Squirrel Stash is here to provide and promise wholesome, delicious snacks wrapped in wholesome packaging. We strive to use blends of beneficial ingredients to sustainably create satiating, healthful snacks. We choose packaging materials that are safer for our Earth. As well, we provide every day items to support a healthier, less wasteful lifestyle.:: Vision ::
Squirrel Stash is also an avenue for it's owners to share their values and good happenings with others. We value equality, health through whole food, community, sustainability, family, and local economy. Squirrel Stash strives to bring awareness, consciousness, and sustainability to every facet of their business. We continue to educate ourselves and share our knowledge with others about becoming more sustainable and conscious.:: Packaging With A Purpose ::
Squirrel Stash Nuts takes very serious it's shared responsibility to care for our Earth. That is why we have chosen to use packaging that is completely COMPOSTABLE!:: SQUIRREL STASH ::
NUTS & SUSTAINABLES
Delicious roasted and maple cinnamon glazed nuts. Made from all VEGAN and GLUTEN FREE* ingredients!
*Some nut varieties may contain gluten in the form of beer.
If you've been following our story you'll know that we spent the last year traveling and exploring in our Volkswagen van. Traveling and transitioning meant pushing the pause button on nut production. With just barely a Secret Stash left, you sadly won't find Squirrel Stash Nuts at your favorite shop for much longer. However, the traveling has settled and we've relocated to Western Massachusetts where we both grew up. This means changes and new happenings for Squirrel Stash Nuts! Stay tuned and be patient for exciting things to come, our nuts will be back soon! For now be sure to check out our awesome line of Sustainables, every day goods to support a healthier, less wasteful lifestyle. In addition to what we have now, on our web store, we have some great new products on the horizon! For more instant updates follow us on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAMApril 20th, 2015 Made in Vermont with WCAX News!
It was awesome to have Gina and her crew over to see how we integrate all that love into our maple cinnamon glazed nuts! Check out her interview HERE!October 20th, 2014 We Did It! Completely Compostable Packaging!
Since the start of Squirrel Stash Nuts, Brad and Meag have made it part of their mission to source earth conscious packaging which lessen our negative impact on the environment, with the ultimate goal of having a completely compostable package. That goal was finally achieved when we got the first batch of our new labels which are made from tree-free, fair trade certified wildgrass and hemp paper! Now our product labels and bags used for all of our Small Stashes are made from ASTM certified compostable materials! Our friends over at the solid waste district, who turn our weekly kitchen scraps into compost, are stoked with our efforts of being the first local food-based product to achieve such an accomplishment!July 23, 2014 BUZZED The first ever TRUE BEER ROASTED and glazed nut!!
Released at the 2014 Vermont Brewers Festival, BUZZED is the first of its kind! Its a true beer roasted and glazed nut where there is actually beer in each stash. After much experimentation, we finally developed a way to infuse our maple cinnamon glaze with the delicious flavors of Burlington Beer Company's, Mason Jar Mild Ale! Its an amazing savory, sweet and salty snack made using wholesome ingredients, including farmers market inspired local craft beer and wrapped in sustainable packaging!April 4, 2014 Full time Burlington Summer Farmers Market vendor!!!
Squirrel Stash Nuts has been welcomed to the Summer farmers market for the 2014 season as a full time vendor! Thats right, each Saturday from May through October, you'll be able to get your hands on delicious Squirrel Stash Nuts in City Hall park! There is little else like the beauty of the Burlington community on a Saturday market day.March 15, 2013 Squirrel Stash TAPPED
Squirrel Stash Nuts creates a new limited offering glaze deemed, Squirrel Stash TAPPED. To celebrate the sugaring season in Vermont and produce a delicious stash using a more natural sweetener, a spin off of our signature glaze was created. This mixed stash of almonds, cashews, peanuts and pecans is locally sweetened using only farmers market bought Vermont maple syrup and comes in a fancy tube made in the USA from recycled materials! December 11th, 2013Seven Days Newspaper! "Uncommon Local Products That Make Great Gifts for Foodies"
Squirrel Stash was named an "Uncommon Local Product... for the Tree Hugging Snacker" by Seven Days news. In a recent article featured in the December 11th issue of Seven Days newspaper, Squirrel Stash Nuts was highlighted for its sustainable spirit, young entrepreneurs and delicious tasting local product. Click here to read the full articleNovember 8, 2013 Stash Goes Retail
Squirrel Stash Nuts is excited to announce two new community partners who will be offering their product. As of the beginning of November, our nuts will be offered at Health Living Market and the Magic Hat Artifactory, both in South Burlington.November 2, 2013 Winter Farmers Market
Squirrel Stash was welcomed into its first Burlington Winter Farmers Market in 2013 and are planning on attending each Saturday market from 10am-2pm.
