Posted by Aaron Zueck | Apr 28, 2010
Burlington on Tuesday – photo courtesy of Kipernicus. We were in no condition to pull out the cameras.
A snowstorm? We first heard rumors of the impending weather on Monday afternoon, when it was a delightful 68 degrees in Hardwick. Maybe it seemed too outlandish, or maybe we just didn’t want to believe it. But by the time we made it out of Montpelier the heavy, cold rain had turned to snow, and believers we were. Our first day in the saddle was going to be a tough one. In the next 6 or so hours we saw (and felt) biting rain and slushy, wet snow. Thanks go out to Onion River Sports for the plastic bags that covered our gloves, and lined our shoes.
It’s still wet and very cold here in Burlington. So we’re taking a day off from riding to process some of what we experienced in Hardwick – touring farms, meeting some ambitious, smart and inspiring agropreneurs, and brainstorming ways to translate the good happening in this area across the country. Check out the photos.
We’re also reeling from a delicious potluck that greeted us in Burlington. Over thirty people filled our friend Caitlin’s small apartment, for what ended up being our first big event. We heard (and captured!) many local food stories – one about a couple building a new home – a “portable mini-cabin” – and how it will affect what they eat and how they eat it. We’ll have videos up on the “Stories” section of the site soon – so stay tuned.
The sun is peaking out from the clouds now – tomorrow we’re back on the road!