Departments

DEPARTMENTS

Prepared Foods and Bakery

Our Kitchen and Bakery serve outstanding breakfast and lunch sandwiches, incredible hot entrée lunch and dinner selections, and mouth-watering desserts. Espresso, strong fresh coffee, along with a wide array of morning pastries, help get your day started.  Check out our extensive catering menus. (available in Woodstock only).

We take our food seriously at the Woodstock Farmers’ Market. We use premium ingredients for all our prepared foods and bakery items. And what sets us apart from many other kitchens is our passion and experience: Our kitchen and deli are staffed by professionals with varied backgrounds that bring years of culinary experience to the job. Plus, we all just love great food. And we love to talk about it. So when you come in to buy, we’re thrilled to answer your questions and help you with recipes.

Our bakehouse, located on-site at our Woodstock location, cranks out our own famous cookies, cakes, gourmet brownies, and pies. We specialize in “quick breads,” too, like our killer banana and pumpkin breads. Our bakery believes in big flavor, pure ingredients and no cheap fillers or shortcuts.

At this time our catering services are available in our Woodstock location only. Find out how we can make your next cocktail party or meeting extra special with a wide array of party platters, entrees, appetizers, pastries, and desserts, including celebration cakes! Check out our catering menus now!

Groceries

Our grocery department keeps a wide array of specialty and everyday groceries on our shelves. We specialize in hard-to-find, unique food products, like olive oils, marinades, chocolates, and jams from Vermont and around the world.

Make your meals something special with our wide variety of extra virgin olive oils, pastas, marinades ,and condiments. We have a passion for finding the latest and greatest from all over the world.

We also have plenty of everyday groceries as well, from fresh local eggs to Vermont milk and locally-made granola. You’ll always find new and intriguing ingredients and brands on our shelves.

We also feature a great selection of well-priced wines to round out your meal. We think of wine as food you can drink, and believe it doesn’t have to be expensive to be delicious. Our resident beer expert stocks brews for every taste, and is always on the lookout for interesting and tasty new selections.

Plus, our food-crazy staff is always on hand to show you around, find you a recipe, or help you track down a hard-to-find ingredient or product. Just ask!

Produce & Plants

Our produce department serves the absolute freshest conventional, organic, and local produce available.  Both stores offer flower bouquets year-round, hanging plants in the summer, and local pumpkins and mums in the fall. But our Woodstock store is home to an extensive garden center, with hardy locally grown perennials and unique annuals in the summer, plus holiday greenery and Christmas trees in the late fall.

PRODUCE

Produce is our backbone. We pride ourselves on obtaining the freshest and highest quality organic and conventional produce available—whether from our local farm connections or from the Boston markets. Our displays are piled up high and fresh. . . we pride ourselves on our bounty! About 70% of our produce business is local in the summer!

GARDEN CENTER (IN WOODSTOCK ONLY)

The Garden Center is staffed in the summer and fall, and during the holiday season, Tuesdays-Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. In the summer, you’ll find hanging baskets, herbs, annuals, perennials, soils, mulches, and more! We carry pumpkins, mums, and ornamentals during the fall. Come late November, we bring in our first shipment of local Christmas trees, wreaths and more for all your decorating needs!

Cheeses and Deli Provisions

We carry over 50 Vermont cheeses, as well as fine cheeses from around the world, plus a plethora of provisions such as olives, roasted red peppers, pre-packaged cheeses, and dry salamis. And we slice to order fresh deli meats and cheeses (in Woodstock only). We brew robust coffee using freshly roasted beans. Along with a rotating selection of Vermont coffees, we have our own micro coffee roaster in Maine—and they ship us fresh roasted coffee beans every week with many of our offerings fair traded and organic.

Our selection of farmhouse artisan cheese is the best in the Upper Valley, with a wide variety of international choices and hard- to-find selections along with our Vermont favorites (many of the world’s finest cheese comes from our neighbors around the state!) Plus we offer a wide array of our own appetizers as well as deli provisions from dry salamis to fresh olives. We slice deli meats and cheeses to order.

Our coffee selection is second to none. For the past 20 years we have partnered with a small micro-roaster in Maine who ships us exceptional selections, roasted fresh every week. We also offer a rotating selection of Vermont roasters. Stop by for the freshest, strongest coffee around. And if you really need a pick-me-up, our Espresso Bar is open all day.

Seafood & Meats (in Woodstock only)

Our seafood and meat departments are the place to find the freshest seafood north of Boston and the best hand-cut meats and all-natural poultry in the Upper Valley. We also search for local or all-natural meat suppliers whenever possible.

Are you kidding? Fresh seafood in land-locked Vermont?

You bet. People drive for miles just to buy our seafood. And with so much attention on where it comes from these days, you can trust that we purchase only the freshest from wholesalers that we trust.

You’ll find everything from your typical New England staples like sustainably caught cod and grey sole to more regional catches like wild caught fresh sablefish, wild striper, sushi grade tuna, and swordfish. We have great access to the freshest wild and farm-raised shellfish—mussels, oysters, shrimp and clams. And with a day’s notice, we can get you the closest thing to a Maine lobsterfest you’ll ever find in interior New England.

Like everyone, we are concerned about over-fishing and how and where the fish we sell is caught. We only carry seafood and shellfish from authorized sustainable fisheries and we work closely with Wood Mountain Fish, Black River Produce and Earth and Sea to bring the best sustainable seafood available.

In the mood for meat?

We are the Upper Valley hot spot for exceptional quality beef, lamb and pork, and we purchase “all natural” (no antibiotics or growth hormones) whenever possible. Increasingly we focus our meat program on supporting Vermont farmers—we carry a full line of local and free-ranging poultry, local grass-fed beef, and local, all-natural pork.