NEW HAVEN’S V Smiley, owner of V Smiley Preserves, takes to the air in front of the future home of Minifactory, the restaurant and kitchen she will open in what has been Shacksbury Cider’s tasting room in the Kennedy Brothers Building in Vergennes.
Photo by Lauren Mazzotta
VERGENNES — Sometime this fall the latest addition to the Vergennes culinary scene should arrive in the Kennedy Brothers building on North Main Street — after a long journey that began near Seattle eight years ago, or arguably even earlier on a 150-acre farm on New Haven’s River Road.
The restaurant will be Minifactory, and its kitchen will produce not only restaurant food, but also the honey-based jams, marmalades, conserves and more created by V Smiley Preserves.
The 3,400-square-foot space had until the pandemic served as Shacksbury Cider’s tasting room. Shacksbury plans to move up one...