FOOD VENDORS 2019
Our experienced, talented food vendors offer a rousing, fantastic collision of delicious flavors from all over the world, creatively and lovingly crafted with farm-fresh, locally sourced ingredients, sustainable and fair trade sensibilities, and ample choice for every diet — and generously and graciously served with good cheer, plenty of accoutrements, artisanal, hand-crafted beverages, and compostable cutlery.
Festival goers will find plenty of places throughout the festival grounds to sit and enjoy their food and drinks — while still being able to enjoy the music. Bring your appetite! Our food vendors are the best!
Ahli Baba’s Kabob Shop
brings their perennial good cheer, deep experience, and delicious pita goodness — falafel, veggie curry, gyros, chicken — as well as fresh cut and sweet potato fries to the Upper Field. (Burlington, VT)
Barts Homemade Ice Cream Co.
has been keeping bellies happy at the festival for almost as long as the festival has been around! Small batches, high quality ingredients, a 16% butterfat content, and creative, community-sourced flavors make this a long-time favorite. Find Barts for delicious, hand packed ice cream and sorbet at Food Truck Lane, on the grass by the East Building (Greenfield, MA).
Berkshire Brewing Co.
Established in 1994 in S. Deerfield, MA, Berkshire Brewing Company is New England’s premier regional craft brewery. They keep it simple: brewing ales and lagers fresh in small batches. They keep it real: all of their beers are unfiltered, unpasteurized, and contain no chemical additives or preservatives. Enjoy their fine selection of brews, along with wine, hard cider, and Ginger Libation. (South Deerfield, MA)
is a family run restaurant that uses a custom built offset style smoker with seasoned oak logs as cooking fuel. Find them in the Food Truck Lane for Korean bbq chicken nuggets, short ribs, beef brisket, and pork & lamb shoulder with all the accoutrements: fresh slaw, buttered corn grits, mac & cheese croquettes, relish, pickles, sauteed garlic greens, and sarsaparilla-birch bbq glaze. (Newport, RI).
Broccoli Bar/Pingala Cafe
Vermont born, chef-inspired, and slinging broccoli like there's no tomorrow, the Broccoli Bar offers a truly customizable, delicious experience. Customers can choose the size of their basket and exactly what goes inside and on top — triple garlic broccoli, tempura broccoli, maple-sriracha dumplings, broccoli-coconut green curry sauce, sticky rice, and complimentary toppings. Find them on the Lower Field near the Beer & Wine tent (Burlington, VT).
Crooked Stick Pops
creates craft ice pops w. locally sourced ingredients. Their pops feature berries, stone fruit, apples, pears, melons, herbs, flowers, and spices from local Valley farms. Purists love Orange Cream & Strawberry Lemonade, while the adventurous might try Toasted Coconut Cream Coffee or Watermelon Jalapeno. Find their sweet tricycle cart roving the lower field, with a home base at the end of the Maker’s Market on the Lower Field (Easthampton, MA).
Dark Matter Medicinals
With their primary focus revolving around the mysterious and sophisticated microcosm of fungi, Dark Matter Medicinals offers Vermont wild harvested medicinal mushroom based products as well as delicious beverages including Chaga Cold Brew Coffee, Chaga Ginger Tea, Lion's Mane Coconut Matcha Latte, Brain Booster Shots with Lion's Mane Mushroom, and Chaga Cold Brew Coffee milk. Find them at the end of Makers Market on the Lower Field. (Putney, VT)
offers delicious hot and iced coffee and fruit smoothies at a fair price with a conscience. For over two decades, festival sponsor Dean’s Beans’ mission has been clear: To use high quality specialty coffee as a vehicle for progressive change throughout the coffee lands of Asia, Africa and the Americas. Stay well-fueled all festival long and be sure to try their Nitro Cold Brew Iced Coffee served on tap. Find their trucks (yes, TWO!) on the Lower Field near the Dean’s Beans Stage and in Food Truck Lane next to the Beer & Wine tent. (Orange, MA).
