Wells Tavern Farm (We) will be picking up the Maple Syrup Cured, Hickory Smoked Ham Steaks & the Thickly Cut, Old-Fashioned Lookin’ Maple Syrup Cured, Hickory Smoked Bacon the first week or so of August, from our preferred smokehouse in Vermont. They really do a wonderfully consistent and not just smoky, but also noticeably sweet product. They are located in the “Birthplace of Vermont” — as the signage on the road states — Windsor, Vermont.
Windsor, Vermont, is a beautiful smallish town. In 1820, it was the state’s largest town. Currently, I believe it is just about twice as large as our hometown of Shelburne, Massachusetts. As Western Massachusetts farmers, we really don’t have a lot of time to get to travel or spend a lot of time vacationing, but that is one place that we really want to spend some time exploring.
And, speaking of Windsor, where Wells Tavern Farm’s tasty smoked products are touched by the magic of old fashioned, real smoking and curing, here is what is happening in Windsor this weekend:
The 233rd anniversary of the Vermont Constitution, which was the first in the country to prohibit slavery, is being celebrated this weekend in Windsor.
In 1777, delegates to the Windsor Convention adopted Vermont’s Constitution as news of the British invasion reached Windsor on July 8.
Officials say the delegates had just adjourned for the day at Elijah West’s tavern when word of the American army’s withdrawal from Mount Independence and Fort Ticonderoga and the Battle of Hubbardton reached Windsor.
A violent thunderstorm delayed the delegates long enough to vote and adopt the state’s Constitution.
On Saturday, period re-enactors will be on hand at the Old Constitution House in Windsor to commemorate 1777 Constitution Day.
Meanwhile, I am hoping for rain. We really need it. After last summer, I can’t believe that I am hoping for precipitation, but I am.