2018 Vermont - USA
Vermont: Cities, Mountains & Lakes 
September 2018

Vermont Cheese Plank

Vermont is best known for maple syrup, skiing, fall foliage, and Ben & Jerry’s. But, in the past decade agriculture and food as well as the craft beer movement have positioned Vermont as best in class for foodies and beer connoisseurs, with travelers from across the globe coming to Vermont to taste our award-winning double IPAs, cheeses, ice cream, and, well… just about everything is great in Vermont! Our journalists explored the largest city (Burlington) and smallest city (Vergennes), the largest lake - Lake Champlain, and the mountains (Stowe, Vermont’s Highest peak)! We met with some of the regions tastemakers who are making waves nationally, and learned about up-and-coming food and beverage trends. 


IFWTWA Writers in Attendance:

Seven journalists with chef aprons at cooking class

Dana Freeman 
Carolyn Scott Hamilton 
Janice Nieder 
Jacki Ueng 
Chrissy Taylor 
Priscila Wills 
Lara Dunning 

Group of female Journalists in park in front of Vermont bay 


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Wills, Priscila. She's Cookin' October 17, 2018
"Cooking Academy: the Best French Onion Soup at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort and Spa 

Color me curious when I heard about The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort and Spa in Burlington. This unique hotel restored the vestiges of a former culinary school and combines cooking classes led by trained chefs with culinary-themed guest rooms, gorgeous grounds, and a luxurious spa for a relaxing and memorable New England travel experience that truly feeds your spirit.

Nieder, Janice. Stark Insider October 22, 2018
"Wanderlust: Three days of road-trippin’ foodie fun in Vermont, pt.1"

Vermont could be the poster child for organic, farm-to-table, seasonal, artisanal, SCRUMPTIOUS food. Before my recent foodie foray there I was aware that they led the way when it came to cheddar cheese and maple syrup but I had no idea that was just the tip of the romaine! The hills are alive with passionate ...

Nieder, Janice. Stark Insider October 23, 2018
"Wanderlust: Three days of road-trippin’ foodie fun in Vermont, pt. 2

Shelburne Farms is the first farm I’ve ever visited that I actually felt a little under-dressed for. After exploring the stunningly gorgeous pastoral landscapes and historic buildings overlooking sparkling Lake Champlain, I decided that this was my kind of farming, particularly when I found out that the “farm” was originally a glamorous Gilded Age estate created by Eliza “Lila” Vanderbilt. 

Ueng, Janet. Bohemian Vagabond October 30, 2018 
"There's No Place Like Stowe.."

There is something Oz-like about Stowe, a fantastical town chartered in 1763 that feels more Canadian than American. Environmentally friendly, clean town, farm-to-table food and local breweries. Stowe also has clean, crisp air with people who love and live for the outdoors.

Wills, Priscila. She's Cookin'  November 9, 2018
"Learning About Sustainability: A Day At Shelburne Farms in Vermont"

One of the absolutes of travel is that it is the best form of education and, at Vermont’s Shelburne Farms, guests and visitors are immersed in the land and all that it does to sustain our existence. Young and old alike learn about agriculture, animal husbandry, sustainability, and stewardship in the pastoral surroundings of historic Shelburne Farms. 




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