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Farmers markets in Vermont bring fresh food and entertainment to visitors

One of the signature pleasures of Vermont is visiting the abundant indoor and outdoor Farmers Markets -- some of which operate year-round -- that offer a cornucopia of great food, fun and much more. You’ll find locally produced fruit, vegetables, herbs, meats, eggs and dairy products, baked good, wines, beer, flowers, honey, jams, maple, arts and crafts. Enjoy the endless activities from entertainment to demonstrations that take place at farmers markets for kids and the whole family. Discover wonderful things about your farms and farmers and savor the authentic feeling of being “down at the farm” wherever you stop by.

Three locations, depending on season; see below St. Johnsbury and Danville, VT Phone:

Welcome to the Caledonia Farmers' Market Association,, a non profit organization of local vendors operating farmers markets year-round, at three locations. Email: cfmamanager@gmail.com.
Summer Market Locations, Dates, & Hours: municipal parking lot behind Anthony's Diner, St. Johnsbury; mid-May through October; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; and on the Danville Green, June through mid October; Wednesdays. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Winter Market Location, Dates, & Hours: St. Johnsbury Welcome Center, St. Johnsbury; November through April, first and third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

3 locations, depending on season. See below Montpelier, VT Phone: 802-223-2958

The Capital City Farmers Market operates year-round, hosting an outdoor market, a Thanksgiving market, and an indoor winter market. More than 60 percent of the products at market are locally produced. Find produce, meat, cheese, plants, honey, maple syrup, and wool. Listen to live music, watch a cooking demonstration, support young vendors on youth day.
Summer Outdoor Market Location, Dates, & Hours: 60 State Streets; May 5 2017 through October 2017; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Winter Indoor Market Location, Dates, & Hours: December-April at Montpelier High School, High School Drive, or City Hall, 39 Main Street; consult market website for dates at the different locations; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

3 locations, depending on season; see below Rutland and Fair Haven, VT Phone: 802-342-4727

The Vermont Farmers Market is one of the largest in Vermont, and the first to operate all year. It offers food from up to 60 vendors from Vermont and Washington County. It includes markets in Rutland year-round and a separate market in Fair Haven in summer only. The market offers fresh salad greens all winter and locally-grown apples and cider until spring. Local wools, grass-fed meats, artisan cheeses, breads, honey, jellies & jams, maple products, hot foods, wines, and crafts round out the mix.
2016 Rutland Summer Market Location, Dates, & Hours: 98 Merchants Row, Rutland; May 7 to October 29 on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and May 11 to October 26 on Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.
2016 Fair Haven Summer Market Location, Dates, & Hours: Fair Haven Park; June 3 to October 28 on Fridays, 3-6 p.m.
2016 Winter Market Location, Dates, & Hours: 251 West Street, Rutland; November to April; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m.

6573 Route 30, West Townshend Country Store Townshend, VT Phone: 802-869-2141

Enjoy a shopping stroll through picturesque Townshend Common, and get a chair massage to make your day even more relaxed.
Dates and Times: May 26 through October 6; Fridays, 4-7 p.m.

City Hall Park, 149 College Street (summer) or Memorial Auditorium (winter) Burlington, VT Phone: 802-310-5172

Burlington boasts a robust farmers market featuring New England made and grown products. There is an indoor winter market as well as an outdoor summer market.
Dates and Times:
Summer (outdoor) market: Saturday, May 13 - end of October, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; City Hall Park (corner of College and St. Paul streets )
Winter (indoor) market is held alternate Saturdays from November to April, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium (corner of Main and South Union streets)

two locations, depending on season Bennington, VT Phone:

Fresh greens, root vegetables, baked goods, dairy products, meats, crafts and more, all produced locally. The Saturday morning markets are a time to meet up with neighbors and shop for fresh food. Stroll along the river walk, chat with the vendors, take in the colors and aromas of just-picked vegetables, watch local chefs prepare dishes using seasonal produce, and enjoy the great sounds of local musicians. The Tuesday market is a great place to pick up your dinner ingredients. Email:info@benningtonfarmersmarket.org
Summer Market Location, Dates, and Times: On the river walk park along the Walloomsac River on Depot Street; May through October, Saturdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Winter Market Location, Dates, and Times: First Baptist Church, 601 Main Street; October – April on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Winter: Tracy Hall; Summer: 300 Route 5 South Norwich, VT Phone:

Everything sold at the Norwich Farmers Market is made or grown in one of the four counties surrounding the market. Growers, Bakers, weavers, carvers, and potters all conspire to make your time at market memorable. Vendors. Farmers Market tokens are sold as $5 coins that can be used at the Norwich Farmers Market year round. EBT and Debit cards are welcome. Market is held rain or shine.
Winter Market Dates and Hours: at Tracy Hall, December-April, alternate Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; see website for dates
Summer Market Dates and Hours: at 300 Route 5 South, May-end of October on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

