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Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label coming January 2021 "On May 27, 2016, the FDA published final rules on the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The new label makes…
This page includes the text of the acts, webinars, guidance documents, and FAQ's to successfully help our members to comply with the July 1st Single Use Products and Organic Waste bans.
The Vermont Specialty Food Association has watched, along with the world, as the countless injustices of black, indigenous, and people of color have been illuminated. It is clear that these persecutions are not isolated to the past few months, but have occurred throughout our global history. BIPOC communities have been objectified and persecuted for far too long. We honor and remember those lives most recently taken including Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and too many more....
Runamok is proud to be a part of VSFA and its community which contributes to the vibrant food ecosystem in Vermont. Eric says, “our membership in VSFA provides a constant source for important industry news, updates and insight,” and is a, “resource when we have questions.” Eric shares that VSFA’s meetings are a valuable way to connect and learn from industry peers.
VSFA Members can apply for a grant that will help to offset the costs of participating in business-to-business trade shows in 2020. Members may be reimbursed for registration costs, up to $475. Details and Requirements: Business must be a current, active member of VSFA Business is already registered…
Benito's Hot Sauce - VSFA Member Benito’s Hot Sauce has been producing their line of Vermont Craft Hot Sauce in Morrisville, VT since 2007. Today, their products can be found in over 300 stores throughout Vermont, New England, and the Northeast. Each year Benito’s sources their ingredients from six local Vermont farms which includes over 8,000 lbs. of chile peppers, fresh organic vegetables, and other farmstead ingredients. Owner Ben Maniscalco says that, “this connection to the Vermont agricultural landscape is incredibly rewarding for us and is also something that our customers value a great deal.”
Rival Brands - VSFA Member Spotlight Rival Brands is a strategy-first branding and design studio focusing on bringing transformative clarity and action to consumer-packaged goods and food and beverage brands. They love creating the strategy for successful products and brands that people just need to…
Baird Farm - VSFA Member Spotlight Baird Farm is a four-generation owned family farm located in Chittenden, Vermont. Today, Bonnie and Robert Baird own and operate their 560-acre farm while their daughter Jenna and her partner Jacob run the maple syrup retail business. In 1918 Jenna’s grandparents began…
Potlicker Kitchen - VSFA Member Spotlight Produced in Stowe, Vermont, Potlicker Kitchen has been crafting award winning jam, jellies and pickles since 2009. Nancy Warner, a local and wild food enthusiast, began her specialty food journey by launching a food blog as an outlet for her canning hobby. One…
Lake Champlain Chocolates - VSFA Member Spotlight A nationally recognized Vermont specialty food company, Lake Champlain Chocolates has been in the business for over 35 years. In 1983 Jim Lampman founded the company, just like many Vermont specialty food producers, with an idea to produce the finest…