Food & Beverage

Producer Spotlight: Grateful Greens

Producer Spotlight: Grateful Greens

Author: Laura Carbonneau  Meet one of our newest producers—Grateful Greens! Based in Brattleboro, VT, Grateful Greens is a new business that approaches farming differently. With an ...
Producer Spotlight: Scott Farm Orchard

Producer Spotlight: Scott Farm Orchard

Author: Laura Carbonneau If you’re traveling along Kipling Road in Dummerston, VT you may happen upon Scott Farm Orchard. The picturesque views of the orchard and farm buildings seem to take
Producer Spotlight: Grafton Village Cheese

Producer Spotlight: Grafton Village Cheese

Author: Laura Carbonneau Nestled in the quiet towns of Grafton and Brattleboro, Vermont, Grafton Village Cheese is a longstanding business within our community. Founded in 1892 by a ...
Vermonters Work Together to Fight Food Insecurity

Vermonters Work Together to Fight Food Insecurity

In Vermont, neighbors help neighbors. As the state responds to the COVID-19 pandemic by asking Vermonters to stay home as much as possible, food insecurity is a community concern, and people are ...
Vermont Businesses Serve Those Who Serve Others

Vermont Businesses Serve Those Who Serve Others

With the closure of bars, restaurants, retail stores, and other businesses not considered essential to the COVID-19 response, many workers are struggling to make ends meet. New relief efforts by ...
Groennfell Meadery works to advance careers through VTP

Groennfell Meadery works to advance careers through VTP

Groennfell Meadery, a Vermont craft beverage company, recently received a grant totaling $3,237.50 from the Vermont Training Program (VTP). Groennfell, which means “Green Mountain” in old ...
Champlain Orchards upgrades inventory management system

Champlain Orchards upgrades inventory management system

Champlain Orchards, a family-owned and ecologically managed farm, recently received more than $15,000 from the Vermont Training Program (VTP). Champlain Orchards recently upgraded its ...
Governor Scott signs economic development bills

Governor Scott signs economic development bills

Recently Governor Phil Scott signed three bills that will support the state’s economic and workforce development efforts. They expand worker recruitment initiatives, grow the emerging distilled ...
Vermont Coffee Company workforce training supported by state grant

Vermont Coffee Company workforce training supported by state grant

Vermont Coffee Company was recently awarded $20,000 in training funds from the Vermont Department of Economic Development’s Vermont Training Program. Vermont Coffee Company collaborated with ...
Workforce training grant to help grow Vermont maple industry

Workforce training grant to help grow Vermont maple industry

Runamok Maple and Sogle Property LLC (d/b/a Thunder Basin Maple Works) have been granted a combined $95,779.90 in Vermont Training Program (VTP) funds. Both companies are co-owned by Eric and ...
Rise in Vermont Distilleries Spawns the Return of the Cooper

Rise in Vermont Distilleries Spawns the Return of the Cooper

Over the last 14 years, Vermont has seen the number of distilleries grow from three to 28–an 833% increase. Such successful growth naturally leads to growth in related businesses. More ...