Late-September food happenings in central Vermont…

Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery in Berlin presents a Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, September 22 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Enjoy their wines by the glass, wood fired pizza, and live music by Tallgrass Getdown and Something with Strings. For the kids: popsicles and a bouncy house! Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy the season.

It’s a fine time of year to visit the Kingdom. The Vermont Fresh Network’s next Farmers’ Dinner is this Sunday, September 23 at the Parker Pie Company in West Glover. The shindig features pot-au-feu and cranberry-glazed goat, along with seasonal salad and dessert. $50 per person; call 525-3366 for reservations.

Stomp some grapes at the Boyden Valley Winery Harvest Festival, also featuring food, wine, and grape tastings; tours; and hayrides all day. September 22 & 23. Proceeds will benefit Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, a safe and challenging camping experience for Vermont children who have had cancer.

Pick Your Own Potatoes at Chappelle’s Farm in Williamstown. 30 cents a pound – you follow the digger. Bring your own containers (buckets are good). Sunday, September 23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  South Hill Road, Williamstown – follow the signs from Route 14 south of Williamstown. 433-5930.

On October 2, the Uncommon Market will celebrate its 5-year anniversary. They will be celebrating with music, birthday cake, an in-store wine tasting, face painting, and lots of free samples of tons of our food. Stop by to say happy birthday!

Need a job? The Three Penny Taproom kitchen is hiring! Great food, and I gotta think there’s a perk or two, too. Send your resume to