Specialty Food Magazine


Specialty Food Magazine is the leading publication for retailers, manufacturers and foodservice professionals in the specialty food trade. It provides news, trends and business-building insights that help readers keep their businesses competitive.

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W hen you're born and raised on a farm in Canada, sugaring and maple are in your blood. That's the case for Dori Ross, owner of Tonewood Maple, a specialty maple purveyor in Mad River Valley, Vt. After a career in marketing and raising three children, Ross decided to transform her passion for maple into a sustainable business in 2012. Built around a tree-adoption program and a goal of supporting local, family-owned and -operated sugar makers, Tonewood provides artisanal maple products in sophisticated packaging while helping to ensure sugaring remains a viable business for future generations of Vermonters. Dori Ross founded her maple business on local sourcing an d environmental sustainability. Through Tonewood, she is helping customers see the forest for the trees. BY DENISE SHOUKAS Sweet on Maple Dori Ross on her maple farm in Mad River Valley, Vt. PHOTOS: TONEWOOD giving back WINTER 2015 75

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