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Burlington, Vermont

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New England farmstead cheeses and exceptional imports.

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Connecting local farms and makers with chefs and retail markets in Vermont, New Hampshire, The Berkshires and Eastern Upstate New York

Black River Produce is a Vermont-based food distribution company with a hyper-focus on locally produced and sustainably-farmed foods. We take immense pride in the underlying, but central role, we have played as the fresh connection between regional producers and our network of nearly 3,000 retail and food service customers. Local. It’s in our DNA. It’s who we are. It’s who we’ve always been.

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New Item: The Bites Company Biscotti

The Bites Company has reimagined the traditional biscotti cookie to make it more appetizing, and more fun to eat. Cut into rounds and baked not once, but twice! Organic. Kosher. Peanut free and preservative free. Available in 4.5 ounce bags or 1.25 ounce grab-n-go packs. The Bites Company is 100% woman owned.

Local kale, collard greens and leaf lettuce from Westminster Vermont’s Harlow Farm, now in stock. Foodservice and retail deliveries throughout Vermont and neighboring areas.

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Yerba Mate Natural Energy Drinks.
Four Delicious Flavors. Burlington, Vermont. Now in stock!

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The perfect circle of delicious, crisp, twice baked snacks. Available in 5 flavors from The Bites Company.

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Soup Season Made Deliciously Profitable

Our House™ small batch soups for restaurants and retail are made right here in Vermont. Pre-packaged soups only make sense when they are delicious enough to drive diners back to your establishment. At Black River Produce, our experienced buying team seeks out only the best...

9 New Trucks: Investing in Ways to Serve Your Restaurant Better

April was a very exciting month in the Black RiverProduce transportation bay! It seemed like everyother day one of these shiny-new International Truckswith Thermo King refrigerated boxes was delivered. Nine new trucks in all were added to our Vermont-based, foodservice distribution network. To ensure we...

Award-Winning Vermont Goat Cheese

With winter nearly half over and spring in the offing, it’s time to relax and watch the snow come down with warm socks on our feet and hot cocoa in our hands. While we’re here, let’s take this opportunity to talk a little bit about...

Digital Restaurant Marketing and Menus Made Easy with Menuetta

Online ordering, menus, text alerts, SEO and more | Huge savings for the Black River Produce family — including you! As a Black River Produce customer, you are part of the family. In this case, that means big savings on your print and digital menu...

In pursuit of local and good since 1978.

Today’s consumers care about what they eat. They care about the environmental footprint left by the food they consume. At Black River Produce, we seek vendor partners who are dedicated to creating a better food system through sustainable growing initiatives, ethical animal raising, and good corporate citizenship.

From seafood to artisan cheese, or fine produce to meats, how our suppliers do business is as important to us as what they produce. Learn about our our carefully curated assemblage of farmer and maker partners by clicking below.