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Vermont Farm Tours

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Address: Burlington, VT
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+1 802-922-7346
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Vermont Farm Tours is a locally-run culinary tour outfit offering guided...

Vermont Farm Tours is a locally-run culinary tour outfit offering guided wine, cheese, and farm tours as well as cheesemaking workshops. Driving and cycling tours include plentiful tastings, a local lunch, and personal visits with the farmers. Local food and wine expert, Chris Howell, introduces guests to small farms and artisan foods that visitors to Vermont don't typically get to experience.

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Wonderful cheese making workshop at Bread and Butter Farm

The farm is beautiful, specially covered in snow. The cheese making workshop was a lot of fun. Got to sample the milk and meet the cow who produced the milk we used earlier that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 December 2016
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The farm is beautiful, specially covered in snow. The cheese making workshop was a lot of fun. Got to sample the milk and meet the cow who produced the milk we used earlier that morning! Henry, the dairy guru at the farm, is awesome. You can tell he loves what he does. He makes the workshop fun and hands on.... More 

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Essex, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Chris is a gracious host and the cocktails are always incredible. Things I would never think of putting together. Do yourself a favor and tag along for at least one walk!

Thank mccarthyej
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Cocktail walk delivered! We started at Misery Loves Company where we were served one of my favorite cocktails I've had in a long time - Hopscotch. It had Smuggler's Notch Hopped Gin and Urban Moonshine's Original Bitters, two small (and awesome) Vermont companies. Misery Loves Company also served a delicious array of charcuterie, cheese, pickled veg, and bread. Next up... More 

Thank Minta T
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Chris, our guide, took us on a wonderful day of visiting a working farm. The Bread and Butter farm had both livestock as well as veggies and other crops. Cory, the farm owner, explained the sustainable farming techniques used and the cooperative business ventures that make the farm financially feasible. After seeing the new piglets - they were adorable -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

My wife and I spent an awesome morning with Chris of Vermont Farm Tours, making fresh mozzarella at Bread and Butter Farm. Our son and daughter-in-law gifted the workshop to me for a birthday/father's day gift. We couldn't be happier with the experience. Chris was extremely knowledgeable about the cheese making process, but was equally personable, organized and engaging. I... More 

Thank Tom R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We would highly recommend this tour for anyone who loves food and wants to know more about the amazing food scene in Vermont! We spent an afternoon with Chris visiting two farms south of Burlington, Bread & Butter Farm and Fairy Tale Farm. We got to meet the farmers, see their gorgeous properties and learn how they work, and taste... More 

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

My husband and I had a great time biking through the country in northern Vt. Chris organizes a great day, and it's for all biking levels, as you can catch a ride if you can't make the last hill! :) The Bread & Butter farm was fascinating, the winery was fun and the apple orchard stop for lunch was great... More 

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Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

We were up in Burlington for Parents Weekend and wanted to do some active fun things with our 2 freshman boys. This bike ride was GREAT. They got to ride and learn about the local farming, wineries and orchards. Chris had everything well organized and the lunch was delicious. Nick at the Orchard was so funny! Learned alot at Bread... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

We had an excellent cheesemaking workshop at Vermont Farm Tours with Chris. Our two young children loved the opportunity to master the steps to make fresh mozzarella, and were thrilled to create their own cheese by hand (and to be able to eat it on the spot). They also enjoyed a tour around the farm, including the opportunity to visit... More 

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Chris H, Owner at Vermont Farm Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for bringing your family to the farm for Cheesemaking! I hope to see you again, Chris More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

We wanted to do a more personal hands-on experience and we were rewarded with a very knowledgeable instructor in Chris Howell. Bread and Butter Farm was a beautiful location. Hearing the vision of the couple who own the farm was inspiring. Doesn't get much better than freshly picked tomatoes, basil, bread and a locally brewed cold beer.

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