Should you choose to abandon calorie counting for a single day, you could visit Jeffery Hamelman at Hamelman's Bakery in Brattleboro, Vt., or you could start a modified tour of bakeries and other food shops in Burlington, several hours north on scenic Lake Champlain.
In Burlington, visit Champlain Chocolates (grab a truffle while you're there), then stop nearly across the street at Champ's Chips, Vermont's all-natural potato chip factory.
Head south along U.S. Route 7--Vermont's most endowed collection of shops and food factories. About 10 minutes out of Burlington are two bakeries--Lilydale and Stewart's--which are about five minutes apart. Further down Route 7 you will come to Vermont's grandest estate: Shelburne Farms, a beautiful restored country estate that produces and sells Shelburne Farms Cheddar and also includes the O'Bread Bakery, one of the best in the state.
A few minutes south in the village of Shelburne, stop at Harrington's, a shop known throughout Vermont for its outstanding corn-cob smoked hams, turkeys and meats. Following Route 7 for about 45 minutes will take you into the beautiful rolling farm lands of Addison County and into the college town of Middlebury, chartered in 1761.