I finally feel like the new year has begun to settle in- There's been something different in the air- a sort of relief all around.
Though it is winter, and most everywhere there is snow and ice, our purveyors have managed to continue to bring us small deliveries of their squandered harvest- just this week we have seen root vegetables from allen lapage, dog river farm, and pete's greens, as well as eggs, chickens, kale, potatoes, onions, garlic, sprouts, pork & local beans from around the state! Squash, tomatoes, leeks & fish from maine too!
The farmers seem hopeful lately, and have begun to talk about the new year with a renewed voice of inspiration. It is true that last year was hard for much of vermont, as well as agriculture & and economies around the globe- but in challenge, there is opportunity for education and evolution.
It is important, now more than ever, to support our local sustainable farmers and their endeavors to recover vermont's agricultural land. This is not a simple task, however. It is true that buying local & organic foods, if you have time to source them, can be considerably more expensive than purchasing corporate subsidized foods. I understand and appreciate that more than most- not only do i attempt this on a personal level, but at a business level as well. In the last 6 years, we have seen some of our local vendors grow and expand, while others have gone out of business or have discontinued wholesale sales. Meanwhile, wholesale prices have come to nearly match retail shelf prices!! YIKES!
In the next few weeks you may notice that some of our prices have gone up a bit- bummer, i know- but there are so many things to celebrate too!
check out our facebook page for the weekend passwords that get you awesome deals
and dont forget:
THURSDAY NIGHTS: BURGER NIGHT $10 BURGER!!
FRIDAY NIGHT: $5 PINTS OF BEER, $15 FISH & CHIPS (YES YOU CAN GET TAKE OUT!)
SATURDAY: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL $8 BREAKFAST INCLUDING COFFEE!), $5 MIMOSAS ALL DAY, DINNER: $2 OYSTERS,
SUNDAY: $6.50 ORGANIC BLOODY MARY'S!