Virtual Postcards from Vermont — Part I

Today I took my sweet ol’ time driving up to Burlington, Vermont for the Stonyfield Blogger Barnstorming Tour! A big thank you to Stonyfield and everyone who voted for me… I still cannot believe I’m really here!!

I stopped several times along the way to admire the views and take lots of photos. It is beautiful here!

I even got to take a ferry across Lake Champlain — The first time our car has been on a ferry!

I met up with the other bloggers — Tina, Anne, and Kristina, along with Nancy and Amy from Stonyfield at American Flatbread in downtown Burlington. We were treated to a great dinner! American Flatbread includes lots of local and organic ingredients in the food, and this Evolution salad was so tasty!

We ordered several different kinds of pizzas, but the New Vermont Sausage was the winner hands-down.

And now we’re settling down at an Inn (which is amazingly beautiful — more pics of that tomorrow). What a super-fun day… I’m still pinching myself! I cannot wait to go on the farm tours starting early tomorrow morning and share what I learn about organics with you! Mooooooooooo!!!


  1. Nicole Spring (Frontier Dreams) says

    Oh goodness, you are making me so hungry!!

  2. Dear Valerie,

    I fed the kids today. Both of them!


  3. Success on ebay selling now says

    Very charming place. My heart feel this charming natural place. The food also jalousies. thabx for nice article .

  4. Wow! So beautiful! Just like a postcard!

  5. I love Vermont!

    My kids want to know if you caught a glimpse of "Champ" – the Lake Champlain monster. There are three things they remember from our Vermont studies – maple syrup, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and Champ!

  6. teachmama says

    yaaa-hooo! So excited for you, my friend. Enjoy. Learn a lot. Relax and have fun on the farms!

    So happy you're there and looking forward to hearing all about it!

  7. This is so much fun. I feel like I'm on the trip with you… but then there's that nagging jealous feeling that reminds me I'm not. LOL Love the photos, so glad you're having a good time and I can't wait to hear more.

    @Mark: LOL! Good job.

  8. FYI: Any readers who become fans of Stonyfield on Facebook can read about your adventures. I was excited to discover that just now!

  9. Adrienne says

    Have fun!

    LOL @ mark.

  10. Pretty!

  11. Hope you have an amazing trip! πŸ™‚

  12. Artistmama says

    How awesome you're there! The food looks amazing!

    So good to read your kids are fed! LOL


  13. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Nicole Spring — It was soooo yummy! I wish I could send you a slice of flatbread in the mail. πŸ™‚

    @ Mark — Did you remember to give them water too? πŸ˜‰

  14. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Christy — Mark asked me about Champy too, but sadly no sightings. I thought for sure I was going to bump into him on the ferry. I do think I heard him splashing around this morning, but it was too foggy to be certain. πŸ™‚

  15. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ teachmama — We have all learned SO much!! I'm looking forward to sharing info with you, and to find creative ways to teach Emily about organic farming too. She would LOVE this!!

  16. We vacationed in Burlington last year and LOVED American Flatbread. Their food is amazing. Who am I kidding most of the food in VT was amazing. Can't wait to hear about tomorrow's adventures.

  17. So happy for you!!! Well-deserved! πŸ™‚

  18. Just Breathe says

    It looks beautiful there and that sausage pizza looks very good to me!