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. 

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.