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Thanks for celebrating the diversity of Vermont's Agriculture on Jan. 29, 2020 at the 9th Annual Consumer Night at the Vermont Farm Show. Open on the second night of the Farm Show, local food, beverages, and crafts will take center stage in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion where attendees can learn about, sample, and purchase a broad range of some of Vermont’s best agricultural products.
Admission and parking for Consumer Night are free.
The Winter Buy Local Market begins at 4 p.m.and provides Vermont producers from all over the state the opportunity to engage with customers through local food sales, sampling, and conversation. At the market you’ll find dozens of farmers and producers of local cheese, meat, fruits and vegetables, milk, maple syrup, honey, jams, culinary oils, wine, beer, spirits, wool, jewelry, candles and other handmade crafts as well as pre-package and ready-to-eat prepared foods such braised goat meatballs and gluten-free spätzle—the best products Vermont has to offer all under one roof.
At 5:15 p.m., watch your State legislators battle to be Capital Cook-Off champions. Attendees are also encouraged to attend the fierce, Iron Chef style, cooking competition between the State Representatives, Senators, and the reigning champions, Agency of Agriculture staff who will face additional challenges to overcome to wow the judges. The Capital Cook-Off begins with the unveiling of the evening’s secret #RootedinVermont ingredients. Each team will have the opportunity to shop the Buy Local Market for any additional ingredients necessary to craft their perfect dish. The cooking challenge continues until 6:15 p.m. when contestants must present their #RootedinVermont dishes for review by a panel of judges including area restaurant owners, chefs, and public officials.
Consumer Night attendees will have an opportunity to sample the teams’ dishes and submit their favorite vote for the “public pick.” While the votes are being tallied, winners of the raffle prizes will be announced, followed by the judges announcing the 2020 Capital Cook-Off winners at 6:45 p.m. For more information about Consumer Night, contact: