News from the market

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

Join us for our last indoor market on April 15!

Entertainment: Beard and Glasses.  Also happening, soil testing! Bring a sample from your garden to test the PH levels!

We would like to thank the Baptist Church for hosting us once again this winter. We would also like to thank John who accommodated our needs at every market.

Market news from March:

Inaugural Macaroni and Cheese Cook Off raises funds for Meals on Wheels

Nearly a dozen local cooks participated in a Macaroni and Cheese Cook Off hosted February 18 by the Bennington Farmers’ Market. The event raised more than $400 for Bennington County Meals on Wheels programs. Jezy Robert’s “Best Macaroni and Cheese”took first place honors while Mike Giannini’s “Four Cheese Fondue” grabbed the silver. Peter Hopkins placed third with his “Macaroni and Cheese with Braised Venison. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Opening day at the park is May 6th!

Beginning on May 6th the market will run every Saturday from 10-1 at the river walk at Bennington Station and will continue through October. We have exciting demos and events planned. Our membership drive begins this month. Get our new 2017 pint glass as a thank you.

Can Your Mac & Cheese Compete?

Saturday, February 18, 10 a.m. till noon:
Think about entering our Macaroni and Cheese Cook Off! The competition is open to mac and cheese aficionados of all ages and skill levels, including everyday fans of the creamy comfort food, amateur chefs, and local restauranteurs.

To participate, sign up at one of our upcoming markets, or contact Audrey at the phone/email listed below.

Bring a hot crock pot full of your best recipe by 9:30 the day of the competition.

Samples of the entries will be for sale for $1 each to patrons, who will cast ballots for their favorites. Votes will be counted starting at noon, though samples will still be available for sale.

Prizes will be awarded at 12:30 to the top three entrants.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Bennington County Meals on Wheels.

For a list of rules or for more information please contact Audrey Pietrucha at 802-733-6981 or at vermontvanilla@gmail.com.