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Jun 28, 2022 - 3:18:50 AM
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rinemb

USA

14733 posts since 5/24/2005

I just took wife to airport, bound for Vermont with a friend. I asked her what folks from Vermont are called? She did not know. I asked her what are the go-to foods to eat? She did not know. So, I did not bother asking about beer, syrup, or banjo music, etc.
what say you?

Jun 28, 2022 - 5:25:29 AM

BobbyE

USA

3137 posts since 11/29/2007

I'm guessing here but maybe, 'Vermontineers.' :>)

Bobby

Jun 28, 2022 - 7:49:11 AM

59236 posts since 12/14/2005

"Verdants"?
Greenies"?
"Monties"?

One of my brothers lives there.
I can ask him, and report back.

Jun 28, 2022 - 9:27:11 AM

csrat

USA

1152 posts since 9/14/2008

I have always thought it was "Vermonters".

Jun 28, 2022 - 10:02:53 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by rinemb

I just took wife to airport, bound for Vermont with a friend. I asked her what folks from Vermont are called? She did not know. I asked her what are the go-to foods to eat? She did not know. So, I did not bother asking about beer, syrup, or banjo music, etc.
what say you?


Easy ...... Vermits & Ben & Jerry's

Jun 28, 2022 - 1:03:17 PM
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15508 posts since 12/2/2005

Generally, it's "Vermonters."

Dairy products are one of the few viable agricultural crops, so there's plenty of cheese, ranging from so-so to brilliant. The maple products are similarly wonderful. There were some hippies making ice cream when I lived there, and that was pretty good, and I hear tell you can buy it worldwide these days.

Largely, it's a meat-and-potatoes kind of place, though there are vegan pockets of tofu-and-kale with a smattering of high-end dining, primarily near the ski areas.

And it's all pretty pricey.

Jun 28, 2022 - 1:20:53 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

65057 posts since 10/5/2013

Catamounts


 

Jun 28, 2022 - 2:54 PM
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slammer

USA

3690 posts since 12/30/2008

I say she’s gone for a while…………..time to eat and drink and do whatever you want , as long as the place looks the same when she gets home!!! Hope the Mrs. has a good time in Vermont and hope you enjoy your alone time!!!
Slammer!!!

Jun 28, 2022 - 3:04:02 PM

STUD

USA

36061 posts since 3/5/2008

I know non Vermonters are...
Flatlanders...

Jun 28, 2022 - 5:22:11 PM
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rinemb

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14733 posts since 5/24/2005

quote:
Originally posted by STUD

I know non Vermonters are...
Flatlanders...


So in conneticut you are a flat lander. That is funny for us Kansans. Brad

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Jun 28, 2022 - 8:39:40 PM
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LNEU

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365 posts since 4/4/2006

The unOfficial beer of Vermont....

longtrail.com/beers

Jun 29, 2022 - 3:10:47 AM
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OM45GE

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116284 posts since 11/7/2007

Al beat me to it, but yes Vermonters call everyone not from Vermont “Flatlanders”.

There’s a joke about a man who was born in Boston but whose family moved to Vermont when he was an infant. He lived in the Green Mountain State to a ripe old age and died peacefully in his sleep. The newspaper’s obituary headline read “Massachusetts Man Dies In Montpelier”

Jun 29, 2022 - 3:43:25 AM

STUD

USA

36061 posts since 3/5/2008

quote:
Originally posted by rinemb
quote:
Originally posted by STUD

I know non Vermonters are...
Flatlanders...


So in conneticut you are a flat lander. That is funny for us Kansans. Brad


Like wise...

When I visited Fla...

 

The natives would give directions..

By saying...

You just go over that ..hill... n it will be there in the plaza on the right...

 

Course me next question was.. where do you ..see..a..hill..... .?

Jun 29, 2022 - 4:29:49 AM

Buddur

USA

3292 posts since 10/23/2004

Y'all are close...

...it's Vermontlanders.

Jun 29, 2022 - 4:30:27 AM

4290 posts since 4/22/2018

I've only spent 5 days or so in Vermont, but most of those days involved maple syrup in one format or the other!

Jun 29, 2022 - 9:01:34 AM
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rinemb

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14733 posts since 5/24/2005

My wife loves real maple syrup, Hates blueberries. I hope she tries some good local ripened blueberries, and gets a hankerin' for them. Like blueberry pancakes with murple surple. I like blueberries.

Jun 29, 2022 - 9:31:18 AM

4178 posts since 4/29/2012

I once spent a day there. The taxi driver who took us across the state line from Fort Ticonderoga to Burlington referred to himself as a "Vermonter". And my take home was a half gallon of maple syrup, which thankfully didn't leak when it came back across the Atlantic in my suitcase.

