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