At one point in time farm to table living was the way of life—a simple, truly organic, and necessary way of living that has somewhat become a lost art. Taking pride in farming and growing local and then enjoying the abundance the harvest brings is something many in Vermont have been doing but are also trying to bring back. Learning some history and the stories of those who have gone before us is at the core of the Edible History Tour, a wonderful event coming up in Burlington, VT.
The Edible History Tour will be taking place September 29, 2016 through October 15, 2016 in the quaint town of Burlington, less than an hour away from our inn in Middlebury. This multi-sensory experience is part food and part history—a truly one-of-a-kind tour that will take you back in time. Burlington has a rich history with many different kinds of early ethnic groups that each brought unique food traditions to the area. Over the two-mile walk as you go site to site, you will learn about the history and food traditions of various ethnicities including German, Greek, Irish, Italian, Lebanese, Afro American, Chinese, French Canadian, and more. The founders of this tour have done extensive research to uncover stories from deep inside Burlington’s history—you will learn a lot along the way!
You will enjoy sampling foods at scheduled stops at different restaurants that serve local foods. Participating restaurants that you may visit include Juniper Bar & Restaurant, Church & Main Restaurant, Maglianero, Sugarsnap, Penny Cluse Café, Lucky Next Door, and Jam Bakery. If you live here, this tour will enrich your knowledge of the cultures that make up your home and if you are visiting you will get to know a lot more about this incredible place and will be especially fun if you are a true foodie. The tours run Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and begin at 1PM. You can find ticket information here. You will be on your feet for much of the tour so wear some good walking shoes! Their season ends mid-October so there’s just a small window of time to sign up now but they will back in the spring with more amazing tours!
It is so beautiful here at this time of year—don’t let the season pass you by without spending some time with us in Vermont. Our inn is the perfect home away from home. We are close to events, activities, and outdoor fun but also provide peace and relaxation if you need a getaway to escape the hustle and bustle. Contact us for more information or book directly online today.