As an artist and a baker, Whitney Lamy, owner of Whitney’s Castleton Crackers, is fascinated by the origins of the foods we eat today. The inspiration for her hand cracked crackers came when she discovered the method used in the early 1800′s by Josiah Bent to make a lighter and thinner version of Hardtack, a soldiers and seafarers staple. Bent rolled out sheets of dough, baked and hand cracked them. Whitney has been rolling out cracker this original way in her Vermont kitchen for family and friends ever since. Castleton Crackers are mixed, rolled, baked and then cracked by hand creating beautiful rustic looking crackers. The crackers are made with all-natural and available in five flavors: Middlebury Maple, Rutland Rye, Windham Wheat, Putney Pumpkin with dried cranberries and thyme and Richmond Rosemary with cornmeal and sea salt.