10/08/2012 07:27 am ET Updated Dec 08, 2012

Vermont's Fall Foliage Feasts (PHOTOS)

With the fifth annual Naked Table Lunch in downtown Woodstock rounding out August's final weekend, Vermont got a head start on the harvest festival season -- as befits the northernmost New England state. Thanks to its widespread support of artisanal farms and "cottage" food producers, Vermont is a delicious destination at any time of year, but fall brings particular bounty.

No wonder locals, neighboring New Englanders and even Tri-State residents look forward to it.

-- Lena Katz

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