A Strong Foundation

The Vermont Artisan Village provides the ideal environment for local culinary artisans to jump start their business. Growing continuously since our beginnings, we are now home to a group of thriving producers including Vermont Tortilla Company, Bijou Fine Chocolate, Douglas Sweets, and Fiddlehead Brewing.

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We are looking for more Vermont artisans to be part of our culinary showcase in the heart of Shelburne, including coffee roasters, bread bakers, cheese makers, cider producers, artisan meat crafters and more. Join our hub of passionate business owners and give locals and visitors easy access to your creations. Your products are unique, and your manufacturing and retail space should reflect your craft.

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We have a team of builders and architects ready to build the perfect space for your business. Building 4 is almost booked and this space will have a common loading dock. Construction on this new building is zipping along with the foundation complete and the steel structure due within the next week.

 

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The fantastic group of tenants onsite share our passion for local food sources and cultivating relationships with Vermont food organizations, such as the Vermont Specialty Food Association  |  VSFA Facebook.

Follow us on Facebook for updates and current events happening in our vibrant community.  Contact vermontartisanvillage@gmail.com for more information.

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Come Grow With Us!

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Exciting things are cropping up at the Vermont Artisan Village as our tenant list continues to expand.  Four outstanding culinary and beverage companies have joined our site in the past year, including Vermont Tortilla Company and Douglas Sweets. We are also excited to have an amazing craft brewery and distillery as part of the village.

Are you looking to take your culinary or beverage product to the next level?  Would you love to be in the company of artisans who are committed to sustainable local food systems?  Join our existing tenants at the village, providing locals and visitors the opportunity to see your product made and experience the results.

We are searching for ice cream crafters, bread bakers, cider and cheese makers, coffee roasters and more to join us in Shelburne.  We are also looking for the perfect tenant to join us on site as the exclusive cafe’ for the Vermont Artisan Village.

Why Shelburne?   LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

Shelburne is home to acres of conserved farmland and a thriving food and farming community that includes Bread & Butter Farm, Shelburne Vineyards, Shelburne Orchards, and the renowned Shelburne Farms. Vermont Artisan Village is centrally located, a short drive from popular tourist destinations including Shelburne Museum, Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, Lake Champlain, and downtown Burlington.

Our newest space, Building 4, is currently in the design and permitting stage. Get on board now to occupy this new building as your own space with a projected mid-2017 move-in date. All permitting and architectural drawings can be provided by us, and we build each space to the tenant’s specifications.  Details include:

  • spaces ranging from 2,500 to 9,000 square feet
  • 20% of space may be dedicated to retail
  • spaces are customizable according to your business’ needs
  • assistance with all permitting and elevations
  • flexible lease options

Contact us at vermontartisanvillage@gmail.com for more information, and hope to see you at the Village!

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Foundations For Growth

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The Vermont Artisan Village in Shelburne has reached a construction milestone this week!  We are happy to report that state permits have been approved for foundation work at our site.  This sets the construction projects for Buildings 1 and 2 into high gear!

These customized buildings will allow our two most recent tenants to produce and showcase their local products in spaces as unique as their businesses. Building 2 (see drawing above) will be the home of the Vermont Tortilla Company and their fresh corn tortillas.

The staking work is currently underway and the foundation forming follows next week.  We are also working on a strong tenant lead for Building 3.  Contact us to join the excitement at our collaborative community of local artisan producers!

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Vermont Tortilla Company Leads the Way

tortillasThey have impressed the local food community with their unique corn tortillas, and now we will be breaking ground for them at the site of the Vermont Artisan Village in Shelburne!

Fresh from taking second place at the local food business competition at Healthy Living Market and Café, Vermont Tortilla Company needed to find the right space to grow their emerging business.  They have found their match at the Vermont Artisan Village in Shelburne and we are thrilled to have them as the first tenant at the new site!  Vermont Tortilla Company will showcase their technique and product in a built-to-suit production and retail hub among fellow local food and agriculture producers.

A Traditional Process, Vermont Style

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Vermont Tortilla Company founders, April and Azur Moulaert, have always had a passion for food that is produced in a sustainable manner. The Moulaerts are excited about being in the company of other small food producers as part of the Vermont Artisan Village community.

Their artisanal tortillas are produced with local organic non-GMO corn.  Vermont Tortilla Company is one of only a handful of places in the US that make corn tortillas the traditional way, using an ancient process called nixtimalization.

Come Grow with Us!

The Moulaerts have the energy, passion and determination to make their business thrive. Follow their lead and join the Vermont Artisan Village community as a producer of local food, beverage or agricultural products. Contact us at vtculinary@yahoo.com if you want to learn more about our site and be in the company of other passionate Vermont artisan producers.

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