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made in vermont

October 30, 2009

a cute lil’ covered kissing bridge in woodstock

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woodstock is home to sugarbush farm.

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and sugarbush is home to my new friends: beau, rocket

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and taffy.

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aren’t they so cute?

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i really wanted to steal taffy but apparently there’s isn’t enough room in my apartment for a future dairy cow 😦

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sugarbush is a maple farm…they make their own vermont maple syrup from start to finish.

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they also make some yummy cheese…and like all the good places to go in vermont there were lots of samples to taste 🙂

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the farm is located on the top of a hill with breathtaking views…almost made me want to live on a farm. almost.

we walked on the maple trail which is the route they take to collect sap from the maple trees and also visited the horsies. aren’t they so pretty?

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after the farm, we drove down to quechee and took a short hike along quechee gorge. the gorge was formed by glaciers 13,000 years ago. how do they determine stuff like that?

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it was a bit late in the leaf peeping season but there were still some pretty trees out there…lots of yellows and oranges this year.

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yeah, i have paparazzi following me around. no big deal.

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and this cute little diner was just down the street from the gorge. they serve diner fare with a focus on locally grown food.

from their website

The concept behind The Farmers Diner is simple. We are shortening the road from the farm field to the diner plate. The current commercial food system is a mess. The Farmers Diner follows a simple design: buy great ingredients directly from area farmers and prepare great meals for local customers. Vermonters should eat Vermont raised foods-this creates wholeness and health-healthy economies, healthy communities, healthy bodies.

love it! right?

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word.

we had our lunch in the dining car.

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i started with a strafford organic creamery strawberry milkshake, made to order with fresh guernsey cream.

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i say this about everything…but for reals, best.milkshake.ever. EVER.

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it was so difficult choosing what to eat. i finally decided on a breakfast burrito: 2 fluffly scrambled eggs, chef’s midly spicy butterworks organic beans, melted cabot jack cheese, all wrapped in a soft, warm flour tortilla, served with house made pico de gallo and a dollop of cabot sour cream & homefries. everything but the tortilla was locally farmed or produced.

i also got a side salad since i was craving veggies after the crazy amount of cheese and jams i ate all weekend long.

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the food was so fresh and yummy…i need to find a place like this near me!

in the same plaza as the farmers diner is another cabot store, an antique mall and toy museum. there were more samples to be eaten, but i had a serious food baby from all that food at lunch, so we just walked around and browsed before heading home to mass.

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MOOSE!

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’twas a lovely, relaxing weekend in vermont.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. balancejoyanddelicias permalink
    October 30, 2009 6:29 am

    lovely pictures! 😀

  2. October 30, 2009 11:04 am

    I love the red plaid shirt! Super cute. And oh my goodness, the strawberry milkshake in the glass jar looks amazing!!! The jar is my favorite part. Beautiful fall pictures 🙂

  3. November 5, 2009 7:44 am

    Happy Anniversary! You sure captured Vermont in your photos… Thanks very much for the Cabot mention & link! The farm families who own Cabot (and I) thank you!

    I’m linking to your post on our facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/cabot

    Thanks again!

    ~Wendy

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