Start your Maple Open House Weekend adventure with Silloway Maple Farm in Randolph and explore the trail to Montpelier with places to eat, drink, play and stay along the way!

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    Bent Hill Brewery

    1972 Bent Hill Road Braintree, VT 05060
    http://www.benthillbrewery.com/

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    Located in the hills of the Braintree mountains we brew very unique and diverse beers. Using a large array of ingredients we produce some of the finest quality beers in the state of VT, using as many local ingredients as we can as well as our own well water. We have 10 rotation taps at the brewery for growler fills as well a stocked fridge with a rotating arrangement of specialty beers.

    Stop by to see the views and visit out small nano brewery and taste whats brewing in Braintree.

    Cheers

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    Bragg Farm Sugar House & Gift Shop

    1005 VT Route 14 North East Montpelier, VT 05651
    802-223-5757 or 1-800-376-5757
    http://www.braggfarm.com

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    The Bragg Family has been producing Vermont Syrup for 8 generations. Our syrup is made the traditional way, using buckets and a wood-fired evaporator. We invite you to visit our farm store and sugarhouse year-round!

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    Brookfield Bees

    1148 Kibbee Road Brookfield, VT 05036
    802-276-3808

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    Brookfield Bees is a small diversified farm located in Brookfield, VT that focuses on making non-cane sugar sweeteners. They have approximately 20 honey bee hives from which they take excess honey. In addition to raw honey, they make soap, lip balm, shea butter skin therapy and candles, most of which include the products of their hives. They have a large collection of honey from around the world which they use in honey tastings to compare the tastes and textures of this wonderful, natural sugar. In the fall they collect apples from the trees in their neighborhood that they grind and press into fresh cider. Some of the cider they boil in their maple sugaring arch to make Boiled Apple Cider Syrup, a product with the sugar content and consistency of maple syrup and a strong taste of apple. In the late winter and early spring they tap about 500 maple trees to collect sap which they boil to make maple syrup.

    Open Farm Week Events:

    Friday, August 18th: Honey Tasting and Open House | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Choose honey to taste from our worldwide collection and compare to our wild flower honey. There will also be a brief tour of the maple sugar set-up and honey extraction process (not actively doing these). A woods walk to bee hive location option as well.

    Saturday, August 19th: Honey Tasting and Open House | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Choose honey to taste from our worldwide collection and compare to our wild flower honey. There will also be a brief tour of the maple sugar set-up and honey extraction process (not actively doing these). A woods walk to bee hive location option as well.

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    Devil's Den Farm Bed & Breakfast

    396 Vt. Rt. 110 Chelsea, VT 05038
    802-685-4582
    http://www.devilsdenfarm-bandb.com/

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    We bought the family farm! Our grandparents raised their ten children here. Make our farm your home base for visiting family and friends, vacations or business. Two rooms, one suite, private baths, braided rugs, quilts, continental breakfast in our country kitchen. Purchase our Maple Syrup, ask about our secluded Rolfe Place cabin. Shared kitchen space may be available upon request.

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    Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery

    4373 VT RTE 12 Berlin, VT 05602
    802.223.1151
    http://www.freshtracksfarm.com

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    Fresh Tracks Farm produces award-winning wines from our 14 acres of vineyards. We also produce Maple Syrup and jam on the farm. Established in 2003, our Berlin, VT vineyard has grown to 14 acres. With the opening of our winery in 2006, we are delighted to be bringing fine, local wines to Central Vermont.

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    Hollister Hill Farm and B&B

    2193 Hollister Hill Rd. Marshfield, VT 05658
    802 454 7725
    http://www.hollisterhillfarm.com

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    Our store is open daily 9am-5pm.

    The best decision we ever made was moving to Vermont back in 1972. Maybe one of the best decisions you’ll make this year is to stay at our Bed and Breakfast and visit our farm.

    Vermont is truly a special place and one of the things that make it so special is its working landscape. We had no idea that we would become farmers but one cow changed our lives forever. Starting out as back-to-the-landers, to full blown dairy farmers, to B&B hosts and diversified farmers, the many twist and turns in our farming career have led us back to milking four lovely Jersey cows once again.

    Our guests love this place and appreciate the fact that we share our lifestyle with them. They write in our guest book that we are friendly and warm, our farm raised food for our breakfasts, exceptional, and conversations enjoyable and interesting. Folks feel that they learn and share a lot while they are here. Once you are in Vermont and stay at our farm, you will experience a gentler way of living on this planet. We hope that this feeling will stay in your thoughts and hearts for a long time to come. We invite you to visit this place we call home.

    First opened in 2001, we started offering for sale our own naturally/organically raised Beefalo beef, pork, chickens, turkeys, eggs and maple syrup. All 100% anti-biotic and hormone-free products and produced right here at our farm. Folks from all over the area came and enjoyed our products, these were the early days of the localvore movement. Our customers and especially the kids love being on the farm and visiting with the animals. Our animals are raised with the utmost of care and respect. They have a happy, healthy life while they are here at Hollister Hill Farm.

    In 2009 we had the opportunity to expand the farm store. Not only did we make it bigger but we made it more energy efficient. We are now selling organic vegetables and berries from Lee’s garden as well. But, the most wonderful part of this opportunity, we were able to start milking a few cows again. Many of our customers when asked if they would be interested in buying raw milk from us were very enthusiastic. So, we added a milk room/dairy equipment and bought four lovely Jersey cows. Having dairy cows on our farm again makes our farm feel complete.

    You now have the opportunity to be a localvore yourself. At our farm you will find small farm raised food at fair prices.

