Establishing VT Hempicurean
Vermont Hempicurean was established in early 2018 by Scott Sparks. Scott had worked in the foodservice industry his entire life. For the previous 30 years he had been in foodservice sales, with the last ten years as VP of Sales for a local distributor in Vermont that supplied restaurants and stores with farm to table products. He worked closely with local farmers, cheesemakers, and producers to help them bring their products to market.
When this local company was sold to a major national foodservice distributor, Scott decided it was time to explore a new way to work with local farmers and help them keep their farms productive. He had an epiphany in work one day and turned to his co-worker and stated he was going to open a hemp store. Within a few hours, fate stepped in, and out of the blue he received a “spam” email inviting him to attend the Northern Colorado Hemp Expo. He took it as a message and bought VIP tickets and never looked back.