Farm Fresh Tour, Killington VT
If you’ve ever been to The Green Mountain State, you definitely noticed the beauty, the calm outside the city and the overwhelming peace it brings. But as you drive through our wooded roads and scenic byways, did you know there is a thriving five-star farm-to-table food scene in these mountains?
We connected with our friend Liz Patnode, founder of True North Yoga Escapes (who makes everything she serves at her retreats, from the cold pressed green juices to the coconut cashew ice cream by hand) to create this list just for you.
Here are a few stops not listed in every guide book, places where – even if you were a local – you may have a hard time finding.
CO-OPS + GROCERIES
77 Wales Street
Rutland, VT 05701
This community-operated grocery store sells local produce, wellness products and organic groceries.
Woodstock Farmers Market
979 Woodstock Road
This year-round market offers everything from take-away prepared meals to grocery staples and recipes to create great meals.
The Pittsfield Original General Store
3963 Route 100
This throwback general store purveys groceries, candies, authentic Vermont products and souvenirs, warms meals, smoothies and more.
Vermont Farmers Market (Wednesdays and Saturdays)
251 West Street
Downtown Rutland, VT
One of the largest and most diverse in the state – and the first to operate 52 weeks out of the year – you never know what you’ll find at the market.
Sweet Georgia P’s
4268 Route 100
This farmstand offers fresh veggies, maple syrup, eggs and goat’s milk. You can even call ahead to have fresh goat’s milk cheese to take home.
The Back Room (Fall/Winter/Spring)
3963 Route 100
Closed for the summer, The Back Room re-opens Thanksgiving Day to serve ever-changing menus to intimate parties. Seatings are limited.
The Wild Fern
1720 Route 100
Enjoy great pizza and local live music roadside on the weekends.
Feast & Field (Thursdays in the Summer)
1544 Royalton Turnpike Road
Thursdays in the summer at historic Clark Farm, this farmer’s market is super cool and super local, culminating in a campfire music jam.
The Black Krim
21 Merchants Row
Food should be simple. At the Black Krim Tavern, the menu changes based on what comes in from growers and the current mood of the chef-owners.
56 Rainbow Street
South Royalton, VT
This burger and craft beer bar features 18 draughts from local breweries and delicious burgers cooked over a hardwood fire.
The Worthy Kitchen
442 Woodstock Road
An offshoot of Worthy Burger, the Kitchen serves up comfort food like Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Loaded Nachos in a 100-seat restaurant with outdoor lounging. Save room for the doughnuts.
51 Wales Street
Roots partners with local farms to bring you fresh, affordable meals with a twist in the heart of Rutland.
We hope you’ll enjoy this scenic culinary tour of our home sweet home.
– Ashley Kahn Salley
With Special Thanks to Liz Patnode of True North Yoga Escapes