Buy Local Markets

Winter Buy Local Market 

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets, in conjunction with the Vermont Farm Show, is pleased to announce the 7th annual Winter Buy Local Market to be held during Consumer Night on January 31, 2018. The Buy Local Market will present consumers with an ideal opportunity to taste, learn, and buy Vermont agricultural products from across our state in one convenient location.

This event will feature over 50 Vermont 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 local foods. The Buy Local Market features the best agricultural products that Vermont communities have to offer and are excellent opportunities for producers to expand their market and customer base.

Click here for a full list of 2018 Buy Local Market vendors!

Event:  Annual Buy Local Market during Consumer Night at the Vermont Farm Show 

When: January 31, 2018

Where: Blue Ribbon Pavilion on Champlain Valley Exposition grounds

Time: 4pm – 7pm

Deadline for Applications: January 17th, 2018.

Application link:

Please contact Alissa Matthew & Faith Raymond with any questions you may have.

We are looking forward to working with you to create another fantastic event!


Past event:

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets hosts Buy Local Markets to help provide consumers with an ideal occasion to taste, learn about, and buy Vermont agricultural products from across Vermont. 

Who will be there? Find the full list of local vendors that have participated in the 2017 Buy Local Markets, HERE!

These markets will feature over 40 Vermont 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. 

Waterbury Buy Local Market

Thursday, August 3rd, 3pm - 6:30pm

Waterbury State Complex Horseshoe Lawn and across the street at the Waterbury Farmers' Market 

Join us for a special evening in the town of Waterbury on August 3rd from 3pm - 6:30pm. We are inviting farm and food vendors from all across Vermont for a celebration of all things local. Come mix and mingle with local producers, get a taste of summer, enter raffles for great local prizes, and learn all about the many wonderful programs offered by VAAFM and our partners.


Summer Buy Local Market

Wednesday, August 9th, 3pm – 6:30pm

Vermont State House Lawn, Montpelier

Coinciding with the United States Department of Agriculture’s 18th annual National Farmers Market Week, the Summer Buy Local Market on the State House Lawn returns for its third year, bigger and better than ever to Montpelier on August 9, 2017 from 3pm to 6:30pm. Montpelier residents, visitors and employees are invited for this exceptional opportunity to support Vermont suppliers of local food and agricultural products. 

Fall Foliage Buy Local Market

Wednesday October 4th 11am-2pm

Vermont State House Lawn, Montpelier

With the success of the Summer Buy Local Markets, we are pleased to introduce a second opportunity in Montpelier to experience the diversity, quality and freshness of the Capitol City weekend farmers’ market on a weekday. Join us again to celebrate local foods and agricultural goods on the Statehouse Lawn, this time during peak fall foliage season!


Consumer Night at the Vermont Farm Show

February 1, 2017, 4pm - 7pm
Blue Ribbon Pavilion, Champlain Valley Expo
105 Pearl Street, Essex Junction 
The Winter Buy Local Market featured 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 were featured in the Capital Cook-Off held concurrently in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion. Both events were covered by local radio and television. See more photos from last year's Consumer Night here

Last Year's Winter Buy Local Market Vendors


Vendor County Products
Champlain Orchards Addison Apples, cider, hard cider, pies, apple butter
Full Sun Company  Addison Extra-virgin culinary oils
Heavenly Honey Apiary Addison Honey & hive products
Kimball Brook Farm Addison Flavored milk
Pin Up Pickles Addison Pickles
Sugar Bob’s Bennington Smoked maple syrup
Caledonia Spirits Caledonia Raw honey, Barr Hill vodka, Barr Hill gin
Kingdom Creamery Caledonia Ice cream 
Vermont Chevon Caledonia  Chevon (goat) meat
Adventures in Granola Chittenden Granola; organization provides opportunities for young people with disabilities
Better Baked in Vermont Chittenden Mini cheesecakes, hand pies, tart, quiche, brownies, breads
Douglas Sweets Chittenden Shortbread cookies
Hillside Creamery Chittenden Milk, yogurt, cheese spreads
J&J Farm  Chittenden Vinaigrettes, syrup, jam, rub, tea, BBQ sauces, brandy
Luiza's Homemade with Love Chittenden Pierogi
Sap! Maple Beverages Chittenden Maple soda & seltzer
Vermont Tortilla Company Chittenden Corn tortillas 
Wild Branch Foods Chittenden Maple tea, syrup, vinegar, cider jellies, maple cream
Windstone Farm  Chittenden Garlic pesto, cilantro pesto
Boston Post Dairy Franklin Cheese, goat soap & lotion, maple party mixes
Garuka Bars Franklin Energy bars handmade with Vermont raw honey
Richford Wood Products  Franklin Animal bedding 
Hall Home Place Grand Isle Ice cider & hard cider
Just Bee Good Grand Isle Raw honey
Boyden Valley Winery Lamoille Wine, cider & spirits
Elmore Roots Fruit Tree and Berry Nursery Lamoille Jams & vinegar
Jeffersonville Farmers’ and Artisan Market Lamoille Market items & samples
Rock Art Brewery  Lamoille Beer
Salvation Farms  Lamoille Information & “naturally beautiful” produce
Valley Dream Farm Lamoille Jams, jellies, pickles, canned tomatoes
Vermont Peanut Butter  Lamoille 10 varieties of peanut butter
Wood's Vermont Syrup Company  Orange Gourmet maple products
Butterworks Farm Orleans Yogurt, buttermilk, heavy cream, cheddar cheese
Cate Hill Orchard Orleans Lamb's wool, salves, honey
Eden Ice Cider Orleans Ice cider
Huard Family Farm Orleans Goat meat, meatballs
Sweet Rowen Farmstead Orleans Milk & cheese
Vermont Birch Syrup  Orleans Birch syrup 
Birchgrove Baking Washington Cookies, cakes, tarts, quiche
Burelli Farm Washington Chicken, beef, pork
Fresh Tracks Farm Washington Wine & vinegar
goodMix Foods Washington Nut & seed blends
Herb Garden Lady Washington Jams, jellies, teas, sugars
Joe’s Kitchen @ Screamin’ Ridge Farm Washington Soups & sauces
Lightfoot Farm Washington Maple, jams, herbal teas
Nutty Steph's Washington Maple candy
Singing Spindle Spinnery Washington Wool craft kits, seeds, garlic bulbs, hats, yarns 
Two Wooden Spoons  Washington Homemade granola 
Vermont Switchel Washington Switchel
Vermont Distillers Windham Metcalfe's Vermont Maple Cream Liqueur
Halvah Heaven Orleans Artisan halvah - 7 flavors
14th Star Brewing Franklin Craft beer