We headed out to Waterbury, Vermont which was about an hour from where we are staying. Our first stop was to the Ben and Jerry factory to take a tour. Ben and Jerry first started their first ice cream shop in Burlington, Vermont in 1978. It was long before they started expanding and became the hugh ice cream maker they are today. As part of the tour we got free ice cream samples. Kristi and I also got a cup of ice cream. Yummy!!!
Cold Hollow Cider Mill where you could see how cider is made the old fashion way using a rack and cloth press built in the 1920's. We had samples of the fresh hot apple cider and bought some goodies. Joe and I split an apple cider donut which was judged one of the best by Gourmet Magazine. Very tasty. We also made a stop at the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters where they promote sustainable coffee. Of course we had to buy some coffee beans while we were there.