Second Annual Chicory Week

October 17th-23rd, 2022

Make the world a bitter place!


Keep your eyes open for daily Chicory Specials at local restaurants and grocery stores!

10/17 Monday 8:30 – 9:00 AM Chicory Coffee Outside

All week, visit Railyard Apothecary for 25% off their handcrafted Dandelion Chicory Herbal Coffee and bulk chicory root!

Start your week off with chicory coffee – join us Monday morning for a IG Live cup of Chicory Coffee or join IRL at the Tommy Thompson Garden pavilion in Burlington, VT’s Intervale! Bring your own coffee making equipment, we’ll provide the chicory coffee! Learn about the joy of adding bitters to your morning routine.

Directions: Drive down Intervale road past the 282 gate. Take the second entrance for the gardens on your left. Park and walk south from the parking area to the covered pavilion. 

10/18 Tuesday 3:30 – 6:00 PMTaste Vermont Chicory

Head over to one of the best farmer’s markets in the state: the one and only Old North End Farmers Market! There’ll be chicory face painting, free samples and cooking tips on our beloved vegetable varieties. Plus you can purchase limited edition screen printed 2022 Chicory Week Tote Bags, T-Shirts, stickers and “I’d Rather Be Eating Escarole” bumper stickers, designed by Tender Warrior Co.

4:30 PM at the ONE Market local author Georgi de Rham will be reading her story “The Very Bitter Radicchios”!

10/19 WednesdayCollaborative Chicory Cuisine 

Looking for some chicory cooking inspiration? Join us for an interactive sharing of videos and recipes of locally renowned chicory dishes! We will be featuring recipes of Julie Rubaud from Red Wagon Plants, Andrea Solazzo at the Intervale Food Hub, and more!

Share your recipe creations with us by tagging @vermontchicoryweek on IG!

10/20 Thursday Vermont Chicory Week at Restaurants Stop by some of the best restaurants in the state for amazing chicory specials and cocktails:

Participating chicory enthusiasts include: 

BurlingtonRestaurant Poco, Poppy Cafe, Pizzeria Ida, Dedalus, Pizzeria Verita, Trattoria Delia, Miss Weinerz Donuts (find at Scout locations and City Market), and Cafe Hot.

Outside BurlingtonBarr Hill Distillery – Montpelier MiniFactory – Bristol

10/21 FridayBitter Cocktails

Experience the beautiful world of bitter cocktails. Sam Nellis, Barr Hill Beverage Director, will share with us his chicory inspired cocktail recipe for you to make and enjoy at home. Check out @vermontchicoryweek IG for the signature cocktail of Vermont Chicory Week. And don’t forget to stop by Restaurant Poco for their chicory-forward “Love My Way” cocktail, on their menu through October.

10/22 Saturday 9AM-2PM–  Eat Local Chicory

Join in on the chicory craze and find local chicory at farmers markets around the state! 

Visit the Digger’s Mirth Collective Farm stand at the Burlington Farmers Market, located on Pine Street, to sample radicchio, purchase our 2022 limited edition screen printed Chicory T-shirts, tote bags, stickers and “I’d Rather be Eating Escarole” bumper stickers. Plus: take your picture in the chicory face-in-hole “photo booth”! 

11AM at the Winooski Public Library, join local author Georgi de Rham for a reading of her story, “The Very Bitter Radicchios”! Located by the O’Brien Community Center.

10/23 Sunday – The Chicory Crawl to End it All

Gather a group of friends together for a chicory dinner party! Caravan to different backyards to sample chicory dishes or have a one-stop location. This is a great time to widen your chicory recipes, spend time with friends and wrap up the Second Annual Vermont Chicory Week. Share your event with @vermontchicoryweek by tagging #chicorycrawl #vermontchicoryweek .

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Thanks to our graphic designer Tender Warrior Co. for the gifs!