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Monday, Dec 11, 2023

Olivia Mueller

News Editor

Olivia Mueller '24 (she/her) is a News Editor.

Previously an Arts and Culture editor, Olivia is an International Politics and Economics major with a Spanish minor. Outside of the Campus, she is a spin instructor for YouPower, an avid runner and hiker, and a member of the Middlebury Mischords a cappella group. 


Liv, Love, Local: Werner Tree Farm

Werner Tree Farm, a family-operated Christmas tree farm in Middlebury, has been selling cut-your-own trees and spreading holiday cheer since 1986. Over the past few years, the Werner family has worked to improve their sustainability practices and diversify the farm’s offerings.


Liv, Love, Local: American Flatbread

A mainstay of the Middlebury restaurant scene since 2002, American Flatbread launched a creative Sunday brunch this past March to complement its dinner menu of customizable flatbreads, salads and desserts. The brunch menu consists of not only flatbread pizzas, but also a range of brunch-specific pastries, ...


Liv, Love, Local: Snowcap Cold Brew

Dreamt up by two roommates sharing a passion for perfecting an energizing cold brew concentrate in 2016, Snowcap Cold Brew now produces a variety of canned brews stocked at over 100 locations across Vermont.  While Lucas Lundell and Adam Marchesseault co-founded the business, Lundell has been running ...


Liv, Love, Local: 51 Main

As a collaborative restaurant and retail business, 51 Main has brought a new energy to a long-vacant space in Middlebury’s downtown since opening last March. The space brings two businesses together under one roof: Everything Nice, a plant and home decor store which serves as a funding source for ...


Liv, Love, Local: Haymaker Bun Company

Liv, Love, Local is a column highlighting Vermont local businesses, especially cafés and restaurants in the Middlebury area. Through interviews with owners, I aim to highlight the specific successes and challenges that come with small business ownership in Vermont, the hard work owners and employees ...


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: 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. ...

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