We thank our Affiliate Partners for their support of the Vermont Fresh Network throughout the year - they help make our work possible. Below is a little bit more about each of them:
Farrell Distributing - Founded in 1933 they are a 3rd generation family business with a core focus on Quality, Service, and Community. Central to Farrell's philosophy is that they are here to serve the Vermont consumer, their retailers, and their supplier partners. They count on every member of their team to support this mission and to be the embodiment of our philosophy. Farrell Distributing leads by being entrepreneurial, independent, and innovative in all we do.
Foley Services - Foley Services is one of the oldest family-run linen operations in the nation, in business for more than 125 years. They provide a range of textile rentals, including linen and uniforms, offer a laundry service, and offer mat cleaning and dust control. They are longtime supporters of community projects in Rutland and throughout the state.
Sodexo's Vermont First - In 2014, Sodexo launched Vermont First, a first of its kind program committing Sodexo to increase local purchasing across its Vermont institutional markets. Through Vermont First, Sodexo aims to grow inclusive market opportunities for local producers, build an environmentally sustainable food system, and support employee engagement in this work. Vermont First has been recognized as a best practice in farm to institution work for its transparent, rigorous tracking system and strategic alignment of institutional purchasing needs with local supply.