Trying Not to Be a Tourist in Burlington

Farmers Market Foodie

Today is Saturday in Burlington, and you know what that means? Farmers Market! My favorite day of the week! Here are our last week picks:

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Thanks Burlington Farmers Market!
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Basil and Thyme Plants

This is what $80 will get you at the farmers market here (keep in mind that the meat, cheese, and soaps were a little expensive). A few of my own tips: If you can ever get purple vegetables, GO FOR IT! The purple pepper was delicious in a salad, and I’ve been on the lookout for purple carrots because I know that those are also amazing. My favorite selections from this farmers market batch were the summer squash, the thyme and basil plants (great investment), the giant parsnip, and the cherry tomatoes. I’ve been around the block when it comes to consuming fresh vegetables, and I have to say, the last time I had tomatoes this delicious was when I was living in Florence, Italy. I used the parsnips, carrots, and fresh thyme in a really delicious and healthy chicken recipe that I found easy to whip up in under an hour!

Am I a Local Yet?

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The Waterfront

Overall, I’ve had a productive, but pretty relaxing week in Burlington. I took one full day to go into the city by myself and get to know the town, the streets, the parks, and the people. I walked slowly, and really took my time in order to log the locations of things in my memory and get a feel for how I fit into this place. In that day, I visited the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream scoop shop. The famous ice cream company originated here; therefore, the scoop shop here has the freshest Ben & Jerry’s ice cream you’ll ever taste. I also walked through a locally blown pipe and water pipe shop called Full Tank that is located in this rad underground alley/basement (just for fun!). Afterwards, I took some time to explore local architecture, food trucks, just some all around beautiful scenery. One of my favorites was this local coffee shop named Radio Bean, where I spent a better part of the afternoon doing live work while listening to a couple of young artists play live music. The place was recommended to me by this pretty cool chick selling handmade necklaces at the farmers market – she loved it for its funky, no gimmicky vibe and its chill live music, and so did I!

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Live Music at Radio Bean
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Fish Pipes in a Fish Tank

Stay Tuned

I hope you all enjoy these reviews of my experience here in Burlington. Coming soon, I plan to share a post that showcases a photo timeline of a particularly familiar scene to me now, documenting the beautiful weather we’ve been experiencing here in Northern Vermont. Lastly, I’ve had a large influx of questions lately about my travels. If you do have questions, I encourage you to read the About section of the blog and if that doesn’t answer your queries, please feel free to comment on any post or hit up my inbox or timeline on Facebook. Talk to you soon enough, friends!

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