returns for their fifth year, bringing their fantastical and magical cheez-in-the-middle fare. Deliciousness at every turn: Old skool grilled cheese, Bacon & Jam, BBQ, Nachos, Cornina cup, and Agua frescas & fresh cut watermelon to keep us festival-cool. Look for Fancheezical’s fun, whimsical yellow food truck in the Food Truck Lane. (Swansea, MA).
has been serving up their famous fresh popped kettle corn, fresh squeezed lemon and limeade, and good cheer at the GRFest for over ten years! They will also be bringing their delicious apple cider donuts to the mix. Kettle corn is both gluten and dairy free. Find Sherie and family at their usual Midfield spot next to Bart’s ice cream. (Shelton, CT).
Hattapon’s Thai Kitchen
Beth and Hattaporn sharpen their recipes with annual trips to Thailand, infusing their food with experience, love, goodness, and humor. Make your belly sing with their pescatarian tofu pad thai, chicken satay, vegan banana rolls, cucumber salad, and Thai iced tea. Everything is gluten-free except their sweet banana rolls. Find them in the Upper Field. (Greenfield, MA).
Holyoke Hummus Company
serves up fresh, hot and tasty falafel plates, sliders, skewers, & sandwiches, hummus, fried brussel sprouts, grape leaves, and other Middle Eastern treats, with all the delectable accoutrements — citrusy tomato cucumber salad, pickled turnips, dollops of Holyoke Hummus with some pita (soft or chips), or a pair of stuffed grape leaves. Be sure to try out their famous Falafsicle. Find them in the Food Truck Lane. (Holyoke, MA)
crafts their authentic Indian food with passion. A delightful blend of flavorful original recipes, vegetarian, and gluten free options for the festival goer. Tasty, Healthy, Hearty. Offerings include Chicken tikka masala, Curry chicken, & Tandoori chicken, all over cilantro jasmine rice; Beery cheezy garlic naan, and Samosas with chutney. Find them in the Upper Field. (Fairfield, CT)
Sixty-five years ago, Jaju Pierogi’s founders’ grandfather, or Jaju, started a Polish food business with his brothers and sisters in Western Massachusetts—hand-crafting pierogi, golabki, and kielbasa for their community. In 2015, Vanessa and Casey dusted off their grandfather's handwritten recipes and founded Jaju Pierogi to bring their Jaju’s delicious recipes and flavors to the Boston area. This is their first Green River Festival. Find them on the Upper Field! (Lynn, MA)
is well known for their authentic, delicious Mexican food throughout the valley. With over 25 years experience, their burritos, quesadillas, and fajitas — bean, chicken, steak, cheese, veggie — never disappoint. Find them on the Upper Field near the Main Stage. (Amherst and Northampton, MA).
Pioneers in the organic and health food movement, the MacDonalds have been growing organic vegetables and preparing fermented foods for over 40 years! From their farm in upstate New York, MacDonald Farm brings their naturally-fermented pickles, Kimchi, sauerkraut, and more. A great way to enhance your festival meals—or bring home to enjoy! Find MacDonald Farm on the Lower Field at the end of Maker’s Market. (Clyde, NY)
Maple Mama Beverages
debuted their organic, non-GMO, hand-crafted maple-infused beverages at the festival three years ago to much acclaim. Enjoy Raspberry-Lime, Ginger-Lemon, Vanilla Bean and Cold Brew Coffee craft soft drinks lightly sweetened with locally-harvested maple syrup — with 54 antioxidants, 7 minerals and vitamins, and only 70 calories. Now serving their deliciousness in cans! Find Maple Mama’s homebase at the end of the Maker’s Market on the Lower Field, and roving in their handcart throughout the Lower Field. (Wendell, MA).
Maple Valley Creamery
generously scoops up delicious 16.59% super premium ice cream using fresh local milk and cream. Maple Valley Creamery actively supports and engages local youth with opportunities to learn and grow through the 4H Club. Find their ice cream truck on the Lower Field by the Dean’s Beans Stage for delicious hard ice cream, frozen yogurt, or dairy-free sorbet served in a cone or a cup and at their Mill Valley Milk Company farm store in Hadley, MA. (Hadley, MA).
