Some of our favorite local Vermont partners and products
Jeff Weaber, Founder
Located in Middlebury, Vermont, Aqua ViTea was founded by Jeff Weaber. While brewing beer at work and learning about functional foods and the digestive system from his naturopath wife, Katina, Jeff decided to start brewing kombucha. Now, Aqua ViTea produces probiotic kombucha made with respect for traditional tea fermentation methods.
Consider Bardwell Farm
Angela Miller & Russel Glover, Cofounders
Angela Miller and Russel Glover own Consider Bardwell Farm, a 300-acre farm in Pawlet, Vermont, that is also part of the Federal Grassland Reserve Program. They make delicious, handmade cheeses from pasture-grazed cow’s milk and won the 2013 Vermont Sustainable Agriculture Farm of the Year award.
Maple & Watermelon Waters
Kate Weiler & Jeff Rose, Cofounders
Drink Simple was founded by Kate Weiler and Jeff Rose, two triathletes brought together by their love of nutrition and endurance sports. Located in St. Albans, Vermont, Drink Simple makes Maple and Watermelon Waters. Their Maple Water is made with water tapped from maple trees, and their Organic Watermelon Water is made with filtered organic watermelon juice. Simply delicious.
Butter, Cheese & Cream
Allison Hooper & Bob Reese, Cofounders
Vermont Creamery produces artisanal goat cheese, butter and aged culinary cheeses and creams. It was founded in 1984 by Allison Hooper and Bob Reese in Websterville, Vermont, when Bob was asked to find fresh goat cheese for his job at the Department of Agriculture and he met Allison, who’d learned how to make cheese during an internship in France.
Amiel Cooper, Owner
Sudbury, Vermont–based Mountain Meadows produces Animal Welfare Certified beef. Owned by Amiel Cooper and managed by Brian Kemp, Mountain Meadows uses a solar-powered pump for their well, and they have a nutrient management system that collects runoff from their barns.
See what’s local to you
We Love Local
Loving our local growers, artisans, makers, entrepreneurs and producers is something that just comes, well, naturally. After all, our local community has been one of our most important ingredients — it's been that way since the doors opened to our very first store.