2015 mission report
February 04, 2016 // by Allison Hooper
Three decades of Vermont Creamery exemplifies innovation, superlative quality, collaboration, and nurturing relationships. While these values are normal for us, they do not happen by accident.
We take pride in delighting our customers with excellent cheese, but we also devote time and resources to building a great organization and a meaningful workplace.
It all fits together. It’s all connected. Excellence is not a given. It requires rigor and continuous improvement. And it takes a village.
2015 was an important year for Vermont Creamery:
- Our fans are growing and we anticipate more consumer discovery of Vermont Creamery every day. To meet this demand, we are planning for sustainable and responsible growth.
- This year we built a management team. We promoted Adeline Druart to President of Vermont Creamery. She started as a French intern 13 years ago.
- We grew our staff from 50 to 75 employees while adding new benefits to attract the best talent, including health and retirement for our farm staff.
- We renovated the dilapidated building next door for spacious and productive offices earning us recognition as a “net zero ready” small business retrofit by Efficiency Vermont.
- Vermont Creamery collaborated with our friends at Fat Toad Farm to purchase their herd of goats and supply the caramel mavens with milk. Ayers Brook Goat Dairy is running 380 milking does through the parlor. Together cheese and caramel will strengthen the dairy goat industry in Vermont one goat and farm at a time.
We are proud to pack not only delicious value into every cheese, but also to build community and make the world a better place. We are committed to training our staff to promote from within, engage in our mission, and maintain our founding “family culture” as we grow.
We hope you agree and thank you for your support.
— Co-Founders Allison Hooper and Bob Reese