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A Key Ingredient: Vermont's Maple Inspired Specialty Food & Beverage Products

Fall and Vermont maple syrup go hand in hand! This season, join the Vermont Agency of Agriculture to celebrate their first ever Maple 100, in partnership with Vermont Tourism, to discover hundreds of maple activities, adventures, and maple-inspired products across the state. Find events, specialty products, and learning resources for the whole family to discover new ways to enjoy Vermont’s sweetest treat. 

Fat Toad Farm Caramel
Benito's Hot Sauce
Boston Post Dairy
Champlain Orchards

In celebration of Maple 100 we are highlighting VSFA producers who use our state's liquid gold as a key ingredient in their recipes. Find these Vermont specialty foods in local and national grocery stores, country stores, specialty food shops, or online. Many producers sell and ship their products directly from their website. Did we mention that it is a great time to start shopping for the holiday season? Discover something new and maple inspired today!

  1. Baby Bundts of Vermont - These four inch Baby Bundts are cute, sweet, and Gluten Free. Try their Cinnamon Swirl Cake with Maple glaze for the perfect balance of sweet and spicy.
  2. Battenkill Wholesome Foods - Makers of brittle, crumbles, and cereal, these products are all gluten free, low in sugar & high in protein! All made with maple syrup.
  3. Benito’s Hot Sauce - These hot sauces are made with non-gmo and organic ingredients. Try their newer line of five certified organic chile pepper infused Vermont maple syrups.
  4. Big Picture Farm - A small hillside goat dairy, farmstead confectionery and creamery located in southern Vermont. Their award-winning goat milk caramels are a must! Try their Maple Cream Goat Milk Caramels this month!
  5. Blake Hill Preserves - An English fruit preservatory creating innovative sweet, savory and spicy jams, marmalades, and condiments. Maple syrup is used in many of their products including: Chipotle & Maple Chili Jam, Heirloom Apple with Maple Syrup, and Special Edition Pumpkin Maple Butter. 
  6. Boston Post Dairy - You may have heard of these fabulous cheesemakers, but did you know they also make a variety of maple products using syrup from their families sugar bushes? Think maple snacks like: Maple glazed pretzels and mapled nuts.
  7. Bove’s - Bove’s has been producing slow-cooked, wholesome, & heartwarming sauces since 1941. Try their All Natural Sweet Basil Pizza Sauce made with Vermont maple syrup for just a hint of sweetness.
  8. Burke Mountain Confectionery - Handcrafted chocolates that incorporate the pure and simple flavors of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Featuring a line of maple inspired truffles: Dark Chocolate Salted Maple Caramel, Dark Chocolate Maple Bacon, and Dark Chocolate Sweet Maple to name a few.
  9. Butterfly Bakery of Vermont - Known for their hot sauce and mustard, this specialty food producer is committed to slow, sustainable growth using local ingredients like chili peppers and maple syrup directly from  small-scale Vermont farmers. Try their Maple Rum Chipotle Hot Sauce and Maple Sriracha Mustard.
  10. Castleton Crackers - Don’t forget the crackers! These rustic looking crackers are made from pure, all-natural ingredients. Try their Salted Maple Cracker, a slightly sweeter cracker and customer favorite. 
  11. Champlain Orchards - Not only do they grow over 120 varieties of apples on their farm, but Champlain Orchards producers donuts, pies, and hard cider. Their Mac & Maple hard cider is semi-sweet and perfect for the season.
  12. Fat Toad Farm - Makers of velvety goat's milk caramel sauces (Cajeta), a creamy caramel richness with the subtle tang of goat's milk. An utterly unique, not-too-sweet dessert sauce perfect on ice cream, paired with cheese, or added to coffee. Drizzle their Vermont Maple flavor over your next treat.
  13. Halladays Harvest Barn - A famous line of specialty dip and seasoning blends that are perfect for creating quick and delicious appetizers, dinners, desserts, and more! Their Maple Habanero dip and Maple cheesecake mixes are a must try.
  14. Lake Champlain Chocolates - Handcrafted with love from Vermont, these gourmet specialty chocolates have been produced in the Green Mountains for over 35 years. Indulge in their maple chocolates: Maple Crunch-Vermont Chocolate Maple Toffee Candy and Maple Caramel Dark Chocolate Bar.
  15. Little Bottles Spice Co. - Vermont inspired spice blends perfect for home cooks looking to liven up their entrees, sauces, and side dishes. Use their Jerk Jamaican Blend, featuring Vermont Maple Sugar, to add a medium heat, bright, and citrusy flavor to your next meal.
