Burlington's Local Food Movement
Burlington is exploding on the national food scene as one of the hubs of the local food movement. Known for its excellent soil and abundance of local organic farms—as showcased in its huge weekly farmers’ market (Saturday, May through October) and popular outdoor summertime farm suppers—this health-conscious and liberal city is home to restaurants and markets with a foodie’s focus on fresh, high-quality ingredients rivaling those of a much larger city. Burlington residents are likely to be seen biking to pick up their weekly CSA share at the Intervale (the city’s huge web of community gardens), doing some weeding in their own urban garden plots, or stopping by one of the farms to pick berries or flowers on their way to a dinner party.
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