Vermont Farmers Markets
Spring fever has officially kicked in. On Sunday I ventured out to my first farmers’ market of the season. I bought a hearty loaf of maple-cinnamon-raisin bread from Elmore Mountain Bread and spent the rest of the morning shopping for local produce, fresh flowers and honey.

Farmers’ markets started to grow in popularity in the 1970s in larger cities and towns across the state. Now you’ll find them in every corner of Vermont. The number of farmers’ markets in Vermont has grown steadily from 19 in 1986 to more than 50 in 2010.

Several farmers’ markets open for the season in May. The rest are up and running by mid-June and offer weekly markets through October.

Vermont Farmers’ Markets
I’ve been to a decent amount of Vermont farmers’ markets over the years. Here is a list of my favorite weekend farmers’ markets:

Brattleboro Area Farmers’ Market
Route 9, Brattleboro
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
May 15-Oct. 30, 2010

Bristol Farmers’ Market
Main Street, Bristol
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
June 5-Sept. 25, 2010

Burlington Farmers’ Market
College Street and City Hall Park, Burlington
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
May 8-Oct. 30, 2010

Dorset Farmers’ Market
Route 30, Dorset
Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
May 16-Oct. 11, 2010

Jamaica Village Farmers’ Market
Route 30, Jamaica
Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
May 23-Oct. 10, 2010

Montpelier Farmers’ Market
State Street, Montpelier
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
May 1-October 23, 2010

St. Johnsbury Farmers’ Market
Pearl Street, St. Johnsbury
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
May 15-Oct.30, 2010

Stowe Farmers’ Market
Route 108, Stowe
Sundays, 10:30 to 3 p.m.
May 16-Oct. 17, 2010

Waitsfield Farmers’ Market
Route 100, Waitsfield
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
May 22-Oct. 23, 2010

7 Comments

  • I agree….Farmer’s Markets are just wonderful….they are very popular in Tuscany and are all over the country!

    WONDERFUL Flowerpot…..Gorgeous countryside on the first pic!!!!!!
    Have a beautiful and sunny week, Erica!
    ciao ciao elvira

  • Hi Alyson — I know, it’s so much fun to go to farmers’ markets! I was so excited to be at the one in Stowe on Sunday. It definitely helped that it was a gorgeous day.

    Hi Erin — Someday you’ll have to visit VT! Hope your exams went well.

    Hi Elvira — Thanks so much. I love how farmers’ markets make you feel so connected to community. They are so special that way.

    Hi Matt — You’re right. I imagine Burlington had one of the first farmers’ markets in the state.

  • Williston farmer’s market is really fun and My LIttle Cupcake is there (she has the best tiny cupcakes ever!!!!!) starts saturday june 5th goes to October 2nd 10-2 on saturdays.

    Also, Healthy Living/South Burlington does an amazing market every other Sunday starts June 6th!

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