SCOTT FARM
707 Kipling Road
Dummerston, VT 05301
(802) 254-6868

WEDDINGS & EVENTS

Broad vistas over green mountains and hillside orchards, freshwater ponds nestled beside rustic barns, and historic vacation homes are a few of the many pleasures of holding a special event in southern Vermont at the 571-acre Scott Farm.

Scott Farm has hosted numerous special occasions, including weddings, rehearsal dinners, commitment ceremonies, civil unions, birthdays and family gatherings.  Rural, yet close to Brattleboro, it is a unique venue for a special day. There are locations where couples can exchange their vows, host their reception and spend a few nights in a historic Vermont property, one of which is Rudyard Kipling’s estate, Naulakha for 8, a National Historic Landmark, or his Carriage House, for 4, just down the driveway.  There’s also The Sugarhouse, for 2,, which is within walking distance of the farm and a wonderful place to start a new life together.  The Dutton Farmhouse is also close by and can accommodate 8 of your guests.  www.landmarktrustusa.org

Individuals and couples have the opportunity to fashion their own special day by choosing from a selection of caterers, bartenders, musicians and florists.  The ability to express your individual style is one of the many appealing things about this location. An experienced event coordinator is on hand to help you take care of every detail.

The Apple Barn is our reception and event location.
The Apple Barn can accommodate 120 guests.  It has 3 bathrooms, one of which is handicap accessible and a full kitchen.  The cost of $3000.00 includes tables, chairs, dishware, glassware and table settings.  It does not include linens, centerpieces or serving ware.  We have a list of preferred vendors for food, alcohol, flowers, music, photographers and additional rentals.  We’ll ask for a $500.00 deposit to hold the date.  The deposit is refundable after the event as long as no damage has occurred.  The full payment of $3000.00 must be received 3 months before the date of your event.

We have 3 locations where you can exchange your vows:
The Apple Barn
The Apple Barn is a beautiful building with dozens of windows that look out onto the farm and the mountains behind it. This room can be used for both the ceremony and reception.
The Courtyard
Nestled in the middle of beautiful and historic white barns and bordered by a pond with year round running water is the courtyard.
Ocean View
With panoramic views of the Connecticut River Valley this is a beautiful mountaintop location.

2013 CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS AT THE SCOTT FARM

CSA Fruit Share
BEGINS LAST WEEK OF AUGUST – SIGN UP NOW

We are offing fruit shares for nine weeks starting the last week of August.  The season opens with half peck bags of tree-ripened peaches and plums and then continues each week with our freshest picked traditional farm stand apples combined with an assortment of our heirloom varieties.  Participants will get weekly emails with the selections of the week, their history and best use, and some recipes and musings as well.   The cost will be $58.00 for the season.

If you would like to join our CSA, please go to our membership form located here http://scottfarmvermont.com/the-farm/csa-fruit-shares/:   fill it out and return it with a check payable to: The Scott Farm, 707 Kipling Road, Dummerston, VT 05301.

AUGUST
Perfect Peach Tarts with Laurel Roberts Johnson
Saturday, August 17, 10-1

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Learn from the Queen of Tarts how to prepare and roll out dough for delicious peach tarts using the right recipe and technique.  We will prepare and bake tarts using Scott Farm peaches and participants will bring home the tart you make, another batch of dough and a take -home bag of peaches.

Laurel Roberts Johnson was the owner of the Queen of Tarts Old-Fashioned Bakery and former pastry chef at the award winning Restaurant du Village, both located in Chester, CT.  She is known for her seasonal pies, simple old fashioned desserts and unique cookies and studied Baking and Pastry Arts at the Culinary Institute of America.

OCTOBER

An Introduction to Making Hard Cider
Sunday, October 6, 10-12pm

Making hard cider at home is easy, delicious, and affordable.  The Scott Farm and instructor Jason MacArthur will host an introductory class on how to make hard cider in the Apple Packing Barn. This class will cover what equipment you will need, what you need to know about cider and the steps that lie between fresh juice and a bottle of your own homemade elixir.

Topics covered will include:

* Selection of apple varieties.  We will discuss the attributes that different types of apples can bring to a cider, based on the selection of  heirloom and cider apples available for pressing.
* Equipment and it’s use.
* How to clean and sanitize equipment used for cider making.
* Fermentation basics – what’s happening in my carboy?
* The pros and cons of using commercial yeast strains and sulfites in your
cider.
* Racking – when and how.
* Bottling – when is it ready to drink?

Jason will address questions about ciders you have made in the past which came out wonderfully, terribly, or somewhere in between and will discuss what might have gone wrong (or right!) with ciders you bring.  Participants who are interested can discuss the variety of cider apples available at The Scott Farm and order custom blends for pressing.

Course participants will be given printed reference materials.
Basic cider making equipment and fresh cider suitable for fermenting will be available for sale.  The cost is $25.00 per person.

