image003After a mid-winter break, the Middlebury Farmers’ Market has returned from its two-month hiatus as a refreshed market, eager to supply you with its bounty! Vermonters should be excited to learn that in its pursuit of a year-round market, the Middlebury Farmers’ Market will reopen its indoor farmers’ market on Saturdays beginning March1st and ending April 27th. During the winter (November-December) and spring (March-April), the Middlebury Farmers’ Market is located indoors at the Mary Hogan School on Saturdays from 9:30 am until 1:00 pm. In May the market will return to its outdoor location at the Marbleworks in downtown Middlebury.

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National Farmers' Market Week was an amazing week! Fresh air, sunshine, outstanding food and awesome friends. What more could we want? Thank you to all of our photo contest participants and everyone who voted for their favorite photo.

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jeff-FMSince opening in 2012, the Winter Jeffersonville Farmers’ and Artisan Market has continued to grow with new vendors and unite local producers and neighbors by connecting them through great food and communal engagement. The market can be found inside of the Artfull Cup Studio and Sunrise Café building; located at the corner of 16 Iris Lane and 108S (headed towards Smugglers’ Notch on Mountain Road). Look for our sign! Opened from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on the first and third Saturday of the month, November through March, the Winter Jeffersonville Farmers’ and Artisan market offers a variety of items from producers and artisans from across the state.

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The West River Farmers Market is now indoors! For the first time since it began its summer market in 1993, the West River Farmers Market will be operating a winter farmers’ market. Beginning October 19th and lasting until December 28th, the market will run every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. The market can be found indoors at the Flood Brook Union School, located at 91 Vermont Rt 11, Londonderry, VT 05148. This new location is conveniently located just two miles west of its summer market location.

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Dorset Farmers’ Market runs on Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm all year round! From May 5th to October 13th the market can be found outdoors, on the lawn at the H.N. Williams General Store off of Route 30 in Dorset. The following Sunday and throughout the rest of the winter season the market takes place indoors at the J.K. Adams Kitchen Store, also off of Route 30 in Dorset. In the summer, one can experience the flavors, crafts, and services of over 50 vendors, and in the winter, stay warm amongst industrial machinery in the production area of the kitchen store. No matter the season, there is something for everyone at the Dorset Farmers’ Market.

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Manchester Farmers’ Market is located in Adams Park, right off Route 7A in the heart of Manchester Center. Running on Thursdays from 3 to 6 pm, the Manchester Farmers’ Market is open from the May 23rd to October 10th, 2013. Known by locals as one of the best midweek markets in southern Vermont, this farmers’ market offers a wide variety of produce, crafts, prepared food items, and other services that shouldn’t be missed!

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Running from June 9th to October 20th, the Winooski Farmers' Market takes place every Sunday from 10am to 2pm rain or shine. Set directly in front of the Champlain Mill along the banks of the Winooski River, the market is located in the heart of the downtown and offers Vermont’s finest local produce, farm goods, artisan crafts, local prepared foods, musical entertainment and an interactive and educational children’s program. Having grown two-fold since 2012, the Winooski Farmers' Market is a place of community growth and involvement, drawing together a diverse group of people to the market each week.

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The Champlain Islands Farmers’ Markets run from May 25th to October 12th on Saturdays at St. Joseph’s Church from 10 am to 2 pm (Grand Isle), and May 29th to September 25th on Wednesdays at St. Rose of Lima Church from 3 to 6pm (South Hero). Both are located just off of Route 2 on the picturesque Lake Champlain Islands. The markets are diversified with farm fresh local veggies, beautiful crafts, and deliciously prepared foods, not to mention an impressive array of community events including live music, studio tours, and cooking demonstrations.

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Townshend Farmers' Market runs from June 7th through October 11th on Fridays from 4 pm to 7 pm, rain or shine! Sited in a new location on the lawn of the historic West Townshend Country Store off of Route 30 in West Townshend, this market features 10-12 vendors each week. The Townshend Farmers' Market offers a wide variety of unique products as well as harvest-fresh, seasonal produce to both locals and visitors seeking to taste the flavors of the West River Valley.

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Peacham Farmers’ Market runs from June 14th to October 4th on Thursdays from 3 pm to 6 pm on the Academy Green on Bayley-Hazen Road in Peacham Corner. With around 17 vendors each week, Peacham Farmers’ Market provides a wonderful and friendly farmers’ market experience.

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The Capital City Farmers’ Market in Montpelier is host to over 50 vendors with a wide selection of fresh, local produce as well as artisans and prepared foods vendors selling creative products such as blown glass, cutting boards, Peruvian and Mexican foods, and special drinks such as Sandia and Vermont maple milk. The Capital City Farmers’ Market runs from May through October downtown on the corner of State and Elm Streets from 9 am to 1 pm.  During the winter, the Market is the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month at the Vermont College of Fine Arts Gym (45 College Street). There is also a Thanksgiving market the Saturday before Thanksgiving at Montpelier High School.

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The market in Bellows Falls, located at the Waypoint Center on Depot Street, is a diverse market featuring a great mix of agricultural, craft and prepared vendors, as well as frequent special events. The market runs weekly on Fridays from May through October, 4:00-7:00pm.

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The Bristol Farmers Market, established 14 years ago, has really progressed into a full-fledged market, offering a range of activities for community members of all ages.  Its mission states “It is the purpose of the Bristol Farmers’ Market to provide an outlet for local people to sell their farmed goods, prepared foods, crafts and services, while providing area residents with convenient access to a variety of local products in a festive, family-friendly community atmosphere.”  This really says it all, as each week, this market draws in customers from all over in celebration of community and local food.

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Since its beginning last September, the Putney Farmers' Market has made great strides in connecting farmers and community members.  Its mission states “The Putney Farmers' Market is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support local agriculture by providing a direct marketing outlet for agricultural producers and food and craft artisans, while building community and providing regional sustainability,” and so far, it has exceeded these goals. The Putney Farmers' Market takes place Sundays from 11 to 2 right off of route 5, across from the Putney Co-op.

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The Chelsea Farmers' Market, although over 20 years old, has recently undergone several changes, making it one of the most up-and-coming markets in Vermont.  With such a variety of products, customers will almost always be able to find whatever it is they are looking for, and then some.  Please visit the Chelsea Farmers' Market every Friday on the North Common in downtown Chelsea from 3 to 6:30 pm!

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The Five Corners Farmers' Market in downtown Essex Junction is a bustling market in its first year.  Please visit the Five Corners Farmers’ Market and see our success.  Our 30 vendors feature local organic and conventional produce, baked goods, grass-fed beef, wines, cheeses, honey, perennials, sauces, breads, maple products, crafts and much more. Located in the heart of downtown Essex Junction on Lincoln Place each Friday from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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