In Burlington, the New North End's summer food truck gathering returns for its second season with biweekly dates behind the hockey arena at Leddy Park. Bring your beach blanket and a Frisbee — but not Fido — and line up for diverse dinners that might range from sizzling burgers and titillating tacos to Jamaican jerk chicken, dumplings and dressed-up broccoli. This year's rotating cast of trucks includes mobile meals courtesy of ArtsRiot, Farmers & Foragers, Jamaican Supreme, Taco Truck All Stars, and 2017 newbie Unbound Kitchen. Feel like riding to dinner? Local Motion will be on hand to park and watch over your bike while you eat.
Leddy Park Beach Bites: Wednesday, June 14, 5-8 p.m., outside behind Gordon H. Paquette Ice Arena, Leddy Park, in Burlington. Cost of food and drink. Info, enjoyburlington.com/events.
More food events
Deck Opening Party: Get into the summer spirit with cocktails, eats from Mary's at Baldwin Creek and ice cream sandwiches from Bristol's lu•lu. Friday, June 9, 5-9 p.m., Stonecutter Spirits in Middlebury. Free; preregister. Info, 244-7036.
Invasive Species and Permaculture: Roll up your sleeves for a presentation and discussion about replacing and displacing — for the long term — Vermont's pesky nonnative vegetation. Wednesday, June 14, 7-8 p.m., Kellogg-Hubbard Memorial Library in Montpelier. Free. Info, 223-3338.
Ferment It! Easy Ferment Hot Sauces, Dressings & Dips: Foment your foodie know-how — and up your antipasto ante — with tips and tricks for fermenting your way to spicy, savory bliss. Saturday, June 10, 3:30-4:45 p.m., O'Brien Community Center in Winooski. $10. Info, email@example.com