Dig In to Vermont Farmers Markets
By Dig In Vermont
Spring is the start of farmers market season in Vermont. Visiting a farmers market is a great way to explore a region, discover new foods, and bring home a basket of ingredients to inspire your next meal.
Here are some of the things you can expect to find on your next trip to the farmers market: fresh vegetables and fruits, pickles, jams, maple syrup, cheese, crafts made by Vermont artisans (think pottery, jewelry, soaps, fiber arts), spirits, prepared foods, and more! It's a great place to find gifts, too. Many markets have musicians playing every week making each market even more of a celebration of arts, food and community.
Bring a cooler & a basket or reusable bags
Be ready for an adventure! No matter which farmers market you decide to visit, don't forget to bring a cooler with ice packs. Even if you don't think you'll need it, you never know when you'll find the perfect cheese! And you won't want to cut your day trip short to get all that delicious local food into your fridge. Be sure to bring a basket and/or reusable bags for your purchases.
Chat with a farmer or two
This is one of the best parts of visiting a farmers market! Don't be afraid to ask questions - vendors are happy to share the stories behind their products - their favorite ways to use the vegetable you may not be super familiar with, the cider that pairs best with their cheese, which of their tomato varieties are best for making salsa...it's a great opportunity to learn and taste something new!
Enjoy the flavors of the market
Enjoy breakfast sandwiches freshly made with local bacon, a fresh egg and Vermont cheese or baked goods filled with seasonal fruit. And for lunch, tuck into a plate of freshly steamed dumplings, grass fed beef burger or tacos with fragrant corn tortillas and fresh salsa. Don’t leave the fun without having a taste of the market.
Find out what else is happening in the area
Check out DigInVT events calendar and coordinate your farmers market trip with a fun food and farm related event. You can also follow one of the Trails on our site, or make your own! It will even populate a Google Map for easy navigating. There are so many things to do.
- Grab a beer at a Vermont brewery,
- Stop by a farmstand and pick-your-own berries,
- Find a spot for dinner,
- and so much more!