See you at the December markets!

Join us this Saturday, December 1st for the first of two holiday markets in December. The second market will be December 15th.

In addition to our regular offerings of quality meat, produce, honey, maple syrup, and baked goods, we will have local hand-made crafts. Joe Comi from Mass MOCA and his hand-turned wooden bowls, Jon Davis calendars and photographs, shoulder bags by Ann Brittin, jewelry by emveo and cake, scarves, bags and mittens by Sommerska.

The John G. McCullough Free Library will be at the December markets, perfect for gaining inspiration for a new winter dish. 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.

And don’t forget we have jams, coffee, ready-made food and much much more! Start your holiday shopping at our market!

The dedicated & hardworking people that make up our vendors are so much more than vendors at the Bennington Farmers’ Market. Join us as we learn a little more, shining a spotlight on the people who make up the Bennington Farmers’ Market community.

This month’s vendor spotlight is Emveo so we interviewed Merrie VanOrden about her business. Check out the Q & A on our Vendors page to learn a little about Emveo & don’t forget to “like” them on Facebook to stay up to date!

August at the market

While we can’t change the humidity in the air, we can offer fresh produce that nourishes and hydrates your body. Support the folks who work year-round to bring you coffee, free range and organic meat and poultry, lots of fresh vegetables, maple syrup, handmade soaps and lotions, eggs, lovely preserves and mustards as well as tasty baked goods!

Please don’t forget we moved back outdoors in May, which means we are at 150 Depot Street in Downtown Bennington every Saturday from 10am to 1pm through October.

Entertainment:

August 4:

  • Music: Butchers & Thieves
  • Children’s tent: Bennington Free Library
  • Special Guest Table: ACLU

August 11:

  • Music: Cosby Gibson
  • Children’s tent: McCullough Library
  • Special Guest Table: ACLU & Rise VT (with their Smoothie Bike!)

August 18:

  • Music: Bernice Lewis
  • Children’s tent: The Learning Tree

August 25:

  • Music: Tom Gizzi & Mark Dufault
  • Children’s tent: The Learning Tree

 

Become a member today!

You can become a Bennington Farmers’ Market member any Saturday this month! For $25, you will receive a custom-printed pint glass with the new 2018 design (pictured above). Additional perks of membership include an opportunity to vote at the market’s annual meeting and you will be entered into our monthly drawing for a basket of market goodies.

July at the market

After the heat wave, we are enjoying the cooler weather – it looks like it will be perfect for exploring the market! Support the folks who work year-round to bring you coffee, free range and organic meat and poultry, lots of fresh vegetables, maple syrup, handmade soaps and lotions, eggs, lovely preserves and mustards as well as tasty baked goods!

Please don’t forget we moved back outdoors in May, which means we are at 150 Depot Street in Downtown Bennington every Saturday from 10am to 1pm through October.

July 7:

  • Music: Alex Smith
  • Children’s tent: Bennington Free Library
  • Special Guest Table: 350Vermont

July 14:

  • Music: David Kellner & David Banulis
  • Children’s tent: Growing Up Right
  • Special Guest Table: ACLU

July 21:

  • Music: TBA
  • Children’s tent: McCullough Library

July 28:

  • Music: Deena Chappell Smith
  • Children’s tent: Sunrise Family Resource Center

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

Bank of Bennington
Bennington College
GVH Studio, Inc.
Jacobs Law Offices, LLC
Shires Area Chamber of Commerce
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
Spice ‘N Nice
The Tuscan Sunflower
Vermont Land Trust
Wassick Tire Service
Whitman’s Feed Store
The Yoga Place

Become a Member!

You can become a Bennington Farmers’ Market member any Saturday! For $25, you will receive a custom-printed pint glass with the new 2018 design. Additional perks of membership include an opportunity to vote at the market’s annual meeting and you will be entered into our monthly drawing for a basket of market goodies.

June at the Market

After a couple rainy Saturdays in May, we were excited to end the month with a sunshine-filled Saturday and we’re looking forward to several more beautiful Saturdays at the market this month. Support the folks who work year-round to bring you coffee, free range and organic meat and poultry, lots of fresh greens, onions, microgreens, potatoes, maple syrup, handmade soaps and lotions, eggs, lovely preserves and mustards as well as tasty baked goods!

Please don’t forget we moved back outdoors in May, which means we are at 150 Depot Street in Downtown Bennington every Saturday from 10am to 1pm through October.

June 2:

  • Dairy Day
  • Children’s tent: McCullough Library
  • Music: Matthew Runciman

June 9:

  • Master Gardener Plant Sale
  • Children’s tent: Bennington Free Library
  • Music: Immune Friction

June 16:

  • NOFA Audit
  • Children’s tent: Bennington Early Childhood Center
  • Music: Beladi Belly Dancers

June 23:

  • Customer Count
  • Children’s tent: Lawrence School for Young Children
  • Music: Passin Thru

June 30:

  • Beekeeping from Jeanne Davis
  • Children’s tent: Bennington County Head Start
  • Music: Scott Forrest

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!