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Vermonters spend on Local Food Annually


Microbrewies in Vermont


Farmers Markets in Vermont

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farmers markets

Vermont’s food culture is very distinct and anchored in our agricultural roots. Locally raised and produced food is a cornerstone of many menus, and it goes far beyond the cheese and maple the state is known for. Creative entrepreneurs are crafting an explosion of local foods, beer, wine, and spirits that can be found in most restaurants, markets and in farmer’s markets across the state.

Whether you are looking for a quick bite or an elegant night out, Vermont’s restaurant scene has something for everyone. While Burlington has the lion’s share of restaurants, there are great options scattered throughout the region, including a good variety in places like St. Albans, Essex, Bristol and Middlebury. In recent years, the options have expanded to include a broader range of ethnic fare such as Himalayan, South American cuisines, and a wider range of choices from Asian countries.

If you’re looking for a great restaurant near you, Seven Days, the region’s arts newspaper of record, hosts a great restaurant finder on their website.

If you’re feeling thirsty, Vermont has some of the best, award-winning brews in the United States. There are so many breweries to visit, you can even create your own beer trail! There are also several wineries and spirits producers in the area.

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