222 Dorset Street in South Burlington, VermontCity Market (Onion River Co-op)
82 S Winooski Ave in Burlington, VermontUniversity of Vermont
Cat Pause Convenience Store and Henderson's Café
590 Main Street in Burlington, VermontCheese Traders & Wine Sellers
1186 Williston Road in South Burlington, VermontNatural Provisions Market and Deli
329 Harvest Lane in Williston, VermontHudson News Stands
Burlington International Airport 1200 Airport Drive in South Burlington, VermontSugarbush Ski Resort
The General Store at Sugarbush Resort - 102 Forrest Drive in Warren, VermontPete's Greens Waterbury Farm Market
Located on Rte 100 at 2802 Waterbury Stowe Road in Waterbury Center, VermontCrossroads Beverage and Deli
52 N Main Street in Waterbury, VermontHarvest Market
1031 Mountain Road in Stowe, VermontPlymouth Artisan Cheese
106 Messer Hill Road in Plymouth, VermontJ.J. Hapgood General Store
305 Main Street in Peru, Vermont
Brad and Meag are the co-founders and co-operators of Squirrel Stash Nuts and have been since it's initial release in 2012. The two have been good friends since the age of 12 and now, 15 years later, are engaged to be married. With their passion for each other and a healthy lifestyle, they have creatively produced an astounding product that is wholesome, dynamic, and healthy.. . . It all began a few summers ago, a summer that Meag & Brad were exceptionally upset over their lack of healthy snack options and the overuse of wasteful packaging in grocery stores. Their feisty attitudes led to many discussions about their concerns with corporations and food systems. However, being fresh out of college and concerned for their future they were quick to turn their frustration into ideas of solutions. Starting a business together popped up in every conversation yet the two were stumped for an idea until they were on vacation in York Beach, Maine. It was a tradition of Brad and Meag to stroll the downtown area of York whenever in town for a visit and that usually meant a snack to go with it. Their favorite offering was by far the roasted and glazed nuts at the corner store; a snack an herbivore and a carnivore can both enjoy. This particular year the nuts were no longer being produced and they saw a sad nut roaster sitting idle, collecting dust in the corner. Barely ten steps out the door, driven by hunger and disappointment, the light bulbs clicked on for the two love birds. THEY would master the art of roasting nuts and spread their love and strong business values through this delicious snack! Upon returning home from vacation to Burlington, Vermont the duo began brainstorming and experimenting in the kitchen. They made healthful changes such as reducing the amount of added sugar, using more cinnamon, and adding the iconic taste of Vermont Maple. The duo also began sampling their roasted and maple cinnamon glazed nuts to anyone who would try them (not too many refused!) and thoughts we're unanimous: Where can we get more?! So with the proper equipment and a solid recipe that included, all Brad and Meag needed was a name. That too came to them on vacation. A lesson that Squirrel Stash Nuts values a work-life balance, that every day should have some aspect of fun and play. While kayaking in a Cape Cod harbor they bounced ideas back and forth about business names. A memory of the many squirrels, specifically black ones, roaming around their shared college campus continued to surface in conversation. Now with an image of a sneaky black squirrel in mind, the word "squirrel" was said upwards to 1,000 times in combination with hundreds of other words until finally Squirrel Stash Nuts was said. It was perfect! And it was the birth of Mr. Squirrel Stash the Squirrel logo with a 'stache. . . . Brad and Meag took their catchy name, flashy logo, and mouth watering recipe and wrapped it all together in Earth conscious packaging to present to the Burlington community who welcomed and supported Squirrel Stash Nuts so wonderfully. They began with the Outdoor Burlington Farmer's Market, several events around town, and eventually sold product in many Vermont stores. . . . Brad and Meag, once middle school friends now business partners engaged to be married, couldn't be more proud of what they have created. Mostly for the opportunities it allows to share their love and good happenings with others. They strive to bring awareness, consciousness, and sustainability to every facet of their business and life. In taking responsibility for our Earth, Squirrel Stash Nuts is committed to using conscious materials and methods. The love they have for one another, for their community, for their world shines brightly through their work together.