New Tool Helps Farms Access Agritourism ResourcesMay 23, 2022
University of Vermont Extension, in collaboration with the Vermont Fresh Network and DiginVermont, recently released a new regulatory navigation tool for agritourism operators. The information can be accessed here.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2022
NEW TOOL HELPS FARMS ACCESS AGRITOURISM RESOURCES
(Burlington): University of Vermont Extension, in collaboration with the Vermont Fresh Network and Dig in Vermont, recently released a new regulatory navigation tool for agritourism operators.
The free tool is designed to help both individuals new to agritourism or those interested in expanding their enterprises understand and access information about the permits, laws, licenses, land use regulations and liabilities involved in Vermont agritourism. It also increases accessibility to important information, including what steps farmers and agribusiness owners can take for a successful enterprise.
The information can be accessed here. Viewers can select an agritourism activity to pursue, and then click on the image for a "Getting Started Guide" that provides information and action items specific to that enterprise. Activities include farmstays, on-farm events, food trucks/food stands, store or market, summer camps, farmstand/pick-your-own, food made from farm products and farm tours/educational events.
Another useful resource is the "Regulatory Checklist," a pdf document that can be downloaded and printed. It covers basic regulatory information and action steps for entering into an agritourism operation or activity. It also contains additional resources for specific agritourism businesses, such as weddings, summer camps, farmstays and on-farm dinners.
Funding for this project is made possible by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service through grant AM190100XXXXG100 awarded to the Vermont Fresh Network. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the USDA.