[From VSJF] Dustin Glasscoe, owner of Vermont Farm Table, is quick to point to his team of woodworkers in Bristol when asked about being named 2018’s Vermont Woodworker of the Year. “I’m a business owner,” he clarifies, “not a woodworker.” While he may not be crafting the tables, stools and benches that earned him recognition from the Vermont Wood Works Council, he is unquestionably the visionary at the helm of his small and dedicated team.
Dustin grew up working in his dad’s woodshop, surrounded by sawdust, buzzing tools and the smell of fresh wood. But his passion for building dining tables grew from his love of good food and bringing people together to share a meal. After spending a few years in the culinary world, Dustin moved to Vermont with the vision of starting and growing a business. Vermont’s entrepreneurial climate and myriad of artisan food producers– not to mention world-class skiing and hiking– drew him to the Green Mountain State in 2009. “I wanted to build something I could be proud of in 30 years,” said Glasscoe.
Read the full story at Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund.