The Intervale is open to the public 365 days a year. Stop by the information kiosk at the Intervale Center’s offices to orient yourself and enjoy hiking, skiing or bike riding in the Intervale (be sure to lock up your valuables!). If you are interested in visiting farms in the Intervale, you can contact them directly here.
Join us at the Intervale Center to learn about the Intervale’s rich agricultural history and innovative programs and visit the Intervale Conservation Nursery greenhouses, the Intervale Food Hub barn, and the Intervale farmer complex. Public tours provide a general overview of our programs, are geared towards the Burlington community, and are subject to scheduling changes. If you are traveling to Burlington for a tour or have more specific questions or needs, please choose a private tour. Public tours are free and open to the community and last about 45 minutes.
Free public tours take place at 10 AM on the 4th Friday of the month from April – October (April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22, September 26, and October 24). Meet at the Intervale Center offices (the red brick building on the right-hand side of Intervale Road, just past Gardener’s Supply Co.) Advance reservations required. For more information or to RSVP, contact Chelsea Frisbee at (802) 660-0440 x113 or Chelsea@intervale.org.
One-hour guided tours take guests through our historic farmstead to our greenhouse complex and farmer barn. Along the way, we share the history and evolution of Intervale Center work, with special emphasis on current programs. Tours typically take one hour and are best for groups of five- seven people. More details available on request. $100/hr for up to ten people. Rate will change if group is larger than ten. 2 weeks advance notice required for private tours. Contact Chelsea Frisbee.
Each year, we work with groups from around the world who want to learn about and replicate the Intervale Center’s work to the benefit of community food systems everywhere. We offer our expertise to help individuals, organizations and communities by providing the following services:
- Intervale Center tours
- Program Specific Consultation
- Extended sessions at the Intervale Center
- Speaking engagements and support at your site
We offer one-on-one support to help you develop and implement your own food systems programming. If you would like to discuss a particular Intervale Center program, our staff is available to spend 15-20 minutes sharing our work and to answer your questions free of charge. Extended consultations can be arranged with program staff for $90/hr. Contact Sam Smith for Success on Farms, Sona Desai for Intervale Food Hub, Maggie Donin for Farms Program and New Farms for New Americans or Mike Ingalls for Intervale Conservation Nursery.
For more extensive information, Intervale Center staff will spend a day with your organization. An eight-hour day includes an in-depth discussion with our Executive Director, presentations by program staff, an extended tour and meetings with farmers. We also include up to four hours of follow-up consultation. Pricing is dependant on the number of Intervale Center staff participating in your sessions. Prices start at $1,500/day. Contact Executive Director Travis Marcotte for more information.
We have presented our work in the U.S., Canada and Japan. These visits are customized by client, and we will work with you to put together a program that fits your needs. We encourage you to partner with other organizations in your region; this is an excellent way to generate community interest in your work and bring stakeholders together. Pricing available upon request. Contact Executive Director Travis Marcotte.