Vermont-based Food Companies
Since my travel plans to Montreal are being foiled by an impending snow storm tomorrow (and I’m kind of chicken to go on my own), I decided to revisit my goal of taking factory tours of Vermont-based food companies.
Check out this page on Wikipedia that lists Vermont-based companies. Although I’m not quite sure how they define “company”. Perhaps they only list companies of a certain size (either by employee or revenue), or that cover more than just the state of Vermont (i.e. national companies).
In any case, I have already visited several, including:
King Arthur Flour, located in Norwich, VT;
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, located in Waterbury, VT (I pass the factory every day on my way to work!);
Cabot Creamery, located in Cabot, VT (only 20 minutes from where I live);
Green Mountain Coffee, located in Waterbury, VT (I smell the coffee being roasted every day on my way to work!).
I still need to visit:
Lake Champlain Chocolates, located in Burlington, VT (a good candidate for tomorrow!);
Bruegger’s Bagels, corporate based in Vermont, but I’m not sure they have factory tours;
Rhino Foods, located in Burlington, VT;
Westminster Crackers, located in Rutland, VT (famous for oyster crackers that go on clam chowder!);
I’ll keep you updated on my progress!!!