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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Holiday Warm Up

The Vermont Artisan Village is your destination for local goodies to complete your holiday feast. The culinary artisans welcome you to swing by their inviting production and retail spaces.

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There is nothing like fresh organic tortillas hot off the press from Vermont Tortilla Company with your homemade salsa on the side, or add eggs for a quick and impressive breakfast for your house guests.

Wow your family by bringing homemade tamales to the table using real organic masa from Vermont Tortilla. Call ahead for availability of their hottest and freshest offerings!

 

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Need beer, wine, spirits? We’ve got them all right here!  Serve up a different craft beverage with each course, from the local producers at Fiddlehead Brewing, Wild Hart Distillery and Shelburne Vineyard. How lucky we are to have this trifecta of liquid artisans in our Shelburne community.

Wrap your hands around a toasty coffee and specialty pastry at Douglas Sweets before or after you shop. Then pick up a sweet gift for the host or mail-order treats to your family.

Be sure to call ahead for all holiday hours through next week:

Vermont Tortilla Company:  802-999-4823

Douglas Sweets: 802-448-3237

Wild Hart Distillery: 802-489-5067

Fiddlehead Brewing Company: 802-399-2994

Shelburne Vineyard: 802-985-8222

We look forward to seeing friends old and new at the Village. Warmest wishes for a delicious holiday season!

 

 

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Make it Great

This month we are proud to highlight Evan Webster Ink, a screen-printing custom apparel business committed to quality and located at the Vermont Artisan Village.  A core value at Evan Wester Ink (EWI) is “If it isn’t great, why make it?” This was evident in our meeting with Evan, who took time from his busy schedule to talk with us about his growing business and life at “The Village.”

We were truly impressed with how the folks at EWI value punctuality, turning work around on time without compromising quality. Their commitment is shown in their latest investment of new equipment for the shop. “This will allow us to work on larger projects more efficiently, also providing an expanded range of colors and faster turnaround,” explains Evan. Their work is currently “busier than usual” for this time of the year, and they are also in the process of hiring additional local talent to be prepared for the upcoming busy summer season.

Evan explains why the Vermont Artisan Village is “the perfect location for our business.” He is able to bike to work from home, while being close enough to Burlington’s commercial center.  He also enjoys being part of a community of businesses that can collaborate easily in a centrally located hub.

EWI is excited to host an Open House on Friday, April 7 from 4:30 to 6:30pm at 120 Graham Way. All are welcome to enjoy refreshments, music, and T-shirt raffles. Meet EWI’s staff to get a full appreciation for their craft, and see the new automatic printing press in action at 5:15pm.

Get to know your local screen printer and have some fun on Friday, April 7. While visiting, be sure to check out everything that the Vermont Artisan Village has to offer.

 

Contact Evan Webster Ink:

www.evanwebsterink.com

802-222-0344

All images courtesy of Evan Webster Ink

 

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Embrace Local

It is the perfect season to celebrate the artisans in our community who put heart and soul into their craft. Two family-owned businesses at the Vermont Artisan Village have been working hard to lovingly create special treats for Valentine’s Day.

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Bijou Fine Chocolate raises the bar on your chocolate experience with passion and dedication to quality.  The Classic Heart Box from Bijou will delight and surprise with its contemporary style and exquisite contents.

The talented bakers at Douglas Sweets have created unique flavors and presentations to make your loved ones smile.  Their Valentine’s Day Box contains signature shortbread in a flavor of your choice, a sweet chocolate-dipped heart, and a dozen truffles covered in chocolate ganache that reveal rich shortbread on the inside.

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Take the opportunity to sample treats from these fine artisan producers at Shelburne Vineyard’s Wine and Chocolate Weekend on February 11 and 12. On Saturday, Douglas Sweets will share samples of their sweet and savory shortbread creations. Bijou Fine Chocolate will offer samples on Sunday, with chocolates especially crafted to pair with Shelburne Vineyard’s wines. Both producers will also have their treats for sale at the event, beautifully packaged and ready for giving. Pair all of this with a wine tasting for $7 per person, and you have the ultimate local Valentine’s celebration.

 

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Looking Back and Forward

2016 was a notable Bld1 Fiddlehead.jpgyear of growth at the Vermont Artisan Village, where buildings were completed and occupied by top-notch culinary and beverage artisans.

Building 1 has become the new Fiddlehead brew house, making loyal beer fans very happy. Delicious goods are rolling out of Building 2, where Vermont Tortilla Company and Douglas Sweets create their unique products.

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Building 3 is in progress and ready for electricians, plumbers and builders to complete the work.  Once finished, Building 3 will be home to a fabulous local distillery! We are also excited that Building 4 is ordered and permitted, and will start groundbreaking in the spring. That building will be ready for the next tenants to move in by fall 2017.

village-2016As we continue to work with potential tenants, we are always on the look out for others to join our local artisan project.  The Vermont Artisan Village community is eager to welcome bread bakers, cheese makers, cider makers and more at our site.

We send sincere thanks to our tenants, architects, builders, friends and neighbors for supporting our expanding community. The coming year will bring more exciting additions, so stay tuned!

 

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Holiday Shopping at the Village

 

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Take the bus, walk or drive to the Vermont Artisan Village and enjoy shopping for local holiday gifts in one convenient location.  Here is a roundup of the businesses at our site and their hours of operation.

Bijou Fine Chocolate:  Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm

Yoga Roots: Daily 9:00am-5:00pm with extended evening hours

Douglas Sweets:  Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm

Vermont Tortilla Company: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm–5:00pm

Fiddlehead Brewing Company: Daily 12:00pm-8:00pm, Friday and Saturday until 9:00pm

Taproot Magazine:  Call for hours (802) 472-1617 or shop on their website

After shopping stop for lunch or dinner at Folinos Pizza, open every day from 12:00pm-8:00pm. Extend your visit across the street with a wine tasting or grab a few gift bottles at Shelburne Vineyard, open daily 11:00am-5:00pm. Cheers to the holidays!

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Life is Sweet at the Village

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We are excited to announce that Douglas Sweets will be opening the doors to their fantastic new bakery next week!  Inside you will find a modern yet cozy backdrop to their artistic and delicious creations.  The new production and retail space is scheduled to open during the week of November 14.

Douglas Sweets lovingly produces shortbreads in their Scottish family tradition. They proudly use the finest Vermont ingredients, inventive flavors and high-grade chocolates to create unique products. We think their creations make the perfect gift to bring along to your upcoming holiday gatherings.

The new Douglas Sweets location offers coffee drinks, local teas, tar

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ts and other shortbread specialties.  Retail hours will begin on Monday, November 14 and a grand opening is planned for Saturday, November 19 at 4:00pm. Connect with Douglas Sweets and the Vermont Artisan Village on Facebook for details and updates.

As the Vermont Artisan Village continues to grow, we invite you to visit Douglas Sweets and the other local artisans who call our sweet community in Shelburne home!

 

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