Chelsea is the Shire town of Orange County, Vermont and is located in the heart of the White River Valley. Settled in 1784, Chelsea has always been known for its two commons, a striking feature which has from its earliest days set the village apart. One "green" or common is typical to the New England countryside. But two such areas, with the court house presiding over one and the church on the other, give the village its unique setting.
Today, Chelsea is home to artists, farmers, lawyers and herbalists. Sample local agrarian delights at Chelsea's Farmer's Market just steps from the house on the North Common every Friday from May 17-September 27, 3pm-6pm. Browse paintings, ceramics, textiles and woodworks of established and emerging artists at North Common Arts. Enhance your cuisine with locally cultivated herbs, tisanes and edible flowers from Free Verse Farm. Pamper yourself with homemade skincare products and essential oils available at Mary's Side Street Thrift Shoppe on the Green. Indulge in a tasting of premium, farmstead goat milk gelato right where it is made, at Chelsea's own Sweet Doe Dairy (advanced reservations required and based on farmers' availability). Or chat with locals at the North Common Cafe.