Food's Changing Role In Tourism And What It Means For The State

Mar 27, 2018

Vermont's farms and food-and-drink producers are pitching themselves to tourists - not just as the source of what's on the table, but as destinations in their own right. We're talking about food tourism, how it fits into the state's economy, and whom it benefits.

Jeff Roberts is a food expert and co-host of a nine-day cheese tour of northwestern Vermont, offered by Cheese Journeys.

Lisa Chase is director of the Vermont Tourism Research Center at UVM and a natural resources specialist at UVM Extension.

Helen Labun is executive director of the Vermont Fresh Network, which - among other projects - leads “Dig in Vermont” a group of nonprofit organizations that collaborate on agricultural and culinary tourism.

Broadcast live on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.