Mellow May

“Ooh baby when I see your face

Mellow as the month of May

Oh darlin’, I can’t stand it.

When you look at me that way.”
– Carole King


Yes, May has that kind of effect. It is definitely the month of stirring- in nature, at home, here in the valley. A launching pad for our beautiful and incomparable summer and fall months. Longer days and warmer temperatures and perhaps an opportunity to take down storm windows, change out our snow tires, and put winter clothing away. Perhaps!

Here at the store we’re raring to go. Our protective front door vestibule is coming down this week. That’s almost as symbolic as the first robin or crocus!

The entire store has a pinkish hue from all of the Rose wines that have been coming in. On Tuesday May 10th at 6 pm we’ll be sampling some of these fine wines (and some cool new white wines!) over at Tracks. Reservations are being taken here at the store and the cost is $35 per person. Our deli and bakery will be providing the hearty appetizers and desserts.

We are rolling out our Kingdom Creamery ice cream cups and cones for Memorial Day Weekend. I got an advance tasting of their new salted caramel. Incredible!

 We’re very excited about our new “news” page on our Warren Store website ( We have gathered articles and reviews about us and the Mad River Valley that have been appearing frequently in newspapers and magazines. Wow we live here! Come to our site and read about what others think about where we live. We’ll also enter weekly news updates on new bakery products, deli specials, wine and beer arrivals, and new clothing. And as the season of activities swings into gear and you want to make the best use of your outdoor time, call us from our webpage to pre-order your lunch for two or prepare your party for twelve!

We at the Warren Store want to wish our friends Sean and Karen Lawson all the best with their new brewery project in Waitsfield. What a gift to the community. A Double Sunshine factory right here in The Valley! What!

This month’s “under our noses” shout out is a bit further out but very accessible and definitely worth going to. Lincoln Peak Vineyards over in Addison just off of Route 7. Take that beautiful drive over Appalachian Gap through Bristol and pick up Route 116 and you’re there. I’ve been visiting there a bit lately and I have to say that right now I believe they have some of the best Vermont wine out there. It’s a beautiful spot for tasting wine and listening to music (they have a Friday summer music series) and their staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Get your picnic stuff here and then head over there! I’ve made arrangements to get some of their smaller production wines that are only available at the winery to have here at the store. And you may be seeing Jack’s Snacks over there very soon!

Get out there. We live in an outdoor enthusiasts Mecca. It’s time to explore the neighborhood!


 “With the coming of spring I am calm again.”
      -Gustav Mahler