Farmers markets in Vermont are as diverse as our landscape - with vendors selling a wide variety of agricultural products like fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, eggs and maple syrup as well as often offering baked goods, prepared foods, and arts & crafts. As the seasons change, you can expect to find new products at the market highlighting what's coming out of the fields right now. The outdoor market season in Vermont begins in May and continues through October. Many communities also have winter markets, moving indoors to accomodate the cooling weather in early November.
WHY THEY’RE GREAT:
- You can find a wide variety of products, including vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, cheese, baked goods, and more.
- You can talk with and purchase from many local producers in the same market visit, supporting a number of farms and local businesses!
- Many markets have music, cooking demos or other events for market customers to enjoy.
- Seasonal and certified organic items are often less expensive or competitively priced to grocery stores. To learn more, check out our pricing study.
FARMERS MARKET SHOPPING TIPS:
- Arrive early for the best selection.
- Do a “lap” of the market to see what’s available before you buy.
- Bring your own bag.
- Bring small bills or check our directory to see if your market accepts debit, credit & EBT cards.
- Buy in bulk and in season for the best deals.
- Try something new and ask questions!