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Farmers markets in Vermont bring fresh food and entertainment to visitors

COVID-19 Notice: The Vermont Farmers Market Association says that most Vermont farmers markets – with a few exceptions – will be open for the summer 2020 season. All markets will be using social distancing and cleaning procedures to keep farmers and shoppers safe. Learn more and check your market's own website.

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.

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Vermont Year-Round Farmers Market--Summer 2020

2 locations, depending on season; see below Rutland, 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 Vermont Farmer’s Market is open in summer 2020. Also, shoppers may use the online market. Place your order online earlier in the week and pick up on Saturday. Pick-up will be at the winter market location at 251 West St in Rutland, Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Rutland Summer Market Location, Dates, Hours: Depot Park, Rutland; May through October 29 on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and May through October 26 on Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m. (802-342-4727)
Fair Haven Summer Market Location, Dates, Hours: Fair Haven Park; June through October 28 on Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. (802-948-2211)
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. (802-342-4727)
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Caledonia Year-Round Farmers Market--Summer 2020

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 2020 Option: Pre-order, pre-pay, with curbside pickup
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.
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Brattleboro Farmers Market--Summer 2020

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.
Summer 2020 Option: Pre-order, no-contact, curbside pickup.
Summer location, dates, and hours: 570 Western Ave (Route 9); early May to later October; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Winter location, dates, and hours: New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat Street; late May to early October, Tuesdays, 4-7 p.m.
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Dorset Year-Round Farmers Market -- Summer 2020

2 locations depending on the season; see below Dorset, VT Phone:

From over 50 area producers, you will find freshly picked vegetables and fruits, home baked breads and pastries, artisan cheeses, wines, and spirits, grass-fed meat and poultry, free-range eggs, canned goods and pickled produce, specialty goods, hot prepared foods, functional Vermont crafts, and live, local music. Held rain or shine. Email: marketmanager@dorsetfarmersmarket.com
If you would like to preorder, please go to our 'Vendors" page and click on a link to directly access each business.
Winter location, dates and hours: : JK Adams Kitchen Store, 1430 VT Route 30; Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Summer location, dates and hours: HN Williams General Store, 2732 VT Route 30; Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
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Champlain Islands Farmers Markets--Summer 2020

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

Find locally grown foods, prepared foods, and baked goods and unique artisan crafts. Vendors sell vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, eggs, grass fed beef and chicken, breads, jams, pickles, yarns, wooden bowls, jewelry and metalwork, soaps and more. 3 SquaresVT and SNAP accepted. Double your money with Crop Cash Coupons. Debit Cards accepted. Farm to Family Coupons accepted.
Pre-order and pick-up options are available
Locations and hours of operation:
  • St. Joseph Church, 185 US Route 2, Grand Isle; mid-May to late September; Saturdays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • St. Rose of Lima Church, 501 US Route 2, South Hero; late May to mid-September; Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.
  • Winter Market at Congregational Church of South Hero, 24 South Street, South Hero; November and December, first and third Saturdays of the month, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Burlington (VT) Year Round Farmers Market--2020

2 locations, depending on season Burlington, VT Phone:

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. Pre-ordering available.
Summer location, dates and times: 345 Pine Street; mid-May-October 17; Saturdays; 9-10 a.m. open for elderly, pregnant, and at-risk shoppers. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. open for all shoppers.
Winter location, dates, and times: November to April; alternate Saturdays at Memorial Auditorium (corner of Main and South Union streets); 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Capital City Year-Round Farmers Market

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: 2 Taylor Street; May-October; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thanksgiving Market: Montpelier High School Gym, Montpelier; check website for dates; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Winter Indoor Market : Caledonia Spirits Distillery, 116 Gin Lane, Montpelier; December-mid-April; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
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Ludlow Farmers Market-- Summer 2020

Front lawn of the Okemo Mountain School, 53 Main Street Ludlow, VT Phone: 802-230-7706

The Ludlow Farmers Market sells locally grown and raised produce; artisanal food products from farmers, bakers, artisans, cheesemakers, winemakers; unique crafts; and musical entertainment. The 2019 market features more than 30 local vendors. Email: ludlowfarmersmarket@gmail.com
See COVID-19 guidelines on market website.
Dates and times: Memorial Day-Columbus Day; Fridays; 4-7 p.m.
Middlebury Year Round Farmers Market--Summer 2020

