Mango Cherry SlushLate August means just 3 things in Burlington:

  1. School is back in session { the whole town once again turns into a madhouse as thousands of students arrive}
  2. Best PM sunshine and sunsets { every sunset is instagram-able }
  3. Enjoy it while it lasts { the cold winter is just around the bend }

This is the time of year that reminds me to get outside and savor these last weeks of acceptable outdoor weather. Autumn in Vermont is absolutely glorious, but it also is only going to get [much] colder from here on out. Weekends must be packed with hiking, enjoying the wonderful harvest of local produce, and simply making sure my bare legs see as much sun as possible before the long winter!

So here we go!

CSA: Purple Peppers


CSA: Toms


Mango Cherry Slush


wysiwyg festival

We ran into some awesome luck and scored tickets to the WYSIWYG Festival! Conceptually, definitely one of the best events I have ever been to. Spreading awareness about eating locally, sustainably, and prioritizing quality ingredients comes in the form of a weekend full of food and music. WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) hosts Vermont-local food and beverage vendors (many of whom have teamed up with local farms) to create a fantastic spread. For me, it was a special kind of relaxation to be able to be at a big event and not once worry about making a healthy, sustainable, or ethical meal choice -- everything was a good choice.

And the music was just as good as the food. Artists like Shakey Graves, Anais Mitchell,  Moon Hooch, and Lee Fields, to name a few, graced the stage.

Unfortunately, I was so enamored that pure luck had landed me here this weekend that I didn't capture much of it (super bummer). There's always next year though!

WYSIWYG Festival, Burlington VT 2014