Each has achieved best in the world status for the products they make.“There’s a strong, strong sense of community here,” said Dales, an acclaimed quilt maker. And that takes a special person.”The founders of the companies, Shaun Hill of Hill Farmstead Brewery and Mateo and Andy Kehler of Jasper Hill Farm, are those kinds of people, according to Dales and others.
Martha Niemi, a volunteer at the historical society, thinks the greatness of the products coming out of Greensboro stems from “the loyalty people have to their legacies that are here.”Vegetable farmer Brian Titus attributes the quality of local products – and he expanded them to include Pete’s Greens farm in Craftsbury and High Mowing Organic Seeds in Wolcott – to the people who are making them.“I kind of think you have to look at the individuals who are involved in this,” Titus said.
Shaun Hill names a selection of his beers, the "ancestral series," for his relations.
Perhaps the best known of these is Edward, an American Pale Ale named for Hill's grandfather.
Greensboro food and drink fans might drive by Jasper Hill on their way to the brewery.
But twice a summer, the cheesemakers host visitors at an event called Pairings in the Pasture, a fundraiser for Lakeview Elementary School in Greensboro.
"The landscape really does add to the feeling that you get when you're here."Phil Young, who works at Hill Farmstead, noted that a neighboring town makes some good stuff, too."I'm partial to Glover," Young said.