Strolling of the Heifers
Good business makes good community,
Good community makes good business.
Entrepreneurs: Apply now for the next cohort of Windham Grows beginning in August 2017!
Bernie Sanders kicks off Windham Grows
On Thursday, March 16 at the Latchis Theatre, Sen. Bernie Sanders helped us formally kick off Windham Grows, Strolling of the Heifers’ small business development program, funded by grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and the U. S. Department of Agriculture.
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What We Do
Windham Grows Business Hatchery is a project of Strolling of the Heifers
Frabjous Fibers and Wonderland Yarns started with a cardboard box of yarn under my dining room table. What was once a one-woman show has grown into a 13-strong team of dedicated creatives with a passion for bringing the best and most beautiful products to crafters all over the world. We are excited about the growth potential for our business with the knowledge shared by Windham Grows, and the supportive community we find here in southern Vermont.
Hi, I’m Chris and this is my partner Trish and we are Good Body Products. We manufacture 100% certified organic, therapeutic body care products using locally sourced ingredients. We are very proud to be part of the first year of Windham Grows.
The Restless Rooster is a Cuban American family owned breakfast and coffeehouse Brattleboro, Vermont. We opened in summer of 2015, we are proud to be using Vermont ingredients.
John and Dar Tavernier-Singer create handmade earthy, elegant chocolates in small batches in a 1910 brick mill building in Brattleboro, Vermont. Sourcing chocolate couverture from fairly traded makers and using single-origin chocolates or blends from specific regions, they often pair these with Vermont grown, foraged and crafted ingredients to create fresh, delicious and exciting recipes.
From educators to entrepreneurs: After having worked for more than 4 decades as educators, the Chrisco’s founded True North Granola, beginning with the crazy idea they could make a better granola product. Their products meet a wide variety of nutritional and lifestyle needs, and are described by customers as authentic, made with integrity, fresh and crunchy, and never too sweet. Their customers often share that when they eat this granola, it makes them happy.
David Hiler; Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery and Kampfires Campground and Resort: I’m very pleased to have the opportunity be a part of the inaugural session of Windham Grows. This program has provided us with the resources, consulting and support we need as a small business to continue to provide delicious experimental craft beers and inspired pub fare in an sometimes scary and complex business climate here in Vermont.
Not only has Windham Grows provided access to great business development programs, they have also helped me make valuable business connections.