Well, It's about time!
While making wood products, you always end up with seconds. Pieces that aren't first quality due to a knot being in the wrong place, a slight crack, mis-coloration, or something that isn't the right size. These "seconds" have been piling up around the shop. It's time for us to open a factory store at our factory that will not only sell our "seconds" at reduced prices, but we will sell all of our products including our famous natural wood trays!
I'm very excited about having the space to sell our natural wood trays as that is my favorite product to make! Hope to see you here soon!
We're finally comfortable in our new digs and working hard! In the past year, we've implimented new accounting software, manufacturing software, mapped out and formalized our production methods, and figured out our long term plan. WHEW, what a year. We're looking forward to a super strong this year as we welcome on several new and high profile clients! Welcome Aboard team VERMONT BUTCHER BLOCK!
Our factory store is now open at 160 Boyer Circle. We offer seconds, over-runs, our standard products along with some great products from other crafters. Stop in and take home a piece of Vermont!
So the Shark Tank appearance has faded into the sunset, and we're still going strong. We employ a number of Vermonters, pumping much needed money and jobs into the Vermont economy. Thank you to all of our employees and patient customers that have come to expect a certain level of quality from The Vermont Butcher Block & Board Company!
We'll post a link to the press release as soon as it's released! (no pun intended.) David
Well, It finally aired! How did we do? I thought I did really well in front of the sharks. At the end, they made me out to seem desperate for a deal, but I was trying to put together a deal with the two people I really wanted to be in business with, Mark and/or Robert. There was a lot of editing done as well. I actually stood in front of them and talked to them for 1.5 hours. Regardless, I had a BLAST! What an experience it was and I can cross another thing off my bucket list. If you don't have one yet, you should make a bucket list!
Lori and I obviously don't agree on bacterial issues, coincidentally she sells a line of antimicrobial boards on QVC. I'm OK with that, we sell to different markets and different customers for different purposes! There are articles to prove both sides of the argument and I respect Lori tremendously for her business acumen.
I do know that our products make much better house warming, wedding, teacher, and family heirloom gifts than plastic cutting boards. As for Kevin wanting to outsource our products to China, well, Kevin is just Kevin, enough said. BTW, he's dead to me :) Personally, I can only imagine that he's nice guy outside his show persona.
Both Mark and Robert were perfect gentlemen and both great people. Daymond was a little silly on the set, and got off track quite often, but he seemed like a nice person. I hear he's going to make us our own line of tie dye t-shirts to sell.
Again, thanks for all of your support, without our customers, we wouldn't be making beautiful wood products.
Mrs. Obama gladly accepted one of our custom engraved cutting boards from Hunger Free Vermont and the Milton, Vermont School District. Five students from Milton and their Food Service Director, Steve Marinelli traveled down to Washington D.C. to help Mrs. Obama plant the White House Garden.
Here is the link to the article:
to see an article about the Milton student’s trip to the White House!
Enjoy your day!
ABC TELEVISION PRESS RELEASE
Monday, April 15, 2013 ABC Television Network
"Episode 421" - A single mom and former truck driver from Inglewood, CA asks the Sharks to invest in her frozen, concentrated gumbo brick, made from her grandmother's secret family recipe; a man from Hawley, PA shocks the Sharks with his bird feeder that gives unwanted squirrels a harmless static shock; two friends from Scottsdale, AZ want to make your next trip to the coffee shop a thing of the past with their artisan coffee subscription business; and a former executive who moved from Manhattan, NY to Williston, VT, now manufactures kitchen and houseware items made from wood grown in Vermont. Also, an update on Becky App & Abby Jordan, who failed to make a deal with the Sharks during Season 4 with their ECreamery ice cream business, on "Shark Tank," FRIDAY, MAY 3 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
The Sharks in this episode of "Shark Tank" are Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O'Leary.
Well, it's a chilly 6 degrees out on this brisk day in January. We're gearing up for a great year filled with new wholesale customers, and lots of new products. Please check back often as we're always updating our site. Stay warm!
Hello Summer! Welcome to the breezy hot days and the humid days with threatening showers. As usual, we're busy working in the shop beefing up our product line and inventory for the upcoming holiday season. Stay tuned to see some of our new products!
Father's Day is right around the corner and Vermont Butcher Block is the perfect place to find your dad a gift that shows him just how much he means to you. Visit our physical store on Church Street or shop online today to find him the perfect gift.