Strolling of the Heifers
Imagine a parade of farm animals sauntering down Main Street. A scene that wasn’t uncommon ‘back in the day’ when farmers encouraged their cows from one field to the next or into the barn for milking. An image that has diminished as dairy farms across New England have slowly disappeared. Inspired by Spain’s “Running of the Bulls,” the Annual Strolling of the Heifers in beautiful downtown Brattleboro, Vermont is less than two weeks away. The event aims to raise awareness and ultimately reverse the cycle to bring back the areas iconic heritage.
According to the Strolling of the Heifers’ website (www.strollingoftheheifers.com), “…Strolling of the Heifers works to educate the public, and especially school children, about the importance of sustainable local agriculture; we work to preserve the livelihoods of farming families and the health of consumers who depend on local farm products; and we help to maintain the patronage of tourists who are drawn to our agricultural environment.”
As Presenting Sponsor of the Slow Living Summit (www.slowlivingsummit.org) which takes place in the days leading up to “Stroll Weekend”, Drew’s has begun production of a Limited Edition Buttermilk Ranch Dressing. To be sold at local grocery stores and at the Live Green Expo following the parade, the bottled dressing features the now famous Strolling of the Heifers logo. Visitors are encouraged to stop by Drew’s booth and sample a variety of Dressings and Salsas. Drew’s staff will also be on hand for the Tour de Heifer on Sunday with dressing samples for tour participants.
The events begin with the Slow Living Summit, May 30 – June 1, 2012 in downtown Brattleboro,
Vermont and continue through the weekend with the Strolling of the Heifers, Live Green Expo and Tour de Heifer, June 1 – June 3, 2012.
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