Summervale, the Intervale Center's weekly Burlington showcase of local food and music, kicks off its season on July 3 and will run Thursdays through August 28, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. This year, food vendors will source 100 percent of their meat locally, according to Intervale Community Relations Manager Joyce Cellars. "We're really looking for transparency in sourcing for all the products [being sold here]," she says. "That's what distinguishes Summervale from some of these other wonderful community events that are happening — here, it's really all about the food."
The 2014 vendors include old favorites such as ¡Duino! (Duende), Bluebird Barbecue and El Cortijo. Burlington High School's Fork in the Road food truck is new this season, as is free, super-secure valet bike parking so cyclists needn't fear the modern horse thief.
Scheduled shows include the DuPont Brothers, Barika, and Bow Thayer and Perfect Trainwreck, and this year's Slow Food Vermont tastings offer samples of local lards and schmaltzes, flours and lacto-fermentations.