For a time, it looked like The Farmers Diner — which is currently located in Quechee but planning to expand to Middlebury — would replace Tully & Marie’s on the banks of Otter Creek. But, according to diner owner Tod Murphy, the switch is not to be.
“They decided they actually wanted to stay in business,” Murphy confided last week at the Vermont Statehouse, where he’d been giving testimony to the House Agriculture Committee on the importance of local food systems.
Murphy explained that he’s still planning to bring the cozy localvore eatery to the college town. He just doesn’t know yet where the biz will land.
Long-term plans include a total of four Farmers Diners — one in Chittenden Country — and a commissary kitchen where staffers could efficiently churn out tomato sauce, preserves and soup stock for all of the eateries.
Justin Turcotte: Gotta love our little food Mecca!
Roy: Meh. They can't compare to Red Hen and dealing with Hunt is often not worth the trouble.
Tammy Goughnour: This will be AWESOME!! Their pastry is out of this world!!
Old Vermonter: Amazing they lasted so long with such terrible business acumem
Bryan Bouchard: It wasn't that good before. Of they didn't reopen it wouldn't be a great loss to the Burlington…