The best starting point for your summer Vermont culinary tour is right here at the Taconic, at our year-round breakfast, lunch, and dinner restaurant,
The Copper Grouse
. Let Executive Chef Michael Bates-Walsh guide you through a veritable edible map of the region, with his take on farm-to-table Vermont goodness.
You can’t come to Vermont without trying the locally-made artisanal cheese. We’re not sure, but we think it’s a law! One great place to start is in quaint West Pawlet at the memorably named
Consider Bardwell Farm
. At Bardwell, they produce award-winning handmade cheese from goat and cow milk… from happy animals grazing organic pastures. Their raw milk cheese is antibiotic and hormone free, and of course delicious. Visit Consider Bardwell Farm for tours, cheese making workshops, farm dinners, and – most importantly – to buy some cheese to take home as the tastiest possible souvenir of your Vermont visit.
See, feel and taste the bounty of Vermont this summer, at two unforgettable farmer’s markets near the Taconic. Our own town’s
Manchester Farmer’s Market
is open Thursdays 3PM-6PM, May 24-October 4, at nearby Adams Park. In our neighboring town of Dorset, the
Dorset Farmer’s Market
is open year-round on Sundays 10AM – 2PM, operating out of the HN Williams General Store during the summer months.
One of the things visitors love about the food community in Vermont is the array of small local businesses producing unique, delicious products that can be taken home, shipped to friends & family, or of course consumed on the spot. One such local Manchester gem is
The Crooked Ram
. Just down the street from Taconic, The Crooked Ram is Manchester’s only dedicated craft beer shop. They offer free tastings daily, crowlers (not a typo!) to go, and a wide selection of local, regional, and national craft beer, cider and wine.