Audio Postcard: Sounds From the Farm Show

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Largest Vermont Farm Show Opens

01/24/12 2:47PM
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Jeremy Bessette of North Ferrisburg looks over the maple syrup entries at the Vermont Farm Show Tuesday in Essex Junction.

This year's Vermont Farm Show is the biggest one so far.

The annual event opened Tuesday at its new location at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction.

Organizers say it is the largest Farm Show in the state's history, with 266 booths, representing 168 vendors.

VPR/Steve Zind
Award-winning hay on display at the Vermont Farm Show.

The Farm Show this year moved from Barre to Essex Junction to accommodate the growing number of vendors and visitors.

The three-day event runs through Thursday afternoon.

On Wednesday night the Farm Show will stay open until 8 p.m. for consumer night with a buy local market made up of 44 local farmers and producers. Legislators and Agency of Agriculture representatives will also compete in the Capital Cook-Off, a cooking competition using local Vermont food.

VPR's Steve Zind attended this year's Farm Show and filed an audio postcard. Click listen to hear it.

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