Buy Local Markets

Winter Buy Local Market 

Open on Consumer Night at the Vermont Farm Show

February 1, 2017
4:00 – 7:00 PM
Blue Ribbon Pavilion, Champlain Valley Expo
105 Pearl Street, Essex Junction

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets, in conjunction with the Vermont Farm Show, is pleased to announce the 6th Annual Buy Local Market to be held during “Consumer Night” at the Vermont Farm Show on February 1, 2017. The Buy Local Market, located in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion Building, will present consumers with an ideal occasion to taste, learn about, and buy Vermont agricultural products from across our state.

Vendors of Vermont agricultural products can apply for FREE booth space at the Winter Buy Local Market. Download the application below.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Apply by December 19, 2016.

Application for 2017 Winter Buy Local Market

Last year’s Winter Buy Local Market featured over 50 farmers and producers of local cheese, meat, fruits and vegetables, milk, maple syrup, jams, culinary oils, honey, wine, beer, spirits, wool, and handmade crafts as well as ready-to-eat prepared foods such as bacon hot dogs and ice cream cones. Over 500 people shopped and grazed their way through the local product booths, and three raffle prizes were awarded to lucky Buy Local Market customers. 

The Buy Local Market features the best agricultural products that Vermont communities have to offer and is an excellent opportunity for producers expand their market and customer base. In addition, products from the Buy Local Market will be featured in the “Capital Cook-Off” held concurrently in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion. Both events will be covered by local radio and television. See more photos from last year's Consumer Night here

2016 Winter Buy Local Market Vendors
Vendor County Products
Champlain Orchards Addison Apples, Cider
Fairy Tale Farm Addison Cheese
Full Sun Company Addison  Culinary Oils
Heavenly Honey Apiary Addison Honey
Kimball Brook Farm Addison Dairy Products
Vermont Trade Winds Addison Maple
Artesano Caledonia Mead
Dunc's Mill Caledonia Rum
Kind Kitchen Caledonia Korean Fruit Syrups & Jams
Kingdom Creamery Caledonia Dairy Products
Vermont Chevon Caledonia  Goat Meat
Adventures in Granola Chittenden Granola
Ash Grove Farm Chittenden Sheepskin, Wool
Hillside Creamery Chittenden Milk & Yogurt
Maple Wind Farm Chittenden Poultry, Eggs, Veggies
Parker Family Farm Chittenden Fudge, Relish
Shelburne Farms Chittenden Cheese
St Hillaire Family Farm Chittenden Black Currant Products
Yolo! Snacks Chittenden Popcorn Snacks
Boston Post Dairy Franklin Cheese
Farmer Sue Franklin Hot Sauces, Salsas
Garuka Bars Franklin Homemade Energy Bars
Blue Heron Farm Grand Isle Yarn, Lamb Meat, Sheep Skins, Pork
Hall Home Place Grand Isle Ice Cider
Paradise Bay Farm Grand Isle Handspun Yarn
Boyden Valley Winery Lamoille Wine, Cider, Liqueurs
Motown Mushrooms Lamoille Mushroom Grow Kits
Vermont Maple Forest Products Lamoille Maple Products
Vermont Whey Feed Pigs Orange Sausage, Pork Chops
Vermont Natural Sheepskin Orange Sheep & Goat Skins
Woods Vermont Syrup Orange Maple Products
Butterworks Farm Orleans Dairy Procuts
Huard Family Farm Orleans Goat Milk/Meat, Other
Vermont Bee Balm Orleans Lip Balm, Body Butter
Vermont Birch Syrup Company Orleans Birch Syrup
Woods Edge Farm Orleans Pestos, Pickled Garlic
Vermont Sundae Rutland Dessert Sauces
Burelli Farm Washington Poultry, Beef, Pork
Joe’s Kitchen @ Screamin’ Ridge Farm      Washington      Soups
Lightfoot Farm Washington Herbal Teas, Maple Sweeteners
Mad River Distillers Washington Spirits
Singing Spindle Spinnery Washington Yarn, Wool Goods
Vermont Artisan Coffee & Tea Washington Coffee & Tea
Vermont Switchel Washington  Switchel
Billings Farm Windsor Cheese, Butter
High Gambol Farm Windsor Fleece & Sausage

