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Another wonderful Forum Celebration!

August 10, 2017

Our Annual Forum Fundraising Dinner may have grown over the years and while it's no longer a Forum, so to speak, it showcases the true magnificence of the Network - incredible, dedicated producers sharing and celebrating Vermont grown ingredients with care and love.     

Thank you to each and every one of our participating chefs, artisans, farmers, sponsors, board members, volunteers and guests who made this year's 21st Annual Forum the beautiful evening it was. Mother Nature, Lake Champlain and the Shelburne Farms crew also deserve a special shout-out for that beautiful day.

This year we highlighted 83 Vermont producers that were shared with over 600 participants! Leaving Amy, Earl and the Strafford Organic Creamery crew to dole out 450 scoops of ice cream at the end of the night!  The Annual Forum brings in a quarter of VFN's annual income and we hit our goals this year - thanks to you all.

Couldn't make it? Check out this story in Seven Days for a little taste of what you missed.

Save the date! Next year's 22nd Annual Forum Dinner will be held on Sunday, August 5, 2018! 

Participants
Butterfly Bakery | Cabot Creamery | O Bread Bakery | Salted and Cured: Savoring the Culture, Heritage, and Flavor of America's Preserved Meats - Book Table with author Jeff Roberts | Shelburne Farms Cheese | Vermont Cheese Council | Vermont Creamery | Vermont Beekeepers Association | Vermont Bean Crafters | Boyden Valley Winery | Caledonia Spirits | Citizen Cider | Eden Ice Cider | Hooker Mountain Farm | Idletyme Brewing Company | Lincoln Peak Vineyard – New Haven | Mad River Distillers – Burlington/Warren | Shacksbury | Windfall Orchards | Shelburne Vineyard | SILO Distillery | The Vermont Switchel Company | Bar Antidote & Snug Valley Farm | Black River Produce & Black River Meats, Blaise Farm, Deep Root and Green Mountain Orchard | Bistro de Margot & Maplebrook Farm and Half Pint Farm | Bleu Northeast Seafood & Half Pint Farm | El Cortijo & All Souls Tortilleria and Vermont Bean Crafters | Farmhouse Tap & Grill & Pitchfork Farm | Guild Tavern & LaPlatte River Angus | Idletyme Brewing Company & Naked Acres Farm | Inn at Shelburne Farms &  Shelburne Farms Market Garden | Joe's Kitchen at Screamin Ridge Farm | Juniper Bar and Restaurant & Thornhill Farm | Leunig's Bistro & Black River Produce | New England Culinary Institute & Vermont Creamery, Pebblebrook and Willowbrook Farms | Pascolo Ristorante & Trillium Hill Farm | Red Hen Baking Company & Pete’s Greens, Butterfly Bakery and Vermont Creamery | Sodexo at Norwich - Vermont First & Pete’s Greens |The Pitcher Inn & Vermont 99 Meats and Jasper Hill | Wake Robin & Pomykala Farms and Sweet Rowan Farmstead | Fat Toad Farm | Strafford Organic Creamery | Brio Coffeeworks

Affiliate Partners
Black River Produce/Reinhart – #Better Together | Dinse Knapp McAndrews | Farrell Distributing | Hotel Vermont | Foley
 
Platinum Sponsors
Shelburne Farms | Vermont Public Radio
 
Gold Sponsors
Addison Independent/ Vermont Ski & Ride | Citizen Cider | Dealer.com | Vermont First - Sodexo | Vermont Tent Co. | Zero Gravity
 
Silver Sponsors
Bluehouse Group | Cabot Creamery Cooperative  | Chelsea Green Publishing | Community National Bank | Front Porch Forum| Gallagher Flynn & Company | Gardener's Supply | New England Culinary Institute | People's United Bank | Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets | Vermont Creamery | Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing
 
Bronze Sponsors
City Market / Onion River Coop | Farmhouse Tap and Grill | Guy’s Farm & Yard | Hannaford Supermarkets | UVM Extension
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