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Vermont Fresh Network Announces 2023 Gold Barn Honorees

April 27, 2023

Farm to table dining is a quintessential Vermont experience. And although all VFN members have demonstrated a commitment to local food, our Gold Barn Members go above and beyond to work with local growers and producers, and work with local, seasonal products.

VFN Gold Barn Members must spend at least 35% of their annual food purchasing budget on local food and products, and have at least 10 local producer partners. VFN currently has 57 Gold Barn Members, and collectively, their local purchasing reached close to $9 million on local food and beverage products in the past year.

This May, 12 VFN member Gold Barn restaurants are working with local producers to develop special, limited release menu items. These menu items are a celebration of local, seasonal food, and $1 from the purchase of each item will be donated to VFN in support of their work advancing relationships among farmers, chefs, specialty food and beverage producers, and consumers.

Participating restaurants, and their special menu items for the month of May, can be found here.


  • “Vermont chefs, and our Gold Barn Members in particular,  have such an incredible enthusiasm for working with local, seasonal ingredients,” says Tara Pereira, VFN Executive Director. “We have so many amazing farms and producers around the state, and it’s great to see the creative ways our member chefs create amazing dishes with local products. We especially appreciate our Gold Barn members’ commitment to working with local farmers and producers, and they’ve come up with some really interesting and exciting dishes this month.”

A full list of current VFN Gold Barn Members is as follows:

  • American Flatbread - Middlebury Hearth
  • Bistro de Margot
  • Black Flannel Brewing & Distilling Company
  • Bleu Northeast Kitchen
  • Brownsville Butcher & Pantry
  • Deep City
  • Doc Ponds
  • Echo Lake Inn
  • Edelweiss Mountain Deli
  • Edson Hill
  • Farmhouse Inn at Robinson Farm
  • Farmhouse Tap & Grill
  • Great Northern Catering
  • Healthy Living Market
  • Hen of the Wood - Waterbury
  • Homestyle Hotel & Restaurant
  • Honey Road
  • Inn at the Round Barn Farm
  • J.J. Hapgood General Store and Eatery
  • Johnny Seesaws
  • Jules on the Green Restaurant
  • Juniper Bar and Restaurant at Hotel Vermont
  • Kraemer & Kin
  • Lucky Star Catering
  • Mad River Taste Place
  • Maple Soul
  • Marigold Kitchen Pizza
  • Michael's on the Hill Restaurant
  • Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op
  • Mojo Cafe
  • Morse Block Deli & Taps
  • Odyssey Events
  • Pearl Street Pizza
  • Philo Ridge Farm & Livestock
  • Red Barn Kitchen
  • Salt & Bubbles
  • Shelburne Farms
  • Simon Pearce Restaurant
  • Stowe Street Cafe
  • Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa
  • Sugarsnap
  • Susanna's Catering
  • The Grey Jay
  • The Pitcher Inn
  • The Quechee Club
  • The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant
  • The Tillerman
  • The University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Three Penny Taproom
  • UVM Dining/Sodexo
  • Vermont Farms Catering
  • Wake Robin
  • West Mountain Inn
  • Westview Meadows
  • Westview Meadows at Montpelier
  • Yellow Farmhouse Inn
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