mini basket filled with fresh picked mintblackberries in handPure, flavorful ingredients, respectfully farmed, foraged and prepared, make the recipe. We’re lucky to live in a fertile river valley in Southern Vermont, a place where organic farmers and artisanal food producers abound, acres of forests and fields yield delicious wild  edibles, and where people approach good, wholesome food as both an art and a necessity. It’s only natural that we use the most delicious and nutritious organic, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, and make it a priority to support our local food systems by purchasing from area farmers, foragers and producers. We continue our explorations in the kitchen by using globally sourced ingredients discovered in our travels, U.S.-sourced nuts and fruits, and locally sourced foods in exciting new combinations, all inspired by the particular flavor profile of each chocolate, carefully chosen for each recipe.
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Woman holding a basket filled with foraged mushrooms

It’s important to us that our central ingredient, chocolate, not only tastes good, but does good, too. We primarily use direct trade, single origin origin-made couverture we purchase directly from Central and South American producers, as well as a small amount of American made chocolate sourced from Hawaiian cacao that is produced following fair trade precepts. Like fine wines and coffee, the people behind our couverture strive to innovate farming and processing methods to create the most delicious chocolate available.

Our bonbon recipes follow the seasons, and we formulate new flavor combinations year round as ingredients inspire us.

Some of our regional partners:

Our own herb & edible flower garden

Brattleboro Farmers Market vendors

The Bunker Farm

Butterworks Farm

Chai Wallah

Circle Mountain Farm

Coombs Family Farms

Deep Meadow Farm

Deer Ridge Farm

Dutton Berry Farm

Dwight Miller Orchards

Full Plate Farm

Grafton Village Cheese

Green Mountain Orchards

Halifax Hollow Micro-Farm

High Goose Farm

High Meadows Farm

King Arthur Flour

Linda Akaogi Smith

Milkweed Farm

Old Athens Farm

Organic Valley

Putney Mountain Winery

Runamok Maple


Saxtons River Distillery

Scott Farm Orchards

Silo Distillery

Singing Cedars Apiaries

Spoonwood Cabin Creamery

Strafford Organic Creamery

Sugar Bob’s Finest Kind Smoked Maple Syrup

Tapalou Guilds

Vermont Creamery

Walker Farm

Whetstone Ledges Farm

Wild Shepherd Farm



Some of our chocolate sources:

Republica del Cacao (Ecuador and bordering countries)

El Rey (Venezuela)

Mesocacao (Central and South America)

Conexion (Ecuador)

Small bean to bar makers when possible

Learn more about our sourcing here and here