Located in the heart of the Battenkill River Valley, Farm Camp at Flying Pigs Farm is a one-of-a-kind educational opportunity for professionals working in food service, food media, and farm and food advocacy to learn about both the challenges and opportunities associated with agricultural production and distribution in the Northeast.

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During a comprehensive, two-day overview of various agricultural sectors, campers visit dynamic farms and processing facilities; engage in discussion sessions on topics such as access to farmland and food policy led by agricultural leaders; and participate in hands-on demonstration activities like molding maple sugar, castrating piglets, slaughtering chickens, and viewing an on-farm milk bottling demo. Perhaps best of all, campers experience first-hand the high quality of the region’s farm products by eating local food and drinking local wine at each meal.

What makes Farm Camp such a unique program is that it allows participants to experience farm life while simultaneously gaining the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions and find practical solutions to shape the regional food system. More than simply teaching you how to farm, we’ll empower you to help develop realistic policies and programs that support a strong and viable farming sector in New York and throughout the Northeast.

Designed by farmers and food professionals, Farm Camp creates a dialogue between these interdependent groups and among campers. It’s an opportunity to expand your knowledge, your palate, and your impact. We hope you’ll join us.

Farm Camp at Flying Pigs Farm is a program of the Cambridge Valley Community Development and Preservation Partnership, a non-profit organization in Washington County.