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Explore a Vermont Farmers Market This Season

By Dig In Vermont

The weather is getting warmer, Vermont's lilacs will be blooming soon, and everything is turning green. These are not just the signs of late spring, but the start of the outdoor farmers market season! Visiting a farmers market is a great way to explore a region, discover new foods, and bring home a basket of ingredients to inspire your next meal.

Here are some of the things you can expect to find on your next trip to the farmers market: fresh vegetables and fruits, pickles, jams, maple syrup, cheese, crafts made by Vermont artisans (think pottery, jewelry, soaps, fiber arts), spirits, prepared foods, and more! It's a great place to find gifts, too. Many markets have musicians playing every week making each market even more of a celebration of arts, food and community.

So whether you're a Vermonter or a visitor, you'll enjoy exploring all the great offerings from the Green Mountain State's farmers and makers at a nearby farmers market!

Bring a cooler & a basket or reusable bags

Be ready for an adventure! No matter which farmers market you decide to visit, don't forget to bring a cooler with ice packs. Even if you don't think you'll need it, you never know when you'll find the perfect cheese! And you won't want to cut your day trip short to get all that delicious local food into your fridge. Be sure to bring a basket and/or  reusable bags for your purchases.

Chat with a farmer or two

This is one of the best parts of visiting a farmers market! Don't be afraid to ask questions - vendors are happy to share the stories behind their products - their favorite ways to use the vegetable you may not be super familiar with, the cider that pairs best with their cheese, which of their tomato varieties are best for making salsa...it's a great opportunity to learn and taste something new!

Enjoy the flavors of the market

Enjoy breakfast sandwiches freshly made with local bacon, a fresh egg and Vermont cheese or baked goods filled with seasonal fruit. And for lunch, tuck into a plate of freshly  steamed dumplings, grass fed beef burger or tacos with fragrant corn tortillas and fresh salsa.  Don’t leave the fun without having a taste of the market. 

Find out what else is happening in the area

Our DigInVT events calendar is ramping up for the summer! Check it out and coordinate your farmers market trip with a fun food and farm related event. You can also follow one of the Trails on our site, or make your own! It will even populate a Google Map for easy navigating. There are so many things to do.

On each DigInVT farmers market profile, scroll down and see the nearby places, because you may just find something else you won't want to miss. For example, if you're visiting the Waitsfield Farmers Market, you will also want to check out the nearby Mad River Taste Place.

Check to see which forms of payment are accepted

These days, most farmers markets accept debit/credit cards, Farm to Family, Crop Cash, and EBT/SNAP. But it's always best to check so there are no surprises. Almost all of the farmers market profiles linked below include this information. As always, we recommend checking the farmers market's website or social media for the most recent information prior to visiting.

Check out NOFA-VT's What to Expect at Farmers Markets This Season page for more helpful information!

And now, onto the markets!

Find one by county and enjoy the bounty Vermont’s warmer months have to offer. Reminder - please be sure to check the farmers market’s web and social media pages prior to visiting for the most up-to-date information.

Addison
Middlebury Farmers Market - Wednesday, 9:00am - 12:30pm (May 7 - October 6); Saturday, 9:00am - 12:30pm (May 1 - October 30)
Vergennes Farmers Market - Thursday, 3:00pm - 6:00pm (June 16 - October 6)

Bennington
Arlington Village Farmers Market - Friday, 4:00pm - 7:00pm (June 3 - Sept 9)
Bennington Farmers Market - Saturday, 10:00am - 1:00pm (May 7 - October 22)
Dorset Farmers Markets - Sunday, 10:00am - 2:00pm (May 8- October 9)
Manchester Farmers Market - Thursday, 3:00pm - 6:00pm (May 26 - October 6)

Caledonia
Hardwick Area Farmers Market - Friday, 3:00pm - 6:00pm (May 20 - October 7) 
Lyndon Farmers Market - Friday, 3:00pm - 6:00pm (June 3 - October 7) 
Peacham Farmers Market - Sunday, 12:00pm - 3:00pm (June 23 - September 1) 

