Ingredient Sources

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.

Woman holding a basket filled with foraged mushroomsDar Singer of Tavernier Chocolates standing by a river with a basket of foraged mushrooms Dar Singer of Tavernier Chocolates foraging for mushrooms in the woodsWoman in a white linen shirt is holding a bouquet of small white flowers and green leaves to her chest. In one hand, she holds a pair of shears. We only see her body, not her face. Dar Singer at the market picking out fresh beets.

It’s important to us that our central ingredient, chocolate, not only tastes good, but does good, too. We use direct trade, single origin origin-made couverture we purchase directly from Latin American producer Republica del Cacao, based in Ecuador. 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

Animal Farm Creamery

Brattleboro Farmers Market vendors

Blue Ledge Farm Creamery

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

Jasper Hill Cellars

King Arthur Flour

Linda Akaogi Smith

Milkweed Farm

Miller Farm

Old Athens Farm

Organic Valley

Parish Hill Creamery

Putney Mountain Winery

Runamok Maple


Saxtons River Distillery

Scott Farm Orchards

Silo Distillery

Singing Cedars Apiaries

Slipstream Farm

Spoonwood Cabin Creamery

Strafford Organic Creamery

Sugar Bob’s Finest Kind Smoked Maple Syrup

Vermont Creamery

Walker Farm

Whetstone Ledges Farm

Wild Shepherd Farm



Learn more about our chocolate sourcing here and here