Thanksgiving is a time for family, fun, and most of all, food. You might not know it, but one of the best places to have your Thanksgiving vacation is right here in southern Vermont. To make sure that you're having the best time - and feast - possible, we've put together a short guide to creating a fantastic Vermont-inspired Thanksgiving dinner.
Part One: The Turkey
The turkey isn the centerpiece of every traditional Thanksgiving meal, and there's probably no other food so associated with this holiday. For some of the best turkeys around, try a bird from Adams Family Farm. All of their animals are born and raised at the farm in sustainable, organic, and eco-friendly conditions, meaning you get a great meal without a guilty conscience. The only turkey that's more environmentally-conscious than these is one made of tofu.
Part Two: The Sides
No Thanksgiving dinner would be complete without an array of side dishes, from roasted potatoes to green bean casserole to fresh corn on the cob. And luckily, all this and more can be found at one of Vermont's fantastic farmers' markets. Or if you want something a bit more unique, you can try Gilfeather Turnips, an heirloom vegetable grown just a few miles from us in Wardsboro, Vermont.
Part Three: Dessert
Pies, and pies of all kinds, are a must at any Thanksgiving table. Pie pumpkins are readily available at Vermont markets for the classic Thanksgiving dessert, and you can make a truly distinctive apple pie with some of Vermont's famous heirloom apples, available at several different nearby orchards. These apples have unique flavors and textures that will put a new twist on this classic dessert favorite.
Part Four: The Drinks
Along with heirloom apples, you can get some amazing Vermont apple cider at many orchards and farmers' markets in the region. If you're feeling a bit more adventurous (and you aren't driving later on), try some locally-grown wine from a nearby Vermont vineyard, such as those from Honora Winery just south of Wilmington, or beer from one of Vermont's famed craft breweries. Whatever you choose to toast the season, you'll find that it pairs well with the meal.
Along with all of this food, you'll need someplace to cook, feast, and get together with friends and family. Why not make it one of our comfortable and spacious Vermont rental properties, just outside of Mount Snow? You'll have plenty of room for all the food in your kitchen - even if you don't have room in your belly.