Brunch Everyday!

We are excited to announce that Juniper is now open for brunch every day from 7 am – 2 pm. If you are breakfast or lunch purist, never fear we have expanded the breakfast menu and added a few lunch options so there is something for everyone. On weekends you can create your own brunch cocktail at our bloody Mary and mimosa bar. Reservations for brunch are available for parties of six or more.

Hotel Vermont’s Guide to Gifting Vermont

Vermont boasts the highest rate of artisans per capita, and with a a true do-it-yourself ethos, Vermonters are innovators. Outside of the traditional crafts scene however, is a burgeoning tech and entrepreneur sector. Burlington is attracting business and start-ups for it’s high quality of life, forward-thinking economy, and capable workforce. With this tech boom, Vermont’s maker and creative scene is only increasing. In that spirit, we have curated a list of a few of our favorite Vermont creators, makers, bakers, distillers and more for our top picks for giving the best of Vermont this holiday season.
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1) Hotel Vermont getaway (of course) complete with dinner at Hen of the Wood and breakfast at Juniper
Enjoy a weekend escape at Hotel Vermont complete with dinner at James Beard nominated Hen of the Wood and breakfast at local favorite, Juniper.
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2) Jeremy Ayers pottery
Funky but minimalist, Jeremy’s pottery is a gift of functional art. His mugs  make a great gift paired with a bag of Burlington’s Brio Coffee for the caffeine lover.
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3) Tees and sweatshirts from New Duds
With clothing and bags designed and hand-printed in Burlington by a husband and wife team, New Duds provides the perfect wearable gift. Bonus their t-shirts are incredibly soft!
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4) Silo Vodka and accoutrements
Located in Windsor, Vermont, Silo Distillery produces a number of spirits but their smooth flagship vodka is sure to please all palates. They also have a line of bar accoutrements that spice up your gift, or if you are feeling creative, create your own mixers to gift.
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Robes are a nice gift but really you can’t go wrong with any of Vermont Flannel’s products. So soft and so warm, their robes, shirts, blankets and more are perfect to cozy up with on a winter’s night.
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6) AO Glass vases
Rich and Tove at AO Glass, hand-blow their beautiful glass products at their studio in Burlington. They produce beautiful small and large pieces from soap dishes (as can be seen at Hotel Vermont) to custom vases and lighting pieces.
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7) Lunaroma gift sets
Choose  your own gift set at Luaroma. All natural and organic, Lunaroma’s bath and beauty products are amazing for all types of hair and skin. You can choose your own set of lotions and skin care, hair care, essential oils and more.
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8) Brot Bakery class
Heike Meyer is a German expat living and baking in Vermont. Heike established her bakery, Brot Bakery, a few years ago and has recently added baking and cooking classes to her offerings. Covering everything from sourdoughs to stews, you will learn new skills to try out in your own kitchen!
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At the risk of looking biased toward ceramics, you have to check out Farmhouse Pottery in Woodstock, Vermont. The team at Farmhouse Pottery make the most amazing clean and simply designed pieces that fit in anyone’s home.
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Beautifully designed with clean lines and a rustic flair, Red House produces a slew of giftable products. Their waxed canvas bags are to die for and their aprons, pillows are other home goods are crafted with such care and detail anyone would be excited to receive one of their products.
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For the beer lover in your life, nothing is better than a Vermont beer kit. Grab a few beer can glasses and their favorite types of brews from the Craft Beer Cellar in Waterbury. Don’t worry if they can’t make it to the store – you can place orders with them!
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12) Rackk & Ruin jewelry
Made in Burlington, Rackk & Ruin’s pieces feature mixed metals and a vintage flair. Unique rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets add a special touch to giving to the special ladies in your life.
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On Farm Dinner: Jericho Settlers Farm

Join us as we head out to Jericho Settlers Farm for a magical on-farm repas. Attendees will dine al fresco with a five course feast prepared of produce and meat raised at Jericho Settlers.

