Valley Stage Productions Presents: Mama's Broke
Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

Valley Stage Productions Presents: Mama's Broke

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Our third event in an ongoing collaboration with Valley Stage Productions - we are psyched to welcome back VSP to the farm, and to help host the inimitable folk duo Mama’s Broke:

Saturday April 20th, 7pm - Doors 6:30pm

Tickets $15

For more information contact Don Sheldon at: don@valleystage.net or by calling 802-434-4563


Mama’s Broke is a powerful folk duo that deliver a compelling performance with heart and raw energy. Although highly influenced by their Canadian roots, Lisa and Amy are based out of nowhere and everywhere.


Their two strong voices blend to create haunting harmonies, while they artfully juggle fiddle, banjo, guitar and mandolin, and incorporate traditional dance and foot percussion into their performance. Their original – and often dark – compositions push the boundaries of tradition and the constraints of genre. Drawing from old-time, Quebecois, blues, punk, Celtic, Balkan and doom metal, they create a soundscape that is both familiar and new. 

Since forming the band in 2014, Mama’s Broke has been gaining momentum fast ; having already completed two European, and several Canadian and U.S. tours. They have performed in a wide range of venues, from circus shows in New Orleans, to pirate ships in Amsterdam, to concert halls in Ireland, to theatres in Brooklyn. In this way, they stay true to the transient nature of folklore, as they travel the world sharing and collecting song. 

2017 brought the release of their debut album, Count the Wicked, which earned them a Canadian Folk Music Award for Ensemble of the Year as well as a nomination for an ECMA Rising Star Award.



The driving force behind this band is – and has always been – the commitment to challenge borders between people, places and traditions; while encouraging freedom of expression and community through music.

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Bread & Butter Farm Presents: The Gawler Sisters with Bennett Konesni!
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Bread & Butter Farm Presents: The Gawler Sisters with Bennett Konesni!

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The Gawler Sisters with Bennett Konesni

Show Saturday April 13th @ 7:00pm

Tickets $12 advance / $15 day of

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Bread & Butter Farm is so very very much excited to welcome this fabulous group of people and musicians to their first show at the farm! Coming down from Belfast, Maine, these four spectacular folks carry with them the fullest spirit of joyful music making, and are sure to fill the farm with a whole lotta light. See you there for somethin special!


The Gawler Sisters are a fun-loving, folk-singing, fiddle-playing trio based in their native Maine. On banjo, fiddle and cello, Molly, Edith, and Elsie bring beautiful songs, tunes, and stories from their roots in the heart of Maine. They are accompanied by guitarist and worksong scholar, "brother" Bennett Konesni.

Their music is cut directly from the fields and forests of their home state, having spent years absorbing the native style at the knees of their parents, legendary musicians John and Ellen Gawler.  Though their style it is rooted in traditional "downeast" music, years of curiosity and travel into the world beyond have influenced their sense of musicianship. Their extensive collection of rollicking tunes in the Scots-Irish, Franco-American and Scandinavian traditions is complemented by angelic three-part-harmony, gutsy worksongs, and amusing odes to everyday life.  


With their infectious spirit and sparkling musicianship, the Gawler Sisters have earned a beloved place in the delighted hearts of varied audiences across the Northeast. The folk music itself brings a sense of community and grassroots connection that is welcoming and from the heart. 



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Bread & Butter Farm Presents: Caroline Cotter / Oshima Brothers
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Bread & Butter Farm Presents: Caroline Cotter / Oshima Brothers

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Show Thursday March 28th at 7:00pm

Tickets $12 advance and $15 day of

Bread & Butter Farm is thrilled to be welcoming three fabulous artists from up in Maine! Caroline Cotter, one of the most dedicated and hardworking folk musicians on the scene today, crafts songs that are heartfelt, helpful and simply gorgeous. She will be joined by the sibling duo Oshima Brothers who bring a genuine joy and virtuosity to the music they’ve been crafting together their whole lives. This is sure to be an extra special show - we hope you’ll join us here!

