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Local Flavor In The Upper Valley

The Upper Valley is home to some very unique experiences. Dive right in by venturing out to a locally owned and operated business or event and get a taste of the local flavor here in the Upper Valley.

Artisans Park
Local Flavor, Natural Wonders & Outdoor Recreation
Windsor, VT

Description: We are a collection of 8 unique Vermont businesses all located in the same park. We are home to the Harpoon Brewery, Simon Pearce, SILO Distillery, Path of Life Sculpture Garden, Great River Outfitters, Oh! Veggies, Blake Hill Preserves, and Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company Market.

Link: http://www.artisanspark.net/

The Co-Op Food Stores
Local Flavor
Hanover & Lebanon, NH and White River Junction, VT

Description: Begun in 1936,the Co-Op Food Stores are the oldest food cooperative in the nation. They carry roughly 4,000 products grown, baked, nurtured and delivered from over 300 farmers and food producers from within a 100-mile radius of the Upper Valley. For more than 80 years, the Co-op has maintained a stated commitment to buying locally produced food.

Link: http://coopfoodstore.coop

Nugget Theater
Hanover, NH
Arts & Culture, Local Flavor

Description: The Nugget Theaters is a movie theater with 4 screens showing first run movies.

Link: http://www.nugget-theaters.com/

King Arthur Flour
Norwich, VT
Arts & Culture, Local Flavor

Description: We're an employee-owned company, every one of us bakers at heart. Our mission is to inspire connections and community by spreading the joy of baking.

Link: https://www.kingarthurflour.com/

Dan & Whit's
Norwich, VT
Local Flavor

Description: A Vermont Country Store

Dan & Whit's is a true Vermont General Store located on Main Street in Norwich, Vermont. Providing the daily necessities as well as Vermont specialties. "If we don't have it, you don't need it!"

Link: http://www.danandwhitsonline.com/

Simon Pearce
Arts & Culture, Local Flavor
3 Locations: Hanover NH, Quechee VT & Windsor, VT

Description: Handmade in the USA. We believe simplicity, quality and artisanship are tenets of a better way of life. From our hand-thrown pottery to our lead-free glassware, each piece carries a story that lends meaning, authenticity and grace to every use.

Link: https://www.simonpearce.com/

Main Street Museum
Arts & Culture, Local Flavor
White River Jct., VT

Description: The Main Street Museum is an eclectic display space for material culture and a civic organization in White River Junction, Vermont.

Link: https://www.mainstreetmuseum.org/

Vermont Toy Museum
Quechee, VT
Arts & Culture, Local Flavor

Description: Be a kid again and share your childhood memories with family and friends at The Vermont Toy Museum located inside Quechee Gorge Village shopping complex on the second floor above Cabot cheese.  Explore each decade of toys from the 1800's to the present from cast iron, tin, actions figures, Star Wars, Cracker Jack and many of your childhood heroes.  Click on the "play" button in the upper left hand corner of Star Trek to view our slideshow.

Link: http://vermonttoymuseum.com/index.html

Maple Open House Weekend – NH & VT
Festival & Events, Local Flavor

Description: Maple sugar house open house weekend generally happens in March. Keep an eye out for each years dates.

Link: https://vermontmaple.org/mohw
Link: https://nhmapleproducers.com/directory/categories/maple-weekend

Christmas Revels
Festival & Events

Description: The Christmas Revels, a beloved Upper Valley tradition for the whole family, is presented annually by Revels North. Celebrate the holiday season and the turning of the year with singing, dancing, and traditions that span the centuries and the globe.

Link: www.revelsnorth.org/christmasrevels

Valley Quest Books
Local Flavor, Activity

Description: The Upper Valley is full of adventures, and the Upper Valley Quest Book is the ultimate guide.

Link: http://vitalcommunities.org/valleyquest/questing-book/

McNamara Farm & Mac's Maple Farm Store
Plainfield, NH
Local Flavor

Description: The McNamara family has been farming the Connecticut River Valley for over 50 years and are proud to bring you our high quality, farm fresh products.  We are a multi-generational family farm that has diversified over the years to include bottling our own milk under our label, McNamara Dairy and to produce our maple syrup and other maple products under our label, Mac’s Maple.  We hope you enjoy our products and encourage you to visit us in Plainfield, NH

Link: macsmaple.com/

Pick-Your-Own Farms
Natural Wonders & Outdoor Recreation, Local Flavor

Description: Seasonal pick-your-own farms offer everything from pumpkins, to apples, to flowers (Spring Ledge Farm), to strawberries and blueberries

Link: http://www.pickyourown.org/NH.htmhttp://www.pickyourown.org/VT.htm

Light Shrine at LaSalette Shrine
Enfield, NH
Natural Wonders & Outdoor Recreation

Description: The spectacular LaSalette light festival has been a local tradition since 1954.

http://www.nhmagazine.com/December-2015/Visit-the-La-Salette-Shrine-Light-Display/ and Joseph Smith Memorial in South Royalton https://www.lds.org/locations/joseph-smith-birthplace-memorial?lang=eng&_r=1

Local Farmer’s Markets
Local, Activity

Description: Farmers markets featuring local produce and other delectables.

Link:
https://lebanonnh.gov/806/Farmers-Market
http://www.norwichfarmersmarket.org/

Lyme, NH Flea Market (Late June)
Lyme, NH

Description: Come enjoy local goods, antiques, and handmade items sold by local vendors.

Link: http://cclyme.org/events/lyme-flea-market/2017-08-26/

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