Elena Gustavson

Elena Gustavson

Elena Gustavson owns and operates DownStreet Eats, a local eatery in Cabot Village. Before opening a restaurant, she was a nonprofit wonk, working on awesome food-system issues with good people. She was also a kitchen monkey for many years and ran a modestly successful online retail store, before that was cool. She lives with her three wonderful kids and two ancient cats in a tiny house with a big heart.

The Challenges of Sourcing Locally

Written by Elena Gustavson | August 22, 2014


The sun is up, the kids are stirring, and as I sit at my kitchen counter in Cabot with a cup of strong black coffee in hand, I review my list: 7 a.m.,Kids to School; 8 a.m., Craftsbury; 9 a.m., Hardwick; 9:45 a.m., East Hardwick; 10:30 a.m., Kitchen.

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