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We're a network of Vermont Chefs, Farmers, Food Artisans, and Diners.

Member Benefits

What does VFN provide for your business?

 

Membership in VFN gives you access to a broad and deep network of like-minded chefs, farmers and food producers. The network provides you with information, ideas, experiences, and camaraderie born of a shared vision with other Vermont food professionals.

  • Connections to Vermont food buyers and sellers who are committed to working with Vermont partners.

  • Brand recognition with our iconic sign and logo, which signify a demonstrated commitment to local purchasing. Members receive a tin sign and window decal, along with access to digital materials. Members in the highest 25% of local purchasing additionally receive Gold Barn recognition.

  • Listing on VermontFresh.Net and in our printed local food guide, distributed in partnership with Edible Green Mountains.

  • Listing on DigInVT.com - a collaborative website marketing Vermont's agricultural and culinary tourism. Promotion through marketing initiatives managed by the DigInVT partnership.

  • Featured stories and event listing in the bi-weekly Fresh Feed e-newsletter, social media promotions, and coverage in traditional media.

  • Subscription to the Fresh Insider, with news and resources for building farmer-chef partnerships in Vermont. This e-newsletter is received only by our members; the Fresh Feed is a public, consumer facing communication.

  • Access to the VBSR Marketplace, a facilitated trading platform for business-to-business transactions in Vermont. All VFN members are eligible to receive a free profile on the platform.

  • Invitations to be featured in special programs, including our Annual Forum Dinner, which showcases some of the best food in Vermont every August in the Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms.

  • Professional development and networking opportunities, including the VFN Annual Meeting, Farmer/Chef Matchmaking events, and regional networking events.

  • Opportunities to participate in special projects that build markets for Vermont products - in 2017 we are managing grant-funded projects focusing on Vermont wine and on Lake Champlain fish.

  • Voting rights in the Vermont Fresh Network organization.

Qualifications for Becoming a VFN Partner Member

 

Vermont Fresh Network Partner Members include a range of culinary professionals, farmers, food producers, distributors, and cooperatives across Vermont. To learn more about the qualifications for membership and to access an application, please visit our Partner Member page.

If you are not a Vermont food business, but would like to support the Vermont Fresh Network, we hope you will consider making a donation, becoming a Supporting Member, or contacting us about a possible sponsorship. 

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