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Local Food Matchmaker 2015

The Matchmaker is open to supermarkets, co-ops, restaurants, hotels, institutions, schools, food processors in search of Vermont ingredients, distributors as well as Vermont farmers and food processors.

This event gives a variety of food buyers the time to meet face-to-face with Vermont farmers and food processors. It is a bit like "speed dating" but you'll be making buyer/seller connections instead of a love connection. We will provide both Vermont Local Food Trade Show space as well as "speed meeting" time. 

What: Vermont Local Food Matchmaker
Where: Judd Hall at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, VT
When: 12:00 till 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
Registration: $20 per person. Space is limited for sellers in each food category to ensure diversity and broad product representation. 

Food Buyer Registration Link (for any wholesale buyers, who are interested in purchasing Vermont grown, raised and made food products. These buyers can be supermarkets, co-ops, restaurants, hotels, institutions, schools, and food processors in search of ingredients and distributors.)

VT Food Seller Registration Link --- Registration is CLOSED for Sellers (for any Vermont farmers and food processors who are looking to sell Vermont grown, raised and/or made food products to wholesale buyers.)

Agenda for the Day
12:00 - Table Set-up for Sellers -- VT Farmers and Processors
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - VT Food Show: Food buyers will be able to mingle at Farmer/Food Processor display tables. 
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Buyers move to their tables & prepare for the matches
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. -  8 minute match opportunities (first 3 will be preset - next 3 will be open)

Vermont Local Food Matchmaker is a partnership of the Vermont Fresh Network, Vermont Specialty Food Association, Vermont Retail and Grocers Association, Vermont FEED, Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food and Markets and Health Care without Harm.

List of Food Buyers at the last Vermont Statewide Local Food Matchmaker

  • Addison Northeast Food Service Cooperative
  • ARAMARK - Johnson State College
  • Associated Grocers of New England
  • Best of Vermont
  • Black River Produce
  • Burke Mountain Ski Resort
  • Burlington School Food Project
  • Caroline's Fine Dining
  • Champlain Valley Union HS
  • City Market
  • Cochester School District
  • Fletcher Allen Health Care Nutrition Services
  • From the Ground Up
  • Grace Cottage Hospital
  • Graze
  • Hannaford Supermarkets
  • Hanover Consumer Cooperative
  • Healthy Living
  • Hunger Mountain Co-op
  • JD McCliments Pub
  • Mac's Market
  • Milton Town School District
  • Mr. P's Mountain Smokehouse & Shelby's Kitchen Therapy
  • Price Chopper
  • Putney Food Co-op
  • Rise 'n's the milkman
  • Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • Shaw's Supermarkets
  • Sodexo Champlain
  • Sodexo Education Services, UVM
  • Southwestern Vermont Health Care
  • Sysco Foods
  • Upper Valley Produce
  • VA Medical Center (WRJ)
  • Vermont Food Venture Center
  • Vermont Roots, Inc.
  • Vermont State Hospital
  • Wake Robin
  • Wal-Mart
  • White River Junction VA
  • Whole Foods

 List of Sellers at the last Vermont Statewide Local Food Matchmaker

  • Addison Hop Farm
  • Artesano LLC
  • Best of Vermont
  • Black River Produce
  • Boston Post Dairy
  • Butterworks Farm
  • Castleton Crackers
  • Cellars at Jasper Hill
  • Champlain Orchards
  • Cobb Hill Frozen Yogurt
  • Crowley Cheese
  • Deva Naturals
  • Earth Sky Time Farm
  • Fox Hollow Farm
  • Freedom Foods
  • Green Mountain Farm Direct
  • Green Mountain Organic Creamery
  • Gringo Jack's
  • Halladays Harvest Barn
  • Hooker Mountain Farm
  • Intervale Food Hub
  • Kimball Brook Farm
  • Kingdom Creamery of Vermont
  • Klinger's Bread Co
  • Lincoln Peak Vineyard
  • Maplebrook Fine Cheese
  • Meeting Place Pastures
  • Mocean Mate
  • Old Cavendish Products
  • Pastabilities
  • Pebble Brook Farm
  • Red Bench Jam
  • Rhapsody Natural Foods
  • Rockville Market Farm
  • Shelburne Farms
  • Sidehill Farm
  • Sunrise Orchards
  • Sweet Harmony home bakery
  • Sweet Crunch Bakeshop and Catering
  • Tangletown Farm
  • The Bakery at the Farmhouse Kitchen
  • The Mapled Nut Company
  • The Vermont Maple Granola Co.
  • Turkey Hill Farm
  • Upper Valley Produce
  • Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery
  • Vermont Bean Crafters
  • Vermont Cheesecake Company
  • Vermont Coffee Company
  • Vermont Cookie Love
  • Vermont Fresh Pasta
  • Vermont Harvest
  • Vermont Spirits Distilling Co.
  • VT Cranberry Company
  • West Meadow Farm Bakery
  • Jed's Maple
  • Wholesome Cravings, LLC
  • Yolo Snacks
  • Yummy Yammy



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