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2020 Legislative Day and Specialty Food & Beverage Tasting

Welcome to the brand new Legislative Day and Specialty Food & Beverage Tasting! VSFA and VRGA have partnered to redesign our two legislative events into one to bring more producers, retailers, distributors and buyers together. This newly designed event features legislative updates, B2B networking and a Specialty Food & Beverage Tasting.

  • Meet and connect with high-quality business owners of all shapes and sizes in the business services, retail, food retail and specialty food & beverage industries.
  • The Specialty Food & Beverage tasting has been extended to include 90 minutes dedicated to B2B networking between producers and retailers, distributors & industry professionals. The tasting will then open to legislators for an additional 2 hours.
  • We anticipate over sixty legislators in attendance! We’ve built more networking time into the day, allowing you to connect directly with attendees and legislators. This is your opportunity to convey how the decisions legislators make affect you, your business, and the communities you serve!

We hope you take advantage of this new opportunity to hear from businesses, find new products and business resources, talk to your legislators and make lasting connections.

Register today!

Specialty Food & Beverage Tasting

THE MOST highly anticipated event for legislators each year. Make sure your brand is there! This year we've extended the tasting to include 90 minutes dedicated to B2B networking between food & beverage producers and retailers, distributors & industry professionals.The tasting will then open to legislators for an additional 2 hours. Our hope is that this event will lead to increased awareness and sales of these fantastic Vermont-made foods and beverages. 

Please join us as we continue our work to highlight to legislators the value of their continued support of grants and funding available to producers, and the value of marketing your products - and the Vermont brand - out of state.

Vendor Form

Welcome Tasting Vendors: Good Mix Foods, Sumptuous Syrups, Kimball Brook Farm, Vermont Fresh Pasta, Kestrel Coffee Roasters, Sugar Bob's Finest Kind, Cabot Creamery, Battenkill Wholesome Foods, Vermont Amber Organic Toffee, True North Granola, Fat Toad Farm, Live Young Kitchen, Vermont Switchel, Vermont Harvest, Pin Up Pickles, Richard's VT Made Sauces, Little Bottles Spice Co, Mad River Distillers, Smugglers Notch Distillery, SILO Distillery, Vermont Distillers, Inc., Bar Hill - Caledonia Spirits, Groennfell Meadery & Havoc Mead, Shacksbury Cider, Vermont Chevon, Hooker Mountain Farm, Lawsons Finest Liquids, Switchback Brewing Co.,14th Star Brewery, Hermit Thrush Brewery, Zero Gravity Brewery, Eden Ice Cider, Vermont Cider Company, Putney Mountain Winery, Shelburne Vineyard, la garagista farm & winery

Sponsorship opportunities

There are several sponsorship levels and advertising opportunities to choose from, including table display opportunities. Reach fellow businesses, legislators, and current or potential clients. Your participation directly helps us offer our members legislator access and B2B networking opportunities. 

Sponsorship Form

Thanks to our Full Event Sponsors:

Associated Grocers of New England, Hannaford Supermarkets, Price Chopper Supermarkets, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Eternity, R.J. Reynolds, Coca Cola Beverages Northeast, Shaw's Supermarkets, Altria Client Services, Acadia Insurance, The Richards Group, Mary Kay, C&S Wholesale Grocers, and Farrell Distributing.

Thanks to our Table Sponsors:

Center for An Agricultural Economy, McDonalds, Citgo Petroleum, Pepsi Beverages Company, Grow Compost of Vermont, H.A. Mapes, Heritage CBD, HP Hood, Foley Distributing, and Garelick Farms.

Thanks to our VSFA Tasting Sponsors:

Vermont Coffee Company and The Vermont Switchel Company