Miso Toh Kome
Specializing in Japanese Onigiri, the accomplished chefs at Miso Toh Kome work closely with local farmers and vendors to bring you authentic Japanese treats with tasty New England ingredients. Stop in to see their fast and funky staff serving NE lobster Wakame Salad and Spicy Tuna, Ume Boshi, and Cha-shu Pork Belly rice balls (onigiri). Miso Toh Kome will be serving up deliciousness in the Food Truck Lane. (Westfield, VT)
Old Friends Farm
grows 28 acres of certified organic salads, vegetables, and flowers, and brings their award-winning specialty products to the festival: ginger cookies, ice cream sandwiches, shaved ices and Italian sodas, all made with their own ginger, turmeric and generous helpings of their own farm-fresh, certified-organic mixed greens and vegetable salads. Find them on the left hand corner of the Upper Field, just as you enter through the main gate. (Amherst, MA).
In their seventh year at the festival, PaPa Dogs raises their own heritage breed, grass-fed and finished cattle at their family’s Fox Hill Farm in NY state, and bring their own grass-fed beef hot dogs and hamburgers — with no added nitrates and all the awesome toppings — as well as organic vegan veggie-burgers. New this year: a delicious egg & bacon breakfast sammy. Find PaPa Dogs on the Upper Field, on the far corner nearest the Main Stage. (Ancramdale, NY).
Pizza to the People
brings the energy of their woman-owned farm-to-fire collective to the festival, using produce from Lyonsville Farm in Charlemont to craft delicious, vegetarian, organic wood fired pizzas and organic hibiscus lemonade. Pizzas include the Green Power Pie (kale, sauce, onions and mozz), Classic Cheese, Zucchini and Pesto, Local ‘Shrooms with local shitakes and thyme, Herbalicious (a white pie with fresh herbs), Peppers and Onions. Find them in Food Truck Lane. (Roxbury, CT).
is all about creating and sharing raw organic smoothies to keep people hydrated and energized. Using fresh or frozen organic fruit, with a spring water base, Raw You-niverse infuses their smoothies with agave, local greens, and add-ins: Mango Tango (mango & pineapple), The Classic (strawberry & banana), Berry Green Up (blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, raspberry, kale), Fully Loaded (pineapple, peach, kale, chia, hemp, flax), Zinger (pineapple, mango, ginger), and more! Find them on the Upper Field. (Middletown, CT)
is an authentic Farm to Cup Juice and Smoothie Bar. Using fresh organic produce from their farm in Central VT, they source locally when possible for what they don’t produce. Making on-site supah dupah fresh juiced and blended nutritious beverages and treats, Root Juice offers a long list of creative, refreshing smoothies, fruit and vegetable juices, ginger shots, vegan maple banana soft serve, smoothie bowls, apple cider, juice and smoothie pops, and fresh fruit. Find Root Juice on the Lower Field at the end of the Maker’s Market. (Roxbury, VT)
When Fuad Ndibalema started selling his delicious samosas on the street back in 2001, he never could have imagined that Samosa Man would become such a success. Their aim continues to be the creation of the whole meal with intense flavor combinations that have become their trademark. These include Vermont Apple, Veggie, Braco, Spicy Potato, Roasted Tofu, Steak & Cheese, Chicken & Cheese, Turkey—on the Lower Field next to the Dean’s Beans Stage. (Boston, MA; Hanover, NH; and Barre, VT)
brings their delicious, authentic Mexican street food to the GRFest for the first time this summer! Specializing in making tacos using local, organic and sustainable products whenever possible, Santo Taco also offers vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. Options include Tinga de Carne, Al Pastor, Adobo, Alambre Vegetariano, Tempeh, Cactus, & Molletes. Try their homemade salsas, nachos, Virgin Pina Colada, and Aguas Frescas! Find Santo Taco on the Lower Field at the end of Maker's Market facing the Dean’s Beans Stage. (Wendell, MA)
