Vermont Breakfast on the Farm is an awesome day of free food and free activities on a dairy farm! Here’s a look at what you’ll experience at the next Breakfast on the Farm on Saturday, August 27 at Green Mountain Dairy Farm in Sheldon, Vermont.
A free breakfast of pancakes with real Vermont maple syrup, fresh fruit, sausage…
And of course, dairy products like pudding, yogurt…
There’s whole, white milk…
And chocolate milk – perfect for washing down pancakes!
You’ll get to visit with friendly baby calves who will want to love you and lick you endlessly.
From black and white cows, to cows with brown spots…
The big cows will just want to lick and love you too.
You’ll get to tour the barns and see the modern technology that farmers use, like robots to milk their cows.
And a special robot that pushes the cow’s food to them when it gets out of their reach.
Each cow has a “fit-bit”-like health monitor on their neck. On a laptop, you can look up how many steps
each cow took each day, how many times they were milked, and how much milk they gave!
You can learn how to milk a cow the old-fashioned way, with your hands and a bucket!
And, grab some free goodies…
To express your love for dairy to the world!
You’ll learn what cows eat, and see what types of seeds dairy farmers plant on their fields.
Then, you can hop in the driver’s seat of a John Deere.
And test out what it’s like to be in a skid-steer (a farmer’s best friend for moving heavy stuff!)
Then, hop aboard the milk truck! Green Mountain Dairy Farm sends their milk in these refrigerated trucks to the St. Albans Co-operative Creamery to be made into ice cream, yogurt, cheese and lots of other delicious dairy products.
You’ll be able to see renewable energy on the farm. At Green Mountain Dairy Farm they have a Cow Power program that turns manure into electricity.
You’ll learn lots of fun facts about the dairy industry in Vermont. This tiny state makes more than half of the milk for New England!
Farmers are proud to contribute to their community, care for the land, their animals, and make healthy food for you and your families.
Get your free tickets to Vermont Breakfast on the Farm and you’ll be able to talk to your local farmer about how the dairy products you enjoy make it from the farm to your plate.