Cheese + Beer = Vermont

What could be a more perfect equation for mid-summer in Vermont? You will find some outstanding brews and cheese in our vibrant food community of Shelburne, Vermont. We’ve got it all right here: tastings, pairings, classes, tours, festivals and local menus.

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At the Vermont Artisan Village, we love synergies and partnerships with our neighbors. We are very excited for the latest Shelburne Farms and Fiddlehead Brewing Company collaboration of beer-infused cheddar! Grab a block from this limited batch while it’s available this weekend at two locations in Shelburne. On Saturday, July 21, find it at the Shelburne Farms Store and at the Fiddlehead Brewing Company “Beers and BBQ” event.

From 11am-2pm this Saturday, Fiddlehead Brewing is hosting special tours, a can release, BBQ, music and samples of this limited edition cheese. The summer fun continues on Sunday, August 12, when the 10th annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival hits Shelburne Farms. Immerse yourself in a sea of world-class cheese and meet the artisan makers.

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Courtesy of Shelburne Farms and VT Cheese Council

Be a tourist in your own backyard this summer. Try something new, and pair it with a beautiful Vermont landscape.

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Fresh Goods for June

Shelburne Farmers Market 2018 PosterShelburne is your Saturday destination this month and all summer long, to gather provisions needed for weekly seasonal meals. Fill your basket with fresh picks at the Shelburne Farmers Market, held every Saturday from 9am- 1pm on the village green.

A recent visit to the weekly market was a feast for the senses. Baskets overflowed with lush salad greens, rhubarb, striking radishes and herbs. We found strawberry rhubarb crepes, rich locally-made ice cream, and cantaloupe jam! Vendors at the market are more than happy to share tips and recipes for cooking with an unfamiliar veggie or condiment. Bring your own reusable shopping baskets and bags, and enjoy a lively spot for fresh discoveries and conversation with old friends.

To round out your farmers market provisions, head up the road to the Vermont Artisan Village for beer, spirits, and shortbread treats. Fiddlehead Brewing, Wild Hart Distillery and Douglas Sweets are open on Saturdays for your tasting and shopping pleasure. Please call ahead for specific hours.

And there you have your weekend meals, wrapped up fresh from Shelburne, Vermont!

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Sounds of the Season

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We made it to that wonderful time of year! Take it outside with a fantastic line-up of events happening in our Shelburne, Vermont backyard. The highly popular Shelburne Museum’s Concerts on the Green series kicks off at the end of this month. Fiddlehead Brewing and Shelburne Vineyard will offer their craft beverages at all of these shows. Get tickets at www.highergroundmusic.com.

Fleet Foxes – Saturday, May 26

The Decemberists – Saturday, June 9

Sturgill Simpson – Thursday, June 14

Dispatch – Friday, July 13

Guster with Vermont Symphony Orchestra – Saturday, July 21

Old Crow Medicine Show – Sunday, July 22

Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen – Wednesday, August 1

Sylvan Esso – Thursday, August 2

Shelburne Vineyard’s Bluegrass and BBQ series starts off with a bang on Friday, May 25 at 6pm. Welcome Memorial Day weekend with some great tunes paired with tasty local food and beverages.

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Bluebird BBQ provides their famous comfort grub, and Fisher Brothers’ Farm offers ice cream handmade right here in Shelburne. Top it off with Shelburne Vineyard’s wine and Fiddlehead beer by the glass. Hard Scrabble will perform again this season and the concert is free for all ages. The series continues again on Friday, June 29 with more music, wine and tasty summer eats!

Capzie Rose Wine CropStart your own backyard party with the new Capsize Rose’ wine in cans from Shelburne Vineyard. New England’s first wine in a can is back this season in time for your season-opening picnic. Grab some at the winery now or in local stores soon. The handy Capsize cans will also be served at all Concerts on the Green this year. Cheers to green grass, live music, and local provisions!

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Feed your Need for Spring

Ah, the month of March in Vermont, where snowstorms coexist with the promise of spring.  Fast forward to the next season and warm your senses at these upcoming events in Shelburne.

