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Thursday
Apr282016

Matchmaker Event

Hi All! 

            If you’re going to be in the Burlington area this Friday, April 29th (tomorrow), stop by the Hilton and check out our table at the VT Fresh Network’s annual matchmaker event! We’ll be there from 1-5 in the afternoon, serving up samples of ALL of our products.

            We’ll have three different hot soups for everyone to taste: our Chicken Ginger, Split Pea & Ham, and Broccoli Cheddar. We’re also bringing all of our sauces! We’ll have our Maple Chipotle BBQ sauce, Chimichurri, Chermoulah (our newest product!), Hummus (made with organic chickpeas and olive oil—another new product!), and our classic Basil Pesto. We’ll also have retail/bulk packages of our products out, so you can see what our packaging looks like—beans, bone broths, soups, and sauces.

            We’re excited to be able to reach out to more people in the area, and share our products! It should be a fun event—we look forward to seeing you there! 

As always, stay in touch!! 

-Joe & Olivia 

 

Friday
Apr152016

Made in Vermont Marketplace

Hi Everyone!

We're excited to announce that we'll be up in Essex this weekend, participating in the Made in Vermont Marketplace. The market is opening tomorrow morning at 9 tomorrow morning (it's open until 6), and it'll be open Sunday from 10 am--4 pm. The whole marketplace is indoors (though it's looking like the weather this weekend wouldn't have been prohibitive--summer's almost here!!), in the Blue Pavillion building at the Champlain Valley Expo. 

(Our Soffrito--one of the sauces we're bringing to the Marketplace!)

What exactly IS the Made in Vermont Marketplace? It's a celebration of all things made in our wonderful state! Last year there were over 4,300 attendees, and this year there are going to be over 60 different vendors, offering samples and retail containers of products. In addition to a wide array of different meats, veggies, and value-added products, different participants at the Marketplace will be giving demonstrations. 

(action shot of our Chimichurri being made)

We're planning to bring LOTS of different products--our Maple Chipotle BBQ sauce, Maple Vinaigrette, Soffrito (spicy tomato sauce), Beans (one of our newer products--so yummy), Chimichurri sauce, Pesto, bone broths, and--of course--SOUP!

We hope to see you there!! It's going to be an exciting weekend, full of delicious and interesting things. 

As always, stay in touch! We're here to answer any questions or inquiries you may have.

Thanks!

-Joe & Olivia

joe@screaminridgefarm.com 802.461.5371

olivia@screaminridgefarm.com 802.461.7487 

 

Monday
Mar072016

Things to look out for in March!

Hi Everyone!

            We’re headed down to Boston today! It’s the annual Local Foods Tradeshow (hosted by the sustainable business network). We’ll be in the Curry building at North Eastern University from 8:30 to 2:00 in the afternoon. We’ll be meeting with potential customers, and get the chance to check out tons of other small businesses—and see what they’re up to.

 

Later on in the week—this Thursday, March 10—we are attending the first annual ACORN (Addison County Relocalization Network) meeting in Middlebury. The network is a  group of producers, consumers, and other members of the community that are trying to address the (growing) problems of climate change, and with that sustainability and responsibility for the community and the Earth. It’s a really great organization, and it will be really interesting to learn more about how we can get involved with them!

            We’re also very excited to announce a new partnership with Just Add Cooking—a company based in Boston that helps with meal preparation—it works sort of like a highly personalized CSA. Last Wednesday we sent out our first shipment of pinto beans down to them, and we look forward to expanding with them. It’s great to be able to get into the Boston market through yet another venue. 

            We’ll be in touch soon! And, as always, stay in touch with us!  

            Have a great week!

-Joe & Olivia

Thursday
Feb112016

UVM Extension Annual Meeting

Wow, it’s been a busy year for us so far! We are off to yet another event today—this one is at the statehouse.

            As a member of the advisory board for the UVM Extension, the meeting today will be an overview of the work that UVM Extension provided for the small farmers/food producers in the state, as well as a discussion about the goals for the board in 2016.       

            A few of the topics discussed today will be: how climate change impacts VT forest, tools to help farmers to adapt to climate change, how to improve soil health and water quality through collaboration, and keeping VT produce safe from the farm to the table. Not only will it be an interesting meeting, but it’s extremely relevant to the business that we run (as well as the businesses we work with)!

            Perhaps we’ll see you there! Stay tuned for updates—big things are in the works!

Have a great day!
-Joe & Olivia

 

Monday
Feb012016

VT Fresh Network Annual Meeting

Hi Everyone!

Hopefully you were able to get outside to enjoy the spring-like weather this weekend! Our spinach has been LOVING the warm temperatures. 

We started out the morning (and week) making soup in the kitchen today. However, the Annual VT Fresh Network meeting is today, and we will be there! 

The Vermont Fresh Network is celebrating 20 years of existence. At the meeting today, all the members of the VT Fresh Network will be meeting up to talk about where we will be going in the next 20 years! 

Hopefully we'll see some of you there--and I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their Monday!

-Joe & Olivia