University of Vermont

Cultivating Healthy Communities

Events & Workshops

Crop Storage Workshops

September 17, 19 & October 9, 10, 16, 2013 8:00am to 4:00pm

Various Locations

UVM Extension with support from the USDA's Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program will offer five full day workshops on crop storage throughout Vermont this fall. Workshops will focus on long-term storage of crops for sale through the winter and into early spring, but will be relevant to many agricultural and food storage needs.

Vermont's food systems are experiencing increased localization, value addition, diversification, extension of growing season and increased market demand year-round. Demand for local produce year-round is on the rise as demonstrated in increasing interest in winter farmers markets and winter CSA's. Growers are now seeing enhanced value in storing and marketing their produce year-round. Crop storage can be costly and the construction and operation of an efficient and well-designed system is essential to a farm's profitability in winter and early spring markets.

  • September 17, 2013: Brattleboro, VT, 8:00am-4:00pm
  • September 19, 2013: Rutland, VT, 8:00am-4:00pm
  • October 9, 2013: White River Junction, VT, 8:00am-4:00pm
  • October 10, 2013: St. Johnsbury, VT, 8:00am-4:00pm
  • October 16, 2013: Shelburne, VT, 8:00am-4:00pm

Participants from neighboring states are encouraged to attend. The fee for the course is $20 and will include light breakfast and lunch, a workbook, and reference material. Individuals requesting a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program should contact Pamela Lowell at 802-773-3349 by 9/5.