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Friday, Dec 8, 2023



Liv, Love, Local: Minifactory

On a recent Saturday morning in Bristol, every bright-yellow chair in Minifactory was occupied as the brunch crowd queued up to order their weekend treats. Minifactory opened in the spring of 2022 as a market and café that also serves as a home for the jam manufacturing of owner V Smiley’s jam company, ...


Liv, Love, Local: Iluminar Coffee Roasters

From founding Iluminar Coffee Roasters in January 2020 as a Middlebury student to present day as a full-time entrepreneur managing roasting and distribution for two coffee brands, Daniel Gutierrez has learned and grown alongside his business.


Liv, Love, Local: Little Seed Coffee Roasters

Monday, Oct. 2 will mark the two-year anniversary of Little Seed Coffee Roasters opening in downtown Middlebury. For husband and wife co-owners Anthony and Maggie Gerakos, this milestone is an opportunity to reflect on the challenges and successes they have encountered so far operating the local café-roastery. ...


Late spring frost creates challenges for local orchards

Apple picking is a classic New England fall activity, but an abnormally late frost in May of this year robbed many Addison County orchards of much of their apple crop. Faced with the inability to offer the usual pick-your-own-apples services, farms have been forced to find creative new ways to bring ...


Chim Chimney plans new store in Middlebury, opens food trailer

Chelsea Griggs and Armistice Travis Ryan knew they wanted to bring something unique and different to the downtown Middlebury community. So, when the storefront opened up, they jumped on the opportunity to purchase 40 Main Street, the former home of Main Street Stationary. Now, the couple is in the process ...

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Middlebury Natural Foods Co-Op embraces the fall season

The locally- adored Middlebury Natural Foods Co-Op is busy preparing for its fall season — meeting with the nonprofit’s member-owners, facilitating the annual September Eat Local Challenge, bringing in the new fall produce and holding a variety of cooking and herbalism classes are all on the agenda.  ...

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Town of Middlebury recovers from summer flooding

The town of Middlebury received six inches of rain in a two-and-a-half hour period on the evening of Thursday, Aug. 3, an occurrence which Emmalee Cherington, the Town of Middlebury’s director of public works planning, referred to as a “1000-year event.”

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Food, Music, Arts Festivals — Summer Events in Addison County

As the semester winds down and we look ahead to the summer, many Middlebury students will stay in Middlebury to do research, pursue internships, work on campus or maybe just bask in the sweet Vermont sun. Pooling together our collective summer experiences in Vermont and some online research, here is ...