Caroline Cotter

New England based troubadour Caroline Cotter released her newest album, Home on the River, in 2018. ”Today's folk scene has a new champion, one who encapsulates the sweetness, serenity and sophistication that has always made the genre so affecting in such a timeless manner." (Country Standard Time)

With a captivating soprano voice and award winning songwriting, Caroline Cotter's songs take listeners all over the world and into the depths of the human heart. Since her debut album, "Dreaming as I Do", released and reached #5 on the Folk DJ in 2015, Caroline has played over 700 shows in 45 states and 13 countries.  Currently touring to support her second major release, "Home on The River”, No Depression calls it "sweet and smooth, and downright refreshing... raising spirits with one song, calming them with another." 

The Oshima Brothers

Oshima Brothers' magnetic sibling sound and contagious joy result from a lifetime of making music together. Raised in a musical family in rural Maine, the brothers have honed a harmony-rich blend of contemporary folk and acoustic pop. On stage, Sean and Jamie create a surprisingly full sound with dynamic vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, octave bass, loops, and percussion. Their debut album, "Oshima Brothers," released in 2016, is a collection of 11 original songs written by Sean, and arranged and recorded by Jamie. The brothers live in Maine but are often on the road performing, producing music videos, and dancing. 

"Peace of Mind" - Official Music Video: https://youtu.be/WslrH0A8oDs

"You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go" - Bob Dylan Cover: https://youtu.be/q9ACUqpFJ0I

"Home on the River" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJCi91P55kk

http://www.carolinecotter.com





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Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

The Hub of the Wheel: A Benefit Cabaret

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Bread and Butter Farm is Proud to Host:

The Hub of the Wheel: A Benefit Cabaret Celebrating Women at the Center of the Story

Shows Thursday March 21st at 6:30 and 8:30 pm

Tickets $10 advance, $15 day of (100% of sales to benefit Wheels for Women)

Don’t forget to check out! Click the cart icon at the top right of the page to secure your tickets.

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SAKHI (Crisis Intervention Center and Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence), is an initiative of the Cultural Academy for Peace in Kerala, India. The center aims to lend a helping hand to women and children who face harassment, torture, suicide, and sexual and domestic abuse on a daily basis. The emergency drop provides counseling, care, and protection for these women 24/7.

The Crisis Intervention Center requires vehicles for cases of emergency. Most of the victims are trapped in unsafe situations, and the center receives requests from either the community or the police department to pick up stranded individuals from all over the town. Often women call the center in order to be rescued from their own homes. In some cases, rescued pregnant women require immediate medical attention and need to be transported to hospitals or other service centers.

Wheels for Women, co-founded by a performance professor at Ithaca College, works in partnership with the Sakhi Shelter for victims of domestic violence in Kerala, India to provide shelter residents and community members with the training necessary to become licensed auto rickshaw drivers (like taxi drivers in the U.S.). Through this training, abused women and victims of the sex trade gain the job skills needed to work towards financial independence and away from their abusers.

Over the last seven years, Wheels for Women has hosted benefit cabaret performances with senior Theater majors at Ithaca College. As the organization has grown, and many of those students have become performing artists around the country, Wheels for Women has turned its attention towards hosting cabaret fundraisers in each state.

Enter Bread & Butter, a woman-owned and operated farm proud to host the Vermont iteration of this fundraiser. A collaboration between the farm, the Tischler family, and Alanna J. Smith (graduate of Ithaca college) has produced “The Hub of the Wheel:” A Benefit Cabaret Celebrating Women at the Center of the Story. The program, organized by Smith, will feature songs and poems written from women’s perspectives, and celebrate the enduring strength and power of women around the world.

