Helen Jordan from the Agency of Ag sends this, saying there are still 10 
spaces being held for vegetable and fruit growers -

REGISTER NOW - The 2009 Matchmaker For Local Food Buyers, Sellers & 
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009, Juniper Hill Inn, Windsor, VT

This event is an opportunity for farmers to sit down one on one with 
buyers from a variety of businesses, including retail grocery stores, 
food services, restaurants and distributors, to discuss starting a sales 

Buyers have requested more produce sellers to be represented and so we 
have extended the registration deadline to October 12th and held 10 
slots open for produce sellers. If you are interested in participating, 
please review the information below and send in your registration today! 
(Non-produce sellers’ registrations are being accepted, but there is 
currently a wait list for those places)

The Matchmaker is an event for anyone planning to expand to larger 
markets, anyone currently selling wholesale who wants to expand their 
clients, and anyone with surpluses who wants to learn where large 
quantities can be sold.

There is a registration fee of $20 per person for sellers. Registration 
fee includes breakfast, coffee and lunch.

To request more information and a registration form please contact Kim 
at the Vermont Fresh Network: [log in to unmask] or 802-434-2000. Or 

Here are some currently registered buyers that will be attending:

Abbey Group
Aramark Higher Education-VSC
Associated Grocers of New England
Berkshire Co-op Market
Black River Produce
Brattleboro Food Coop
Burlington School Food Project
City Market
Co-op Food Stores
Fitz Vogt & Associates
Fletcher Allen Health Care
Gifford Medical Center
Growing Vermont-UVM
Hannaford Brothers
Healthy Living Natural Foods Market
Hunger Mountain Co-op
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
Northwestern Medical Center
Parker Pie Co.
Porter Medical Center
Price Chopper
Putney Food Coop
Rutland Regional Medical Center
Shaw's Supermarket
State of VT - purchasing & contracting
Tyler Place
Upper Valley Food Co-op
Upper Valley Produce
Vermont Roots
VT Foodbank
Woodstock Farmers' Market