Also known as “The Green State”, Vermont is just that, very green. My husband and I came to Burlington, VT about eight years ago and I can say it’s changed since. Driving around I’ve noticed many chain restaurants/stores that were not here before. Maybe that’s good for jobs and the economy, but I feel it kinda takes away from the charm of the town. There are many farms around that have activities during summer/winter months. A very popular one is Shelburne Farms located in Shelburne,VT.
They are a working/educational farm that offers daily tours of the farm and Inn (where you can stay during the May-October months.). They have animals, vegetable garden, a bakery on site, and cheesemaking building where you can watch them make the Shelburne Farms cheddar, taste all the varieties they make, and purchase them at the farm’s store. They offer summer camps, and many activities for the little ones.
Their vegetable garden.
O Bread Bakery at Shelburne Farms. IT SMELLS DIVINE INSIDE!!! The Chile cheese ciabatta is to die for.
The Inn at Shelburne Farms is a functioning Inn that has been restored. It features unique rooms, great history about the town, farm, and Inn itself, and tea time complete with tea sandwiches and baked goods.
Shelburne Farms is a great place to come to and explore. They have so many things going on everyone will surely enjoy it!
Great photos! I went to culinary school in Montpelier VT many years ago. They used to have good restaurants and bakeshop that were open to the public. Maybe it’s still worth visiting… 🙂
I didn’t know there was a culinary school there, or else I would have gone to check it out. The food was pretty good at the restaurants we went to overall.
It’s a small school *New England Culinary Institute), that emphasizes hands-on cooking, and so the students work in restaurants that are open to the public from day one. It definitely had a major role in upgrading the culinary scene in Vermont. 🙂
Sounds wonderful! There are a lot of young and hip places to eat there