Accompanied by Carl Recchia (CVU High School) on piano, Jacob & Ethan Tischler, Alanna Smith, and other guest artists are delighted to offer an inspiring evening of art and music. They are thrilled to have an opportunity to craft something beautiful together, and share it with the community for the benefit of women on the other side of the globe. We hope you will join us and celebrate this work!

www.wheels4women.org

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Scrag Mountain Music Presents: A Concert of Early Music
Jan
11
7:30 PM19:30

Scrag Mountain Music Presents: A Concert of Early Music

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Since 2010, Scrag Mountain Music has connected audiences with great music and artists in meaningful ways and has fostered a rejuvenating environment for musicians to explore chamber music and interface with the Vermont community.  Scrag Mountain Music was created in 2010 by Founders and Artistic Directors Evan Premo (composer and double bass) and Mary Bonhag (soprano). Inspired by the chamber music festivals they experienced throughout the country, Evan and Mary sought to create a space where artists and community directly relate and enrich one another, where the locale is equally as important as the music making, and where the music is community supported and accessible to all.  

Join us as we set sail on the English Channel in a program of glorious medieval, renaissance, and baroque music! Scrag Mountain Music Artistic Directors Mary Bonhag (soprano) and Evan Premo (double bass / viola da gamba) are joined by versatile guest artists Priscilla Herreid (baroque oboe / recorders), Paul Holmes Morton (theorbo / lute / baroque guitar) and Michael Unterman (cello) for a concert that transports us back in time with works by Jean-Baptiste Barrière, John Dowland, John Eccles, G.F. Handel, Guillaume de Machaut, Henry Purcell,  and Matthew Ricketts.

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Valley Stage Presents: Robinson & Rohe
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

Valley Stage Presents: Robinson & Rohe

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VSP Presents: Robinson & Rohe

Saturday December 8th at 7:30 pm

Tickets $15 advance / $20 day of show

We are so excited to announce our second collaboration with Valley Stage productions, who are bringing the inimitable Robinson & Rohe to the classroom on December 8th! This duo has been touring their “Longest Winter” for the past 10 years, and we are thrilled to able to help host it here on the farm.

About the Concert:

The Christmas story is a cultural inheritance that belongs to whoever claims it. If it is the Church, then the Church will tell the story. If it is the Corporate Advertisers, the Corporate Advertisers will sell the story. But if it is the Artists, the Bards, the Rabblerousers, then it is they who will create the story anew. 

A crowd of friends and neighbors has gathered on one of the longest nights of the year. All is warm and cozy inside, while the cold winter wind blows just outside the door. The clatter of wine glasses and mugs filled to the brim with hot cider gives way to silence. And from that radiant silence emerges a song…


Robinson & Rohe got its start singing the ancient Christmas carols we love. We sing these carols every year to wrest this influential story from the grasp of the despots and the department stores. We assert that Christmas is a celebration of love, a welcoming of the light. It is about the beauty of one child only as much as it is about the beauty of all beings. Christmas is a rejection of the greed that caused an innkeeper to turn a pregnant woman out into the night, the hatred that caused a jealous king to order mass infanticide. Christmas is an embrace of the green, wild world we share. It is an opportunity to sing together, to break bread together. The inheritance of stories and songs is ours to reshape and pass on, just as those before us did. This is the story we tell.

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For more information contact Don Sheldon at: don@valleystage.net or by calling 802-434-4563

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May Erlewine at Bread & Butter Farm!
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

May Erlewine at Bread & Butter Farm!

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Raised in a family rich with art and music, May began writing songs and playing them for the people at a very young age. Her journeys have taken her all over the world, from street corners to renowned stages, May has performed for all walks of life. In her travels Erlewine came to know the land and the pulse of the people. Her songs show a very real connection and concern with everyday folk.

May pulls from a wide variety of sounds and influences to create her unique musical landscape. You’ll hear traditional folk roots, old time country swing, soul and rock and roll but mostly she’s inspired by the hearts of the people and the one in her chest. This music is about feeling and it’s about telling life’s stories.

May is a member of the Earthwork Music Collective, a group of independent artists who share resources and talents to raise both community and self-awareness, along with facilitating and encouraging original music in the state of Michigan. Earthwork was created as a means to form a viable alternative path to the conventional music industry. Through collaboration, the collective strives to incorporate efforts of environmental advocacy, social justice, creative empowerment and community building into the core functioning of a musical profession.