Summer Buy Local Market

August 10, 2016
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Vermont State House Lawn, Montpelier
The Summer Buy Local Market on the State House Lawn returns to Montpelier on August 10, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., providing an exceptional opportunity for Montpelier residents, visitors and daytime employees to support Vermont suppliers of local food and agricultural products. This year marks the second Summer Buy Local Market, which will coincide with the United States Department of Agriculture’s 17th annual National Farmers Market Week.
Featured items include fresh and prepared local foods and agricultural products, such as produce and meats, wood products, yarn and other handmade goods, as well as prepared lunch offerings and ice cream. The Buy Local Market brings the diversity, quality and freshness of Montpelier’s weekend farmers’ market to a weekday audience. Join us at this unique event celebrating local foods and agricultural goods on the Statehouse Lawn!

2016 Summer Buy Local Market Vendors

Vendor Town/City Products 
Asian Homestyle Cooking Lyndon  Dumplings, summer rolls, Asian entrees
Billings Farm Woodstock Cheese
Birchgrove Baking Montpelier Iced coffee, cookies, croissants, shortcakes, quiche
Maple syrup, birch syrup, honey
Butterworks Farm  Westfield Yogurt, buttermilk
Caledonia Spirits Hardwick Barr Hill gin, Barr Hill vodka, elderberry cordial, raw honey
Curly Girl Pops Montpelier Popsicles 
Eden Ice Cider Newport Ice cider
Fairy Tale Farm  Bridport Cheese, yarn, blankets
Fuego Burlington  Tacos and taquitos 
Garuka Bars Montgomery Center  Energy bars handmade with VT raw honey
Gratitude Farms Northfield Microgreens, wheatgrass
Greybar Farm E. Randolph Blueberries, fresh vegetables, eggs
Groennfell Meadery Colchester Mead
Highland Gardens Middlesex Produce, pickles, plants
Huard Family Farm Craftsbury Goat milk and meat, braised meatballs, mint tea, goat milk caramel and soap
Joe's Kitchen  Montpelier Soup, sauces, dips
Kimball Brook Farm N. Ferrisburg Milk, flavored milk, iced tea
Kingdom Creamery E. Hardwick Ice cream
Lightfoot Farm  Northfield Falls  Maple sweetened fruit jams, herbal teas, dried flowers, maple cream
Luiza's Homemade with Love Shelburne  Cheese and potato pierogi
Mad River Distillers Burlington Rum, corn whiskey, bourbon, rye, apple brandy
Maple Wind Farm Huntington Beef, poultry, pork, eggs, vegetables, hot dogs
Mediterranean Mix Essex Junction Greek specialities, samosas, eggplant parmesan, salads, baklava, dolmas
MoTown Mushrooms Morristown Fresh gourmet mushrooms, mushroom growing kits
Parker Family Farm  Williston Relish, jam and jelly, fudge
Peaceful Harvest Mushrooms  Worcester  Varied mushrooms 
Redhouse Sweets Fairfield Cheddar croissants, cinnamon buns, woopie pies, fruit packets
Shire Beef Vershire  Beef cuts, beef sausage, beef hot dogs
Singing Spindle Spinnery  Duxbury  Sea salts, perennials, herb plants, wool crafts, yarns
Snowshoe Farm Alpacas Peachum Alpaca yarn, fiber
Snug Valley Farm  E. Hardwick Beef, pork, steaks, sausages, salami, dog treats
Vermont Creamery  Websterville 
Assorted chevre, Bonne Bouche, Cremont, butter
Vermont Village Barre Applesauce, apple butter, apple cider vinegar
Windstone Farm  Williston Garlic and cilantro pesto