At DigInVT, we believe every day should be Mother’s Day, but we also know that this year, May 13th is the "official" day.
Have you made plans yet? It’s ok if you can't decide what to do. (There are so many options.) It's not too late, we’ve got you covered. And if you already have plans, why not add one of our recommendations to the day. . .
Brunch for everyone
The classic Mother’s Day activity is to take Mom out for brunch. On Sunday, restaurants across the state are going all out.
Mary’s Restaurant at the Inn at Baldwin Creek is a classic Vermont brunch destination in Bristol, and does not disappoint with their elaborate Mother's Day brunch special menu. A little bit down the road in Middlebury, for a view from the farm, you can visit Tail Feather Farm for their own Mother’s Day Brunch.
Elsewhere in the state, stop by Brattleboro favorite duo Restaurant or take in the beauty at Simon Pearce in Quechee. Further north there's also a special menu at The Essex, and it's opening weekend at the Inn at Shelburne Farms. In Burlington, Guild Tavern offers a brunch that includes southern style gravy and biscuits as well as a carving board from their wood fired oven.
Flowers are always welcome
With the spring time warmth of the sun, some mothers just want to get into the garden. Bring Mom to Red Wagon Plants to buy flowers for her garden or perhaps a hanging basket of flowers for her porch. You can also help her celebrate all summer with a floral CSA from New Leaf Organics. Or stop by Gardener's Supply, and then grab a bite to eat at their Garden of Eatin' Cafe.
For the mom who likes to cook. . .
Sign her up for a baking class at King Arthur Flour in Norwich or check out the cooking classes at Richmond Community Kitchen. The Kitchen at the Store in the Mad River Valley is a great place to go shopping and take cooking class.
Cheers to beer
If she's a fan of Vermont’s local brews, make Mother’s Day last the weekend. . . or the week. May 13th may be Mother’s Day, but May 12th is the kick off to Green Mountain Beer Week.
You can join Mom for the 4th Annual Run for Beer 5k at 14th Star Brewery in St. Albans on the 12th. There will be beer samples along the route. On the 13th, if you are in the Burlington area, Zero Gravity Beer is having a Keep Vermont Green beer and garden party. Join in to celebrate Mothers and Mother Earth. Or any of the other events happening that week. . . which, okay, may be more for you than your mother.
If you're looking for gifts, try tickets for the Vermont Brewers Festival July 20-21 at Burlington's Waterfront Park. (Maybe with a bouquet, see above).
Art and Vermont wine? Yes, please.
Shelburne Vineyard is hosting a Mother’s Day afternoon of art in the vineyard. Enjoy wine and live music as you’re guided step by step through the process of painting on canvas.
Save the best for last...
Treat Mom to ice cream. And while you could spend the day touring Vermont just to decide on who has the best maple creemee, we think you should have a taste of the Maple Creemee at Morse Farm Maple Sugar Works in Montpelier. (DigInVT Pro tip: Get the Maple Kettle Corn sundae with Maple Dust on top. . . do not ask questions about how much maple you want in a sundae, the answer is maple in every possible form).
If chocolate is preferred, stop by one of the Lake Champlain Chocolates scoop shops in Burlington or Waterbury for a scoop of the Belgian Chocolate. Oh and don’t forget to buy a box of chocolates to bring home.