Vermont Business Magazine Barred Woods LLC is pleased to announce a new line of healthy, handcrafted Maple Granola products. The granola is produced in Hardwick, VT at the Vermont Food Venture Center. The granola is made from organic oats and sweetened with Pure Vermont Maple Syrup. Two flavors are available: maple pecan with pumpkin seeds and cranberries and maple pecan with almonds and raisins. It is available in three sizes - 8 ounce, 12 ounce, and 16 ounce - and will be available is stores across New England as well as online.
Barb Paggi (Barred Woods) and Connor Gorham (Vermont Food Venture Center) display Barred Woods' new Maple Crunch Granola. Courtesy photo
The Vermont Food Venture Center's mission is to support job creation, strengthen Vermont’s value-added food businesses, create opportunities for farmers, and further integrate the agricultural economy into the community and the state of Vermont. VFVC offers 3 state-of-the-art, shared-use commercial kitchens for rent to food entrepreneurs, farmers, community groups, and more. Connor Gorham, Facilities Manager at VFVC says "Barred Woods Maple Products new granola is a perfect example of how the VFVC can help Vermont's entrepreneurial food manufacturing companies bring value-add products to market quickly. In this case Barred Woods takes their own Vermont produced maple syrup and converts it to a healthy, sought after value-add product. We're delighted to incubate their enterprise." Barb Paggi from Barred Woods LLC adds, "The Vermont Food Venture was able to meet all of our food production needs without an issue. By using their shared-use kitchen we were able to go from first visit to product on store shelves in less than 30 days".
Barred Woods LLC is based in Underhill, Vermont. It produces 100% pure Vermont maple syrup and other maple based value-added products. Its focus is on the sustainability and preservation of our Vermont working forests, handcrafting every step of their production process to make the best tasting, healthiest products available, and supporting the community and state they work and live in. For more information on Barred Woods visit them online at https://www.barredwooodsmaple.com .
The Vermont Food Venture Center is program of the Center For an Agricultural Economy based in Hardwick, VT. Founded in 2004, the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Through programs that support food access, farm viability, and working landscapes, CAE is building a healthy, regenerative food system by promoting local foods and the people who produce them. They believe in a whole systems approach that meets the needs and aspirations of the community and ensures economic and ecological stability and abundance.
For more information on the Vermont Food Venture Center and the Center For an Agricultural Economy visit them online at https://hardwickagriculture.org/
Source: Barred Woods