- Kirsten Cheney
Olive Ciabatta rolls, made by O Bread bakery at Shelburne Farms, pack in not one, not two, but six types of olives. These crusty, salty rolls are ideal for grab-and-go sustenance.
O.W.L. Energy Bars, made in Brattleboro, are gluten-free, dairy-free, and packed with wholesome ingredients including peanut butter, oats and raw honey — a little boost to get you through a long day.
Karen's Artisan Popcorn, based in Burlington, makes small-batch, kettle-cooked popcorn in sweet and savory flavors — think Smokin' Chipotle and Maple Kettle Bliss. Snackers will keep returning for the signature Herbaceous Blend.
A chocolate bar from Burlington's NU Chocolat, kept in a cooler or sun-warmed and eaten just before it gets too melty, is a fancy treat to elevate any road trip.
Cabot Cheddar Cracker Cuts are presliced for on-the-go ease and available in seven flavors. The Seriously Sharp variety is complex and intense and pairs well with crackers and fresh fruit.
Switchel, the signature drink of Hardwick's Vermont Switchel Company, historically helped farmers quench their thirst. Sip this blend of maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, lemon, ginger and molasses to stay hydrated on a hot summer day.