We at the farm are so excited, honored, and proud to be able to host May and her music in the gorgeous Music for Sprouts classroom. This is sure to be another truly special evening of community and music, and we look forward to seeing you there!

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Scrag Mountain Music Presents - Aizuri Quartet: Deeply Known
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

Scrag Mountain Music Presents - Aizuri Quartet: Deeply Known

We at the farm are delighted to announce another musical partnership for this fall and beyond! We are ever so lucky to have been contacted by Scrag Mountain Music: an organization dedicated to bringing dynamic, vibrant classical music to communities around Vermont.

Since 2010, Scrag Mountain Music has connected Vermont communities to classical music in powerful ways. Scrag offers interactive performances,  open rehearsals, and meaningful teaching artist residencies to those in Central Vermont all while engaging top-tier chamber musicians from around the country and creating a retreat atmosphere for them to rejuvenate their artistry. Our concert motto is "Come as you are. Pay what you can." 

While Scrag Mountain Music has been bringing music around the state for a while now, the first show of theirs that will be gracing the farm is “Aizuri Quartet: Deeply Known”

The beloved Aizuri Quartet returns to Scrag Mountain Music after a triumphant season as Quartet-in-Residence at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to present the World Premiere of Scrag co-Artistic Director Evan Premo’s String Quartet No.1 Deeply Known, written specially for the quartet. The program also includes Gabriella Smith’s Carrot Revolution, Komitas’ Armenian Folk Songs, and Arnold Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2 joined by Scrag co-Artistic Director and soprano Mary Bonhag.

Concerts are “Pay what you can” with at-will donations collected at intermission. Space is limited, so be sure to secure your spot at the link below! 

http://www.scragmountainmusic.org

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FALL PASTURED MEAT SALE
Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

FALL PASTURED MEAT SALE

FALL MEAT SALE AT BREAD & BUTTER FARM

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD
9AM - 12PM

OUR
100% GRASS-FED BEEF &
WOODLAND PORK

+ SCUTTLESHIP FARM’S PASTURED LAMB
AND SUSTAINABLY CAUGHT ALASKAN SALMON

ALL BEEF & PORK CUTS - 2$ OFF/LB
BULK DISCOUNTS FOR ENTIRE PURCHASE

10 lbs + 10% OFF

20 lbs + 15% OFF

30 lbs + 20% OFF

Excludes ground beef due to low inventory

FEATURING MUSIC WITH MR. CHRIS & FRIENDS
RECIPES & COOKING INSPIRATION
COFFEE & TREATS FROM BLANK PAGE CAFE

200 Leduc Farm Road, Shelburne Vermont

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Valley Stage Productions Presents: Richie & Rosie
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

Valley Stage Productions Presents: Richie & Rosie

We are thrilled to announce a new collaboration with Don Sheldon of Valley Stage Productions, designed to bring spectacular musicians from around the country to our family farm. Together, we’ll be offering house-concert style intimate performances in the Music for Sprouts classroom, and providing a way for all you Burger Night lovers to stay connected over the Fall and Winter months!

This new partnership if kicking off next week with Richie & Rosie:

Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton are a dynamic duo performing music rooted in the Americana tradition. Over the past four years they have collaborated in various projects experimenting with traditional and original songs.

Stearns is a legendary banjo player and singer, and has lead bands like the Horseflies and Donna the Buffalo. He has also collaborated with countless others and tours with Natalie Merchant.  He is steeped in the traditions of old-time music, Appalachian folk, blues, African, rock and country music.


Rosie Newton is a talented fiddler and singer who has toured with the likes of the Duhks, Louisiana legend Preston Frank, Red Dog Run, the Evil City Stringband, Home Remedy and occasionally Ferintosh.


