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Food Truck Roundup to celebrate local nonprofits

Vermont Hempicurean, Vermont Grow Barn, and Vermont Bud Barn
Vermont Hempicurean, Vermont Grow Barn, and Vermont Bud Barn
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Every summer, Retreat Farm’s Thursday evening Food Truck Roundup signals the start of summer. With construction on Route 30 and the transformation of the North Barn into a gathering place for the community, Food Truck Roundup will evolve into a ticketed event this season.

“To preserve the Food Truck Roundup experience everyone loves, it is necessary for us to limit the size of the event each week,” noted Events Director Jenny Crowell. To ensure the Roundup remains welcoming and accessible to the community, Retreat Farm is offering a variety of ticket and season pass options.

The shift to a ticketed event also brings a unique opportunity to support the larger nonprofit community. “As one of the community’s largest events, the Roundup is a perfect platform to celebrate local nonprofits that bring people together and help support our unique and vibrant community,” shared Executive Director Kristin Sullivan. 

The Collective Impact Program at Retreat Farm will celebrate ten emerging nonprofits by donating $1 of every Food Truck Roundup ticket and 20% of season pass sales to selected nonprofits. Nonprofits who wish to be considered for the program can submit a 10-minute application at retreatfarm.org. Applications will be accepted through June 1st. 

“So much of our community is driven by the nonprofit sector. The Collective Impact Program is a chance to amplify the good work done by these organizations and showcase how our work intersects with the dozens of nonprofits in the community.”

From Wyld Nightz to Zara Bode, the Roundup will host a diverse musical lineup starting with Rumboat Chili on June 22nd. With the Thirsty Goat Bar, HAngry Traveler, Anon’s Thai Cuisine, Mach’s Mobile Pizza, Vermont Gelato, and more space for your blanket — the Round will be more enjoyable than ever this summer. 

The Roundup begins Thursday, June 22nd, and continues each Thursday evening from 5 pm to 8 pm through August 24th. 

Advance ticket purchase is strongly suggested, with limited walk-up tickets available each week. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children under 12. Roundup regulars are encouraged to purchase a Season Pass, available for families ($85), couples ($65), and individuals ($45).

The Roundup will remain free for under-resourced families, thanks to generous support from Brattleboro Savings & Loan and Park Place Finacial Advisors. Free, Open Access tickets will be available online and at the Brattleboro Food Co-Op, Brooks Memorial Library, the Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro, and the DBA tent at Gallery Walk starting June 2nd.

Season passes, and advance tickets go on sale Monday, May 15th at 10 am for Retreat Farm members. Tickets will open to the general public for purchase one week later. To gain early ticket access, become a free member by signing up at retreatfarm.org/membership

The Food Truck Roundup series is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and Brattleboro Savings & Loan.

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