Tickets include a welcome drink, appetizers, a multi-course meal alongside the farmers, and dessert. A transportation option can be selected, which includes luxury transportation, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres during the ride.

20% of ticket sales will be donated to NOFA-VT’s Share the Harvest campaign, buying farmshares for families who qualify.

Tickets available here.

And on the menu for the evening we have:

Reception 5:30 pm

Local cheeses, charcuterie, pickles, crudité, dips

Dinner 6:30 pm

All produce and meats provided by Jericho Settlers Farm

Greens, cherry tomatoes, radishes, ice wine vinaigrette

Scotch egg, mutton sausage, blue cheese dip

Gazpacho, cilantro, cucumber, flowers

Slow roasted Porchetta, creamy polenta, plum jus, braised greens

Applewood smoked chicken, maple baked beans, vinegar slaw

Poutine, fries, pork gravy, cheese curds

Grilled veggies, sauce Romesco, toasted almonds

Dessert

Strawberry shortcake, biscuits, whipped cream

A Dish for Hope

There are so many good things created from local ingredients on our new spring menu, diners can be forgiven for not knowing where to dig in. Those with a passion for the fight against cancer, however, we have put together “A Dish for Hope,” a new and regularly rotating item developed through partnership with the American Cancer Society’s local Hope Lodge offering housing for cancer patients – and their families – undergoing treatment in Burlington.

Debuting on Juniper’s new spring menu, “A Dish for Hope” is priced at $24 with a “choose-your-own-donation-level” kicker that directs all proceeds to benefit Burlington’s Hope Lodge. The first dish will be Steamed Mount Desert Island Mussels with hemp seed “sausage,” braised fennel and kale in saffron broth. Mount Desert Island is the largest island off the coast of Maine, and nutrient-rich, high-protein mussels are beneficial against cancer. “A Dish for Hope” will change weekly, always offering a dish created from healthy, cancer-fighting ingredients.

The Hope Lodges provide free, temporary lodging for cancer patients and their families. The Burlington lodge is run by a few staff members, with more than 100 volunteers providing a caring, supportive community for patients to heal. Located within walking distance of the University of Vermont Medical Center, Hope Lodge is a nice place to stay, with private accommodations, including a large kitchen where families can cook together. As part of the partnership, Chef Doug Paine will cook “A Dish for Hope” for patients and families staying at Hope Lodge in May. Stop by and help us support local families fighting cancer!

Jericho Settlers Farm Dinner

This Sunday at Jericho Settlers Farm we are excited to host our second annual on farm dinner as a benefit for the NOFA VT farm share program, which provides healthy organic CSA shares to low income Vermonters. We will be offering up a late summer BBQ with all the fixings. Caledonia Spirits will be providing their Barr Hill Gin for the welcome cocktail and we will have a cash bar with some of our local favorites, The Alchemist, Burlington Beer Company, Shelburne Vineyards and more. There will be live music by Colin Cope and Chris Page.

Jericho Settlers Farm is a diversified small family farm that is spread out across Jericho and Richmond. They raise cows, chickens, lambs, organic veggies and much more. They offer a bountiful CSA and have a farm stand on Barber Farm Road in Jericho.

For ticket information please click here.

Vermont Brewers Festival: Hill Farmstead Tap Takeover at Juniper

In honor of the 23rd Annual Vermont Brewers Festival this weekend, Hill Farmstead is taking over our taps! Starting Friday at 5pm, we will have 10 taps flowing with beers from the famous Northeast Kingdom brewery. While supplies last (and subject to change), we will be pouring: Dorothy, Imp Single Hop Citra, Harlan, Excursions #4, Society and Solitude #5, Edward, Conduct of Life, Susan, Society and Solitude #1 and Nelson.

If you want to learn more about the Brewers Festival you can visit them online here or check out this handy comic our friend Rachel Lindsay made for us below. Cheers!

Vermont Brewers Festival