Viewing entries tagged with ‘christmas’

6 December, 2017 - by DigInVT

'Tis the Season for Sleigh Rides!

Sign your family up for a horse-drawn adventure this winter! There's nothing quite like gliding through the snow, pulled by majestic horses decked out in their holiday finest. Cozy up under a blanket and enjoy one of Vermont's favorite pastimes.

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15 December, 2016 - by DigInVT Staff

Learn to Make Candy Canes

The candy cane has been a symbol of the Christmas holiday for centuries. The Shepherd’s crook-shaped candy in red and white has not only been enjoyed as a sweet but also used to decorate Christmas trees almost since the Christmas tree concept arrived in America (the mid-1800’s). The exact origins of the cane aren’t clear. Some tales focus on the religious symbolism of the red and white colors, but those stories are dubious since the first candy canes existed before sugar was refined enough to cool into the pure white color we see today. Others credit a clever 17th century choirmaster with tweaking the already-popular hard candy sticks to produce a confection that would keep children quiet during long holiday services. In general, candies and sweets - which were once much more expensive than they are today - have historic ties to festivals and holidays, occasions when people were willing to purchase special foods. Christmas is of course no exception and the food historians at Food Timeline have a list of some of the most popular Christmas-related foods through history.

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18 November, 2016 - by Floating Bridge Farm and Food Cooperative

Floating Bridge Food and Farms Annual Holiday Market & Tree Cutting

The Floating Bridge Food and Farms Cooperative invites you to spend part of the holiday season at our Festive Holiday Market in the Red Schoolhouse, VTC Campus, Randolph Center & Brookfield's LH Stowell & Son Christmas Tree Farm.

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