The best of local fare tends to be tied to the area’s farms—á la the fresh produce and goods at Almost Home Market (28 North St., 802/453-5775, www.almosthomemarket.net , 10 a.m.–7 p.m. daily, $6–15). Half country store, half café, it whips up fresh-baked breads and pastries, plus sandwiches and snazzy meals like lavender-roasted chicken with lemon and garlic or salmon teriyaki.
Even closer to the source is Mary’s Restaurant (1868 N. Rte. 116, 888/424-2432, www.innatbaldwincreek.com/marys , 5:30–9 p.m. Wed.–Sun.; 8:30–10:30 a.m. Sun. breakfast, $18–28), located at the Inn at Bald Creek, where much of the menu comes straight from the property’s farm and other area farms. (Don’t miss the cream of garlic soup.)
And don’t forget to reserve at the English-style Bobcat Café (5 Main St., 802/453-3311, www.bobcatcafe.com , 5–9 p.m. Mon.–Thurs.; 5–9:30 p.m. Sat.–Sun., $9–16), which gets packed with regulars in for burgers made from locally raised beef and sweet-potato fries.