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Farmhouse Truffles

Farmhouse Chocolate & Wine will be the only purveyor of artisanal made-on-site chocolate, extraordinary wines, and coffee drinks in Vermont.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Bristol, VT, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2003
  • Employees 2
  • Website farmhousetruffles.com

Company Summary

We make mouthwatering truffles and almond pralines with dark chocolate sourced from Venezuelan Criollo beans out of our licensed home kitchen. We want to set up a retail location where we'll sell really delicious chocolate, wine, coffee drinks, & gelato to gourmand Vermonters & tourists that pack in knowledge and enjoyment by highlighting and celebrating the real and important people, places, and processes behind the products we make and sell.

Team

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    Erlé LaBounty
    Owner/Chocolatier

    In addition to graduating from the New England Culinary Institute in 2001, LaBounty--a native of Randolph, VT--has produced truffles and pralines since 1998, commercially under the name Farmhouse Truffles since March, 2003, and has held numerous positions in the culinary industry, in Vermont, Alaska, New York, and Italy.

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    Eliza La Rocca
    Owner/Marketing, Customer Service, Sales

    La Rocca, LaBounty's wife & business partner, boasts several years’ experience in the food, wine, and tourism sectors, having associate- and management-level positions in Massachusetts, Vermont, Italy, and France after graduating with a B.A. in Italian Language and Literature from Smith College in 2007.

Advisors

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    Though not a CPA, Farmhouse Truffles' current Business Advisor, Steve Densham of the Vermont Small Business Development Center, has a proven track record as multiple business owner and business consultant.
    Accountant
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Erlé LaBounty
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    Eliza La Rocca
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