Kingdom Farm & Food's annual multiday foodie extravaganza officially kicks off this Friday, but you can whet your palate as early as Wednesday, August 16, with a greenhouse supper at Wolcott's Sandiwood Farm. On Thursday and Friday, catch pasture management and draft animal workshops as well as a farmers market in Hardwick, and hit up Caledonia Spirits for a tasting while you're in town. On Saturday, Westfield's Butterworks Farm hosts farm tours — with organic Jersey-milk smoothies — as does Pete's Greens in Craftsbury, where you can fill up on grilled meats and other eats prepared by New England Culinary Institute staff and students, along with lawn games, wagon rides, and cider and spirits tastings. Curious about seed saving? Tour the fields at High Mowing Organic Seeds in Wolcott on Sunday, or learn about Abenaki cultivars with ethnobotanist Fred Wiseman. Other High Mowing-hosted workshops cover hops cultivation, nut production and plant breeding, with kids activities and lots of vendors on-site, too.
Kingdom Farm & Food Days: Friday-Sunday, August 19-21, various locations, Northeast Kingdom. Prices vary by event. Info, kingdomfarmandfood.org.
More food events
Tandem Night Market Redux: Snack on treats from local foodies including Farmhouse Chocolates & Ice Cream; Savouré Soda, Jam and Pickle; and Slowfire Bakery. Peruse local crafts and farm-grown goods, and dance to live tunes. Thursday, August 17, 5-9 p.m., 25 Mountain View St., Bristol. Free. Info, 734-4236.
Vermont Nanofest: Sample suds from Good Measure Brewing, Halyard Brewing, Hogback Mountain Brewing and others at a celebration of four-barrel (or smaller) breweries. Bluegrass by Turnip Truck and Red Barn Hayloft; eats by three area food trucks. Saturday, August 19, noon-6 p.m., Tunbridge Fairgrounds, $10; under 21 free. Info, brocklebankvt.com/vermont-nanofest.
A Summer Feast: Guest chef Trenton Endres of Hen of the Wood prepares a five-course meal highlighting the best of summer's bounty, with wines paired by bar maven Kate Wise. Saturday, August 19, 6-9 p.m., Beau Butchery + Bar, Montpelier. $85 includes wine pairing; preregister. Info, 225-6447.