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BrewView Feature - Feast Field Tasting

Jul 18, 2023 03:26PM ● By Janani Varatharajan

Central to the mission of our farm and fermentory is the concept of bringing people together to enjoy food, story and connection. We started out in 2008 as a CSA vegetable farm where we’d host gatherings every vegetable pick-up. Today we work with a collective of farmers working in our valley and a local nonprofit organization, BarnArts, to host what is called, Feast & Field , on Thursdays 5:30-9:30pm, from the end of May through September in the beautiful backdrop of our orchard. These gatherings provide for a super unique Vermont experience, hosting musicians from throughout the globe with an attendance of 400-600 people on a weekly basis, as well as three different fire pits where late night music jams commence once the stage acts complete their performances. 



On these Thursdays, Fable Farm provides farm fresh tacos and pizzas made of all the vegetables and meat raised in the valley, as well as a full flight of wines and ciders produced in our fermentory. The pizzas are a delectable addition to our menu this year that compliment tasting through our various ferments well. A naturally leavened dough consisting of 50% Vermont grain is baked in our wood-fired oven, they come with a meat option raised within our collective of farmers, and a mixed cheese blend from Parish Hill Creamery and Shelburne Farms. 

In addition to our Fable wines and ciders, we pour different Vermont beers from River Roost, Hill Farmstead, Upper Pass, Zero Gravity, and Switchback. And Kiss the Cow Farm, a member farm in our collective, serves up their incredible ice-cream during the event as well. 

 Fable Farm ciders and wines are fermented with native yeasts and bacteria, are unfiltered, and made with zero sulfites. Fermentation vessels included neutral oak barrels, fiberglass flextanks, and stainless steel. From apple macerations, co-ferments comprising grapes and apples, and birch sap, sumac steeped meads, Fable wines and ciders are all living and raw and embody an organic vibrancy to them. And since they are radically dry, they are meant to consume with food. 

Photos by Max Grudzinski and Fable Farm

Feast & Field – Thursdays, 5:30-9:30pm

Fable Tasting Room – Saturdays, 1-6pm

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