Many folks in Central Vermont continue to shop local and support their local farmers and area artisans while boosting their weekend grocery shopping experience by visiting Montpelier and Waterbury’s Winter Farmers Markets offered again throughout the indoor vending season.
Montpelier’s markets are held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, 10:00-2:00, at VT College of Fine Arts’ gymnasium on the corner of East State Street and College Street. Waterbury/Duxbury’s winter markets are on the second Saturday of the month at Thatcher Brook Primary School on Stowe Street in Waterbury.
These local community marketplaces offer quality baked goods, cheeses, meats, prepared foods, maple products and vegetables, directly from local farms and growers. The crafters, growers and producers hand sell their products and are eager to answer questions and tell their story. Local musicians and freshly prepared goods provide a perfect setting to browse, shop and socialize with friends and neighbors. Plenty of on- site parking is available at both markets as are sidewalks for those who want to meet their daily exercise and healthy foods New Year’s resolutions at the same time.
EBT and Debit cards are accepted at both markets to buy “market tokens” to be used at the various booths to purchase eligible food items. Mark your calendars, pack up the kids and take a winter fieldtrip to see how enjoyable “close to community” commerce can be.
Montpelier Winter Farmer’s Market Dates
Jan 7th, Jan 21, Feb 11, Feb 18, Mar 3, Mar 17, and Apr 7 Apr 21
Waterbury/Duxbury Winter’s Farmer’s Market
Jan 14th, Feb 11, Mar 10, Apr 14th