Saturday, June 20, 2009

Vermont Local Food and Drink

If you live in Vermont or are visiting for the summer, you can find farmer’s markets and locally produced food throughout the state. The Vermont Agriculture Department has a searchable map on their web site to help you locate farmer’s markets, farm stands, pick-your-own farms, CSA farms, apples, and other Vermont specialty products. See

At the Web site for the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA VT),, you can search for organic farms by county or by product. And at the Local Banquet Magazine Web site, you can explore their excellent Links page for a comprehensive list of localvore-local foods Web sites -

If you are particularly looking for local beer and wine, there are microbreweries and wineries around the state. The Vermont Brewer’s Association has a handy map and list of the local breweries, wineries, and cider houses, see

If you happen to be driving to Vermont from the south, you can stop in Greenfield, Massachusetts to enjoy The People’s Pint Restaurant & Brewery, open everyday from 4:00pm, committed to serving local food and their own beer since 1997 – check it out on the web at:

Happy delicious local eating!

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