The Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, Vermont, where we had Sunday lunch outdoors.
Maple syrup is produced throughout New York and New England, and Vermont is the largest producer of syrup in the United States (Québec is the largest producer overall, making three quarters of the world's supply). You can't go into a store in Vermont without seeing syrup for sale.
The church at the end of Church Street, Burlington, VT.
American Cheddar cheese (the name Cheddar is not yet protected) is manufactured in Wisconsin (the nation's largest producer), California, Oregon, New York, and Vermont, among others. Vermont Cheddar (also referred to as "white" Cheddar) contains no added coloration as other American Cheddars can. Canada, Australia, and South Africa are among the other countries that produce Cheddar-style cheeses.
Sunday afternoon in a Burlington sidewalk café/restaurant.
When I think of Vermont, I think of maple syrup and Cheddar cheese. It's always food with me.