State Department of Agriculture Program: Vermont

State Department of Agriculture Program:  Vermont
VAAFM facilitates, supports and encourages the growth and viability of agriculture in Vermont while protecting the working landscape, human health, animal health, plant health, consumers and the environment. The Division of Agricultural Development assists individual agricultural businesses with marketing and production issues including business planning, financing, market research, access to farmland, labor, and many related issues.

Other Related Programs
The Made in Vermont Marketplace is the only trade show in Vermont that showcases the wide variety of quality products made right here in the Green Mountains. The trade show offers attendees an opportunity to browse and purchase the many fine food, furniture, craft, etc, products made here in Vermont, as well as meet the talented producers who create them.

Products of Vermont – An Amazon store specific to products made in Vermont.
The Vermont Country Store – Vrest and Ellen Orton opened The Vermont Country Store in Weston, Vermont, in 1946. They were inspired by childhood memories of Vrest’s father’s general store in North Calais, Vermont, which opened in 1897. They have two stores as well.

Core Customers:  Retail
Vermont is home to a number of important retail  and food service customers who are ideal to look at for distribution.  These include Bond Auto Parts, Maynard Auto Parts, Jiffy Mart, The Vermont Country Store, Orvis Sporting Goods, Northern Ski Works, Ski Rack Stores, Sam’s Outdoor, Bruegger’s Bagels, Ben and Jerry’s, New England Culinary Institute, Stowe Ski Resort, Cinema North, etc