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Burger Night @ Bread and Butter Farm

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Burger Night @ Bread and Butter Farm
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Friday, July 28, 2017, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Burger Night @ Bread and Butter Farm
Cheesefactory Road
South BurlingtonVT 05482
(802) 985-9200

Ages: 0 - 14+

Cost: Admission is free | Food $8.95-$18.95

Parking: Yes - Field

Features: Picnic Area

Burger Night started innocently in 2011 as a way for Bread and Butter Farm to promote that they were raising grass-fed beef. They thought it sounded like fun to grill some burgers on a Friday afternoon for our Farm Store customers to let them try out the beef. The very first event they held, 150 people showed up! They were blown away. It hasn't stopped since. They have been amazed with the response and have done everything They can to keep up with the lively demand, serve the highest quality, delicious food, and open up this beautiful conserved farmland for everyone to enjoy. 

At Burger Night they serve a full meal that comes almost entirely from their farm. They raise the cows who provide the beef, they bake the buns, and they grow the veggies for the salads. This year you can compliment your meal with a popsicle made from fresh seasonal berries from Adam's Berry Farm.

The music has not had to travel far either. Each week, Chris Dorman (founder of Music for Sprouts) brings amazing bands to liven up the event. Many of the bands are local and their set at Burger Night is a chance to celebrate their integral role in our local community.

 

Directions

  • Dorset Street South
  • East on to Cheesefactory Road
  • Signs for the farm on the south side of the road
  • You can't miss the silos!

 

They cancel for thunder/lightening, or high winds - Please check their website.

 

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missmagpie

  • 5

Reviewed on 06/11/2011

This Vermont-only experience is an absolute delight. The timing is perfect. It starts early at 4:00 which means you are home by 8:00, if you choose to stay till the very end. There is just enough to do to keep everyone occupied but not over stimulated. It was sooo relaxing and oh yeah, the food was delish!

We met several friends here, which I would suggest so your kids have friends to pal around with. Although they have tables and chairs set up, we brought our own blankets/chairs and made space for ourselves closer to the music. Kids should bring balls, hula hoops, jump ropes, and simple outdoor toys. There is plenty of room in the fields to play. There was a women with a small spinning wheel, enjoying the music while making yarn. Kids were flocking around her to watch.

Dinner is uncomplicated. When you arrive you purchase tickets for a burger, cheeseburger, a side salad (there were two choices the night we were there) or the veggie option which is two salads plus a hunk of their wonderful bread. You take your tickets, when you are ready, over to the grill area and get your food. I will say unless you like your burger rare, make sure you tell them ahead of time you want it well done. A few in our group had to send it back for a little more cooking time. But everyone commented how tasty the grass-fed burgers were! It is a BYOB situation. And you should feel free to supplement your meal. We saw lots of people with wine, cheese, desserts and more. You can make a real spread or keep it simple.

A few things to note: there is a bathroom with a changing table in the bakery. You are in on a working farm, not a certified playground. Our older kids went exploring and found places that probably weren't suitable for little kids so you are going to want to keep an eye on the ones that like to wander.


2012 UPDATE
Wow! This event sure has become popular. I would highly recommend getting there early for the Friday Night event. Like on-the-dot 4:30 early. If not, you could easily be waiting in line for your food for 30-45 minutes.

On the plus side, as burger night has grown, so has their menu. You will now find hot dogs, veggie burgers, more salads, more drinks, several cookies and even homemade ice cream sandwiches. I would highly suggest bringing your own utensils/napkins. Not only does it help them out, but if you are late, they run out.

Also note that parking is across the street and a good walk from where you will be eating. Pack light. Just saying.
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justjack

  • 3

Reviewed on 09/17/2012

I want to start off by saying this was a great event in a beautiful and relaxing setting. Tons of room for kids to run around, and nice live music, too.

We arrived at 5:00, anticipating a large crowd, but clearly this was not early enough. We waited in line for almost 45 minutes (my husband and I took turns standing in line and the other would watch the kids). When we finally got to the front we were informed that they were out of buns, out of most of the sides, and almost out of burgers. We ended up with burgers but the people behind us were not so lucky. I think if their supply was running low, they should have informed people standing in line instead of waiting until they got to the front.

We definitely will be back but next time will arrive earlier and bring our own salads to go with their burgers.
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Jonny

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Reviewed on 09/14/2012

The concept is nice, but sadly, the result is a little off. First of all, the way they take orders is convoluted and confusing. You need to get your food first, then pay a cashier, not the other way around.
But the biggest problem is its a real farm and it is dirty, unkempt and the amount of flies around is truly disgusting. It feels unhealthy because of this. I know its a farm, but that makes it feel unsuitable for serving food. We were so grossed out to be standing in line, watching the food we were about to eat literally crawling with hundreds and hundreds of flies. No one got sick, but the visual was really unsettling and very unappetizing.
Then the field where you eat was not comfortable. The location is pretty, but it was really roughing it. In any case, the food wasn't very good and was a little bit pricey for what you got, especially the $5 salad. The burger wasn't that great either.
Unfortunately, we won't be back and I can't recommend this night to others unless some changes were made in the location in which they served the food. I hate to be negative, but we were just too put off but the unclean feeling of it all.
On a positive note, every one working there was very friendly and that was very nice. The horse drawn wagon ride was the highlight of the night.
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VTchick

  • 5

Reviewed on 08/13/2012

I love takiing my family to Burger Night. We meet up with friends, and usually make new ones. The burgers and salads are to die for!

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jvpvt

  • 4

Reviewed on 09/08/2011

I have to agree with Sadie...very fun event, but pricey in that a side salad is $5! The $7.50 burger was GREAT but I needed two which makes it $15. Tons of people there though.

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SadieMom

  • 3

Reviewed on 08/19/2011

Cute idea, pretty well organized. However a little pricey. The actual burgers were delicious, and the bread is also great. However, sides are additional $5+, Juice $2, Cookie $1, with $7.50 burger adds up. BYOB & eat the yummy burgers, all in all a great night out!

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twincoastlove

  • 5

Reviewed on 06/17/2011

What a great time! This place is a perfect spot to spend an evening outdoors with the family on a Friday night. With small kids, it's great to know you can get out and do something and still finish the night before anyone can get too tired, but there is also plenty to do to tire the kiddos out on the farm property while you hang out on a blanket and listen to music. Great people, delicious food to purchase (or, picnic with your own packed-in goodies), and a gorgeous Vermont setting. It was nice to have an indoor restroom for the kids to use for both potty breaks and hand washing - actually this was SUCH a nice feature because with it being a farm and all, and dinner such a big part of the event, it was *critical* in my mind. Easy to get in and out, plenty of parking spaces close to the venue - so carrying chairs, picnic blankets and baskets were very doable. What a great friday night addition to the family scene!...more

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