5 Amazing Farmers’ Markets in Vermont
Farmers’ markets can be found year-round in Vermont on almost every day of the week. While they used to be places that only chefs and culinary experts would frequent, farmer’s markets have become a place for the community to gather, eat and shop. Farm-to-table fans know that there is nothing better than strolling through an open-air market in the summertime to sample some of the best food Vermont has to offer. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet the many farmers that grow our local food.
Burlington Farmers’ Market
Note: In 2019 this farmers’ market is temporarily moving to Pine Street in Burlington’s up and coming South End.
The Burlington Farmers’ Market is held outdoors at Burlington’s City Hall Park from May through the end of November. It is one of the oldest and largest in Vermont. Over the years it has grown in size, to include more than 90 local vendors selling prepared foods, artisan wares, flowers, and produce. Not only can you buy fresh fruits and veggies, but you can shop for jewelry, pottery, crafts and soaps from local artists. You will be able to eat your way right through the market. Snack on baked goods, burgers, cheese, smoothies, maple syrup and more. Some of our favorites include Barrio Bakery, Adam’s Berry Farm, and Rookie’s Root Beer. As parking downtown can be tough, the market offers free valet bike parking at the North End of the Park.
When: Saturdays from 8:30am – 2:00pm.
Stowe Farmers’ Market
A longtime Vermont tradition, the Stowe Farmers’ Market is held on the green between the Blue Donkey Restaurant and the Red Barn Shops. It is also conveniently located just off of the Stowe Bike Path and is the perfect pit stop if you are hungry for lunch. Prepared food vendors sell bbq, crepes, samosas, pizzas and salads. Pick up a rustic bread, a hunk of cheese or freshly made jams, jellies or honey to take home. Frequently you will find live music from local musicians as well as cooking or craft demonstrations.
When: Sundays from 10:30am – 3:00pm.
Richmond Farmers’ Market
Start your weekend right on Friday afternoons at the Richmond Farmers’ Market. This market has music and fun activities for children. Plus once a month there is a youth booth where kids can sell items they have made, baked or grown. In addition to fresh potatoes, lettuce, green onions, handpicked berries and more, you can purchase prepared food from the Hot Tamale Co., Goog’s wood-fired pizza, and the Yellow Daisy Bakery.
When: Fridays from 3:00 – 7:00pm.
Jericho Farmers’ Market
Rain or shine on Thursday afternoons Mill’s River Park is packed with local producers selling heirloom tomatoes, herbs, flowers, maple syrup and more. Browse tables where local artists have handmade bowls, knit goods, and other creative items on display. Dine alfresco at the picnic tables set up in the center of the market. You can grab bread, soups, salad, and some fresh lemonade and enjoy your evening at the Jericho Farmers’ Market.
When: Fridays from 3:00 – 7:00pm.
Waitsfield Farmers’ Market
The Waitsfield Farmers’ Market is a great place to roam around on Saturday mornings. Listen to live music on the Mad River Green as you browse vendor booths for fruits, vegetables, hot food, and tasty treats. Likewise, you can purchase seedlings, plants, and compost to grow produce in your own garden at home. Don’t leave without checking crafters’ tables where artists are selling wares like handbags, wooden toys, pottery, and prints.
When: Saturdays from 9:00am – 1:00pm