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Annual Farm to Plate Network Gathering

Happy Friday!

We're off to Killington this morning to participate in the 6th annual Farm to Plate Network Gathering. The gathering is a two-day series of forums where the entirety of the Farm to Plate Network gets together to examine Vermont's food system in the past year, as well as moving forward. Specifically, the Network is looking at what aspects of the Farm to Plate Strategic Plan--a 10 year plan signed into law in 2009 with three main goals: to increase economic development in VT's farm and food sector, create jobs in the farm and food economy, and to improve access to healthy local food for all Vermonters (if you want to read more about it, here's the article that we just referenced).

The forum that we'll be participating in is a discussion around the viability of using #2 (or seconds) produce in value added production. We're excited to discuss all aspects of it--the pitfalls, upsides, labor costs, and generally how we (and others) make it work. We hope to see you guys there!

(some of our beautiful #2 tomatoes)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Joe & Lori




Tasting Today!

Hi Everyone!

We're off to Upper Valley Food Coop in White River Junction today, to give a demo of a few different soups and sauces. 

We'll be there today from 4-6 in the afternoon, showcasing our Vegan Chili, Beef & Black Bean Chili, Clam Chowder, and Chermoulah sauce. We just recently got our products on shelves in the Upper Valley Coop, and we're very excited about it! If you're in the area, we hope to see you here! 

Have a great week!


The Big E 

Hi Everyone!

We're off to Springfield, MA this weekend for the Big E--a huge fair.

We're excited to announce that we'll be serving chili cones! We wanted to be able to share our soups with everyone, but we also knew that everyone woul be walking around while they eat--which could make soup kind of inconvenient. So we brainstormed a little, and decided to create chili cones; a soft, warm tortilla rolled into a cone, and filled with steamy Beef & Black Bean or Vegan Chili (with VT tempeh). On top will be cheese, salsa, and a dollop of sour cream.

The fair opens it's gates at 8 a.m. this morning (September 16th), and we'll be there until 11 o'clock or so every night this weekend (here's a link of how to get there, depending on where you're coming from). We'll ALSO be going down next weekend--the 23rd-25th. There's an entire building on the fairgound that is dedicated to Vermont--and that's where our booth is located. Here's a link to an overview of all the different VT vendors that are going to be attending the Big E this year. We can't wait! We're grateful of this wonderful opportunity, and excited to share our soup with so many new people!

Hope to see you there!!
Joe & the Crew 



Buy Local Market Tomorrow!!

Hi Everyone! 

            As I’m sure many of you know, tomorrow is the 2nd annual VT Buy Local Market at the State House lawn. We’re excited to be there to support other small businesses, and also to introduce more people to our products!

            The Buy Local Market takes place on the State House lawn, tomorrow, August 10th, from 10 in the morning until 2 o’clock in the afternoon. It’s free to attend, and there are going to be over 50 different vendors!

            We’ll be selling pretty much all of our sauces and spreads: Basil Pesto, Maple Chipotle BBQ sauce, Chermoulah, Chimichurri, and Lemon Pepper Hummus. We’ll also be serving fresh cups of one of our favorite summer soups: Cucumber Dill. If you’re in the area, and/or have the time, please stop by! We’d love to see you.

            -Joe & Olivia



Burlington...Here we come!

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

            We’re excited to announce that Healthy Living in Burlington, VT, is going to be carrying our soups starting this weekend!! We’ll be making our first delivery there this Friday, July 22.

It's great to be more easily accessed in the Burlington market—previously customers were only able to find our soup in UVM's Waterman Cafe. Now we’ll be on the UVM campus, as well as in South Burlington at Healthy Living Market.

            We make our soups fresh every week (several days of the week, actually), using as many local vegetables/products as we possibly can. So when you buy our soup, you’re supporting many other local food producers/businesses--we're based in East Montpelier, so a lot of the producers are in Washington county.      

We’re really excited about this opportunity. Our soups will be in the to-go cooler by their deli. Look for our stuff!


            And as always, stay in touch!

            -Joe, Olivia, & Lori