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    Hunger Mountain Co-op

    623 Stone Cutters Way Montpelier, VT 05602
    802.223.8000
    http://www.hungermountain.com

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    Hunger Mountain Co-op is committed to the sustainability of local food artisans, organic farmers, and meat/poultry producers and offers a diverse selection of locally baked breads, artisan cheeses, and specialty wine & beer. Our deli/cafe features prepared foods, salads, meats, fish, and a wonderful coffee bar.

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    Morse Block Deli

    260 North Main Street Barre, VT 05641
    802.476.2131
    http://www.morseblockdeli.com

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    The Morse Block Deli is located in the heart of Barre, VT- and locals are calling it “The Best Sandwich Shop in the Heart of Vermont”! MBD uses premium meats and cheeses produced locally and in-house, locally baked breads from La Panciata in Northfeild and sources a large portion of its produce locally. Everything that can be made in house, is. From The amazing Corned Beef and Apple-Caraway Sauerkraut on the Reuben, to the house mayo, mustards, and dressings. Craft Beer is a thing too. Sourcing fresh, hoppy beers from New England, and high quality brews from around the world, MBD's selection is focused on quality. The Deli also caters events ranging from office and board meetings, to football parties and private events. Anything from sandwich and deli platters, to multi-coursed special events and vending spaces.

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    Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks

    1168 County Rd Montpelier, VT 05602
    802-223-2740
    http://www.morsefarm.com

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    Free sugar house tours and tasting, multimedia displays in a real woodshed theater, a nature trail, country store, and an outdoor Vermont farm life museum make up the Morse Farm experience, and sprinkled throughout, are whimsical carved folklife characters created by Burr Morse.

    Our hours shift with the seasons, but we are always open 7 days a week.

    Summer: Memorial Day Weekend (May 28th)- Labor Day we are open 9 am – 8 pm

    Fall: Labor Day – December 24th we are open 9 am – 6 pm

    (We close at 3 pm Dec 24th and Dec 31st. We will be closed Thanksgiving and Christmas)

    Winter/Spring: December 26th – May 27th we are open 9 am – 5 pm

    The rest of the year, guided tours available for a small fee at 11 am and 1 pm. Tours last about 20 minutes and include a sweet treat! Call for additional tour times during summer and fall (802.223.2740).

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    NECI on Main

    118 Main St Montpelier, VT 05602
    802.223.3188
    http://www.neci.edu/neci-on-main/index

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    Speed, timing and efficiency are essential skills for cooking "on the line" at America's best restaurants. Our future celebrity chefs master the skill of cooking under pressure here for both lunch and dinner. Watch them at work in the kitchen as they master the classic techniques of braising, roasting, sautéing, and frying under the watchful eyes of their dedicated chef instructors. Meet students from all over the world at lunch, where they practice the fine art of table service. At Sunday brunch, the garde manger class will wow you with the art of the "cold kitchen" -- an outrageous feast for both the eye and the palate, featuring house-smoked sausages, meats and fish and the handmade pates of European charcuterie.

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    Neighborly Farms of Vermont

    1362 Curtis Road Randolph Center, VT 05061
    802.728.4700
    http://www.neighborlyfarms.com

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    Robert and Linda Dimmick have a passion for the land and animals. That's why Neighborly Farms is a totally organic farm. This means the farm is operated in complete harmony with the land and animals-no antibiotics or commercial fertilizers. Just pure and natural techniques that keep the cows healthy and happy and the dairy products wholesome and chemical free.

    You can feel good about the dairy produced at Neighborly Farms of Vermont. Robert and Linda are getting back to basics at Neighborly Farms-being good stewards of the beautiful surroundings and animals and sharing the results by producing the best pure and natural dairy products possible. Come visit the farm. We'll show you the cows at milking time and how we make our tasty organic cheeses.

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    Silloway Maple

    1303 Boudro Rd Randolph Center, VT 05061
    802.272.6249
    http://www.sillowaymaple.com

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    The Silloway Family has been sugaring since 1942 in Randolph Center, Vermont. Tradition pairs with the latest advancements in technology to produce the finest maple syrup and products from the healthiest trees. Our family owned and operated facilities run on solar power and our sap is boiled over a traditional wood-fired arch.

    People are welcome to their sugarhouse for a tour, samples, and maple shopping, year 'round. Just give a call, 272-6249, and they'll meet you at the sugarhouse!

    Highlights: Come learn about one of Vermont's oldest traditions. See our family owned and operated maple operation - stand in the sweet steam on the second-floor viewing platform, see seventy solar panels powering the sugarhouse, try sugar on snow, hotdogs boiled in sap, and take home blue ribbon winning maple syrup, candy, cream, sugar, and maple nuts. We tap 6,200 trees, and you are welcome to bring a picnic and hike in the woods.

    Open Farm Week Events:

    Friday, August 18th: Pancake Supper | 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    It's breakfast for dinner! Join Silloway Maple sugarmakers for a pancake supper in their Randolph, Vermont sugarhouse. Enjoy watermelon, pancakes, sausage, and their award-winning maple syrup from their wood-fired evaporator. Serving dinner from 5-7 pm. Come early for a maple candy making demonstration at 4:30! Rain or shine. Purchase your tickets at the door. $8 per adult plate, $3 per child plate.

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    Skinny Pancake - Montpelier, The

    89 Main Street Montpelier, VT 05602
    802.262.2253
    http://skinnypancake.com/locations/montpelier-restaurant/

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    The Skinny Pancake is a unique creperie/coffee house in two locations: Burlington & Montpelier VT. We started our food company with a cart on Church Street in Burlington in the summer of 2003. Over the past several years, we have expanded the business to include a fair & festival tour business, a catering operation and finally a restaurant--first in Burlington & the Mini Skinny in Montpelier.

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