Who keeps the Heifers Strolling? You do!
Your support of Strolling of the Heifers touches the lives of so many in our community, and makes YOU a real MOOver and shaker! It takes a village to celebrate our farmers with a parade and weekend of events. Your contribution works year-round to strengthen the farm and food economy.
Stroll is so much more than a parade!
Farm-to-table Apprenticeship Program: Food sector employment training
Utilizing the River Garden’s educational kitchen, the program teaches nutrition and culinary skills and provides therapeutic supports to unemployed and underemployed community members, with paid internships leading to full-time, permanent positions.
Windham Grows: Farm and food business accelerator
Entrepreneurs receive resources, industry mentorship, and custom growth plans. In the past three years, Windham Grows created 49 new jobs and over $2 million in outside investment for 50 New England farm and food businesses. This November, we introduced Windham Grows Farmer Business Accelerator earmarked to help Vermont farmers scale up their value-added businesses.
The River Garden: Farm & Food Innovation Hub, Public Event Space and Art Gallery
The River Garden is a welcoming public space which hosts year-round pop-up marketplace events, daily Brown Bag Series presentations, monthly art exhibits,culinary classes, lectures and entertainment.