Thanks to all who came out today for the Pre Order Drive Through Pick Up and supporting our local farmers and vendors. We are going to take a couple of days for rest and regrouping. We will be checking in with vendors and following guidelines as they continue to change. Governor Scott is expected to make an announcement regarding whether Farmers Markets are considered essential in Vermont in the coming days. We have let their administration know what we are doing and that it is an important viable way to continue to get healthy food to our community and support the local economy. Please share any pictures: #BFMdrivethru. We welcome feedback from the community; comment here or send an email to email@example.com.
We are excited to hold our first Pre-order Drive Through market event this weekend. Here is how it will work:Vendors will be closing all remaining pre-orders later today. True Love and WIldstone closed their pre-orders on Wednesday evening. Vehicles will enter from River St in to the parking lot. There will be a parking attendant to greet you from afar and explain how to move through the parking lot. The treasurer will be taking cards, checks and exact cash payments already in envelopes. True Love and Wildstone have made their own arrangements with their customers, and some vendors have been paid online as well. After customers receive their boxes, they will exit on Depot Street.
“Update: Bennington Farmers Market has relocated to Depot St (outdoor River Walk location). To maximize social distancing, we are implementing a pre-order only, drive through market. Details see our Facebook Page.
March 7th: Banulis, Miller and DeAngelo Jazz trio ………………………….
MARCH 21ST: Due to need to avoid large gatherings and maximize social distancing there will be no music at the markets for the foreseeable future.
First prize for a classic mac and cheese went to Luke Shaw who cooks at Meals on Wheels
Second prize for a cajun mac and cheese went to Melissa Frechette
Third prize for a layered Italian mac and cheese went to Marin Iwashko who is head cook at Meals on Wheels
Many thanks to Bennington Potters for donating the first prize casserole dish to the first prize winner!
Proceeds benefited Meals on Wheels
The market is located at the Baptist Church at 601 East Main St. the first and third Saturday of every month through April 10-1.
We are having a special market this coming Saturday at St. Peters church 10-1 Plenty of parking and all your favorite vendors will be there. Music is by the Hale Mtn Pickers. Honey, maple syrup, meats, produce, baked goods, jewelry, crafts, prepared foods, roasted coffee beans, pies and everything else you need for your Thanksgiving plans.
Come see us at our winter home at the Baptist Church East Main St. 10-1 the first and third Saturday of every month. You will find produce, honey, maple syrup, meats, breads and baked goods, fresh roasted coffee and coffee beans, ready to eat food, jewelry, handmade bags, crafts, soaps and lotions.
We had a dozen entries this year. Lots of fun! Lovely weather.
First prize went to Mary Heffron –
Second went to Pat Main –
Third was Shelly Colson –
Thanks to the Bennington Potters who donated the first prize pie dish and to Henrys market for the cheddar cheese and Bucky Broomhall for a beautiful cutting board.
The 3 judges were Amy Buckley, Marianne Zwicklbauer and Scott Sanfilippo of DiBuono Pasta.
November 2: Matthew Runciman – November 16th: Butchers and Thieves – Nov. 23rd at St Peters church for our special third market this month is the The Hale Mtn. Pickers. – —
December 7 – Deena Smith, December 21 – Jared Polens (hammer dulcimer)
We move into the Baptist Church November 2nd. All markets run 10-1 and are held the first and third Saturday of every month through April 2020. All your favorite vendors will be there, meats, veggies, baked goods, coffee and roasted beans, honey, maple syrup, crafts.
This year we will be having a special third market in November. Since Thanksgiving is very late this year, we will be holding a market Nov. 23rd at St Peters church on Pleasant St. All the vendors will be there and there’s plenty of great parking. Shop for your Thanksgiving needs by supporting your local farmers. And get a jump start on the holidays. Hours: 10-1