Chittenden
Burlington Farmers Market - Saturday, 9:00am - 2:00pm (May 7 - October 29) 
Jericho Farmers Market - Thursday, 3:00pm - 6:30pm (May 26 - October 6)
Old North End Farmers Market (Burlington) - Tuesday, 3:00pm - 6:30pm (June 7 - October 25)
Richmond Farmers Market - Friday, 3:00pm - 6:30pm (June 3 - October 14)
Shelburne Farmers Market - Saturday, 9:00am - 1:00pm (May 28 - October 15)
Winooski Farmers Market - Sunday, 10:00am - 2:00pm (May 28- October 16)

Franklin
Montgomery Farmers Market - Saturday, 9:00am - 1:00pm (July 9  - September 10)
Northwest Farmers Market (St. Albans) - Saturday, 9:00am - 2:00pm (May 14 - October 29)
St. Albans Bay Farmers Market - Thursday, 4:30pm - 7:30pm (May 26 - September 8)

Grand Isle

Champlain Islands Farmers Market (Grand Isle) - Saturday, 10:00am - 2:00pm (May 21 - October 29)
Champlain Islands Farmers Market (South Hero) - Wednesday, 3:00pm - 6:00pm (May 25 - September 14)

Lamoille
Morrisville Farmers Market - Saturday, 9:00am - 1:00pm (May 21 - October 8)
Stowe Farmers Market - Sunday, 10:30am - 3:00pm (May 15 - October 16) 

Orange
Chelsea Farmers Market - Friday, 3:00pm - 6:00pm (May 20 - September 30)
Randolph Farmers Market - Saturday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (May 25 - October 8)

Orleans
Craftsbury Farmers Market - Saturday, 10:00am - 1:00pm (May 20 - September 30)
Glover Farmers Market - Sunday, 11:00am - 2:00pm (June 12 - October 2)
Newport Farmers Market - Wednesday, 9:00am - 2:00pm (June 1 - October 12); Saturday, 9:00am - 2:00pm (May 14 - October 15)

Rutland
Brandon Farmers Market - Friday, 9:30am - 2:30pm (June 3 - October 7)
Fair Haven Farmers Market - Thursday, 3:00pm - 6:00pm (May 12 - October 13)
Killington Farmers Market - Friday, 3:00pm - 6:00pm (August 5 - October 13)
Rutland County Farmers Market - Wednesday, 3:00pm - 6:00pm (May 25 - October 26); Saturday, 9:00am - 2:00pm (May 7 - October 29)
Vermont Farmers Market - Wednesday, 3:00pm - 5:00pm (May 18 - October 26); Saturday, 9:00am - 2:00pm (May 7 - October 29)

Washington
Barre Farmers Market - Wednesday, 3:30pm - 6:30pm (June 1 - September 28)
Capital City Farmers Market (Montpelier) - Saturday, 9:00am - 1:00pm (May 7 - October 29)
Northfield Farmers Market - Tuesday, 3:00pm - 6:00pm (May 17 - October 11)
Waitsfield Farmers Market - Saturday, 9:00am - 1:00pm (May 14 - October 8)
Waterbury Farmers Market - Thursday, 4:00pm - 7:00pm (May 26 - September 8)

Windham
Greater Falls Farmers Market (Bellows Falls) - Friday, 4:00pm - 7:00pm (June 17 - September 30)
Brattleboro Area Farmers Market - Saturday, 9:00am - 2:00pm (May 7 - October 29)
West River Farmers Market (Londonderry) - Saturday, 9:00am - 1:00pm (May 28 - October 9)
Putney Farmers Market - Sunday, 11:00am - 2:00pm (May 29 - October 9)
Townshend Farmers Market - Friday, 4:00pm - 6:30pm (May 27 - October 7)

Windsor
Hartland Farmers Market - Friday, 4:00pm - 7:00pm (June 3 - October 7) 
Norwich Farmers Market - Saturday, 9:00am - 1:00pm (May 19 - October 29)
Rochester Farmers Market & Exchange - Friday; 3:00pm - 6:00pm (May 27 - October 7)
Royalton Farmers Market - Thursday, 3:00pm - 6:00pm (May 27 - September 9)
Woodstock Market on the Green - Wednesday, 3:00pm - 6:00pm (June 1 - October 12)