VFW, 530 Exchange Street Middlebury, VT Phone:

Baked goods, organic products, cheese and dairy products, crafts, cut flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables, honey, jams/jellies/preserves, maple syrup, meat and poultry products, wine, bread, plants, pickles, prepared foods, soap and body-care products, eggs, yarn, apples and cider.
Summer market dates, and hours: Saturdays from May 23 to October 31; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Wednesdays from June 17 to October 14; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Winter market sates, and hours: Saturdays from early March to late April and Sundays from early November to late December; 9:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Norwich Year Round Farmers Market--2020

two locations by season; see description below 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.
Pre-ordering from select vendors is available. Market grounds are extended. No dogs allowed at the market No eating of any purchased products at the market. Credit card users can purchase tokens at the entrance of the market to more safely purchase goods. Special events for the summer of 2020 have been suspended.
Winter market location, dates, and hours: at Tracy Hall; December-April; alternate Saturdays; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; see website for dates
Summer market location, dates and hours: at 300 Route 5 South; May to end of October; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Greater Falls Farmers Market--Summer 2020

two locations; see description below Walpole, NH, and Bellows Falls, VT, VT Phone:

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.
Safety measures: signs posted at entrance, limited capacity, one way traffic, 6 foot distancing, mask recommendations for customers and requirements for vendors, hand sanitizing stations at each vendor and at entrance and exits, and volunteers stationed to help with maintaining safety. All vendors are now permitted: food, crafts, artists, beauty aids.
Wednesday market location, dates, and hours: June 10 to mid-September 30; next to the Hungry Diner, Route 12 in Walpole, NH; Wednesdays; 4-7 p.m. Closes at 6:30 p.m. in September.
Friday market location, dates and hours: June 10 to mid-September 30; Waypoint Center, 17 Depot St in Bellows Falls, VT; Fridays; 4-7 p.m. Closes at 6:30 p.m. in September.
Craftsbury Farmers Market--Summer 2020

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. Pre-order for curbside pickup is available on the main page. Summertime events are cancelled until further notice.
Dates and Times: May 23-September 26; Saturdays; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Stowe Farmers Market--Summer 2020

On the Green between the Blue Donkey and the Red Barn Shops Stowe, VT Phone:

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.
Preordering is available. No pets will be allowed at the market.
Dates and Hours: May 24-October 11; Sundays; 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (First half hour of the market is reserved for high-risk shoppers.)
Bennington Year Round Farmers Market--2020

two locations, depending on season Bennington, VT Phone:

Fresh vegetables, baked goods, dairy products, meats, crafts and more, all produced locally. The Saturday morning markets are a time to meet neighbors and shop for fresh food. Watch local chefs prepare dishes using seasonal produce, and enjoy local musicians. Email:info@benningtonfarmersmarket.org
Pre-ordering is available. Pre-ordering vendors’ availability may change weekly. Events and music postponed for the season.
Summer market location, dates, and hours: River walk park along the Walloomsac River on Depot Street; May-October; Saturdays; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Winter market location, dates, and hours: First Baptist Church, 601 Main Street; October-April on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Townshend Farmers Market--Summer 2020

West Townshend Country Store, 6573 Route 30 at Windham Hill Road Townshend, VT Phone:

This market offers in-person shopping on Fridays, 4:30-6:30 p.m., along with an online ordering system with curbside pickup on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. At the in-person market, please follow all signs and instructions from market staff and maintain a safe social distance of at least 6 feet. Please don’t linger— stay as long as it takes for you to shop. No dogs allowed.
Preorders for a Saturday pickup are available through the newly launched West River Community Market, by online ordering. The deadline to place orders online is Wednesday at 10 p.m. Free delivery is offered for the elderly and at-risk shoppers by emailing info@westtownshend.org.
In-person market dates and times: May 22 - Oct 9; Fridays, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Open for elders and people with health risks from 4:30 to 5 p.m. and open to everyone from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Waitsfield Farmers Market--Summer 2020

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.
Pre-ordering is available. Only elderly and at-risk shoppers will be admitted from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. A limited number of customers will be allowed inside the market at a given time. All music events will be cancelled until further notice.
Dates and hours: Mid-May to mid-October; Saturdays; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.