At Vermont Village, we live and work near the little town of South Barre, where we buy as much of our food as we can from local farmers. We prefer food that’s grown for taste, not for travel, from farmers who respect the land. So we buy apples from local farmers whenever possible and are proud to give them a fair price for their apples and help them continue to be a good steward of their orchards and the environment.
We make our applesauce the old fashioned way, cooked in small kettles, using the whole apple including the peel. There is no water or sugar added. The result is a delicious, healthy treat that you and your family can enjoy any time.
It all began in 1977 when we gathered apples from nearby homestead orchards – finding forgotten “heirlooms” in our neighboring hills and pastures. That led to the opening of three local canneries here in Vermont. These were places for local people to get their products canned, and where farmers could sell their produce to the canners who required certain items for their sauces, salsas or chutneys. This supported the growth of locally-made products and the local Vermont farmers who had a new outlet for their crops.
Today our products are sold in Co-ops, General Stores and supermarkets throughout the region and beyond and we remain dedicated to supporting and sustaining local canners and farmers as well as the land their fruits are grown on.