Here in Vermont, we know that family farms are crucial to our beautiful working landscape, healthy communities, and thriving economies.
We also know that supporting these farmers not only benefits the state in the long term, but is instantly satisfying and delicious! What better (or tastier) way is there to celebrate our local farms than to come together and share the bounty of their labor?
Rural Vermont and the Farmers Diner are getting together to for an evening of good food served up to help our local farms.
Join us on Friday, Feb. 18, 5-10 p.m., in Middlebury, when the Farmers Diner will be donating 10 percent of sales to Rural Vermont.
The Farmers Diner, with two locations in Middlebury and Quechee, is a local business with a vision. Not only do they serve up some really great food, but they do so with a strong sense of social responsibility. The mission of The Farmers Diner is to increase the economic vitality of local agrarian communities.
The Farmers Diner creates great traditional foods using ingredients from farmers and producers who are as local as possible, aiming to spend 75 cents of every food dollar on food produced within 70 miles of the restaurant. They regularly host events and donate a portion of their income to community organizations.
So grab your friends, family, or the closest stranger and come eat with us. Make a reservation if you like, but it's not required. Rural Vermont farmers and staff will be there to chat about issues facing our family farms today. You can even order a desert (or a few?) guilt-free-it's for a good cause!
For more information, please visit www.ruralvermont.org or call 802-223-7222.