12 Vermont Cafes Serving Up Local Flavor and Loads of Charm

12 Vermont Cafes Serving Up Local Flavor and Loads of Charm

May 30, 2019Addison County, Caledonia County, Eat, food, Northeast Kingdom, Orleans County, Washington County, Windham County, Windsor County 9 Comments

For a small state, Vermont offers an impressive selection of cafés. Whether you’re looking to grab a cup of coffee to go or want to settle in for a cozy lunch with friends, there are countless cafés to choose from in Vermont. So many excellent Vermont cafés offer traditional favorites like breakfast sandwiches, BLTs, and … Read More

11 Outdoor Vermont Farmers Markets to Visit in 2019

11 Outdoor Vermont Farmers Markets to Visit in 2019

May 16, 2019activities, Bennington County, Chittenden County, Eat, farmers' markets, food, Lamoille County, Northeast Kingdom, Orleans County, Rutland County, Washington County, Windham County, Windsor County 10 Comments

The start of the outdoor farmers market season is an annual rite of spring in Vermont. From Burlington and Brattleboro to Craftsbury and Dorset, you will find town greens, local parks, and parking lots transformed into pop-up marketplaces offering locally grown produce, handmade jewelry, craft beer, grass-fed beef, and more. When farmers markets first started … Read More

Happy Vermonters: Charlie Emers Bakes with Curiosity and Purpose

Happy Vermonters: Charlie Emers Bakes with Curiosity and Purpose

April 24, 2019Caledonia County, Eat, food, Happy Vermonters, Northeast Kingdom 13 Comments

Charlie Emers never planned on becoming a baker. The owner of Patchwork Farm & Bakery in East Hardwick grew up in Providence, Rhode Island. After relocating to Vermont three decades ago, his career path took a circuitous route from lamp maker to vegetable farmer to bread baker. Emers says he stumbled into baking one winter while … Read More

Silver Lake Syrups in Barnard Offers More than Maple

Silver Lake Syrups in Barnard Offers More than Maple

March 20, 2019activities, Eat, food, maple, maple syrup. maple sugaring, Mud season, Spring, Windsor County

Eric and Sonja Withington are returning to their roots. Eric grew up sugaring with his uncle in his hometown of Barnard. Thousands of miles away in Austria, Sonja spent her childhood foraging fresh greens, flowers, berries, and herbs to create herbal teas, syrups, and home remedies with her family. Last year, the couple combined their … Read More

15 Little-Known Facts About Vermont Ski Areas

15 Little-Known Facts About Vermont Ski Areas

February 13, 2019history, skiing, snow, winter

What’s your favorite ski area in Vermont?  Vermont is home to the best skiing in the East, offering plenty of alpine and Nordic options.  Whether you’re looking for a full resort experience or more of a homey, old-school vibe, Vermont has no shortage of terrain for beginners, intermediate and expert skiers and riders. Skiing in … Read More

Dutch Hill Ski Area Earns a New Turn in the Backcountry

Dutch Hill Ski Area Earns a New Turn in the Backcountry

January 31, 2019Green Mountain National Forest, Lost Ski Area, outdoors, Route 9, skiing, winter 8 Comments

Bill Beattie started skiing at Dutch Hill in the 1950s when he was seven years old. The Vermont ski area, which opened in 1944, featured a 570-foot vertical drop and was known as having some of the steepest terrain around. Located five miles from the Massachusetts border in the Heartwellville section of Readsboro, Dutch Hill … Read More