September 13, 2017 We're seeing VFN members reach beyond ingredients to source all kinds of goods from Vermont producers - from tables and appliances to hand soap in the bathroom. That's why it comes as no surprise that locavore restaurants across the state are turning to local sounds to pair with their local bites.
August 24, 2017 4 years ago, Vermont Fresh Network staff met with James Ehlers of Lake Champlain International (LCI) because James had a question: Why aren’t Vermont chefs using local fish? The answer was simple – they had no idea that they could.
August 10, 2017 Each year, Forum attendees sample through the vast offerings and select the taste that rises to the top - the Best Bite. This year, we asked our guests to choose the Best Sip as well. Here are the winners!
August 10, 2017 Our Annual Forum Fundraising Dinner may have grown over the years and while it's no longer a Forum, so to speak, it showcases the true magnificence of the Network - incredible, dedicated producers sharing and celebrating Vermont grown ingredients with care and love.
August 10, 2017 This year, at the VFN Annual Forum Dinner on August 6th, the Network turned 21! To celebrate, our Network spirit producers and bartenders teamed up to create custom cocktails for the evening featuring Vermont spirits and ingredients.
July 13, 2017 The VFN Silent Auction returns for year two! Bidding is now open.
July 12, 2017 Though it's unofficial, July is the cheesiest month of the year - the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival takes over Shelburne Farms on August 16th and ushers in a string of national and worldwide cheese competitions where Vermont producers win big.
July 10, 2017 The Vermont Fresh Network is running a pilot program in partnership with the VBSR Marketplace - and we’re inviting all VFN Members to participate.
June 28, 2017 Meet Walter Jeffries, farmer - and now butcher - at Sugar Mountain Farm in West Topsham.
June 28, 2017 VFN member chefs and restaurant staff have an appreciation for - and often an obsession with - fresh, local, unique ingredients. Vermont farmers provide the bulk of their needs, but a natural curiosity drives many chefs to the garden as well.