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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, 05602 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.
2016 Summer Outdoor Market Location, Dates, & Hours: Intersection of State and Elm streets; May 7 to October 29; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
2016-17 Winter Indoor Market Location, Dates, & Hours: 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.

Route 5 South 1.5 miles South of Exit 13 off I-91 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. schedule of 2016 live entertainment. Market is held rain or shine.
2016 Dates and Hours: May 7-end of October on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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. Rain or shine.
2016 Dates and Times: May 15 - October 16; Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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.
2016 Locations, Dates, and Hours:
St. Joseph Church, 185 US Route 2, Grand Isle, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; May 21-October 1. Featuring Music from the Island's Jason Lee, and guest Cooie DeFrancesco.
St. Rose of Lima Church, 501 US Route 2, South Hero; Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.; May 25-September 21.
Harvest Fest Market on Columbus Day Weekend, October 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Music by The Saltash Serenaders

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
2016 Summer Market Location, Dates, and Times: On the river walk park along the Walloomsac River on Depot Street; May 7 through October on 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. .

Two locations; see description below 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.
2016 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.;
2016 Winter Indoor Market Locations, Dates, and Hours for : Mary Hogan School off Court Street (Route 7) at 201 Mary Hogan Drive; Saturdays from early March to late April and Sundays from early November to late December; 9:30 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 3-September 16 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

Two locations; see description below Brattleboro, VT, 05304 Phone: 802-254-8885

More than 50 vendors gather twice a week in two locations to display and sell their local goods.
2016 Dates and Hours:
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; May 7-October 29 on Route 9 near the covered bridge
Tuesdays, 4-7 p.m.; May 31-September 28 on Flat Street

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.
2016 Dates and Times: May 27 through October 14; 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.
2016 Dates and Times:
Summer (outdoor) market: Saturday, May 7 - 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)

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.
2016 Dates and Times: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; May 14 to October 15

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.
2016 Dates and Times: May 28 – October 8 on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Green at the East Burke Community Library, Route 114 East Burke Village, VT Phone: 802-626-8935

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.
2016 Dates and Times: June -September on Thursdays, 3-6 p.m.