Jun 29, 2022 - 9:41:38 AM
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rinemb

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14733 posts since 5/24/2005

quote:
Originally posted by AndrewD

I once spent a day there. The taxi driver who took us across the state line from Fort Ticonderoga to Burlington referred to himself as a "Vermonter". And my take home was a half gallon of maple syrup, which thankfully didn't leak when it came back across the Atlantic in my suitcase.


I am curious how you consumed your 1/2 gallon of maple syrup at home.  Did you cut it with other syrups, make candy, bbq sauce, etc??? That is a lot of syrup!  Brad

Jun 29, 2022 - 10:14:04 AM
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slammer

USA

3690 posts since 12/30/2008

Good maple syrup on good vanilla ice cream………….yes please!!! We Yoopers are known for our maple syrup and getting the good ol boys together and boiling sap can be a great time!!! It’s also been my worst nightmare!!!
Slammer!!!

Jun 30, 2022 - 1:06:55 AM
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4290 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by AndrewD

I once spent a day there. The taxi driver who took us across the state line from Fort Ticonderoga to Burlington referred to himself as a "Vermonter". And my take home was a half gallon of maple syrup, which thankfully didn't leak when it came back across the Atlantic in my suitcase.


Was it in cans or bottles Andrew?  I had similar fears about our luggage being just a sticky goo when we got home.  Fixating on that I would only buy from roadside stands that sold it in metal cans (funnily enough they all had the same woodland scene on them).

Jun 30, 2022 - 2:21:10 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by Wet Spaniel
quote:
Originally posted by AndrewD

I once spent a day there. The taxi driver who took us across the state line from Fort Ticonderoga to Burlington referred to himself as a "Vermonter". And my take home was a half gallon of maple syrup, which thankfully didn't leak when it came back across the Atlantic in my suitcase.


Was it in cans or bottles Andrew?  I had similar fears about our luggage being just a sticky goo when we got home.  Fixating on that I would only buy from roadside stands that sold it in metal cans (funnily enough they all had the same woodland scene on them).


It came in a thick plastic imitation of a traditional stoneware jug. And in answer to the other question. It took a long time to consume - poured on porridge, ice cream, fruit salad, used in any baked recipe that specified honey including a glazed ham, replacement for muscovado sugar in gravlax (highly recommended !). The one thing I refused to do with it was follow the bizarre American practice of pouring it on a perfectly good fry-up.

And it was only  half an American gallon not half a real gallon.

Jun 30, 2022 - 2:35:01 AM

4729 posts since 12/6/2009

you dont want to know what I call them.

Jun 30, 2022 - 2:47:39 AM
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OM45GE

USA

116284 posts since 11/7/2007

My lifelong best friend and musical partner lives in New Hampshire (decidedly NOT flat) and does maple sugaring as a hobby. It’s an incredible amount of work but the rewards are sweet indeed. His “sugar shack” is our mobile stage with a wood fired evaporator on it. He parks it next to his porch and boils away. We’ll drinking coffee in the morning, Scotch later in the day and pick and grin in between stoking the fire and drawing off the sap.

Jun 30, 2022 - 5:02:37 AM
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Paul R

Canada

15988 posts since 1/28/2010

We used to spend our summers in Vermont when I was a kid - on Lake Champlain just outside Swanton. It was a short drive down from Montreal. I don't recall ever buying maple syrup - after all, we came from the world's largest producer of the stuff. The place we rented was next door to the owners. I'd come up from the lake and the man would ask, "Was the water wet?" We'd pass a place in Swanton whose sign read: "Ding Dong Diner - Don G. Bell, prop." There was a "Bushey's" hardware store, most likely an anglicization of the French Canadian "Boucher". Not far away was St. Albans (scene of the northernmost action of the American Civil War, the St. Albans Raid, where some Confederates came down from Montreal and robbed the banks). On the way there we'd see Burma Shave signs. It was decidedly non-mountainous where we stayed. The people are Vermonters.

Jun 30, 2022 - 5:53:07 AM
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csrat

USA

1152 posts since 9/14/2008

quote:
Originally posted by slammer

Good maple syrup on good vanilla ice cream………….yes please!!! We Yoopers are known for our maple syrup and getting the good ol boys together and boiling sap can be a great time!!! It’s also been my worst nightmare!!!
Slammer!!!


All that and some Michigan blueberries in my hotcakes, pancakes, Johnny cakes, hoecakes, etc 

Oh, and I do enjoy some Michigan maple syrup on some crisp, fried, cornmeal mush.

Jun 30, 2022 - 9:56:15 AM
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SkippyV

USA

11 posts since 6/5/2016

A family member of mine was not a native Vermonter but had lived there for a few years. When she became pregnant she asked a neighbor if her children would be real Vermonters. His reply was “Well, if your cat had kittens in your oven would that make them biscuits?”

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