Vermont Company’s New Grade B Maple Cube Snags Silver Award for Best New Product
Waitsfield, Vermont—July 21, 2014—Tonewood Maple took home the much-coveted Gold Award for its line of artisan maple products at this year’s Fancy Food Show in New York City. The award, known as a sofi (Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation), honors the best and most innovative specialty food and beverage producers in the U.S. Tonewood was chosen as a winner from among nearly 3,000 entrants across 32 categories.
This is the first Gold Award for Tonewood, which produces 100% pure, single-sourced maple products from sixth and seventh generation Vermont sugarmakers. The product line includes single-estate Maple Syrups, spreadable Maple Cream, Maple Wafers, Maple Flakes, Maple Seasoning, a Fancy grade Maple cube, and a new product for 2014—the Grade B Maple Cube, a block of pure Vermont Grade B syrup. The Maple Cube was recognized with a Silver Award in the Best New Product Category.
Dori Ross, who founded Tonewood in 2012, attributes the company’s success to Vermont’s rich history of sugarmaking. “I dedicated my sofi Gold Award to the sugarmakers who are the true artisans,” she says. “It is nice to see these beautiful trees, and the generations of hard working sugarmakers, recognized.”
Since its founding, Tonewood has been committed to environmental preservation. To this end, the company partners with multi-generational Vermont sugarmakers to supply the pure maple syrup that goes into its line of products. As an additional means of support for the local sugaring industry, Tonewood created a unique Adopt a Maple Tree program, through which consumers can support responsible, small-scale maple syrup production in Vermont.
Tonewood is redefining a standard for taste, purity and elegance for maple products that is environmentally sustainable, 100% pure, forward-thinking, and elegantly designed.
About Tonewood Maple
Tonewood Maple was founded in central Vermont’s Mad River Valley in 2012. Tonewood produces a unique line of pure maple syrups and other artisan maple products that are single-sourced, unblended and free of additives. Tonewood has a tree adoption program in which adopters receive maple products produced from the bounty of their adopted tree. Tonewood seeks to preserve maple production by funding climate change research, local farming efforts and sustainable forest stewardship. A portion of every Tonewood sale is donated through 1% for the Planet to climate change research efforts at the University of Vermont’s Proctor Maple Research Center. To learn more about Tonewood, visit them online at www.TonewoodMaple.com, Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.
Nicole L’Huillier Fenton
Skillet Design and Marketing
802-735-0727 or 802-238-6809
Dori Ross, Owner