Jason MacArthur lives in Marlboro where he has been making hard cider since 1996.  He recently completed an intensive short course on hard cider making at Cornell University and is in the process of starting a commercial hard cider operation.

Heirloom Apple Day

Sunday, October 13
10am, 12pm, and 2pm

On Sunday October 13th, The Scott Farm will host its annual Heirloom Apple Day, a celebration of our heirloom apples, fresh, baked and squeezed. Visit our apple packing barn at 10, 12 or 2 for a free tasting and listen to the enlightening history of some of our 90 apple varieties with wonderful names such as Esopus Spitzenburg and Ananas Reinette. Heirloom Apples and cider will be on sale after the tasting.

Heirloom Apple Pie Workshop with Laurel Roberts Johnson

Saturday, October 19, 10-1

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Tackling Pie Dough Anxiety
Learn from the Queen of Tarts how to prepare flakey pie dough and effortlessly roll out pie crust using the right recipe and technique.  We will prepare and bake pies using the beautiful heirloom apples from Scott Farm.

Laurel Roberts Johnson was the owner of the Queen of Tarts Old-Fashioned Bakery and former pastry chef at the award winning Restaurant du Village, both located in Chester, CT.  She is known for her seasonal pies, simple old fashioned desserts and unique cookies and studied Baking and Pastry Arts at the Culinary Institute of America.

The $40 price of this workshop includes the pie you bake, the dough you make, and a take-home tote of heirloom baking apples.

On the Farm Heirloom Apple Harvest Dinner

Saturday, October 26, 6 p.m.

WE ARE NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR THIS DINNER
Stay tuned – we are working out our 5 course menu!

The Scott Farm and Vermont Fresh Network will co-host our fourth annual harvest dinner at the farm’s renovated apple packing barn on October 26th at 6pm.  The menu will showcase our delicious heirloom apples along with many other local foods.  Tristan Toleno of Entera Catering will prepare the meal.  Dinner is $35.00 per person.  There will be a cash bar with beer and wine.

Here’s a sample of a previous menu:

Appetizer

Red Hen Organic Bread and Vermont Butter & Cheese Butter

A selection of Vermont made artisanal cheeses paired with Scott Farm heirloom apples

Hors d’oeuvre

Savory Apple Tart with a Hint of Curry and Holstein apple Compote

Salad

Mesclun Salad with Dried Dolgo Crab Apples,

Hudson’s Golden Gem, Toasted Pecans,

Vermont Butter and Cheese Goat Cheese with

Scott Farm Cider Reduction Vinaigrette

Dinner

Vermont Pastured Pork Roast pinwheels stuffed with kale and a dolgo chutney

Misty Knoll Chicken with Lady Apples and a Normandy-style Cider Cream Sauce

Rabbit braised with a sweet onion cider eduction

Delicatta squash with caramelized Bramley’s seedling apples

Dessert

Apple Strudel with Belle de Boskoop apples

NOVEMBER
 
Holiday Pie Workshop with Laurel Roberts Johnson

Saturday, November 9, 10 – 2

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
The quintessential holiday pie, made with an abundance of the best Scott Farm has to offer: crisp apples, sweet pears and tart quince that has been poached in cider and honey – all tucked into a flaky pastry crust.

The $40 price of this workshop includes the pie you bake, the dough you make, and a take-home tote of heirloom baking apples, pears and quince.

2014
FEBRUARY
Storytelling Workshop with Jackson Gillman at Rudyard Kiplings Naulakha
Might you be sitting on some great stories that you want to put out there…?For the eighth year, Jackson Gillman will offer “Springboards for Stories” on February 7-10, 2014 in one of New England’s most inspiring settings: Rudyard Kipling’s historic Brattleboro, Vermont home, “Naulakha” (Hindi for “jewel beyond price”).Over the past 30 years, Jackson Gillman has presented workshops annually at the New England Storytelling Conference, rotating 8 different ones. “Springboards” has become a favorite and has expanded into a weekend offering. The goal is to help individuals develop stories by doing some exploratory mining of personal experiences, and consider ways to refine, polish and share those nuggets. “Listener as co-creator” and peer coaching are also promoted in this workshop.  Each session is open to 5-7 people who’d like to dive into something new with communal spirit, and opportunities for group critique and personal coaching.  Participants with any range of experience are welcome including people who don’t consider themselves performers at all.Three nights lodging (bedrooms with twin beds), meals, communal zeal and inspiration, all for $575. (Or as low as $475 with an early, refundable deposit.) www.jacksongillman.com/workshops.html for more details and testimonials. Please contact jackson@jacksongilliman.com for any questions.

Please contact Kelly Carlin to sign up for any of these events or if you have any  questions: kellyc@landmarktrustusa.org or call 802 254 6868