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Nourish yourself through touch and sound inside the cozy Yoga Roots studio. Take a class or try one of their workshops this weekend: “Ready, Set, Spring – Yoga & Acupuncture” on Saturday, March 17 from 3-5:30pm or relax with “Sound Temple” on Sunday, March 18 from 2-3pm. Get more information on these workshops and view the latest schedule at Yoga Roots VT

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Watch spring (and summer!) come alive at the Shelburne Museum’s new exhibit “In the Garden,” which is on view from March 17 through August 26. Attend a special opening lecture and tour on Saturday, March 17 at 2pm. Transport yourself to a warmer season with this celebration of floral and insect fine art.

bee and flowerThe springtime festivities continue at Shelburne Vineyard’s Paint and Sip event on April 15 with pressed plants and flowers! On Sunday, April 15 from 12:30PM – 2:30PM, make unique pressed plant sign boards with vintage barn wood while sipping a glass of Shelburne Vineyard’s wine. Get tickets and event information here.

To soak up more tastes of the season, stop by Wild Hart Distillery to sample their Sugarfoot gin, made with the best lime-leaf-infused Vermont maple syrup. The Vermont Artisan Village and our neighboring businesses welcome you to indulge your senses throughout all of our wild and wonderful seasons!

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Go Wild This Weekend

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Make it a date in Shelburne this weekend and grab your sweetheart for two spirited events. We love when the talented culinary and beverage producers at the Vermont Artisan Village team up to offer local pairing events! These gatherings speak to the genuine collaboration at the heart of our community vision.

Wild Hart Distillery has created a special affair for this weekend at the Vermont Artisan Village. Saturday, February 10, Wild Hart is hosting a 3-course authentic Ethiopian/Eritrean dinner. The first course offers light hors d’oeuvres and your choice of a Wild Hart crafted cocktail, glass of Shelburne Vineyards wine, or a pint of Fiddlehead Brewing beer.

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The entrée includes vegetarian and meat options created with unique African seasonings, along with a gluten-free offering. Dessert and coffee prepared by Douglas Sweets will round out this savory dinner. Call to book your reservation for either the 5:30pm or 7:00pm seating: 802-598-8884.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt wouldn’t be February without the popular annual Shelburne Vineyards Wine and Chocolate Weekend! Head to the vineyard this Saturday and Sunday, February 10 and 11 for wine tastings combined with a different sweet treat each day. On Saturday, Matryoshka’s Bakery brings her famous local French macarons. Douglas Sweets is in the house on Sunday with their chocolate-dipped shortbreads lovingly matched with the wines.

We look forward to seeing more of these creative pairing events hosted by the businesses at the Village in 2018. Treat yourself and your loved one to something entirely different this weekend in Shelburne.

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Your Name Here

Make your move in the new year to add your company’s name here! There are so many wonderful reasons why you should locate your artisan production business to the Vermont Artisan Village and be next on the list in 2018. Here are some of the amenities enjoyed by our tenants:

  • Walking nature trails
  • Edible landscaping including blueberry bushes and pears trees
  • Hi-efficiency heating and cooling with natural gas
  • Efficient LED lighting
  • Courtyard with waterfall
  • Non-combustible construction
  • Nearby attractions drawing numerous visitors and locals
  • Adjacent to major state highway
  • Support with permitting
  • Partners with architect firm – all drawings done in house

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2018 is off to an exciting start at The Village! Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission and Shelburne, Vermont are making big plans for improved walkability and accessibility to our site. We have recently signed a few new tenants so the list keeps growing at our culinary-focused project.

 

leasesignWe are looking for chocolate makers, bread bakers, coffee roasters, community/shared kitchen space project tenants, artisan cheese and meat producers and others to become part of our community. Our architects and builders are ready to build you the perfect space for 2018.Contact us today to locate your production to one of busiest and most scenic areas in the state along the Route 7 corridor!

 

 

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Tasteful Holidays

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Join us at the Village this weekend for a holiday culinary pairing event hosted by Douglas Sweets. They will be teaming up with Wild Hart DistilleryShelburne Vineyard & Vermont Creamery for a perfectly blended afternoon.

Meet at Douglas Sweets location on Saturday, December 9 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm for some holiday festivities and wonderful Vermont products at the “Holiday Pairing – Cheese, Wine, Spirits & Shortbread.” Now is your chance to pick up that one-of-kind local gift of specially crafted and paired items available at this event. Meet the artisans who produce these goodies and experience the passion behind their products.

douglasbonsDouglas Sweets has a variety of adorable tasty gifts packaged and ready to stuff into stockings and delight teachers or co-workers.  Stop in anytime to pick up some edible shortbread ornaments, chocolate covered espresso beans and dark chocolate buttons.

Can’t make it in to the store? Douglas Sweets conveniently ships anywhere in the U.S. through their online shop.

Swing by this Saturday for this very special event and also visit all of our amazing business at the Vermont Artisan Village.

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