Favorite Images of 2016
From the just harvested kohlrabi to a classic country store to an intimate portrait of hands, our photographers captured some memorable images in 2016. We’ve explored the mountains and valleys that make up our beautiful Green Mountain State throughout the year to be warmly welcomed by the entrepreneurs, chefs, writers and other inspiring talented people who call Vermont home
With a new year upon us, we’ve assembled a gallery of 12 of our favorite photos from 2016. Enjoy them here, and thank you, as always, for joining us on the ride and for your continued support. We can’t wait to share lots more with you in 2017.
Photographed right before harvesting; the kohlrabi is a beautiful vegetable with such distinct character. I love how the hands take shape of a heart which exudes the delicate relationship between the bounty and farmer. Photographer Brent Harrewyn.
It was a treat to not only watch Lini Mazumdar prepare the dishes but also be asked to stay for dinner! She took such care with every detail of preparation, carefully plucking each leaf of the mint for the garnish. I am always so intrigued by people's hands and method. To me, capturing someone's hands while they work in such a natural way creates an intimate portrait. Photographer Brie Passano on location at Anjali Farm.
Cocktail Walk - Not a technically great photo, but it captures Matt Farkas in his mixology zone. It's the sum of these micro moments that deliver us the best of the best. Photographer Brent Harrewyn.
To photograph these juicy heirloom tomatoes, I cut them in half, because it's what’s on the inside that counts. Photographer Brent Harrewyn.
Norwich Brew - Vermont: where the beer flows like wine. Technically, this took a few tries and about 30 photos to line up just right (a lot of editorial photos are staged FYI - I hope that doesn't ruin it for you!). I just love the amber glow and frosty, carbonated flow coming from this pour. Photographer Brent Harrewyn.
JJ Hapgood located in Peru is such a cool store with so much to offer! I had fun photographing (and tasting) each feature dish and remember the natural light being so sparkly and clean that day. Ironically this photo is of one woman who worked there who didn't really want to be photographed, but I loved watching her artfully arrange the floral display for the day. And she so kindly stopped periodically to wait on a regular who popped in for lunch. Photographer Brie Passano.
A classic scene from Bread & Butter Farm. Kids’ doing what is often best for them: an energetic exploration of the natural world. Photographer Brent Harrewyn.
I caught Megan Humphrey as she was delivering lasagna from Bove’s for the HANDS annual Christmas dinner. Everybody in town knows this smile, and it's contagious. Photographer Brent Harrewyn.
What catches my breath in this photograph is the strength that emanates from this woman, even as she sits. Bambi Freeman exudes cheer despite her physical challenges, and her eyes look directly at the viewer, as if to welcome that person into her world. Her relaxed hands show she is completely in her element. Which she is, running her own farm, single-handedly. Photo by Carol Sullivan commentary by Maria Buteux Reade Managing Editor
What’s nice about this image of Jerusalem artichokes is that it wasn't planned - I was simply prepping to make a soup and inadvertently created art on my prep table! Photographer Brent Harrewyn.
Uriell and Jeff’s wedding was so pure and had so much natural feeling, and this was just moment just after she and all of her best friends had been adorned with those beautiful flower crowns. She had just a second to sit down to put on her shoes and breathe, and this was her one quiet moment. Uriell was the most beautiful bride, so calm and glowing all day! Photographer Megan Canfield