Gold Barn Honorees
All Vermont Fresh Network chefs have to know their farmers and serve products from Vermont, but there are some chefs whose commitment to Vermont-grown products is exceptional. The Gold Barn Honor gives VFN a chance to acknowledge these chefs.
In 2017 each Gold Barn Chef meets both of the following requirements:
- Sourcing ingredients from 15 or more Vermont Fresh Network farmers.
- 35% or more of their annual food expenditures are purchased from VT farmers and food producers, or they purchase over $300,000 of VT grown food products annually.
Gold Barn Chefs are the top 25% of our membership in terms of the number of Vermont farmers they partner with, the diversity of Vermont ingredients that they use and the volume of Vermont products they purchase. It is an inspiring group and we are pleased to give them the recognition they deserve.