Our maple syrup comes from our own Green Wind Farm in the maple town capital of the maple county capital of the maple state capital – Vermont. Really.
We bottle each jar by hand in the Pumpkin House – a new building my father and I built to house this business.
Northwoods Apiaries (Westfield, VT) keeps bees in Franklin and Grand Isle counties. Josh is a madman in all the good ways and he is fanatic about making good, clean honey. I mean – try some yourself and let me know what you think about the good clean honey part. I’ll let you talk to Josh about the madman part. Tell him my father sent you.
Apple Cider, Apple Cider Donuts, Apple Butter
Champlain Orchards – 100% Solar powered in Shoreham, VT – Bill and Andrea and their team are amazing, kind, and upbeat. They use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and are Eco-Certified – read more on Eco vs. Organic. Their cider always has great flavor – never that bland cider you often find – due to careful handling and storage methods.
Maple Candy, Maple Sugar
This iconic picture from Williamsburg really brings me back. I balanced these maple candies on the ledge of the window of my open rusted out Chevy Express Van door as this Orthodox couple ambled through the intersection I was also clogging up. Who runs NY? Seriously – Chad and Mary at Maple City Candy are as sweet and sincere as they come. They do a great business online and out of their new retail location in Swanton, VT. Go visit – can you say maple creemees!?
Okay – so this is real nougat. Didier is a real Frenchman who makes real nougat (among other amazing treats if you visit him, his wife, Julianne, and their two youngsters at their popup bakery/cafe at Red Wagon Plants in Hinesburg, VT. Also the farmstand there Family Cow is robust). I dare you – get some of that other nougat you see and do a taste test. Not even close. You’re welcome.
Cranberries – Fresh and Juice
Cranberry Bob, aka Vermont Cranberry Co., grows these clean berries in Fletchah, VT.
Big, beautiful, tart berries. Excellent tart juice.
Cranberry, maple syrup, sauce link soon.
Tempeh, Natto, Miso, Mochi, Koji
Rhapsody Natural Foods – Cabot, VT. The business this family has created speaks for itself. It’s good food, good for you, and good for the planet!
p.s. Remember how many resources it takes to produce animal protein vs. vegetable protein!?
Flour, Cornmeal, and Wheatberries
Tom and Catherine are the brother/sister team that produce Nitty Gritty organic grains in Charlotte, VT. It’s a tricky venture here in the Champlain Valley, but they’ve been doing it very well for a long time.
Maple Sap, Birch Sap
SAP! Beverages makes 100 % Carbonated Tree Sap (Maple / Birch). Pure from the tree – nothing added!
Organic A2/A2 Yogurt and Gelato
Cynthia, Rich and crew make some amazing organic, 100% grass fed A2A2 milk products from Larson Farm! Ask for it! Come up for their annual Steer Roast and Barn Dance in the fall.
Peter came to VT from Iowa for a white collar gig – didn’t work… decided to stay…grew up in popcorn country came to maple country…. Decided YOLO – voila – Classic rock fueled exploded corn! (w/flavor)
Their eggrolls can’t be beat. As with the nougat – dare you. Chutney too!? Moksha Farm, Yum.
Natural energy bars
Mike and Claire are making some fabulous energy bars. Too sweet? That’s all honey! Bzzzzzz…. good for you…. Bzzzzz
VT Mountain Elderberry
The name Vermont Mountain Elderberry encompasses three things many people all love. They also make incredible syrups that keep us healthy all year round. If you’ve had their Elderberry Syrup, you’ll love the newest edition: Triple-Berry Syrup! It has elderberry, aronia, and black currant. Either one, Vermont Mountain Elderberry won’t let you down!
Stony Pond Farm
How does an organic, raw-milk, 60-day aged tomme cheese sound? Well, Stony Pond Farm specializes in just that. Along with their passion for a healthy earth, healthy people, and healthy community, Stony Pond Farm produces grass-fed and finished beef. If you’re visiting Vermont you can even stay in one of their farm accommodations! Check it all out at their website and learn about Tyler and Melanie’s commitment to great food!
Boston Post Dairy
The amazing farmers at Boston Post Dairy seem to do it all – from goats to cows, cheese to soap, their products are proven and have the experience to show it (2nd place winner for the American Cheese Society 2019!). Hard cheeses, soft cheeses, feta cheese, mixed-milk cheese, cheese curds – you will find quality products here! Check out their site!
Amber runs one of the few VT dairies that pasteurizes but does not homogenize their milk. She is part of the Boucher Dairy community and, with the aid of her beautiful cows, produces delicious cream-top milk! If you’re curious ask for a pint sample of Redbarn Milk! Learn more about cream-top milk here!
This is Real Cold Soda made right in Vermont! It features sweeteners found in Vermont too, like maple syrup and honey (no sugarcane)! The Cream Ale offers a sweeter traditional soda, while the Tulsi Rose brings herbal flavors forward with a maple syrup undertone, and the Zing Ale balances the acidity of pineapple with the bite and freshness of ginger. A real treat and your best alternative to conventional and mainstream sodas. Check out Local Sweet for yourself!
Rumor has it that Al Capone may have made his way to Burlington and enjoyed a bottle of Venetian Ginger Ale.. it’s that good! Made in Vermont with organic ginger juice, cane sugar, lime juice, and brewed with cinnamon sticks, this classic ginger ale is great on its own or mixed in your favorite concoctions.
Savouré brings two generations together to create a product that pleases taste and sight. Jess Messer hand-crafts beverages with Vermont-grown ingredients and her daughter creates original watercolor images that become the labels. The product line is not only generational but also regional, with inspiration and roots in Vermont and Quebec. Flavors like Rhubarb Pink Peppercorn and Black Currant Rosemary will tingle your taste buds. Find more about Savouré here!
Did you know that a “Shrub” is an old-time fruit and apple cider vinegar concoction? Shrubbly revisions that classic drink as a carbonated, invigorating beverage that balances sweet and bubbly and has just six or less organic ingredients! Try the Blueberry Elderflower and Ginger flavor for an experience you won’t be disappointed in!