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VFN Food Producer Membership Form

UPDATED FOR 2021

Thank you for your membership!

Directions

Note that the form cannot be saved midway through completion and it appears longer than it is because of the member list.

RENEWING:  Please fill out the short list of required fields and only anything that has changed or that you'd like to edit.

Unfortunately, the form does not auto-fill your previous entries, but we have them in our database. Your entries here will over-ride what we have saved, so please do not write a couple words ("diversified farm," for example) in the descrtiption field - it will take the place of the nice paragraph about your farm on our website! Only update what needs updating.

Please check the partners - we add to the list monthly!

NEW MEMBERS:  Please fill this form out as thoroughly as possible. Much of this information populates your directory listing.

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If you have been a member previously, choose Renewing here (even if your membership has lapsed).
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Basic Contact Information
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First Name
Last Name

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We send twice-monthly updates with events, webinars, workshops, etc. relevant to VFN members. Please add e-mails of any staff (beyond the admin contact already listed) who should receive this update.



Address Line 1
Address Line 2
City
State/Province
ZIP/Postal Code

Address Line 1
Address Line 2
City
State/Province
ZIP/Postal Code
Public Directory Information
Additional contact & business details for the public directory

For display in a public directory listing - several sentences to describe your business (third person preferred). *Leave blank if renewing and current description on vermontfresh.net is satisfactory.
Includes seasonal hours; does not include occasional special events.
New members: DigInVT.com is the collaborative food & agritourism website managed by VFN. If you are open to the public the default is to be listed here (listing is free and included in membership), please check if you would like to opt out. Everyone, regardless of having a profile page, will have an opportunity to list special events or activities that bring people to your farm / business.


E-mail for customers to contact

Please include full website link. Example: http://vermontfresh.net/

Please include full website link. Example: https://www.facebook.com/VermontFreshNetwork/

Please include full website link. Example: https://www.instagram.com/diginvt/

Please include full website link. Example: https://twitter.com/diginvt

Please input the hours you are open to the public - leave blank if not applicable.
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Please check all that apply - this is a primary search field for the directory.
Check all that apply:
Uploads

This will appear in the Business-to-Business Directory at VermontFresh.net

IMPORTANT: Landscape/horizontal only, please. Larger images will be cropped and resized to fit 800px wide by 450px high. Smaller images will not display well. Please do not send files over 1MB.
Business Directory Information
This information is for the members-only part of the directory and intended to help producers search and navigate the restaurant / chef market.
Check all that apply:



If your distributor is not the primary contact for buyers, please include name, title, preferred contact method, preferred contact times.
For specialty food businesses and farms running a store that bring in product from *other* farms:
Membership Criteria

Businesses must meet the following criteria to qualify for partner membership.

1. Farmers: Must sell products to at least one VFN member chef / restaurant and be located in Vermont or within 30 miles of Vermont.

2. Specialty Foods / Food Processor: Must either purchase regularly from 4 VFN partner farmers or source primarily locally grown or raised ingredients.

"Primary Ingredient" means more than 50% (not counting water) by weight, volume, or value. If you have no single primary ingredient, more than 50% of ingredients (weight, volume, or value) must be from Vermont (+30 miles).

Answers to the following questions are for office use only and not published. If you don't currently meet Partner Member criteria, a Supporting Member option is also available - the cost will be discounted from dues if you join as a full Partner Member within the year. 


**This is only required if you do NOT have 4 partnerships with VFN farmers**

If you have dedicated locally sourced selections within your products, please indicate which.
This is our current member list! Check all partners that you regularly purchase from - include this even if you are using the primary ingredients for qualification, if you want your partners recognized in the VFN directory. We update this list monthly with new members.
Please select all VFN partners that you regularly SELL TO. We verify these partnerships. We update this list monthly with new members.

(Not found on our member lists above.)
*Everyone receives a window sticker
Membership Dues
Please see the membership levels below. Membership dues cover one year from the month when Partner Membership begins. Please note that they are not refundable. If you would like to pay by check or have a question about the amount, please submit this form and contact us.
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