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Paul Sep 28, 2004 06:36 PM

I will be visiting my girlfriend in Boston this weekend (I'm from Seattle) and we're headed up to VT for the weekend. Can folks recommend some spots between Boston and possibly Vershire (we'll probably stay in Woodstock one night)? The other night we'll be staying at the Blueberry Hill Inn, which includes dinner (any comments on that place would be welcome).

Has anyone been to The Farmer's Diner in Barre? Does anyone know if you can purchase cider at Farnum Hill?


  1. b
    b grubbs Sep 28, 2004 10:37 PM

    I believe that you can get Farnum Hill Cider at the orchard (from www.farnumhillciders.com):

    "Farnum Hill Ciders/Poverty Lane Orchards: Our retail stand opens for September and October only, but cider purchases can be arranged anytime. Find us at 98 Poverty Lane off Rte. 4 in Lebanon, just at Exit 19 off I-89. We have all the ciders, of course. Farmhouse growlers in Fall only. See also www.povertylaneorchards.com. (603) 448-1511"

    though if not, you can go one exit S on 89 (the Hanover/Lebanon exit -- 17, i think), then go N on 120 through a few lights to the Co-op Market in the Centerra center (on your right). They have most varieties of Farnum Hill's cider near the left rear corner by the wine section. They also have big jugs of the Farmhouse cider in the beer cooler.

    And all I know about the Farmer's diner is that it isn't open very late (3 pm?) on Sundays.

    Link: http://www.farnumhillciders.com

    1. h
      Hammerhead Sep 28, 2004 10:52 PM

      east ender restaurant is good in woodstock.

      1. g
        GG Mora Sep 29, 2004 10:03 AM

        I've been to the Farmer's Diner for dinner & have had several online discussions with others who have been there. The consensus is that breakfast is the meal to go for; otherwise, don't bother.

        1. j
          jz Sep 29, 2004 12:34 PM

          Apparently I committed a grievous sin by mentioning this in your post on the Boston board (mea culpa), but Carpenter and Main in Norwich is a great country French place right across the river and I-91 from Hanover, NH.

          The duck confit and pate are not to be missed.

          Admittedly, the chef/owner is a friend of mine, but having eaten there as a paying customer, I highly recommend it.

          Link: http://www.carpenterandmain.com

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          1. re: jz
            b grubbs Sep 29, 2004 10:36 PM

            I second the recommendation and swear that I have written a previous entry about this place.
            Good fish dishes,too, and some nice wine selections.

          2. k
            klumppilston Sep 29, 2004 01:54 PM

            We stayed in Woodstock for a week this summer and had a wonderful meal at the Prince and Pauper. Make reservations, though, it's pretty popular.

            1. l
              lynnie Sep 30, 2004 11:26 AM

              I second that for Prince and the Pauper.
              Have always had great dinners there.

              1. l
                louise8 Sep 25, 2006 01:35 AM

                blue berry hill is chummy. for lunch in middlebury, Try EAT right on Main Street.

                1. i
                  Injun Joe Sep 25, 2006 02:01 PM

                  The Farmer's Diner in Barre has been closed since last October, but I believe they have re-opened in Woodstock...

                  1. n
                    nixienox Sep 26, 2006 05:20 AM

                    http://www.woodstockfarmersmarket.com/ The Woodstock farmer's market was wonderful. Loved the coffee and baked goods. I picked up some wonderful organic cranberries there last year.

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