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In 1992 Vermont Fresh Pasta was founded in the basement of Tricia and Ken Jarecki’s Killington restaurant Powderhounds. For the past 28 years they have been producing their line of fresh and local pasta, ravioli, and sauces.
Governor Phil Scott this morning announced that effective August 1st masks will be required to be worn inside public places and outside if it is not possible to practice social distancing. This requirement will apply to everyone over the age of 2 years, except when eating, drinking, exercising or participating…
Member Spotlight: Sherpa Foods
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…