We are very proud to be participants in the oldest continuing Craft Tour in the country. Thanksgiving weekend marks the 37th annual Putney Craft Tour: Friday November 27th – Sunday November 29th. 23 local artists will open their studios from 10am – 5pm and give visitors the chance to see first hand how their creative process works.
We’ll be offering tours at the Spinnery, so that if you haven’t yet seen how we make all our beautiful yarns, this is a perfect opportunity to see how the magic happens. And that’s not all!
Many local restaurants will be offering special meals for the occasion:
The Putney Diner will feature a Thanksgiving after sandwich with turkey, cheddar cheese, stuffing and cranberry sauce on rye bread with fries and coleslaw.
Katy’s Great Food will offer a special menu featuring Putney Craft Tour Stir Fry: thinly sliced carrots, scallions, tri-colored peppers, squash, zucchini and rice noodles with a sesame coconut ginger sauce served with steak, chicken, shrimp or tofu. They’ll also be offering Chilliquelles: roasted peppers and tomato chili sauce with a wine braised and house spiced rubbed chicken, corn chips, fresh salsa, sour cream, cilantro and fresh cheddar cheese curds with tow over easy eggs.
The Putney General Store will prepare a different sandwich each day of the tour. Proceeds of the sale of the PCT sandwich will be donated to the Putney Food Shelf.
Saxtons River Inn that is not normally open for lunch will open specially for the tour. The restaurant is famous for its French Onion Soup and that will be the Putney Craft Tour special during the tour.
Popolo in Bellows Falls will feature Harlow Farm Chicken Tagine with Vermont Quince Past, Goat Milk, Black Olives and served with Old Athens Farm Root Vegetables and Greens.
The Gleanery will feature a Putney Craft Tour Pot Pie.
(Participating restaurants include Burdick’s in Walpole, NH; Popolo in Bellows Falls; The Gleanery in Putney, The Putney General Store; J.D. McCliments Pub in Putney; Katy’s Great Food in Putney; Putney Food Coop; The Saxtons River Inn and the Putney Diner.)
Make a day of it and bring friends and family. It may be a welcome break from the bustle of the holiday. You can support local artisans and take care of a bit of holiday shopping while experiencing a charmingly quintessential New England day. We hope to see you soon!