Strolling of the Heifers 2012
It was a rainy VT day at The Strolling of the Heifers this year but that didn’t stop the smiling cows and their handlers from strolling down the streets of Brattleboro.
This annual moo-ving event is one that you definitely should not miss next year. During the week leading up to the parade and live green Expo Jesse Laflamme, the head of our family farm participated in a discussion about management:
MANAGEMENT: The Green Entrepreneurs Toolbox: Success stories across energy and food
In the face of the current, interrelated economic and environmental threats, business leaders are “greening” supply chains and jumping on the sustainability-marketing wagon. But what about those businesses who have been green from the get go? We hear from panelists who have designed their business with a triple bottom line perspective from day one – and hear their lessons, challenges and thoughts on now being considered visionary.
- HOST — Terry Mollner, chair, Stakeholders Capital and founder, The Trusteeship Institute, Northampton MA
- Daniel Leader, CEO/founder, Bread Alone, Boiceville, NY
- Jesse LaFlamme, Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs, Monroe NH
- Jan Blittersdorf, CEO and president, NRG Systems, Hinesburg, VT
- Rebecca Reuter, Omega Optical, Brattleboro VT
The winning bread was a Pannetone Quick Bread made by Anna Piergentili of East Dummerston. Her bread had fresh bright flavors of lemon and orange as well as dried fruit. Anna was excited to win a blue ribbon and a trophy for her recipe.
On Saturday the rains came but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the crowds. Kids and grown-ups alike cheered and clapped as the cows, alpacas, horses, donkeys, kids, adults, and marching bands strolled by. After the stroll the crowd congregated on the green to enjoy the Green Expo which included our Big Organic Breakfast Bar with our famous breakfast sandwiches. This year we also added an education tent where children enjoyed seeing some of our cage free hens, sampling hard boiled eggs and wearing a crazy Nellie chicken hat.
We hope to see you again next year even if it rains!