Vermont food & beverage producers to gather for networking & tastings

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Vermont food & beverage producers to gather for networking & tastings

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 5:13am -- tim
VSFA Member Mingle at Artisans Park in Windsor

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont’s specialty food producers will gather on Thursday, September 23rd at Artisans Park in Windsor, Vermont for an outdoor networking event with tastings, drinks, and small bites. Hosted by the Vermont Specialty Food Association (VSFA), The VSFA Fall Gathering is an opportunity for our members and the producer community to come together to mingle, reconnect, and enjoy some delicious member-produced food and drink. While usually in person, after a tumultuous year and a half members voted for a different event that would provide opportunities to network and enjoy each other's company by meeting safely in-person.

This event is not open to the public. It is free for VSFA and Vermont Retail & Grocers Association (VRGA) Members. Food & Beverage producers interested in becoming a VSFA member are welcome to attend and will be charged $20 at the door.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 15th to confirm attendance for refreshments.

“The specialty food community is filled with driven, and creative individuals that support each other while making their communities stronger,” said Erin Sigrist. “These food makers are an incredibly diverse, hardworking, and pioneering group of people. We are proud of the remarkable work they have accomplished this past year - even through a pandemic, and we’re excited to bring everyone together for an evening of celebration and enjoying each other's company.” 

Attendees will have the option to visit member locations including Blake Hill Preserves shop to browse, SILO Distilling for a tasting and viewing, and Harpoon Brewery for a brewery tour. Additional small bites will be provided by Artisan Eats.

Outdoor Activities Include:

  • Networking with fellow members - producers and industry professionals

  • Jam and cheese pairing with Blake Hill Preserves and Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company

  • Mocktail bar by Blake Hill Preserves

  • Cocktail bar by SILO Distillery

  • Beer Tasting with Harpoon Brewery

Optional Indoor Activities Include:

  • Tasting & viewing at SILO Distillery

  • Brewery tour at Harpoon Brewery

  • Visit and browse Blake Hill Preserves' Shop

Find all event information here:

To Register:

VSFA & VRGA Members:

Prospective Members:

About Vermont Specialty Food Association:

The Vermont Specialty Food Association is the leading information resource for all specialty food and beverage producers, service providers, and industry professionals. VSFA seeks to grow specialty food businesses and the Vermont industry through education, promotion, and statewide and national collaboration. It is the nation's oldest and most highly regarded specialty food association, celebrating over 30 years of service to the industry. To learn more about the work VSFA does, visit their website at, follow them on Facebook & Instagram, or call their office at (802) 839-1930.