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.