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A Vermont Lovers Guide to Thanksgiving

From stand-alone products, to recipe inspiration & hosting gifts, it’s easy to add a little bit of Vermont to your gathering.

Photo Credit: Jed's Maple Products
Photo Credit: Lake Champlain Chocolates

Ah, Thanksgiving in Vermont—an occasion to unite with loved ones around a table adorned with the bounty of local farmers. In the heart of our celebrations lies the essence of Vermont: a cornucopia of options, from homegrown veggies and poultry to artisanal cheeses and exceptional specialty goods, perfect for enhancing homemade appetizers, sides, and desserts.

Let's express gratitude to our local producers this year by incorporating their delectable Vermont-crafted offerings into our feasts. Commence the festivities with a sumptuous cheese board featuring an array of meats, cheeses, pickles, crackers, and more. Infuse your main course with the richness of jams, spices, and maple syrup. Cap off the evening with indulgent chocolates and confections. If you find yourself a guest in another home, present your host with a charming specialty food or beverage tailored to their taste.

Embark on a new tradition with these exquisite selections from VSFA producers, infusing your table with the distinctive flavors of Vermont this Thanksgiving!

Savoure Soda
Nestled in Vermont's Bristol, Savouré is a modern haven for handcrafted sodas, seltzers, and sparkling teas. Our unique concoctions, made from local fruits and herbs, embody a blend of tradition and innovation. With a commitment to quality, our small family team ensures each sip is a delightful experience. Perfect for the holidays, Savouré's diverse flavors make for a unique and thoughtful gift. Swing by Tandem, our tasting room in Starksboro, to savor the latest festive creations, or grab a bottle or can for a tasteful holiday surprise. Cheers to sharing the joy of Savouré!

Mighty Deli Slices
Mighty Deli Slices is renowned for its premium deli meats, featuring a diverse range of flavorful options. Their high-quality slices aren't just perfect for everyday enjoyment – they also offer Thanksgiving Loaves as a plant-based alternative to traditional turkey, making them an excellent choice for holiday feasts. Elevate your celebrations with the convenience and delectable taste of Mighty Deli Slices.

And Maple
Nestled in the heart of Vermont, And Maple is dedicated to crafting exquisite, small-batch maple syrup and maple-infused delights. Committed to sustainability, they actively participate in Audubon’s Bird Friendly Maple Project, carefully managing their maple orchards. And Maple not only excels in crafting small-batch maple syrup but also offers a versatile dry rub ideal for enhancing the flavors of holiday meals. Their thoughtfully produced maple offerings boast a delightful complexity, achieved through time-honored sugaring methods, making them perfect gifts for those seeking a taste of authentic maple goodness!

Couching Lion Maple Sugar Farm
Specializing in small-batch, wood-fired maple syrup and maple sugar, Couching Lion Maple Sugar Farm is dedicated to sustainability as members of Audubon's Bird Friendly Maple Project. Their thoughtfully managed sugarbush ensures a conscientious approach. Discover their uniquely gift-worthy maple products, boasting a rich, nuanced flavor crafted through traditional sugaring techniques!

Jed’s Maple Products
Based in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, Jed's Maple Products is a family-owned business offering a delectable range of authentic, sweet, and savory foods. Enhance your table settings with their exquisite maple candy or elevate your cheese board with their flavorful jellies and jams. You can conveniently purchase their products at various specialty food stores, online, or visit their gift shop in person.

Lake Champlain Chocolates
Delicious chocolates from Vermont are the ideal partner to the savory delights of your Thanksgiving table. Choose from an array of holiday chocolate gifts including their foil-wrapped caramel leaves, chocolate turkeys, and decadent apple cider caramels. It’s the sweetest way to give thanks!

Mountain Cider Company
The Mountain Cider Company makes a delicious spiced apple cider concentrate that tackles all of your holiday entertaining needs. Great for mulled cider drinks, poultry glazes, festive sides, and seasonal desserts. This simple mix of real cider and savory mulling spices is your secret holiday weapon.

Pin Up Pickles
No Thanksgiving is complete without a pickle tray! Why not supply your friends and family with delicious, locally made, unique pickles from Pin Up Pickles? Their Classic Dilly Beans are a great side dish, or are the essential ingredient for brunch Pickled Bloody Marys.

SILO Distillery
SILO Distillery are makers of craft spirits from Vermont grown ingredients. They distill every product start to finish in their tasting room and production barn in Windsor, VT. SILO's Maple Whiskey is an ideal spirit for Thanksgiving cocktails with family, a fantastic addition when cooking meats or baking sweets, or for adult dessert when you're just too full for pie.

Stewart Maple
Stewart Maple is a family-owned and operated farm that produces certified organic maple syrup and gourmet maple products - like their Stewart Maple Popcorn. With options for generous host gifts under $20, specialty holiday packaging, and classic gift collections, there is something for everyone.

Vermont Nut Free Chocolates
Committed to providing gourmet-quality chocolates and treats that are safe for those with tree nut and peanut allergies since 1998. Vermont Nut Free Chocolates offers festive Thanksgiving confections that can be used as whimsical place settings or a small gift for your dinner guests.

Discover more outstanding food and beverage brands by visiting VSFA’s member directory. Find Vermont-made products at your local grocer, market, coop, and/or specialty shop or order directly online from the brand's website.