It just doesn’t make sense to leave Vergennes  without stocking up on the area’s delicacies. Start at the craft- and treat-lover’s jackpot that is Kennedy Bros. Factory Marketplace (10 Main St., 802/877-2975, www.kennedybrothers.com , 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. daily), a huge selection of antiques, artisanal maple sugars and fudges, and wood-ware.
Grab imported specialty sauces, freshly made pastas, organic herbs, and locally made gelato at Fat Hen Market (10 Green St., 802/877-2923). Or wander through the aisles of Second Star Toys & Gifts (7 Green St., 802/877-9259) and find adorable baby, toddler, and children’s clothing and handmade wooden toys.