Meals-on-wheels Do you ever worry about someone who isn't able to fix themselves a nutritous hot meal every day?  Now, during the holiday season would be a great time to refer them to Meals on Wheels

The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest national organization composed of local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 U.S. states.  These programs provide well over one million meals to seniors who need them each day. 

Did you know that hunger is a serious threat facing millions of seniors in the United States?  Nearly six million seniors faced the threat of hunger in 2007.  Over 11% of all seniors experienced some form of food insecurity that year.

At Vermont Woods Studios Furniture we take turns volunteering for Meals on Wheels in our own town of Vernon, VT.  It's not just a great way to serve your community, it's also a lot of fun.  It only takes about an hour/week per volunteer if each volunteer signs up for a different day.  Why not sign up to deliver Meals on Wheels in your community?

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Wtsa-radio-vt-furniture Our thanks go out to Vernon, USA's most famous DJ, the Great Tim Johnson of WTSA.net for inviting us into his studio for an interview highlighting the work of Vermont Woods Studios Fine Furniture Makers.

Tune in to 96.7FM and you'll hear snippets of our conversation with Tim interspersed with great music, local news and lots of fun and games.

Led by Tim, WTSA does a lot of good work for our community including projects like Feed the Thousands and The Reformer Christmas Stocking.  We appreciate Tim's outreach work and are proud to be included in WTSA's fine programming.

 

 

 

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Marlboro-grad-center-mba Our thanks go out to the fine people at the Marlboro College Graduate Center in Brattleboro, Vermont for their help and support in a recent project we collaborated on together.

MBA students, Jennifer Marshall Grantham, Rupert Grantham and Don Simms who are completing their Masters in Business Administration Degrees in Managing for Sustainability worked with us at Vermont Woods Studios to provide research and recommendations on growth strategies for our business.

We greatly appreciate their time, talents and insight into our business.  I also wanted to thank their advisors Bruce Gardner of the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation BDCC and Will Keyser of the Marlboro Grad Center and Startup Owl, who have contributed their expertise to our strategic growth plan.  We value this partnership and look forward to further collaborations in the future.

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Burce-wilke
Ken managed to get me on his Harley this weekend and we drove up to Woodstock to see our friends and colleagues at the Vermont Fine Furniture Festival.   If you haven't been yet, you are missing out!  It's well worth the trip, especially on a beautiful day like we had this year. Here are some pictures of the festival and our trip. 

Here's Bruce Wilkie of On Vermont Time – Beautiful handcrafted clocks and custom furniture.



Harlow's Farm 

Vermont's beautiful Fall produce and flowers are available at farm stands everywhere.  Sadly we had no room to carry any home ;)

 

 

Walnut-table
Many of the finest furniture makers in the state and indeed the country
were at the Festival showing their latest works of art, demonstrating
their craft and offering fabulous deals on handcrafted, Vermont made
solid wood furniture.

Scott Duffy of Rockledge Farm was showing this beautiful walnut table.  It has a soft live edge you can barely see, but it's absolutely gorgeous.

 

Jim-becker
Jim Becker makes incredible windsor chairs, barstools and lots of other beautiful furniture as well.

Craftsman-bed
This is a new Craftsman bed we're just beginning to carry at Vermont Woods Studios.

Neal-albert
Neal Albert of Shelburne Fine Woodworking makes high end custom kitchen cabinets and a line of custom tables with secret compartments.

Wooden-guitar-case
A wooden guitar case from the Vermont Woodworking school.

Vt-farms
More fabulous produce at Harlow's Farm on the way home.

If you were unlucky enough to miss the Vermont Furniture Festival this year, put it on your calendar for next year.  It's always around the last weekend in September.  It's a great destination and the perfect excuse to get outside and enjoy Vermont's colorful Autumn scenery.

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Wall-street-journal
Many thanks to Emily Maltby of the Wall Street Journal for including Vermont Woods Studios in her story about how small businesses are reacting to the Small Business Jobs Act recently passed by the Senate.  I was telling Emily that we've been fortunate that our business has continued to grow even during the recession.  I attribute that to our customers of course and to the dedication and constant hard work of our team members who are determined to make this American made brand successful.  If we can take advantage of the SBJA, all the better!

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.