Saturday, September 26, 2009

Red Sky Trading Company

Though the weather has finally shifted here, and apple picking, pumpkin patching, and molasses-making excursions have been planned, I have been nostalgic for Vermont lately, homesick for a Northern fall. I came across this picture, taken by my mama, a little over a year ago, of me at one of my favorite roadside stands, Red Sky Trading Company in Glover, VT. Should you find yourself in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, perhaps attending a Bread and Puppet show, swimming in Lake Willoughby or beseeching Galway Kinnell for a poem, you MUST stop at Red Sky Trading along Rt. 16 in Glover. This put-your-money-in-the-coffee-can shop housed in a small red barn vends the dearest vintage kitchen items: aprons, tumblers, pyrex and melamine, flour sifters and cherry pitters; AND the most delicious homemade baked & canned goods: relishes and preserves, creampuffs and cheesecake, the best cider donuts I've ever had and of course seasonal fruit PIES. See here for more information and here for photos. The self-serve set-up and grandma's kitchen aesthetic makes feel as though you've happened upon some ginghamed treasure nostalgic dream.

8 comments:

Angela McGregor said...

wish we could go there this weekend!

emily said...

ME TOO

JAZ.ED said...

Photo credits please,

From the sower of your pie attraction
JAZH

Farmer's Daughter said...

Emily, where are you going to a sorghum boil (I assume you mean sorghum and not sugar cane, right?). Missed you Saturday. Also, where did you pick apples? Levering?

emily said...

Steve was talking sorghum boil in a weekend or two...Sad to miss the party--we got back a little too late from apple picking, but I hope to make a future shindig. We picked at Ayers, which was near Levering, and brought some of your dilly beans for our picnic! I'm thinking apple butter (et al.) making this weekend...

W2 said...

I was bangin around the N East Kingdom recently for some MTB bliss and was struck by how local the locals were and how tastey the homegrown beer, ice cream, and blueberries were.

The Kingdom is such a special place.

Julia Mavis said...

also MY mom's favorite place to stop! on the way to Parker Pie, of course, for pizza pie...

emily said...

oh yeah, your mom and i discussed red sky once. i've never been to parker pie...next kingdom visit!