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USA Today | From grapes to goats: Vermont Farm Tours go to the source
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Best of New England 2011
Yankee Magazine named Vermont Farm Tours "Best of New England - Editors' Choice" for our Custom Cheese Tour!
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Featured in the Boston Globe | Writer Ellen Albanese's article explores the richness of place and culture through culinary tourism.
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Featured in the Burlington Free Press | Read a fun article on the Heart of the Islands Bike Tour in the Burlington Free Press.
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Aren't able to join us for a tour? Want to support our mission of building a place-based food system? Thanks to Chris's work with the Wild Gift Foundation, you can make a tax-deductible contribution to Vermont Farm Tours and enable Wild Gift to continue their generous support of better world entrepreneurs.
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Gift Certificates Available!
Gift certificates available in any dollar amount or for a specific tour. The recipient is free to reserve a tour at his or her convenience. Call (802) 922 - 7346 or email Chris Howell to purchase.

In the News
Read Chris's essay on the importance of local foods in the Burlington Free Press

Listen Now!
Deborah Schapiro of Edible Green Mountains magazine interviews Chris on Heritage Radio's Edible Communities Broadcast

We’re featured!
In the spring VT Cheese Council Newsletter, p. 3

Wild Gift Award
Vermont Farm Tours founder, Chris Howell, receives the Wild Gift Fellowship for his work with local foods.

Frequently Asked Questions | News

What is Vermont Farm Tours?

I'm a farmer, producer, or restaurateur. How do I partner with Vermont Farm Tours?

Do you offer workshops?

Are you available for speaking engagements or special events?


What is Vermont Farm Tours?

VFT is a Burlington, Vermont-based culinary tour company.  We offer full-day and half-day tours throughout Vermont. Full-day tours include tastings, transportation, and a Vermont Farm Tours tote bag.

See our tour offerings to learn about current tours.
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I'm a farmer, producer, or restaurateur. How do I partner with Vermont Farm Tours?

Vermont Farms Tours is always looking for dynamic culinary experiences to add to our tours. Contact Chris Howell, owner of VFT, to set up a meeting and visit to your farm or establishment.
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Do you offer workshops?

Food and taste education are important components of Vermont Farm tours. We arrange cheesemaking workshops, guided tastings, and pairings. Our educational offerings are led by VFT staff, local chefs, or the producers themselves.

See our Events Listing for pricing and more information.
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Are you available for speaking engagements or special events?

Yes. Chris and the team are not only engaging tour guides, but also experienced speakers, educators, and event planners. Our topics of expertise include Agritourism & Culinary Tourism, Vermont's Local Foods Movement, Community Food Systems, Slow Food, Terroir: the Taste of Place, Cooking, and Community Gardening. We are also able to arrange a panel of farmers, chefs, producers, and industry professionals.

For information on speaking engagements or planning your event with Vermont Farm Tours, contact Chris Howell.
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