Consumer Night at the Vermont Farm Show

Event Details

Celebrate the diversity of Vermont Agriculture at the 9th Annual Consumer Night at the Vermont Farm Show! Open on the second night of the Farm Show, local food, beverages, and crafts will take center stage in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion where attendees can learn about, sample, and purchase a broad range of some of Vermont’s best agricultural products.

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 | 4 PM - 7 PM
Champlain Valley Exposition | Blue Ribbon Pavilion
105 Pearl St, Essex Junction, Vermont 05452

Free Admission and Parking!



Schedule of Events

4:00 - 7:00 PM:  Buy Local Market     

Sample and shop great Vermont products at the Buy Local Market featuring prepared meals, local dairy, meat, fruits and vegetables, maple syrup, honey, condiments, wine, beer, spirits, wool, and handmade crafts and ready-to-eat prepared foods.

5:15 – 6:15 PM: Capital Cook-Off

Vermont State Representatives, State Senators and Agency of Agriculture staff face off in a fast-paced cooking contest where a secret ingredient presented by Rooted in Vermont is revealed at the last minute which teams must incorporate into their dishes.  Judges and attendees have the opportunity to taste the dishes and vote for the 2020 winner. 

6:30 PM: Raffle Winners Announced

Make a purchase from any vendor at the Buy Local Market and receive a ticket to be entered into the raffle to win exciting prizes from local businesses!

6:45 PM: Capital Cook-Off Winners Announced


2020 Buy Local Market Vendors:

Ash Grove Farm:    wool, yarn, knitted clothing, woolen crafts

Bees On Broadway:    Vermont honey, beeswax products, and herbal soap

Center for an Agricultural Economy:    local food system nonprofit based in Hardwick

Earth Rhythm Herbal:    herbal tinctures, teas, oils, syrup and glycerin, CBD body products

Fairy Tale Farm:    fresh and aged cheeses, sheep milk gelato, yarn and blankets

Good Body Products:    body care products, salves, scrrubs, scents, oils, CBD products

goodMix Foods:    superfood breakfast blends

Goodrich's Maple Farm, LLC:    infused maple syrup

Happy Bird Poultry Farm, LLC:    raw and smoked chicken, pork, beef products, smoked cheese and butter

Hell's Gate Distillery:    spirits produced exclusively from farm-grown produce

High Goose Farm:    black currant and berry concentrates, purees, syrup and jams

Huard Family Farm:    goat meat, meatballs, goat milk caramels, soap, tea  

Hurricane Flats:    farm-grown popcorn

It's Arthur's Fault:    sauces, caramels, hot fudge

Kimball Brook Farm (GMOC):    organic milks, cheese, iced teas, and lemonade, CBD-infused beverages                

Kingdom Creamery of Vermont:    ice cream, butter

Libity Bits (Vermont Amber Candy Co.):    snacking toffee in unique sweet and savory flavors

Live Forever Foods:    locally sourced, organic, plant-based pre-packaged meals

Morrill Mountain Fruit Farm, LLC:    fruit pate sourced from farm-grown fruit

Moultroup Valley Farm:    frozen grassfed beef

Mt. Mansfield Creamery, LLC:    farmstead, handcrafted raw milk cheeses

Northeast Kingdom Hemp Inc.:    CBD oil tinctures and body products, maple nips

Nothin' But Curd:    fresh cheese curds and fresh cheese spreads

SBFK Inc. (Sugar Bob's Finest Kind):    smoked maple syrup, maple sriracha, barbeque sauce    

Singing Spindle Spinnery:    clothing, yarn, fiber, knittingfelting kits

Smugglers' Notch Distillery:    vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, bourbon, barrel-aged syrup

Snow Farm Winery, LLC:    tastings and bottles of farm-produced wine

Two Gramma's Farm:    Shetland wool products, yarn and roving

Woodland Knits:    felted and knitted wool hats and accessories

...and more!


To apply to vend at the Buy Local Market, contact:

Faith Raymond
(802) 828-1619 

For more information about Consumer Night, visit our Consumer Night Facebook page or contact:

Alissa Matthews
(802) 505-1661


Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901

Program Contacts

  • Media Inquiries                      802.622.4662
  • Licensing & Registration        802.828.2436
  • Business Development          802.828.1619
  • Feed, Seed, Fertilizer & Lime  802.828.2431
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory                                  802.585.6073
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                           802.828.2433
  • Produce Program                  802.522.3132
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Farmer Assistance                    802.622.4098
    • Enforcement                                802.828.2431
    • Reports                                      802.272.0323
    • BMP's                                      802.828.3474
  • Act 250                          802.828.2431 
  • Pesticide                        802.828.2431