Blog Archive for August 2012

13 August, 2012 - by Nicole L'Huillier Fenton, Skillet Design & Marketing

The Traveling Skillets

Category: Place Profiles

Our travels have recently taken us to the homes and farms of some of the most interesting food producers in Vermont. On a recent Monday evening, I pulled up to High Meadows Farm in Putney, VT. High Meadows is the state’s oldest organic vegetable and flower farm and sprawls over 65 gorgeous acres. I was there on behalf of one of our clients, Vermont Organic Farmers (a division of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont) to present a new marketing strategy to 30 plus farmers and consumers. It was the perfect evening, with the hot weather cooling as the sun set. We all sat in a make-shift circle to discuss how to best market Vermont’s local and organic food. The discussion was lively and productive. As I munched on pizza fresh out of the NOFA-VT oven and just-picked salad from the farm, I was reminded of how incredibly fortunate I am to work with Vermont’s finest food producers.

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7 August, 2012 - by Steve Redmond, Skillet Design & Marketing

Vermont Cheesemakers Festival, One Bite at a Time.

Category: Events

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I always knew the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival was my kind of event. Whenever I saw the posters (kudos to Scuola Group and the illustration powers of Amy Ruppel) I would close my eyes and dream about tasting some of Vermont’s finest cheeses on the banks of Lake Champlain at Shelburne Farms. Can it get any better? Well it actually does. The festival name is a bit misleading because in addition to cheese you can sample well-known chocolates, beers, wine, spirits, and more. Put this all together with a beautiful sunny afternoon and it’s virtually paradise. So I have to thank Nicole for giving me the nudge to buy tickets early to this, typically, sold out event.

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