Simple Gifts Farm
As the stewards of the North Amherst Community Farm, Simple Gifts uses organic and sustainable farming methods and green energy to grow 20 acres of organic vegetables, raise happy and healthy animals, and tend to their own farm store. They will be serving up grass-fed beef in a smoked kielbasa, organic potato fries, organic Thai basil peanut slaw, and hand crafted frankfurters. Find Simple Gifts Farm on the Lower Field at the end of Makers Market. They’ll have locally brewed Katalyst Kombucha on tap! (North Amherst, MA)
Tea Guys has been a tea blender since 2002 and a great GRF sponsor since 2016! Offering both hot and iced tea bags, matcha powder, bulk tea, tea concentrates, and an extremely exciting, first-of-its-kind, sparkling tea. Visit their booth for iced tea, sangria and beer shandys. You can find the Tea Guys stall next to the Main Stage (Whately, MA)
The Skinny Pancake
offers a variety of farm-to-table sweet and savory crepes, all made to order, with delicious options to meet most dietary needs. SP sources ingredients that are local and whole, with blueberries, apples, butter, eggs, cheese, honey, and meats. Sweet favorites include the Choco Nutty, the Choco Monkey, the Lemon Classic; and the Apple Crispy. Savory favorites include Early Riser and Breakfast Monster sandwiches, local basil pesto, BBQ pulled pork, and the Ham & Cheddar. Find them on the Upper Field. (Burlington, VT)
Squirrel Stash Nuts
Started by Western MA sweethearts Bradley & Meaghan, Squirrel Stash Nuts uses only wholesome ingredients to create a variety of roasted and maple cinnamon glazed nuts and seeds, all packaged in compostable bags and labels. Stop by their booth in the Lower Field for free samples — including their BUZZED cashews, maple glazed turmeric chai spiced Jahmu cashews, Sweet Heat chipotle pecans, tapped maple cinnamon glazed nuts, and organic pumpkin seeds. Be be sure to look for them roving the fields! (Granby, MA)
Three Leaf Foods
is a woman-owned, family business serving up healthy, wholesome, and tasty food throughout New England since 1990. Jody and crew have been serving up their delicious veggie and chicken wraps and rice bowls at the festival for 15 years! Using sauteed local veggies, and either marinated tofu or chicken for protein, Three Leaf offers different flavored wraps and your choice of rice, cheeses, and sauces, including roasted garlic, smoked tomato, sesame lime, hot or soy sauce. Find them on the Upper Field. (Portland, ME)
Ting Ting Dumplings
formerly Good to Go, have been vending their dumplings, noodles, and sticky rice at the festival for years! Offerings include Chinatown Steamed Dumplings, Red Curried Dumplings, Sweet and Spicy Bacon Dumplings, Sticky Rice with various toppings, Buddha Rice Bowl, Baller Rice Bowl, Korean-style Cool Noodles, Thai Basil Limeade, and Mint Iced Tea. Be sure to try their new Green River Special this year. Find Michael and crew at the rotary end of the Food Truck Lane. (Warren, VT)
Vibesman’s Jerk Shack
After running a Tequila bar & catering company in Australia for 10 years, Elijah Lagreze has returned to Western Mass to work at his family's farm. Find Vibesman’s Jerk Shack on the Lower Field to the right of the Dean’s Beans Stage at the end of the Maker’s Market, for jerk chicken, mahi mahi, and vegan coconut curry on rice and peas, hibiscus cooler and vegan elote. (Amherst, MA)
cooks with the seasons, sourcing all ingredients from local farms when they are at their peak deliciousness, and makes everything from scratch. The motivation behind their work is to connect people with food, place, and time. Find Wheelhouse in the Food Truck Lane, serving gluten-free quesadillas and assorted tacos, all made with local organic corn. Wash it down with a cold drink of New England Switchel. (Amherst, MA)