The Sprouty

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Now in its 8th year, the Sprouty is a 5K walk/run and 10K run along the White River in Sharon, Vermont.

The Sprouty supports the Farm-to-School program at the Sharon Elementary School. The race is committed to bringing out community members and serious runners alike as we celebrate good health, local agriculture and the beauty of September in Vermont. T-shirts are provided to the first 150 to register, but you have to register by midnight Friday, August 24th in order to guarantee we have your size. The day includes a fun-run loop for kids around the elementary school with ribbons for all kids.  No registration is required for the kids’ fun-loop!  Refreshments (including free smoothies) await at the finish area. Crepes will also be available for sale, made on site by the Skinny Pancake.  Kids 12 and under register for free. Prizes are awarded to the top three male and female finishers in the 5K and 10K. Free lettuce plants from Dandelion Acres for all participants. Go to to register and for more information.



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ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. Vermont kids whipped up some delicious foods as part of the 12th annual Junior Iron Chef Vermont competition on Saturday.


Teams of middle and high schoolers worked together to make healthy dishes they hope will hit school menus.

One of the competitors, Conor of Sharon, said he really enjoys the teamwork and communication involved in this type of cooking.

Vermont FEED organizes the challenge each year to inspire kids to live healthier lives.

Sharon Elementary had 2 teams compete: The Sharon Slicers were Devyn, Conor and Abby; The Sharon Shredders were Olivia, Willow, Elsa and Aiden. The Shredders won the Vermont Lively Local Award.