Category Archives: Celebration

Successful Event Despite the Weather

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Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the 3rd annual Vermont Farmstead Cheese Macaroni and Cheese Challenge and did my fair share of mac and cheese eating and I already cannot wait until next year! It really makes me feel good to know that despite the less than stellar weather on Sunday, people still came out to support a wonderful cause and to have some delicious macaroni (and more importantly) CHEESE and some great beer from Harpoon Brewery.

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While I was at the mac and cheese challenge I had the pleasure of meeting one of my FAVORITE customers Jackson from Vermont Maple Srirracha as well as one of my FAVORITE new customers Jeff from Pioneer Bean company they were there manning a booth with Big Lenny and took 2ndplace in the People’s Choice category! I am glad my vote helped them win! It really was a great entry and I was first in line I am happy to report and I was super excited to finally put a face to the emails I have been sending and hopefully they are happy to do the same. Of course my boyfriend made sure to tell them all that we have a shelf devoted to Vermont Maple Srirracha in our pantry because I am a devotee of Jackson’s product and it really is just that damn good! And thank you for the t-shirt; I will be rocking it at work sometime this week!

Please be sure to check out the Facebook page of Vermont Farmstead Cheese for who won as well as for pictures from the event that I am sure will be up in the coming days. Also check out some of my pictures from yesterday; I know I will be keeping them as a delicious reminder and to keep me going until next years challenge!

As always once you are done checking out our website clov.com and Facebook page Creative Labels of Vermont make sure you check out the Facebook pages of some of our awesome customers and go and visit them!

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labels and the products they get wrapped around…

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Back from a short hiatus here I am back to regale you with stories of labels and the products they get wrapped around.

Speaking of products our labels get wrapped around, I just received my tickets to the Vermont Farmstead Cheese’s Vermont Mac and Cheese Challenge and my mouth is already watering. And my wallet is feeling pretty light.

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That is the “problem” with working here at CLOV, I see and get to be a part of making great labels for all of these wonderful products and I of course have to sample them. Sometimes I get lucky and our wonderful customers send us samples of their product and other times my curiosity gets the better of me and I just go ahead and order things just so I have the chance to try them.

Last year I was lucky enough to get to go down to Windsor and try the Mac and Cheese Challenge and was so happy that I did, the combination of wonderful Vermont made cheese, Harpoon beer and of course carbs made for an absolutely wonderful day. I encourage anyone who can to go and check it out if not for the great food and atmosphere then for the fact that all the proceeds go to benefit the Vermont Food bank and Sustainable Woodstock, both wonderful charities that do great work for Vermonters.

I love Vermont, I love being a native Vermonter, working for a Vermont company and I love the fact that we make a TON of labels for Vermont products (even the ones that don’t go on food). One of my biggest pleasures during the summer is going to various farmers markets in the area and trying out new veggie stands and the homemade products that are there. And it gives me great pleasure while talking to these vendors to tell them how we are a Vermont company and how if they would like to stick a label on something then they should use one that is made in Vermont. So if you see me around the greater Chittenden/Addison County areas carrying way too much stuff for the bag I might have with me, stop and say hi and I will talk to you about labels, what we here at Creative Labels can do for your label needs and I might let you try some of my “treasure” I just bought. I’m still trying to figure out what I am going to put the raspberry jalapeno jam that I bought on Friday at the Essex Junction Farmers market on. Going to have to find a really good muffin or scone I guess…

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Also we would like to say a great big THANK YOU to Tenzing Dolma, who celebrated 20 years with Creative Labels of Vermont on Friday! Thank you for your years of dedicated service and we are very grateful to have you as a part of our team!

Harpoon Brewery at https://www.facebook.com/TheHarpoonBrewery or http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/

Vermont Farmstead Cheese at http://vermontfarmstead.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/VermontFarmsteadCheeseCo?fref=ts

And of course Creative Labels of Vermont at https://www.facebook.com/CreativeLabelsofVermont?fref=ts or http://www.clov.com/

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Monument Farms Celebrates 85th anniversary

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I am not a milk drinker, never have and most likely never will. I love it in my mac and cheese and mashed potatoes but if I am going to have a glass of something cold in the morning or with dinner it’s most likely going to be Diet Coke. My family are milk devotees, when I was in high school at any point during the week there could be 2 to 3 gallons of milk in the refrigerator and the label on that milk always said Monument Farms. What I am is proud of my associations and proud of real made in Vermont products and Monument Farms hits both of those pride buttons for me.

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Monument Farms is celebrating their 85th anniversary this weekend with a big party down in Weybridge Vermont.

 85 years is an amazing amount of time to be in business and not just doing business, doing good or great business. People are devoted to the milk these people produce, and I am not just talking about the Steadman’s of Monkton Vermont, but countless other people all over Vermont but across the country. If you Google Monument Farms and you come across their review page only one is bad and the guy sounds like a moron who is just being mean for the sake of being mean and gets OWNED by the farm when they break down his complaints with TRUTH. If you go to their Facebook page, like I did a couple weeks ago, you see a “complaint” but it’s about the new jugs they put the milk in. The bottom line is that you would be hard pressed to find an actual, verifiable, complaint about Monument Farms milk.

One of the reasons I am so proud of the relationship between Creative Labels of Vermont and Monument Farms is the fact that Monument Farms is such a Vermont institution; it’s a true Vermont company, locally owned and operated by Vermonters. I feel that there can be such a rush out of working with or for a company that takes pride in producing a sought after product, I know I puff my chest out a little bit when someone tells me a label we’ve produced looks great or they’re happy with the performance, its an awesome feeling and I am sure its one that Monument Farms has felt and heard for all of their 85 years.

So, if you are in Addison County this weekend and are thinking about taking a tour of Weybridge make sure you stop by the Monument Farms Dairy and take in the sights and sounds of a true Vermont Dairy and celebrate 85 years of producing a product that not only they can and should be proud of, but one Vermont is proud of and that we here at Creative Labels of Vermont is proud to be associated with.

Or if you can’t make it to Addison County please stop on by their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MonumentFarmsDairy/info?tab=overview.

As well as our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CreativeLabelsofVermont?fref=ts 

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