Whip Burks, Vermont Harvest owner and NECI graduate, generously introduced me to his fine products and I am excited to share them with you tonight. With Whip’s chef training and food business curiosity (and a lot of hard work) he has begun to take Vermont Harvest national and hopes to soon go international with his specialty food products.
Whip tells us that playing new recipes is his favorite part of his job. In his first month at Vermont Harvest Whip created this rich Pumpkin Butter. It’s creamy and sweet and a reminds me of fall all year long.
My friend Aubrey is still talking about Vermont Harvest’s Blueberry Bourbon Conserve months later and here is her review: “Sooooo delicious, I smothered half the jar on a mess of pork ribs, baked them, then put a little more blueberry conserve on top when they came out of the oven. My whole family, kids included, loved the ribs with conserve!”
“Delicious of course (we’ve come to expect nothing less)! We eat a lot of pork so I smothered the chutney on pork chops this time, and it was a BIG hit with everyone!” ~Aubrey
The story behind this product is great – it started as a customer recipe that Vermont Harvest tweeked to make a sweet sauce full of deep flavors. Whipp and his staff never rest!
Now onto a very important announcement: I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS PRODUCT. Really. Honestly. It’s a must-get on my weekly shopping trip (I find it at Shaw’s!). I never even knew that I liked peanut sauce, let alone that I LOVE IT. This wonderful sauce was a finalist for a Sofi Award last year. You must try this sauce. It’s salty, a bit spicy and full of flavor. Pour it over noodles and serve hot or cold. In my house I would have it on hot noodles for dinner and on cold leftover noodles the next day. Sometimes I would add peas or broccoli. Be generous with your sauce. Add more than you think you need, as you will want some left when you lick the bowl.
The Smokin Garlic Tomato Spread has a sharp, smoky, garlic flavor and was the perfect addition to burger night at our house. This jar did not last long as we found that we loved the spread on sandwiches as well. This is a must try!
Vermont Harvest’s Jalepeno Pepper Jelly is one of their best sellers. This sauce will fulfill your need for heat and can be used in so many ways. My husband and I like it as a snack with crackers (sometimes with cheese as well). Find over a dozen different recipes for this product and others on Vermont Harvest’s website.
Look for, and ask for Vermont Harvest products in stores near you!
Whip would like to share his products with you. Enter below to be one of three winners to receive a gift from Vermont Harvest.
Off to enjoy more Satay Sauce,