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Tapping In with Laura Sorkin, Runamok

January 19, 2022
Since 2009, Laura Sorkin and her husband, Eric, have taken maple syrup to the next level, hitting lists from Food & Wine to Oprah’s Favorite Things. Their family-owned, Vermont-based company, Runamok, has grown from organic maple syrup to an array of maple-based products to now, honey. In this episode, host Megan Rooney, SFA’s Education Specialist, talks with Laura about how pushing the bar on flavor profiles and an obsession with quality ingredients helped them disrupt an established category.

For some businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic pushed changes for the better

December 17, 2021
For other business owners, though, the pandemic was the right time to branch out. Runamok Maple in Fairfax, Vt., saw its online syrup sales skyrocket, while restaurant and hotel sales slumped. So the company decided to launch Sparkle Syrup, infused with edible pearlescent mica, to “bring a little bit of joy,” said co-owner Eric Sorkin. And it’s been a huge hit. “All the working dads out there were now at home, and what does a working dad know how to make?” he said. “They make breakfast.”

13 Gifts Under $50 That Will Make Anyone On Your List Feel Like A Million Bucks

December 7, 2021
If there was ever a year to avoid procrastinating on gift buying, this is it. With shipping delays and limited inventories, you really need to finish up your holiday shopping, well, right now. But don’t panic: You still have a good selection of goods to choose from so you won’t need to resort to buying an itchy turtleneck for anyone in desperation (“It was all they had!”). You might also find inspiration for your own wish list along the way (multi-tasking at its finest).

Runamok unveils new collection of varietal, hot and infused honeys

September 2, 2021
US, Vermont-based specialty food manufacturer Runamok has expanded its product line to include a brand-new collection of carefully crafted honeys. The initial collection features eight premium honeys across three different categories: Varietal, Hot, and Infused. The varietal honeys are Florida Orange BlossomHigh Plains Clover, and Runamok’s signature Beekeeper’s Cut. The three hot honeys are Chipotle Morita InfusedChile de Arbol Infused and Szechuan Peppercorn Infused. Rounding out the collection is a pair of infused honeys: Lemon Verbena Infused and Hibiscus Flower Infused.

WhistlePig, Runamok Maple Launch Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup

May 10, 2021
Two award-winning Vermont producers, Runamok Maple and WhistlePig, have joined forces to launch a pair of handcrafted barrel-aged products this spring: WhistlePig Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup and WhistlePig Barrel-Aged Maple Bitters.