Headed North on Route 7 on your way to Shelburne or Burlington? Don't miss a stop at Drop-In Brewery on your way! Middlebury is a scenic town full of flavor and Drop-In Brewery is a leader in the craft beer movement, after-all it's the permanent home of the American Brewers Guild – the nation’s premier brewing school for the craft brewing industry.

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    American Flatbread- Middlebury Hearth

    137 Maple Street Middlebury, VT 05753
    802.388.3300
    http://www.americanflatbread.com/restaurants/middlebury-vt/

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    Seating is in the oven room where guests can see the fire and watch each flatbread prepared to order. American Flatbreads are also available frozen in grocery stores. "As tasty as pizzas are, half the fun at Flatbread is watching it all unfold" - Burlington Free Press '03. Visit our bakery Monday - Thursday.

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    Drop-In Brewing Company

    610 Route 7 Middlebury, VT 05753 ‎
    802 989-7414
    http://www.dropinbrewing.com/brewery/

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    Opening their own brewery was a dream for Steve Parkes and Christine Mckeever-Parkes of Salisbury since purchasing the prestigious American Brewers Guild nearly fifteen years ago. Their dream became a reality when they acquired an old plumbing supply building on Route 7 South in Middlebury, Vermont. With over 30 years of commercial brewing experience, beginning with his own degree in brewing science at Scotland’s Heriot-Watt University, Steve will continue to brew a variety of artisan beers, that will continue to advance the craft brewing movement here in Vermont, and in America.

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    Lester Farm & Market

    2297 Ethan Allen Highway New Haven, VT 05472
    (802) 453-3132
    http://www.lesterfarmproduce.com

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    Lester Farm grows a variety of high-quality produce that is picked fresh daily. The 28 acre farm and market is open 7 days a week, and is located just four miles north of Middlebury. Produce includes: sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, squash, eggplant, melons, beets, carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, pumpkins, gourds and flowers. Other seasonal and local products are also available at the farm market.

    Open mid-July through Thanksgiving, mother nature permitting.

    Open Farm Week Events:

    Saturday, August 19th: Meet the Animals, Taste the Tomatoes, and Tour the Farm | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Petting zoo (dwarf goats, sheep, chickens, geese). Samplings of our tomatoes and other produce. Wagon ride around the farm (weather permitting).

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    Lincoln Peak Vineyard and Winery

    142 River Road New Haven, VT 05472
    (802) 388-7368
    http://www.lincolnpeakvineyard.com/

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    Lincoln Peak Vineyard offers a selection of red, white and rose wines in a friendly informal tasting room. A large, covered deck overlooks our pond and vineyard. With 12 acres of vineyard, we are Vermont's largest grape producer. We use only our own grapes in our wines. Our Marquette won Best in Show Red Wine, and our La Crescent won a Double Gold Medal at the International Cold Climate Wine Competition.

    You're welcome to walk through the vineyard, tour the winery, bring a picnic, learn about our story and, of course, taste the wines.

    Our wines are 100 % Estate Bottled, which means that we use only grapes that are grown on our farm.
    We're located three miles north of Middlebury, just off Rt 7 on River Rd. Look for our signs -- and grapevines -- on Rt 7.

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    Middlebury Natural Foods Coop

    9 Washington Street Middlebury, VT 05753
    802-388-7276
    http://middleburycoop.com

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    MNFC began in the early 1970s as a pre-order buying club. Its purpose was to provide members with wholesome, natural foods that were not available elsewhere. To maximize savings, members bought in bulk and packaged the food themselves. Over the last 37 years, the Co-op has expanded several times to include an extensive store-front operation that is open to members and the public seven days a week and includes a prepared foods section and deli with indoor and outdoor seating. As a cooperative we are owned by our members and our mission is to serve them in the communities in which they live, work, and shop, strengthening our communities through jobs, services, and community involvement.

    The Middlebury Natural Foods Cooperative is a democratic, member-owned cooperative committed to providing healthy, competitively priced foods; encouraging ecologically sound and healthful patterns of production and consumption; and responding to members' needs accordingly.

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    Two Brothers Tavern

    86 Main St. Middlebury, VT 05753
    802.388.0002
    http://www.twobrotherstavern.com

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    Since its inception in 2002, Two Brothers Tavern has become a favorite among locals, students and visitors alike for our award-winning cuisine, live entertainment and welcoming atmosphere. Charismatic, conversation-filled and family-run, Two Brothers Tavern epitomizes a quintessential Vermont dining experience.

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