Our celebration of home and hearth will continue, leading us into the first weeks of June when our gardens sprout anew. It’s morning glories up a porch trellis for some, cherry tomatoes in a raised bed for others, and wide fields of hops or corn for new farmers and old. Planting is tradition for many Vermonters. It’s the green and the growth that makes a home a home in these parts.
As for outside hearths, many of us have a backyard fire pit. It’s what the wee ones toast marshmallows by and what still calls our teenagers home when we announce, “we are having a fire tonight.” Fireflies flit by and only stay for the season, but there’s something about a bonfire that calls kids home for a lifetime. It’s our best kept secret. Vermont’s Own tip: always keep marshmallows on the shopping list!
Here are a few more summertime mainstays to stock in your pantry this season:
Lake Champlain Chocolates Organic Chocolate Bars are the perfect treat for the health conscious. We sell Peruvian Dark, Cherries & Chocolate, Spicy Aztec and more!
Vermont Nut Free Chocolate Skippers are gourmet chocolates made in small batches with the finest nut-free ingredients. This company hand-crafts each batch in a nut-free facility for your safety.
Vermont Smoke & Cure Meat Sticks come in an assortment of flavors like their BBQ Beef Stick which is a medium spicy meat stick crafted with lean beef, peppers and molasses for nourishing real meat protein. Each stick is .5 oz. We also sell Cracked Pepper Beef & Pork, Chipotle Beef & Pork and Honey Mustard Turkey.
Vermont’s Own Adventures in Granola is a pantry must-have because it’s perfect for most occasions! Whether you’re on a hike or just relaxing on the deck, a handful of this stuff will power you up that mountain or rev up your engine to mow that lawn! Made with local Vermont maple syrup. Each flavor features a label with an original painting of a local barn done by a Vermont artist.
And last but not least, keep a few Vermont Chandler Candles on hand to light up the night. These hand-dipped tapers will add warmth to your home. The rich colors and delicate scents will enhance, but not overwhelm any space.