February at the Market

We know Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, but we hope you won’t let that discourage you from visiting our winter market! We invite you to come get grounded at the farmers’ market; support the folks who work year-round to bring you locally grown produce, handmade products and other delicious treats.

February 3

At the Manager’s Table: 
Forgot to bring cash, but want to purchase goodies at the market? We have you covered – you can always stop by the manager’s table to use your debit or SNAP card to receive market tokens.

Music:
Krista Speroni & Brian DeAngelo

February 17

cookbooksCookbook Swap:
Looking for new recipes? The John G. McCullough Free Library will host a Cookbook Swap at the market on Saturday, February 17th from 10:00AM to 1:00PM. Bring along cookbooks and other food-related books you’re ready to part with and exchange them for others! Out of respect for your fellow swappers, books should be in good condition. Every child who stops by this booth will receive a free gently used book to keep!

Music:
Tom Gizzi

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Mac and Cheese Cook Off!

The winners were:
1st Place – Peter Hopkins with his Bennington Farmers Market Macaroni and Cheese
2nd Place – Katie Keir with Katie’s seven Cheese Macaroni and Cheese
3rd Place – Melissa Frechette with Corny Macaroni and Cheese

Eight competitors brought crock pots full of unique mac and cheeses and we raised about $570 for Meals on Wheels! Thanks to all who participated!

Thanksgiving Holiday Market is November 18!

First Baptist Church, East Main Street in Bennington: 10am to 1 pm

All winter markets this year run 10am – 1pm on the first and third Saturday of the month.
Celebrate the season of thanks with Bennington Farmers’ Market this Saturday. Over 20 vendors will be there with honey, maple syrup, baked goods, cheese, produce, meat, jams and jellies, sprouts,  sauces, freshly roasted coffee beans and coffee to drink, ready to eat foods, Old Bennington Spirits, and crafts for the upcoming holiday season.

Our final member raffle will be pulled this Saturday: winners receive a basket filled with goodies from market vendors. The raffle will start up again next May.
Winners so far:

  • May: Denise Main
  • June: Valerie Shemeth
  • July: Althea Church
  • Aug.: Duncan and Ann Campbell
  • Sept.: Ann Kremers

This week’s musical guest is Gus Bloch. Come meet your local farmers and neighbors, have lunch, a cup of coffee, get all your shopping done, all while enjoying great music. What a perfect way to spend your Saturday morning.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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.

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