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VFN Food Producer Membership Form - 2018
If you have been a member previously, choose Renewal 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
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Public Directory Information
Additional contact & business details for the public directory
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For display in a public directory listing - please keep short (we will edit for space if necessary)
Includes seasonal hours; does not include occasional special events
DigInVT is the agritourism website managed by VFN. If you are open to the public the default is to be listed here (listing is free), please check if you would like to opt out. Everyone, regardless of having a Place listing, will have an opportunity to list special events or activities that bring people to your farm / business.


E-mail for customers to contact


E.g. www.instagram.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

Your member packet will include instructions for incorporating additional images into your listing.

IMPORTANT: Larger images will be cropped and resized to fit 850px wide by 453px high. Smaller images will not display well. Landscape (horizontally) oriented photos will work best. Please do not send files over 1MB.
Business Directory Information
This information is for members only and intended to help producers navigate the restaurant / chef market. It is optional, but much appreciated.
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 brings 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
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.

Membership Dues
If you joined as a Supporting Member in this year, you are eligible to discount $50 from your fees - for example, new businesses that joined as supporters before they opened. Please use the custom amount field to enter the correct discounted fee. Membership dues cover one year from the month when Partner Membership begins, please note that they are not refundable.
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Optional Areas of Interest Survey

The Vermont Fresh Network is successful every year through the engagement of our Partner Members. You can learn about things we’re doing through the Fresh Insider (members are automatically subscribed) and our website VermontFresh.net. You can also be notified about opportunities to participate in specific upcoming projects by selecting areas of interest on this survey. (Survey will open in a new window)