Farm to table eating is a way of life in the 802, but what are the staple items on our menus? Well, fresh eggs, vegetables and organic meat are pretty iconic foods in Vermont that you’ll see often. Not only do we delight in mixing flavors for savory dishes, but we pride ourselves on cooking farm to table meals and shopping local. A little Maple Syrup goes a long way, but how many other Vermont treats have you tried?
Vermont produces artisan cheeses that are out of this world. Most restaurants use locally sourced ingredients and cheese always makes things a little better. Pictured is Twig Farm Cheese made in West Cornwall, VT.
2. Locally sourced eggs
The fresher the better. It's always a little exciting to get a blue one!
3. Lake Champlain Chocolates
Lake Champlain Chocolates has crafted specialty chocolates in Burlington for 30 years, and we look forward to 30 more. This is some of the tastiest (and most beautiful) chocolate you'll ever have.
If you like fiddleheads, you'll LOVE the 3rd annual Fiddlehead Festival
5. Fried dough and other fair food
Some foods are simply a requirement to eat when spending a day at the fair.
6. Maple creemee
Thankfully, you can get them all over Vermont in the summer. Yum!
7. Organically raised lamb
From chops to stew, Vermont raised lamb is positively delicious.
8. Bison burger
If you're looking for a deviation from your regular burger, have a bison burger instead. Pictured is an open faced, Greek salad bison burger. Who knew?
If you enjoy a hardy meat, then you'll love venison. There are so many recipes for a great venison dish that use ingredients that are fresh from Vermont.
10. Cider doughnuts
The only thing better than a cider doughnut, is a WARM cider doughnut.
11. Sugar on snow
A true Vermont delicacy. Directions: Get a bowl of fresh snow. Add maple syrup, eat with spoon.
The basic recipe is always the same, but it's up to you if you want to eat your sugar on snow with a side of dill pickle or cider donut.
12. Strawberry rhubarb pie
The smell of a freshly baked strawberry rhubarb pie will stay in your memories forever.
13. Maple syrup
Last but not least, pancakes wouldn't be the same without Vermont maple syrup!