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The Vermont Specialty Food Association is the nation's oldest and most highly regarded specialty food association. You can visit our members at trade shows, craft fairs, sampling at local stores, and farmers markets. Look for Vermont specialty items in country and gourmet stores, natural food and health shops, local supermarkets and online stores.

Click here to download our 2017 Membership Application
*Join after 9/1 and attend our Fall Meeting for only $15!

Thank you for your interest in the Vermont Specialty Food Association (VSFA)! 

We are pleased that you want to learn more and we are eager to learn more about you to see how we can support your business by helping you take full advantage of VSFA‘s comprehensive array of benefits, services and resources. Vermont specialty foods incorporates many of the small family owned and operated businesses that sustains the working landscape of Vermont that visitors seek. With more than 385 businesses, specialty food producers strive for excellence in providing their customers with high quality, innovative products made with a distinctive Vermont touch.

What does it mean to be a part of VSFA?
VSFA is your association, staff & members are here to help you in many ways and we are always evolving.

  • Connect with fellow members using our Listserve. Your message will go out to all of membership. You can also view past postings for relevant information and choose how often you receive messages from fellow members. This should be used to post inquiries and interesting information your fellow members can benefit from or assist you with. This should not be used to solicit members or as a sales tool.
  • Connect with fellow members & potential clients: by mail by requesting a complete member address list, at a networking event or through VSFA facebook & VRGA twitter.
  • As a member you can manage your own business page on You can add an image, associate your listing with searchable categories, update your contact information, business description and add events or recipes.
  • Reach members & potential clients by advertising in the monthly Food For Thought e-newsletter, on our website or by sponsoring an event.
  • Suggest to us a topic you would like to see offered at an event or as a webinar.
  • Use the VSFA logo to show potential clients that you are part of a larger network that has been around for 30+ years and continues to grow.
  • Be a sponsor or donate products for one of our upcoming events. Be visible, accessible, and ready to positively engage with the VSFA community.
  • VSFA membership includes associate membership into the Vermont Retail & Grocers Association. Utilize your VRGA associate membership by networking with over 600+ retailers & service providers as well as by enrolling in one of many money saving programs listed on benefits & services pages.
  • As a member you can add to your press list! We review your news for inclusion on our website, in our monthly e-newsletter and also as potential social media content. This could include press releases announcing new programs, awards/recognition or news articles you are mentioned in.

We have a very talented & engaged board who are a strong resource for members of the association: Jack Gilbert of GRINGO JACKS -  Whitney Lamy of CASTLETON CRACKERS -  Francie Caccavo of Olivia’s Croutons -  Walter Warner of POTLICKER KITCHEN - Laurie Callahan of CABOT CREAMERY -  Bob Christoffel of CREATIVE LABELS OF VERMONT -  Kim Crosby of VERMONT ROOTS -  Calley Hastings of FAT TOAD FARM

We look forward to your feedback and are available to answer your questions from 8:00AM to 4:30PM Monday through Friday at (802) 839–1930 or by emailing


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