Handmade Wooden Spoons and Kitchen Utensils

Richmond, Vermont

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Note from shop owner We are in the studio working hard to bring new spoons to the shop! Thank you to everyone who has helped make our shop such a success! If you need a quick email, message us and we'll get back to you ASAP!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 11, 2021

We are in the studio working hard to bring new spoons to the shop! Thank you to everyone who has helped make our shop such a success! If you need a quick email, message us and we'll get back to you ASAP!

Ellen and Jeff Falsgraf

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Ellen and Jeff Falsgraf


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About VermontSpoon

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Wooden spoons and kitchen utensils from our hands to yours. Made one at a time from local hardwoods.

Who we are:
Vermont Spoon is a collaboration between husband and wife Jeff and Ellen Falsgraf. Over the past 40 years, Jeff and Ellen have combined their talents of fine arts, photo-styling, baking, design and wood carving in numerous projects.

Why we make spoons:
As a chef and food stylist, Ellen saw a need for functional as well as beautiful cooking tools. So, together Jeff, an artist and museum designer, and I decided to make wooden spoons together in 2015.

Why you'll want to cook with our spoons:
The look and feel of our wooden spoons make for a joyful experience when using them. They are designed with an artist’s eye and a chef’s touch and are made with the best possible craftsmanship. We think wooden spoons should be part of your most treasured kitchen and cooking memories. The quality of our spoons can assure for use with generations to come. We are sure you will love your spoon just as much as we love to make them!

The finish and care of our spoons:
The spoons are sealed with food-safe flaxseed oil for a beautiful finish. They are easy to care for and a non-stick solution to today’s overuse of plastic. Just hand wash with mild soap and water and dry with a soft cloth.

The wood:
We have access to some amazing trees here in Vermont. We use locally sourced cherry, walnut, maple, and birch hardwoods. We use these in all of our designs. It’s hard to pick a favorite!

Cherry: Richly grained honey-colored wood. Cherry usually deepens over time, creating a richer hue. Some darker sap lines may be visible.

Walnut: Chocolate-colored wood. Some grain can be visible.

Ambrosia Maple: Grain patterns in wood caused by abnormal growing conditions, also called figured maple allows for contrasting shades of light and dark.

Birch: Light to reddish-brown colored wood. With a curly or wavy uniform grain.

Shop members

  • Jeff

    Spoon Maker, Owner, Designer

    Likes hiking and the mountains. He loves to read history and loves to work with wood. Jeff has been designing art museum shows and hanging artwork for many years.

  • Ellen

    Spoon Maker, Photographer, Marketer

    I love living in the Green Mountains of Vermont. The lifestyle here suits me. There is so much unspoiled beauty. I have worked in many kitchens as a cook, baker, recipe tester. I have also worked as a food stylist for magazines, video and live tv.

  • In memory of Emma

    Awesome Studio Dog, Unconditional Love

    2/14/04 to 6/8/18

  • In memory of Norbert

    Yard Watch

    8/17 to 9/19

  • Nellie the Rescue Pup

    Customer Service, Prop Stealer

    Nellie is our shy rescue from the south. She is a sweetheart and we've had glimpses of her believing this is her forever home. Nellie likes to sleep on her bed under the worktable when we are carving. She is a great addition to the family.

  • Nat


    Our daughter is so organized and helpful! We are glad to have her home for a little while!

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Last updated on Sep 7, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

Your spoon will be beautifully and safely packaged in a white cardboard box with recyclable acid-free tissue paper and natural crinkle-cut paper shred. All spoons have a Vermont Spoon logo tag tied on them with imported linen twine. Every box includes a spoon care and maintenance card. Please convo us if we can drop in a gift card or note!

Care instructions

All spoons arrive tied with a logo tag and care instructions for wooden spoons on the back. Care instructions are as follows: wash by hand with mild soap and water, then dry with a soft cloth. Never leave your spoon in standing water and don't put it in the dishwasher. Contact us for more tips on wooden spoon maintenance.

Custom and personalized orders

We sometimes fill custom spoon orders. We can also make a copy of a treasured or favorite spoon you have that may have broken or is too worn to continue using. Get in touch!

Wholesale availability

Contact us about wholesale order inquiries!