  16. Live Young Kitchen - This producer strives to create sauces, dressings, and condiments that are sourced with the most local, highest quality, natural ingredients while making eating other nutritious foods easier. Add their Maple Date Grilling Sauce to your next bbq!
  17. Mad River Distillers - This award winning craft distillery ferments, distills, and bottles their line of bourbon, rye, rum and apple brandy. Take your cocktail hour up a notch with their Maple Cask Rum.
  18. Mother Myrick’s Confectionery - Makers of small batched cakes and chocolates, Mother Myrick’s array of confections are sure to please the whole family. You don’t want to miss out on their Old Fashioned Maple Walnut Brittle and Maple Walnut Fudge!
  19. Phenomenal Fudge - This family owned and operated business has been producing their homemade fudge since 1985. They make over 30 flavors of fudge, all a consistently soft, creamy and delectable flavor. For the ultimate Vermont treat try their Maple and Maple Walnut Fudge!
  20. Rosie’s Confections -  These high quality CBD artisanal confections are handmade in small batches. They believe the health benefits of cacao and good hemp-derived CBD can be life changing. Their Maple Buttercream Bonbons are almost too beautiful to eat! 
  21. Sidehill Farm - One of the first specialty food companies in Vermont, Sidehill Farm jams are handmade and hand-stirred producing a jam with more fruit and more flavor in every bite. Try their maple drizzle collection, delicious fruit toppings to pour over cereal, ice cream, pancakes, and more.
  22. Small Batch Organics - Their granola and granola bark is gluten free, certified organic, and made with Vermont maple syrup and maple chips. For a full maple inspired snack try their Cranberry Maple Crunch Bark and Granola.
  23. Sugar Bob’s Finest Kind/Vermont Maple Sriracha - Not only does SBFK produce smoked maple syrup, they also make Vermont Maple Sriracha, a must have pantry staple. Don't forget to try their snacking line of Vermont Maple Sriracha slow roasted nuts.
  24. Tavernier Chocolates - These chocolatiers handcraft their earthy, elegant, and seasonally-inspired artisanal chocolates. Offering a maple inspired sweet petit box that is filled with a variety of Vermont’s luscious maple specialties including a maple fondant & walnut dark chocolate cup.
  25. The Vermont Maple Granola Company - Maple is the leading flavor inspiration for this granola company. They use premium quality ingredients, attention to detail, and a handcrafted touch to produce these fine maple-sweetened granolas.
  26. Time Out for Whoopie - Who doesn’t love a classic whoopie pie? Take a bite out of their Maple Walnut Whoopie Pies made with maple cakes with chunks of walnuts with a sweet maple filling.
  27. True North Granola - True North Granola offers a variety of healthy, all-natural, and organic granola that meets a range of dietary needs. All 11 flavor varieties are made with Vermont maple syrup! 
  28. Vermont Nut Free Chocolates - Committed to providing quality chocolates and treats that are safe for those with tree nut and peanut allergies, you won’t miss the nuts in these gourmet chocolates. Their smooth and delicate Maple Creams have a little bit of Vermont in every bite.
  29. Vermont Salumi - Authentic, all-natural, handmade charcuterie, Vermont Salumi produces sausage, salami, and whole muscle meats. Their Maple Breakfast Sausage is a must addition to your next brunch.
  30. Yolo Snacks - A party in a bag, Yolo takes snacking to the next level with their health benefiting popcorn. Try their Maple Popcorn for the perfect balance of sweet and salty. 

And don’t forget about our outstanding maple producers, many of which offer delightful maple treats in addition to their syrup! Think maple creemees, candies, truffles, seasonings and more!

  1. April’s Maple - Canaan, VT
  2. Baird Farm - Chittenden, VT
  3. Brannon Maple - Fairfield, VT
  4. Butternut Mountain Farm - Morristown, VT
  5. Carmen Brook Farm - Swanton, VT
  6. Goodrich’s Maple Farm - Cabot, VT
  7. Hidden Springs Maple - Putney, VT
  8. Jed’s Maple Products - Derby, VT
  9. Mount Mansfield Maple Products - Winooski, VT
  10. Northeast Maple Products - Derby Line, VT
  11. Palmer Lane Maple - Jericho, VT
  12. Pure Gold Sugaring - West Burke, VT
  13. Rock Maple Mountain - Bakersfield, VT
  14. Runamok Maple - Fairfax, VT
  15. Stewart Maple - Cuttingsville, VT
  16. Untapped - Richmond, VT
  17. Wood’s Vermont Maple - Randolph, VT