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Strolling of the Heifers Holiday Season Auction

Strolling of the Heifers Holiday Season Auction

Beginning November 25 at 10:00 a.m., bid on awesome gifts, or treat yourself. Our generous donors have provided art, craft, food, tickets and so much more! Do you love the pottery of Laura Zindel? Need lift tickets, museum passes or a theater at The Latchis all to yourself for a night? This auction has heaps of great Vermont-made products from wellness to cheese.

Bidding starts Wednesday, November 25 10:00 a.m. and ends Sunday, December 6 at 11:00 p.m. at You can sign up in advance for an account to watch or bid on items. If you’re outbid, you’ll get an email letting you know.

What the fundraiser supports:

Since 2002, Strolling of the Heifers has been connecting people with healthy local food, encouraging and facilitating innovation and entrepreneurship in the farm/food sector, and supporting the development of stronger local food systems. Our annual parade and festival brings thousands of people to Brattleboro, Vermont to celebrate farms, farmers and delicious local food. Sadly, COVID-19 has put this event, our main fundraiser, on hold for the time being. We are still at work on our year-round mission, and focusing on rebuilding and redirecting our programs to align with “the new normal”.  This fundraiser will help sustain us while we evaluate ways to continue our mission around local agriculture and food systems.


Online Auction Site


Special thanks to our Auction Sponsors:

ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care
Drew’s Organics

 At Drew’s we believe in creating delicious and healthy ORGANIC and NON-GMO foods that we don’t hesitate to feed our own loved ones. In honoring our commitment to being stewards of the environment, we are avid recyclers and make our Dressings & Quick Marinades and Salsas using renewable electricity. Combine that with the fact that our products are proudly made by our team in the town of Chester in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont and you can see why, at the end of the day, it’s easy for us to feel good about what we do!
 	Vermont Relay is a free service for all Vermonters, connecting individuals who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard-of-hearing, or have a speech disability with users of standard telephones. We make communication simple, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Friends, family, business associates and services are just a phone call way. Make your connection...


Thanks to all our auction donors!

Achille Agway
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Brown and Roberts Hardware
Buddy’s – A Pet’s Store is a unique shopping experience that you and your pet will enjoy. Our products are chosen and designed to enhance the life of all pets. We offer an assortment of products from natural grooming supplies, engaging toys, nutritious pet treats and foods, home furnishings, apparel for special occasions and comfort, and safety gear for outdoor adventures. -- Buddy’s strives to bring the utmost satisfaction for your pets to provide them endless days of enjoyment and many happy memories. For your convenience, you may shop at our store located at the Cotton Mill in Brattleboro, Vermont or at our online ecommerce:
Burrows Specialized Sports
Burton Touch Free Car Wash features 3 bays of automatic touch free vehicle washing with self pay machines that accept cash (up to $20 bill) or credit cards.  Also available are 4 self-service vacuums, two of which include shampooing capabilities.   The entire facility is open 24/7.  Staff is available Mon - Fri  8 - 5 and on Sat. from 8 - 3.
Cabot Cheese
With a background in painting, I approach each piece as an artwork. The added element of form is thrilling to me. Each piece will always be unique, the product of a love of color and form. I have lived in southern Vermont for all of my adult life. Its vivid colors and a lifestyle that respects and cherishes nature, inspires me.
Good Body Products ---We make small-batch, plant-based, therapeutic body care products using locally sourced ingredients.  Thanks for your business—we appreciate you.
King Arthur Baking Company
Mary Meyer
A center for conservation, education, recreation, and sustainable enterprise in Southern Vermont.  

Re-opening Summer of 2017!

Preserving the Retreat Farm's historically, culturally, and environmentally significant lands and buildings and advancing a healthier, more resourceful greater Brattleboro community.
River Gallery School of Art provides a studio space in which students of all ages explore their creativity through the practice of making art.
River Gallery School of Art is based on the belief that each person has artistic and creative capacities which, when nurtured, will find unique and valuable expression. Through mentoring, the school provides the techniques to develop skills, inviting the possibility of art to become a vital force in one’s life.
Robb Family Farm
home made salsa
Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters
Shelburne Farms is a cheese maker and sustainability education campus in Northwestern Vermont just outside of Burlington on the shores of Lake Champlain. They will be bringing their award winning, raw milk, farmstead, Vermont cheddar cheese for sampling and to purchase. Our cheddar is available in age profiles from 6 months old to 3 years old. There are also varieties that are smoked or infused with beer from Fiddlehead Brewing Co.
Earthy, elegant, seasonally-inspired artisanal chocolates handcrafted in the splendor of southern Vermont are the heart of Tavernier Chocolates. We explore the singular, deep and savory flavors of our terroir through seasonal fruits, herbs, mushrooms and vegetables grown by regional farmers or foraged by friends, rich Vermont dairy and cheeses paired with the finest single origin origin-made couverture, and an exhilarating blend of global spices and ingredients.

We are shipping chocolate! Local no-contact pickup available.
The Marina
TJ Buckley’s
Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery
Z Wraps are reusable food wraps handcrafted in Massachusetts. They protect your food and the environment. With cotton fabrics in signature designs, Z Wraps are coated with organic beeswax, organic jojoba oil and tree resin. At Z Wraps, it’s our passion to infuse everyday life with timeless style; we are making sustainability beautiful.
Zephyr Designs

Vivian Gay Pottery

Betty Barrett Jewelry