Spring Cleaning in Vermont

Spring Cleaning, Vermont Style

There’s a farmhouse down the road with a handmade sign hanging up by the kitchen door. It says, “The house was clean yesterday. Sorry you missed it.” All joking aside, keeping the house clean is no easy matter in Vermont, especially during our notorious spring mud season. But instead of giving up, we just double… more

100% Pure Vermont Maple Syrup

Vermont Maple Syrup: Would Your Syrup Pass Inspection?

Last year during sugaring season, I headed up to northern Vermont to visit with Dave Marvin and his children, Emma and Ira. Dave and his family are wonderful, salt-of-the-earth Vermonters who manage a legendary “sugar bush”—that’s what we call a grove of sugar maple trees used to make maple syrup. Dave’s father, Dr. James Wallace… more

Vermonters Are Soft On Tough Winters

Winter in Vermont, We’re Soft on this Tough Season

Perhaps you are one of our many customers in a corner of the country with gentle, balmy winters. Possibly, you “escaped” the Northeast years ago and never looked back! We can’t blame you. Vermont winters are long, cold, and heavy on the snow—they aren’t for everyone. If you tried to place an order with us… more

How to Stay Warm and Healthy

How True Vermonters Stay Healthy in Winter

Up here in Vermont we keep healthy by keeping busy. Ben Franklin was right; idleness, like isolation, is bad for the mind and body. Do those chores today, not tomorrow. Stand, don’t sit. Our neighbors are real Vermonters, salty old-timers in the best way, “tough as a ten-cent steak.” In their eighties they still chop… more

Vermont snowman

6 Things to Do in Southern Vermont in January

Six months out of every year, our abundance of snow, ski slopes, and lodges makes Vermont a premier destination for hundreds of thousands of skiers. But you don’t have to be a skier to enjoy Vermont in winter; there are plenty of exciting, fun, entertaining, and relaxing things to do in our Green Mountain State.… more