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Each year, hundreds of U.S. suppliers participate in Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast’s programs.  As a result, companies are successful at generating new export sales, establishing new distributorships, expanding their production facilities, and hiring additional employees.  Read these success stories to learn more.

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Vermont Supplier is Streaming Maple Syrup to Global Consumers

by Food Export | Jul 19, 2019
In 2018, Bascom Family Farms participated in Food Export – Northeast’s Focused Trade Mission to the United Arab Emirates and used allocated Branded Program funding to help offset travel cost. Through the Trade Mission, Bascom Family Farms reported an estimated $250,000 in sales.

Going back seven generations, the Bascom Family has been producing maple syrup since 1835. Now with manufacturing facilities in Vermont and New Hampshire, Bascom Family Farms is a leading producer of organic maple syrup and sugar.

In 2019, Bascom Family Farms is fully utilizing Food Export programs and services by participating in the Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program, 5 Trade Missions, 10 Buyers Missions, and 2 Food Show PLUS!™ events. Daemon Borek, from Bascom Family Farms stated, “We are looking to bring innovation to the maple industry. Through our work with Food Export we are able to extend our reach in ways we could not do on our own.”

Bascom Family Farm has just recently introduced their Maple Stream, a sprayable maple syrup. Along with their new retail product launch, they also distribute to food manufacturers, food service, and private label. Located in Brattleboro, Vermont, Bascom Family Farms has ventured outside of the United States to find markets for maple products.


Food Export uses funding from the Market Access Program (MAP) to help America’s small businesses increase their exports of food and agricultural products. As these exports increase, these small businesses are creating jobs and improving the strength and stability of our agricultural economy. Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast are non-profit organizations that work in collaboration with their member state departments of agriculture and the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. They offer a wide range of programs and services that help boost America’s agricultural exports.  

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