1544 Royalton Tpk. Barnard, VT Phone:

The Fable Collective, a group of farmers, artists and educators, host a lively farmers’ market and community gathering each Thursday. Come purchase foods grown and raised within sight of the market. Kids activities from 4:30 to 6 p.m.; live music from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Email: clovermont@gmail.com
Dates and Hours in 2017: June-October, Thursdays, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Craftsbury Common, N. Craftsbury Road Craftsbury, VT Phone:

Local farmers, bakers / food producers, artisans and crafts people will be offering their products. Free family events include music, plein air painting, puppets, a youth circus performance, story time, wool spinning and lambs, kids crafts, face-painting, tomato tasting, apple pressing.
Dates and Times: May 27 – October 7 on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Hetty Green Park, behind TD Bank Bellows Falls, VT Phone: 802-387-6128

The Farmers’ Market at Bellows Falls is dedicated to giving the community access to delicious, healthy food. Select from a vast variety of pasture-fed beef, homemade wines, desserts, pickles, freshly baked breads, herbal teas, and prepared foods. Arts and crafts are also sold here, and live music and entertainment happens occasionally, too.
Summer Market Locations, Dates, & Hours: June to mid-September on Fridays, 4-7 p.m.
Winter Market Locations, Dates & Hours: Amtrak Station, Depot Street; third Friday of the month, 4-6:30 p.m.; October-December.
Directions to Market

Route 108 / Mountain Road (on the Green between the Blue Donkey and the Red Barn Shops) Stowe, VT Phone: 802-472-8027

This market has everything you’d expect from a community market in Vermont; fresh produce, meats, flowers, herbs, baked good, handmade soaps, lotions and other body products, and locally crafted gifts. Held rain or shine.
Dates and Times: May  21- October; Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Mad River Green Waitsfield, VT Phone: 802-472-8027

In addition to a wide array of fresh produce, here you can find crafts made in Vermont, baked goods, and prepared food. Every Saturday there is live entertainment. Well-behaved pets are welcome.
Dates and Times: May 13 to October 14; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

VFW, 530 Exchange Street Middlebury, VT Phone: 802-948-2576

Baked goods, organic products, cheese and dairy products, crafts, cut flowers, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, honey, jams/jellies/preserves, maple syrup, meat and poultry products, wine, bread, plants, pickles, prepared foods, soap and body-care products, eggs, yarn, and apples and cider.
Summer Outdoor Market Locations, Dates, and Hours for : North parking lot of The Marble Works, Maple Street; Saturdays from May to October and Wednesdays from June to October; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.;
Winter Indoor Market Locations, Dates, and Hours for : Saturdays from early March to late April and Sundays from early November to late December; 9:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Burke Mountain Clubhouse/East Burke Community Library on Route 114 East Burke Village, VT Phone: 802-535-1101

Vendors include Wilder Farm, Auntie Dee Dee’s Homemade Baked Goods, 802 Fresh, Asian Homestyle Cooking, Long Branch Wooden Bowls, Crooked Mile Cheese, Scoby Juice Kombucha and many more. Stock up on locally grown fruits & veggies, baked goods, farm raised meats & poultry, specialty foods, maple syrup and hand-made goods from local artists & craftspeople.
Dates and Times: June -September on Thursdays, 3-6 p.m.

Two locations; see description below Brattleboro, VT Phone: 802-254-8885

More than 50 vendors gather twice a week in two locations to display and sell their local goods.
Dates and Hours:
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; May 6-October 28 on Route 9 near the covered bridge
Tuesdays, 4-7 p.m.; May 30-September 26 on Flat Street

Two locations; see description below Grand Isle and South Hero, VT Phone: 802-372-3420

You'll find the very freshest locally grown foods, prepared foods, and baked goods made in small, high-quality batches, and unique artisan crafts. Vendors sell vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, eggs, grass fed beef, pasture raised chicken, breads, pastries, pies, ethnic dishes, jams, pickles, applesauce, hand-spun yarns, hand-carved wooden bowls and tools, hand-crafted jewelry and metalwork, hand-made soaps and more. 3 SquaresVT and SNAP accepted. Double your money with Crop Cash Coupons. Debit Cards accepted. Farm to Family Coupons accepted.
Locations, Dates, and Hours:
St. Joseph Church, 185 US Route 2, Grand Isle, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; May 20-September 30.
St. Rose of Lima Church, 501 US Route 2, South Hero; Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.; May 24-September 20.
Harvest Fest Market on Saturday of Columbus Day Weekend,10 a.m.-2 p.m.