Runamok Maple, two others named Yankee 2018 Editors’ Choice Food Award winner

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Runamok Maple, two others named Yankee 2018 Editors’ Choice Food Award winner

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 6:48pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Runamok Maple, a maker of all-natural, organic maple syrup that is produced from maple trees located along the northwest slopes of Vermont’s Mount Mansfield, was named an honoree in Yankee magazine’s sixth annual Editors’ Choice Food Awards and featured in a multipage Holiday Food Special in the November/December issue. Also from Vermont, V Smiley Preserves of New Haven Mills won for its Red Currant, Raspberry, and Geranium Jam, and Consider Bardwell Farm in Pawlet won for its Pawlet Cheese.

Created out of a desire to highlight locally made food products and their makers, the Yankee Editors’ Choice Food Awards celebrate both the quality and variety of offerings of today’s New England food scene. Structured as awards of excellence rather than an either/or competition, the magazine celebrates both established and up-and-coming brands. The ten honorees for 2018 were chosen by Yankee senior food editor Amy Traverso and contributing editor Krissy O’Shea.

Runamok Maple at the Made in Vermont Marketplace in April. VBM photo.

“We’re incredibly honored to be listed as an Editors’ Food Choice Awards honoree by Yankee magazine,” said Eric Sorkin, co-founder of Runamok Maple. “We are committed to creating specialty products that thrill everyone from amateur foodies to trained chefs. The Cardamom-Infused Maple Syrup is no exception – it pairs excellently with breakfast treats as well as entrees or beverages. We’re glad that the editors at Yankee magazine recognized its versatility and appreciated its unique flavor.”

For additional information about Runamok Maple, its collection of infused, smoked, and barrel-aged maple syrups, and online ordering, please visit Runamok Maple’s assortment of organic maple syrups are also available on store shelves at a variety of specialty food shops throughout the United States.

The full list of 2018 Yankee Editors’ Choice Food Awards recipients:


-Savor, Thomaston, CT

Nicasia Cookies


-Tandem Coffee, Portland, ME

Stoker Coffee


-Somerville Chocolate, Somerville, MA

Apple-Smoked Dominican 65% Bar

-Ruggles Hill Creamery, Hardwick, MA

Claire’s Mandel Hill Cheese

-Curio Spice Co., Cambridge, MA

Fleur Spice


-Byrne & Carlson, Portsmouth, NH

Assorted Pure Fruit Jellies


-Bootblack Brand, Barrington, RI

Cranberry, Jalapeno, and Lime Cocktail & Soda Syrup


-Runamok Maple, Cambridge, VT

Cardamom-Infused Maple Syrup

-V Smiley Preserves, New Haven Mills, VT

Red Currant, Raspberry, and Geranium Jam

-Consider Bardwell Farm, Pawlet, VT

Pawlet Cheese

The 2018 Editors’ Choice Food Awards is featured in the magazine’s November/December issue an online here:

About Runamok Maple:

Runamok Maple, a Vermont-based company owned by husband and wife team Eric and Laura Sorkin, produces organic maple syrup alongside a unique line of barrel-aged, smoked, and infused maple syrups. With over 1,000 acres of land in northern Vermont, the team at Runamok Maple manages 81,000 taps to bring their pure maple syrup to consumers near and far. Boasting twelve varieties of pure, barrel-aged, smoked, and infused maple syrup, including flavors like bourbon barrel-aged, pecan-wood smoked, and cinnamon-vanilla, Runamok Maple is available for purchase on as well as in select specialty food shops across the U.S. For more information, please visit or check out Runamok Maple on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

About Yankee

Based in Dublin, New Hampshire, Yankee: New England’s Magazine was founded in 1935 and is the iconic American magazine covering the finest that New England has to offer. Covering classic New England travel destinations, food traditions, and home and lifestyle stories with stunning photography and artwork, Yankee has featured many notable American writers in its pages such as Robert Frost, John Updike, and Stephen King. With a total circulation of nearly 300,000 and a total audience of 1.8 million readers, the magazine is published by Yankee Publishing Inc. (YPI), a family-owned, independent company. Yankee has also partnered with WGBH to produce Weekends with Yankee, a 13-episode documentary series on public television, now airing season two, which taps into Yankee’s extensive behind-the-scenes access to the region’s six states. YPI also owns the nation's oldest continuously produced periodical, The Old Farmer's Almanac, and McLean Communications.

Source: FAIRFAX, VT — Runamok Maple 11.7.2018