Healthy Living Loves Local Celebration: a True Success!

This past weekend, Healthy Living celebrated the harvest season and paid tribute to the local farmers, bakers, cheese makers, food producers, gardeners, and body care specialists that make us such an amazing place to shop.  At the Healthy Loves Local Celebration, under a big top tent guests were immediately struck by the smell of potato leek soup from Jericho Settlers Farm and bright vibrant rosemary freshly picked by Julie at Red Wagon Plants…not to mention all the other overwhelmingly delicious scents that engulfed the tent. Local producers and community members gathered to celebrate the wonderful food, products and people of the great state of Vermont!

The event was humming with the fantastic sounds of Kat Wright, Brett Hughes and friends. Kids ran and danced, full of energy (from all the cookie tastings!) and created beautiful bean mosaics and had their faces painted with the help of some stellar HL staff.

The Healthy Living Learning Center and Meat Department tables were a hub of activity as Katy and Nina taught onlookers how to make caramelized onion and butternut squash galettes as well as a sweet apple galette- both were out of this world! The meat department cooked up mighty tasty slow roasted pork tacos with an apple salsa…downright delicious!

We were thrilled to celebrate and support the great farmers and producers from Vermont and show off all of the delicious, nourishing products they work so hard to make. And as always…Healthy Living Loves Local!

A special thanks goes out to all of our wonderful vendors who participated in the event, shared their delicious and beautifully crafted Vermont products, and celebrated the harvest with us:

– Red Hen Bakery

– Vermont Butter and Cheese

– O Bread

– Douglas Sweets

– Shelburne Farms

– Versante Body Care

– Vermana Herbals

– Ursa Major

– Grandpa Jim’s BBQ

– Jamtastic Jams

– Red Kite Candy

– Two Guys in Vermont Soup Co.

– Vermont Raw Nut Butter

– Leonardo’s Pizza Sauce

– Vermont Kale Chips

– Benito’s Hot Sauce

– Woodchuck Coffee

Holdster

– Red Wagon Plants

 Champlain Orchards

– Neighborly Farms

– Orb Weaver

– Mocean Mate

– Wheeler Sugarworks

– Rockville Farm

– Nutty Steph’s

– Last Resort Farm

– Jericho Settlers Farm

Leonardos Pizza Sauce 

– Vasilios Contis

Vermont Kale Chips 

Owl Food

Vermont Moonlight Cookies 

Comfort Cookies 

Vermont Cookie Love

Krins Bakery

Liz Lovely