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Grow Local, Buy Local

It's no secret: Vermont is known for its farms. "Grow local, buy local" is an ideology we live by. We believe it's important to know where your food comes from. Many farm stands and farmers markets are a thriving example of the movement to support fresh local foods and products. "Farm to plate" is not just a nice idea here, but a way of life. Stopping by a farm stand or farmers market to pick out groceries that were harvested that day brings you back to a simpler time. It's a welcome change from the big box stores we are so accustomed to. Many of these markets take place outside, from spring to fall, and there are even farmers markets throughout winter (they're just inside, thankfully). This gives you plenty of opportunities to stop in and meet the farmer who grew your food.
farmers markets

Farmers Markets

Where heirloom tomatoes rest next to hand-made furniture and ethnic foods and fiddlers unite.

Apple trees full of apples.

U-Pick'em Orchards

Picking your own apples can be a fun experience for the whole family. DigIn VT provides a map with the statewide U-Pick orchards that are available for you and your family.

Shop farmers markets.

Shop Farmers Markets

Check out all of the farmers markets that are taking place during your visit. It's an easy way to eat healthy and support local artisans and food producers.

A Vermont farmer with his livestock.

Get to Know Your Producer

Visiting a local farm stand or pick your own is a simple, beautiful way to buy your produce.

VERMONT FARMS

Vermont's farms produce the ingredients for the delicious local food Vermont chefs are known for. They also offer opportunities to explore the state's agricultural roots and learn more about how animals are raised and food is grown. The whole family will relish the chance to explore a Vermont farm.