Vermont to be represented at the Big E

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Some Addison County businesses will be featured this week in the State Building at the Big E — New England’s largest agricultural fair.
Vermont will once again share its culture and heritage with more than 1 million attendees at the Big E. The fair kicked off last weekend in West Springfield, Mass., and will run through Oct. 1.
Among the Vermont companies that will be featured in the Vermont Building:
American Flatbread, Cabot Cheese, Vermont Cookie Love of Ferrisburgh, Danforth Pewter of Middlebury, Seedsheet of Middlebury, Agricola Farm of Panton, Champlain Orchards of Shoreham and Maple Landmark of Middlebury.
An already popular Big E attraction, the Vermont Building has added some new key features to help showcase Vermont products. The Journey’s End patio has been constructed in the back of the building, complete with a new performing stage, additional vendors and elegant landscaping, all replicating Vermont’s charming beauty.
Monkton’s own Pete Sutherland will perform traditional and roots music with his band “Pete’s Posse” on that stage on Oct. 1, 2-5 p.m.
The Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets has teamed up with the Department of Tourism to help spread the #thinkvt message and bring exhibitors in that demonstrate why Vermont is a special place to live, work and do business. Gov. Phil Scott is scheduled to visit the Vermont Building on Vermont Day, Saturday, September 23.
 “It’s great to see our agricultural entrepreneurs get the opportunity to showcase their products at The Big E this year,” said Scott. “Our agricultural producers are known for high-quality, dependable goods, which distinguish the Vermont brand. With the sector evolving and new companies continuing to emerge in our state, the Big E represents an opportunity for growing businesses to build relationships and strengthen that brand with out-of-state consumers.”

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