The ground is littered with apples and there are only so many pies, crisps and jars of applesauce we have time to make so how to use all those extra apples? Press them into cider!
Saturday, October 14 local farmer Alan Baker will have his press at the Bennington Farmers Market from 10 a.m.till 1 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring apples as well as containers to hold freshly pressed cider. While at the market take time to enjoy the music of Alex Smith and shop vendor stalls packed with fall crops, local eggs and honey, maple syrup and fresh baked breads. pies, cookies and cakes.
Flaky crust, juicy apples and spicy cinnamon will rule the day when the Bennington Farmers’ Market hosts its seventh annual apple pie competition Saturday, October 7.
Bakers from throughout the area are invited to enter their best apple pie to be judged by local food professionals. All entries must be homemade and use local apples. Pies will be judged on the quality of the crust, the flavor of the filling and overall appearance. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded.
Sign up to compete at the Bennington Farmers’ Market manager’s tent during regular Saturday market hours, 10 a.m. till 1 p.m., or through email at vermontvanilla at gmail.com Entries will be accepted until noon on October 7. Questions and online registration may be directed to Audrey Pietrucha at the above email.
Tuesday markets began on June 6th from 3-6 and will continue through October 10th. New Location: River Walk behind Bennington Station, same as Saturday’s market!
June 3rd: Dairy Day is returning!
Help us kick off Dairy Month with a celebration! Dairy Day will feature Wilcox Dairy Ice Cream, which will be for sale for twenty-five cents per scoop. There will also be educational displays, games and food samples. The event is open to all. For more information contact Audrey Pietrucha, 802-733-6981. Barry Hyman will be performing.
The Vermont Harvest of the Month program provides ready-to-go materials to promote the use of local, seasonal foods. For retailers, we provide beautiful monthly posters (mailed seasonally for $3/each) as well as free downloadable ads that can easily be printed and displayed in the store, inserted into newsletters or other promotional materials. By promoting Harvest of the Month products, you can create or strengthen partnerships with local schools and farms for a community-wide collaboration!
Sign the pledge today, and receive monthly posters and other materials to help promote seasonal foods you’re growing and selling.
Not sure you want to sign the pledge? You can still participate:
Join us for the first outdoor market: Saturday, May 6, 10am-1pm!
We’ll be back outside at the Riverwalk Park near the Station Restaurant (150 Depot St.) The stage is all assembled for The Ransom Notes, Tim Marr will lead a Green Up group to clean the park and riverside, and the children’s tent will be run by Growing Up Right.
Come visit your favorite vendors, and stock up on great food for the week!