With the release of their 2nd full-length album “Nowhere in Time” Richie and Rosie take the fiddle, banjo combination to new levels as they continue to expand the boundaries of this tradition.


https://richieandrosie.com

Tickets are $15 in advance/$20 day of show

For more information contact Don Sheldon at
don@valleystage.net or by calling 802-434-4563

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Pasture Walk at Bread & Butter Farm - Grazing Animals for Land Health
Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

Pasture Walk at Bread & Butter Farm - Grazing Animals for Land Health

Join our Animal Manager, Brandon Bless, for a pasture walk & discussion on how we work alongside our cattle herd to restore the health of our soils and pastures. Meet the herd and discover the role that grazing animals play in sustainable land stewardship.

The tour is free, though we ask folks to pre-register.
(Refreshments provided!)

Reserve your spot!

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Community Storytelling at Bread & Butter Farm
Apr
21
5:00 PM17:00

Community Storytelling at Bread & Butter Farm

Community Storytelling at Bread & Butter Farm


Story Theme: FIRSTS
Saturday, April 21st, 5-8pm
Bread & Butter Farm (200 Leduc Farm Road, Shelburne)
$15/adult ticket; $10/child ticket
TICKETS 

Join us for an intimate evening of shared stories at Bread & Butter Farm. As with all our personal storytelling events, the evening's entertainment will be community-generated, which means that the stories will come from the audience. Into the magical hat o' storytellers we hope roughly 10-15 of the audience members will be brave enough to slip a piece of paper with their name; names will be drawn at random throughout the event to generate the order of stories. All stories should be personaltruetold and not readless than 7 minutes in length, and on the theme of the night: FIRSTS
 

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Other Details

  • Dinner will be prepared with love by All Souls Tortilleria and will include meat, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Dinner will be held at the end of the evening, at roughly 7pm.
  • The event is absolutely family-friendly. In fact, our new team mascot, Finn (6 months old) will be the co-emcee for the evening.  However, please keep in mind that the evening involves sitting quietly and listening. 
  • BYO beverages, favorite floor pillows, and slippers (all optional)
  • Tickets are limited and we usually sell out, so act fast!
  • *There will be 3 FREE TICKETS available for folks willing to help us clean up at the end of the evening (mostly dishes)*
  • Questions? Email Elise at eschadler@gmail.com


TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

 

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Joshua Davis - LIVE CONCERT
Apr
7
7:00 PM19:00

Joshua Davis - LIVE CONCERT

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An upbringing that occupied the urban landscapes of Detroit while spending summers in the wilderness on the southern tip of Lake Superior in Marquette, MI brings into view the backdrop of Davis’ latest works. The Way Back Home follows a series of singular recordings (Fool Rooster, Magnolia Belles, A Miracle of Birds) by the prolific songwriter who has shared the stage with a “Who’s Who” of American folk music icons such as Pete SeegerArlo GuthrieGreg Brown, and Abigail Washburn. Recorded in East Lansing, MI by legendary engineer Glenn BrownThe Way Back Home highlights Davis’ longtime collaboration with Jack White’s bassist Dominic John Davis, pianist Mike Lynch (Willie NelsonLeon Russell), and drummer Mike Shimmin (The Olllam).

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Grain Free Baking with Blank Page Cafe
Mar
18
12:30 PM12:30

Grain Free Baking with Blank Page Cafe

Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store
See map: Google Maps

Have you ever been curious about how to bake delicious, nutrient-dense treats that are both gluten AND grain free?  Have you been struggling with how to incorporate treats into your life while honoring food allergies and taking a health-focused approach to diet and wellness? 

In this class, Mike Proia from Blank Page Cafe and Stephanie Bless from Bread and Butter farm, will share the ins and outs of grain-free baking, including the healthiest and tastiest ingredients, and how to make your grain-free shopping list more affordable. Together, we will work through a grain-free German Chocolate brownie recipe and participants will receive several grain-free treat recipes as well some brownies to take home! Come learn how to sweeten up your life in a way that’s both guilt and grain free!

*Note: The City Market Community Teaching Kitchen is not a certified gluten-free facility.

$5 City Market Members, $10 non-members

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