Gold Barn Honorees
All Vermont Fresh Network chefs have to know their farmers and serve products from Vermont, but there are some chefs whose commitment to Vermont-grown products is exceptional. The Gold Barn Honor gives VFN a chance to acknowledge these chefs.
Gold Barn Chefs are the top 25% of our membership in terms of the number of Vermont farmers they partner with, the diversity of Vermont ingredients that they use and the volume of Vermont products they purchase. It is an inspiring group and we are pleased to give them the recognition they deserve.
Criteria are set by reviewing the previous year's member purchasing patterns and selecting thresholds for the top purchasers. In 2018 each Gold Barn Chef will meet both of the following requirements:
- Source ingredients from at least 15 individual farm partners, 10 of whom are Vermont Fresh Network farmers.
- Purchase 35% or more of annual food expenditures from local farmers and food producers, or purchase over $350,000 of locally grown / raised food products annually.
We accept Vermont plus 30 miles for the location of local farms
2017 Gold Barn Honorees
American Flatbread-Middlebury Hearth
Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op & Cafe
Catering by Dale
City Market/Onion River Coop
El Cortijo Taqueria Y Cantina
Farmhouse Tap and Grill, The
Hen of the Wood-Burlington
Inn at Shelburne Farms
Juniper Bar & Restaurant at Hotel VT
Kitchen Table Bistro
Natural Provisions Market & Deli
UVM Dining at Sodexo
University of Vermont Medical Center
Vermont Farms Catering
Hen of the Wood-Waterbury
Inn at the Round Barn Farm
Morse Block Deli
Three Penny Taproom
Farmhouse Inn at Robinson Farm
Putney Food Co-op
SoLo Farm and Table
The Inn at Weathersfield
Jackson House Inn
Woodstock Farmers' Market