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Salad Days - Sugarbush Stoke Exchange

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The days are long. The first cut of hay is done. Gardens and wildflowers are cranking. The trails are dry. The golf course is lush and manicured. The sun is out and the water is warming. Ahh, mid-June. No other time of the year feels so full of promise.

Summer glow.
Summer sunset spilling into the Mad River Valley.

Our salad days are here, and it is time to celebrate the energy and enthusiasm of the season. From mountain top to river bottom, the Mad River Valley is bathed in fresh green possibilities. 

This weekend is chock full of fun, starting with the US Grand Prix of Downhill. If you've never seen a downhill bike race up close, it is well worth a watch. The course winds down Snowball and whiplashes through Eden, before finishing in the base area on the mountain cross course. The lifts spin on Friday for practice, and will be open for public too.

Check out the Grand Prix of Downhill this weekend!
The US Grand Prix of Downhill is this weekend.

Check out the race course in this video from Sugarbush-sponsored Team RMEast 

Join us for the Brewgrass Fest on Saturday.

Among the dozens of fine malt beverages that will be available for sampling at the Fest, there are a few brewers and beers that deserve special attention. Although Lawson's, the Alchemist and Trapp's Brewery are the most local of the brewers coming to the event, they are also three of the best.

I've developed a bit of a hop addiction lately, and Lawson's Double Sunshine and the Alchemist's Heady Topper are both excellent examples of hop-forward beers. Be aware, the Heady Topper is going to be in short supply. Lawson's will have some of their tasty Knockout Blonde available too. If you are looking for a more malty experience, Trapp's Helles is a great summer beer and their Vienna Amber is another a wise choice.

Behind bars.
Being behind bars can be fun sometimes.

Fern turn.
Fern notice.

Chicken of the woods and oyster mushrooms.
Fungi season is here too! Pleurotus ostreatus and laetiporus sulphureous.

The 4th of July is coming soon!
The 4th of July is just around the corner.

Moretown sunset.
Summer's glow.

The weather looks picture perfect this weekend and the fun has already started. All we need is you. We hope to see you soon!

John Atkinson
Chairman, Sugarbush Stoke Exchange

Fungi fun.
It's been a banner year for ganoderma!

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