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Whole Planet Calendar

If you have ever wondered where you can find our chocolate outside of our three retail stores in Vermont, you’ll know that, in addition to the option of ordering our chocolate online, our products can be found in Whole Foods Markets as well as more than 1,500 specialty stores across the country.

This year, for the first time, we’ve agreed to be a sponsor of the Whole Planet Foundation’s 2013 calendar, which is currently being sold at all Whole Foods Markets. The calendar sells for $3.00 and all of the proceeds go towards empowering entrepreneurs around the world by providing them with micro-credit loans.

Last year’s calendar raised $143,000, and this year it's expected to raise over $200,000 for the cause. So if you’re in the mood to get inspired by small-business owners across the world, and if you want to support their efforts, stop by your local Whole Foods Market and buy a calendar!

Oh, and if you’re wondering what’s in it for you besides the joy of helping to promote the ideas of bright minds across the globe, there are over $40 in coupon savings inside the calendar, including, of course, a coupon for 50 cents off of our Five Star Bar, redeemable at any Whole Foods Market.

Fundraising Made Easy

Posted on July 29, 2008 10:49 AM by Allyson
Recently, I met with the friendly people at Red Barn Fundraising ( to review our one-year old relationship.    They are really pleased with the success they’ve had offering the Chocolates of Vermont and Hot Chocolate.   After a few years in business focusing on churches, youth organizations, schools, and non-profits within the state of Vermont – they are now ready to expand outside the local area.

What’s really so special about this company is that they offer high quality, Vermont made products.  How refreshing!  So many times your neighbors or work colleagues talk you into buying poor quality, overpriced stuff you don’t need but feel obligated to buy.

With Red Barn Fundraising, all of their products are edible, delicious, and practical for gift giving or pure self-indulgence.    Baking mixes from King Arthur Flour make a great holiday gift or save you time in your own kitchen.   (Side note:  King Arthur Flour is my favorite source for online recipes).   And, Vermont Velvet Cheesecake from Rhino Foods is a ready-to-serve, gourmet dessert.   I can say based on first-hand, personal experience with the products that they are winners!  

We love the partnership because it helps community organizations to raise desperately needed funds, which gets more challenging every day.   The organizations can customize a fundraising program with the products they like best, or they can feature them all.   Even better, groups make approximately $5 for every item sold.   

Amy at Red Barn, has a wealth of experience in the area of fundraising.    If you are part of a group looking to raise money, email Amy at