Food in Our Backyard Programming

Last week, October 12th – October 16th, the Bixby Library joined a celebration of local food systems with Rooted in Vermont and the Vermont Department of Libraries called “Food in Your Backyard”. We had such a good time learning about how to find, grow, and hunt local vegetables, fruits, meats and more that we decided to keep discovering more about these topics with a second full week of fabulous food programs!

On Saturday, October 17th, we’ll be hosting an online Sauerkraut Making Demonstration on our Zoom channel with Adult Services Librarian, Ashley Bolger. You can tune into our Zoom lesson by following the link here; or you can make your own sauerkraut at home by following Ashley’s detailed instructions here.

Also starting Saturday the 17th, families with younger children are encouraged to stop by the library and pick up a fun, cute “Apple Sun Catcher” Craft. Follow the link for instructions and a fun picture of our finished suncatcher in the Bixby window!

On Monday, October 19th, local forager Chris Major will be joining us to give an introduction to foraging for local mushrooms. He’ll teach us how to find and identify three types of local mushrooms and give us the history and benefits of foraging. To sign up for this discussion, check out our event page here.

Finally, next Saturday, October 24th, we’ll be hosting our monthly Online Bixby Book Club, which this month will be discussing “The Dirty Life: On Family, Food and Love” by Essex, NY based author, farmer, and entrepreneur Kristin Kimball. Guests can read as much of they book as they prefer; and every guest registered is entered to win a copy of Kristin Kimball’s new book, “Good Husbandry”.

We hope to see you at one, or all of these events soon! If you have any questions about any of the events mentioned above, please call (802) 877 – 2211 or email us at