Strolling of the Heifers auction raises funds to support programs
Pottery, baking supplies, and cross-country skiing are just some up the items up for bid in the Strolling of the Heifers online auction.

Strolling of the Heifers auction raises funds to support programs

BRATTLEBORO — Just in time for holiday shopping, Strolling of the Heifers will host an online auction beginning Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 10 a.m.

Donors have provided art, craft, food, tickets, and more. Do you love the pottery of Laura Zindel? Need lift tickets, museum passes, or a theater at the Latchis all to yourself for a night? This auction will offer these items, plus lots of other great Vermont-made items, from wellness to cheese.

Bidding ends on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 11 p.m. at You can sign up in advance for an account to watch or bid on items. If you're outbid, you'll get an email letting you know.

Proceeds from this fundraiser support Strolling of the Heifers, which has been connecting people with healthy local food, encouraging and facilitating innovation and entrepreneurship in the farm/food sector, and supporting the development of stronger local food systems since its inception in 2002.

The annual parade and festival normally brings thousands of people to Brattleboro to celebrate farms, farmers, and local food.

COVID-19 has put this event - the organization's main fundraiser - on hold for the time being.

“We are still at work on our year-round mission, and focusing on rebuilding and redirecting our programs to align with 'the new normal,'” event organizers said in a news release. “This fundraiser will help sustain us while we evaluate ways to continue our mission around local agriculture and food systems.”

More information on the auction and the nonprofit can be found at

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