The food industry of the Vologda Region is represented by 350 enterprises of various organizational and legal forms producing a great selection of meat and milk products, confectionery, liqueur, non-alcoholic drinks, distilled alcohol, frozen vegetables and fruit, caviar and bakery. About 13,000 people are being engaged at these enterprises.
Nowadays the share of food industry in the regional industrial production makes up 8%.
In 2002 Rospatent, the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property registered a trademark "Vologda Made Product". This trademark of staple products produced on the territory of Vologda region can be considered an established regional brand.
A system of voluntary certification under the same name "Vologda Made Product" is a sign for clients and consumers that our goods and services focus on quality and are run with efficiency.
The oblast exports considerable amounts of food product: milk, poultry, meat and famous Vologda butter. High quality of products under the Vologda Made Product trademark was repeatedly awarded with various prizes.
The region is more than self-sufficient in nearly all major products. It produces close to 100% of its needs for cereals, flax fibre, meat, dairy products, poultry meat and vegetables. Farmers of the Vologda area are amongst the most productive in Russia. They supply the essential foodstuffs for the region; they feed other parts of Russia as well. Vologda’s dairy products, eggs, sausages, smoked products, frozen fruits, berries and jams are in high demand in different regions of Russia.
Over 3700 branded food articles produced by Vologda's agricultural enterprises get the highest marks with consumers when it comes to the quality and value.
Seventy enterprises located on the territory of the Vologda Oblast are leading suppliers of branded food products in the food service industry. They offer a broad range of trusted, time-honoured goods that food service operators across the region and the country have come to depend on.
The enterprises of the Vologda Oblast deliver confectionery and frozen berries to the international food market.
The quality of the Vologda products which is known in many regions of Russia is confirmed by the victories of Vologda’s enterprises at prestigious exhibitions, competitions and festivals.
Vologda (Vologodskoe) butter owes its fame to its strict control over production that has been carried out consistently during the entire century and a half of its history.
Vologda butter is produced according to certain standards in the region. The product has no varieties; the very name Vologodskoe indicates the highest quality and freshness.
Over the last years, output of the following processed foods have increased steadily: meat and offal, sausages, meat products, dry milk and cream, butter, canned milk, confectionery, frozen fruits and vegetables.
The food processing sector in the Vologda Oblast continues to build upon its recent growth, supported by rising disposable income, increasing real wages and growing food expenditure.