News from the market

Got Apples? Bring them to make cider on the 14th!

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.

Seventh annual apple pie contest: October 7!

pieFlaky 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.

July at the Market

Dairy Day photo
Thank you to everyone who came out last month and helped make Dairy Day a success!
Don’t forget our monthly membership raffle! New and existing members will have their names entered in to win a basket full of market goods! Stop at the manager’s tent for more info.

And now… Happening at the market in July:

July 1st
Entertainment: Bruce Wheat
Jeannie Davis will be doing a beekeeping demo
Children’s Tent: Deb Rice

July 8th
Entertainment: Beladi Belly Dancers
Children’s Tent: Bennington Free Library

July 15th
Entertainment: Passin Thru
Children’s Tent: McCullough Library

July 22nd
Entertainment: Linda Cullum
Children’s Tent: McCullough Library

July 29th
Entertainment: Trio Cafe Budapest
Children’s Tent: Growing Up Right

We’re excited to welcome our new vendors:
Vermont Spatzle Company
Spirits of Old Bennington

June at the market

Tuesday markets are underway!

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.

June 10:

Entertainment: Cosby Gibson
Children’s tent host: The Bennington Free Library

June 17:

Entertainment: Joe Tucker
Children’s tent host: The Learning Tree

June 24:

Entertainment: Steve Spensley
Children’s tent host: John G. McCullough Free Library

Vermont Harvest of the Month – take the pledge!

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:
– Print these recipe cards and hand them out at your farmers‘ market
– Table top display cards, shelf tags, and more. These can be downloaded for free, and are found through clicking on the featured harvest of the month item. 

Outdoor Market Opening Day is May 6

Join us for the first outdoor market: Saturday, May 6, 10am-1pm!

photo of herb startsWe’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!

 

Musical entertainment announced for the 2017 outdoor market!

Photo of belly dancers

MAY
6 The Ransom Notes
13 Dave Kellner, David Banulis
20 Bud and James
27 Chris Giannitti (Mowgli)

JUNE
3 Barry Hyman
10 Cosby Gibson
17 Joe Tucker
24 Steve Spensley

JULY
1 Bruce Wheat
8 Beledi Tribal Bellydance
15 Passin Thru
22 Linda Cullum
29 Trio Cafe Budapest

AUGUST
5 Cindy and Kelly
12 Gus Bloch
19 Scott Forrest
26 Deena Chappell

SEPTEMBER
2 Bernice Lewis
9 TBA
16 Aura Shards
23 TBA
30 Ms. Wicker and Mr. Tony Elbow