky side of beer with an intro into New and Old Sour Beer Styles, Sour Brewing Techniques, History of Wild Fermentation and an all around approach to appreciating this often misunderstood and mislabeled style of beer. Come Get Your Funk On! Register now! Sponsored by Farrell Distributing
Garden

Growing on a Budget

Presented by: VCGN

Sunday @ 1:00pm

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Grow your own food without spending a fortune. Learn how to plan a budget-friendly garden with recycled materials, your own compost, and the right seeds and starts. This workshop will get you thinking creatively about next year's garden and provide a list of things to keep your eye out for over the winter. Register now! Sponsored by Northfield Savings Bank
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Grilled to Perfection: Grilling Fundamentals

Presented by: Paul Link, of City Market

Sunday @ 2:00pm

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Learn all the tricks of the trade when it comes to grilling the perfect meal. Paul Link, Assistant Prepared Foods Manager at City Market, has experience in many local Burlington restaurants and is here to share expert advice. Featuring sustainably caught fish from Lake Champlain and local meat and veggies, you’ll leave this class eager to fire up your grill at home. Register now!
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Preserving Herbs: Salts, Vinegars and Syrups

Presented by: Tessa Kennison of Sugarsnap

Sunday @ 2:00pm

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With Vermont’s short growing season, it can feel like we have too much to harvest one month, and left wanting in another. Don’t waste an ounce—learn how to maximize the herbs you are growing in your garden. Harvest them and turn them into salts, vinegars, and syrups to last you all year long. This workshop is presented by Tessa Kennison, from SugarSnap. Register now! Sponsored by The Farmhouse Group

Proper Cocktails at Home

Presented by: Sean McKenzie, of Guild Tavern

Sunday @ 2:00pm

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Guild Tavern Bar Master Sean McKenzie demonstrates proper technique and recipes for the classics including Sours, Flips, Cocktails, and Fizzes. Complete with recipes for over 20 variations on these time honored classics. Be ready to impress at your next home gathering. Register now! Sponsored by Farmhouse Group
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Pickling & Preservation

Presented by: Ren Weiner

Sunday @ 3:00pm

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Pickling your foods is a triple win — you save your veggies from the compost pile, you keep your wallet happy, and you add a little oomph to your next meal! It’s more than just sauerkraut and kimchi; you can pickle just about any vegetable (or fruit!) that you can think of. Join Miss Ren Weiner, a local food rockstar in the Burlington scene as she demonstrates two simple preservation methods: lacto-fermentation and vinegar pickling. The tasty results can be eaten as snacks or ingredients in your next dinner recipe! Register now! Sponsored by Healthy Living
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Charcuterie for the Home Cook

Presented by: Farmhouse Tap & Grill Chefs Kevin Sprouse and Tom Deckman

Sunday @ 3:00pm

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Farmhouse Tap & Grill Chefs Kevin Sprouse and Tom Deckman demonstrate how to make smoked bacon, country pate, and chicken liver mousse in your home kitchen. Complete with samples and recipes to take home. Register now! Sponsored by The Farmhouse Group
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From Grocery Store to Table: Turning Picky Eaters into Foodies

Presented by: Ginger Farineau at Hunger Free VT

Sunday @ 4:00pm

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Make meal preparation a fun family activity as well as a lesson in nutrition and save money in the process! The more involved your child is putting food on the table, the more likely s/he is to eat the end product. Participants will leave with a list of some of the best places to get fresh, local foods on a budget, recipe cards and exciting tips on how to create kid-friendly foods the whole family will love! Register now! Sponsored by Farmhouse Group
Garden

Indoor Gardening

Presented by: Peter Burke

Sunday @ 4:00pm

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Learn how to grow salad greens all year round! Peter will teach you how to keep a steady supply of greens growing with little more than a kitchen cupboard and a windowsill. Everyone will take home a planted tray. Register now! Sponsored by Sugarbush
Garden

Growing Food With Kids

Presented by: Kidsgardening.org

Sunday @ 11:00am

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Kids love using their hands to create things. Gardening is very interactive and engaging activity that excites kids to not only learn more about healthy fresh foods but actually cook and eat them! What better way to show kids how much fun fresh foods are than by letting them plant a garden. Register now! Sponsored by Healthy Living
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Eating Local on a Budget

Presented by: Meredith Knowles, of City Market

Sunday @ 11:00am

More info
It’s high time to throw away the notion that eating locally is a financial burden. Do you want to feel more connected to your food? To support your local economy? To support a more sustainable food system? Have it all--buy local, and don’t break the bank! Local food should be accessible to all—and we want to help you find it! Learn ways to save respect your budget and buy food you believe in. This class will be presented by Meredith Knowles, Outreach and Education Coordinator at City Market, where she leads Pennywise Pantry tours and strives to bring education on local, healthy, and sustainable foods to all. Register now! Sponsored by City Market

Foodie Pitch Competition

Presented by: Healthy Living

Sunday @ 11:45pm til 1:15pm

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Calling all local food producers! Do you have a food idea, product or company that is ready to go to the next level? StartupVT and Healthy Living Market want to meet you on September 20th at the EAT x NE food festival at Oakledge Park in Burlington to hear your pitch on why your product is amazing, tasty, and sale-able to the world. The winning pitch will get professional advice from Healthy Living Staff and a 3 months trial on Healthy Living’s shelves as the ultimate ‘market test’ for the product. To enter, please send pitch submissions to eli@healthylivingmarket.com. In your email please include the following information:
1. What is your food product, idea, or company? Describe it and tell us why it’s special and why you believe in it. 2. Tell us why you think people will buy it? 3. What makes your food product special? Is it new to the market or something that has never been seen before? 4. Do you have sales currently? 5. Where do you intend to produce the product and how how will the product be distributed? 6. Do you have pricing you can share for the product, both wholesale and retail? 7. Will you be able to bring product for judges for taste and experience? The top 5 entries will be chosen to make their pitch at the session with the winner announced at the end of the session. Winner will receive a 3-month trial of their product on Healthy Living’s shelves, product consultation, plus a $250 Healthy Living Gift Card. Runner up will receive a $100 Healthy Living gift card. If you have been looking to finally show your awesome idea or existing product to one of Vermont’s largest retailers of local food, this is your chance. Submit your entries today, and good luck!
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The Globally Inspired Localvore: Cuban Fricase de Pollo

Presented by: Ammy Martinez

Sunday @ 12:00pm

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Global meets local as Ammy Martinez brings us Fricase de Pollo Cubano, or Cuban Chicken Fricassee, a Cuban chicken stew with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Bilingual in Spanish and English, Ammy is an expert on Cuban and Brazilian cuisine and is familiar with the Vermont agricultural landscape. This dish has French origins because of a Haitian migration to Cuba during the 1800s. In this recipe, you'll find chicken that has marinaded in spices and sour orange juice and then simmered in a rich tomato based sauce with potatoes, olives and raisins. Learn how to make this delightful dish and enjoy tastes of the world with ingredients from your own backyard. Register now! Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Let’s Talk Organic: Debunking Labels

Presented by: NOFA

Sunday @ 12:00pm

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Natural, Free-range, Organic…what do all of these labels mean and who regulates them?  Come discuss this question and more with Nicole Dehne, Certification Administrator for Vermont Organic Farmers, the USDA accredited organic certification program of NOFA-VT.  Nicole will walk you through some common labels seen every day in the grocery store, including organic, and test your knowledge by looking at examples of common labels found in the marketplace.  If you are interested in learning more about food marketing this is the workshop to attend. Register now!

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