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!
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!
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.
Flaky 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.
23 Beard and Glasses
30 Ms. Wicker and Mr. Tony Elbow
7 Apple Pie Contest! (Music TBA)
14 Alex Smith: (last outdoor market)
21 Ron Hausthor and Eric Schatz
28 Hale Mountain Pickers
Looking for photos of the market? Check out our new Instagram feed!
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.
Entertainment: Cosby Gibson
Children’s tent host: The Bennington Free Library
Entertainment: Joe Tucker
Children’s tent host: The Learning Tree
Entertainment: Steve Spensley
Children’s tent host: John G. McCullough Free Library
Congrats to Denise Main, May winner of our non-vendor raffle!
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