Special Event: The Beauty of Better Butter with Vermont Creamery

Vermont Creamery butter with bread

Special Event: The Beauty of Better Butter with Vermont Creamery

In support of our 9th Annual Jelly Bean Jump Up 

Zingerman’s Roadhouse | Tuesday, March 5th | 7 p.m. | $95 + donation options

Our 9th Annual Jelly Bean Jump Up special dinner, benefiting SafeHouse Center, will feature dishes made with beautiful, rich cultured butter from Vermont Creamery. We invite you to enjoy a superb meal and a warm, supportive gathering that will be the crème de la crème of our new event season.

We are thrilled to welcome Vermont Creamery Allison Hooper to share the story of her business and her incredible butter. The mission of Vermont Creamery is very much in alignment with the food philosophy of Zingerman’s, and also captures the spirit of Jelly Bean Jump Up. Since 1984, the Creamery has consciously crafted delicious dairy, made from high-quality ingredients, while supporting local farms and their community. Their goal is to make products that taste extraordinary, while spending equal energy on making a positive impact on the world. With their time and commitment to working with local dairy farms and the cultivation process, Vermont Creamery has created a butter that is super creamy, complex, and flavorful—a better butter.

One of their dairy farmers, Miles Hooper, says:

“We embrace the notion of terroir… It starts with the soil, take care of your land and it will take care of you…”

Jelly Bean Jump Up is also focused on tending to the terroir of our community, and nurturing the soil so that organizations like SafeHouse Center can provide advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Washtenaw County. SafeHouse Center is committed to the empowerment of survivors and the cultivation of social change, and Zingerman’s is humbled and honored to support them in their efforts.

Join us and Vermont Creamery while we showcase their butter on an unforgettable menu at the 9th Annual Jelly Bean Jump Up, and help us raise awareness and funds for Ann Arbor’s SafeHouse Center.

This special event also features a silent auction, which we have started online. Now you can conveniently bid on some of the best of Zingerman’s and goodies from some of our favorite vendors from anywhere! For those of you attending the Jelly Bean Jump Up Special Dinner on March 5th, any bidding done for the silent auction will take place online as well—and now you will be bidding against people all over the country. We will also have non-shippable items up for bid that are available for pick-up in Ann Arbor only, which will be published online on March 5th. Ready to bid? Check it out: https://zcb.betterworld.org/auctions/jelly-bean-jump-up




Fried Rice & Sardines (Vegetarian version available upon request)
Fried Carolina Gold Rice balls mixed with Fishwife artisanal sardines, sesame seeds, soy sauce, and marash chile. Served with yum yum sauce. 


Butter Bean Soup
Braised Rancho Gordo butter beans with lacinato kale, croutons, and herbs. Garnished with SarVecchio parmesan. 

Family Style Bread Course

Bakehouse Bread & Roadhouse Biscuits
With cultured Vermont Creamery butter, IASA peperoncino, pimento cheese, and Fishwife sardines and anchovies. 

Family Style Entrée

Ash-Roasted Sweet Potato (V)
With tahini butter.

Dry-Aged Ribeye Steak
Topped with Fishwife anchovy butter.

Oven-Roasted Shoreline Coho Salmon 
Topped with parsley butter.

Local Roasted Turnips
With Sauce Béarnaise.

Zingerman’s Bakehouse Dessert

Lemon Curd Tart
With brown butter crust.

Tickets to our Jelly Bean Jump Up Dinner are $95. 20% of these ticket prices will go towards SafeHouse Center, and the total will be matched by Zingerman’s. Tiered pricing is also available for those interested in providing additional support to SafeHouse Center. By “jumping up” to donate any of the following amounts, you’ll be directing funding an important community resource and assisting the families SafeHouse works with:

  • $100 Jump Start
  • $200 Trampoline Jump
  • $500 Bounce House
  • $750 Pole Vault
  • $1,000 Rocket Launchpad

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