St. Patrick’s Day

Join us this weekend to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

Spring is in the Air??

OK…after this week’s crazy wind and snow…let’s be done with this winter!  You can count on us to do our part!!  Here’s a brief run down of what’s up for March here at the Farmers’ Market.  See ya winter!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARDI GRAS is March 5th!  We’ll be featuring some cool Mardi Gras themed cookies from our bakeshop and some creative Cajun cook’in from our kitchen that day!  Fat Tuesday–the kickoff to the Easter season!

ST. PATRICK’S DAY  is Sunday March 17th! Our Bakeshop is already crank’in out Irish Soda Bread and cookies with green sprinkles! We’ve got stacks of Murphy’s and some outstanding new Vermont Irish Stout from Harpoon!  Check out our annual boiled dinner over the weekend of St. Patty’s and other store fun–like tons of locally brined corned beef and organic cabbage, carrots and potatoes and great Irish beer!

ENJOY MAPLE! :  A celebration of Maple –check out our syrup, maple lollipops, cookies and the like to celebrate the season! Take $1 off our own maple syrup with our cool label and bottle, made exclusively for us by Maplecrest Farm here in Woodstock.  And don’t forget to check out Maple Weekend throughout the entire state for more maple fun!!  March 23 and 24th!!

DRINK GREEN!:  Join us for a month long celebration of Vermont beer and take 10% ALL VERMONT BEER ALL MONTH.  Check out the Killington Brewers Festival later in March!

EASTER!!:  Yes, March 5th is the start of the Easter season and we’ll be celebrating (starting Friday March 8th) with FISH FRIDAYS during the season.  Check out Kyles’s selections every Friday or give us a call in the AM to find out what’s on special!

THINK SPRING!! The first day of SPRING is March 21st!!  Can you believe it!! We’ll start having some great looking produce from our southern areas of the US and Mexico very shortly so stay tuned!!

Check out DiginVT.com for more cool spring events around the state!!

Ain’t Love Sweet?

We’re in full Valentine’s Day mode here at the market. From local chocolate and gorgeous bouquets to bottles of bubbly and our delicious bakery menu, we have something for every sweetheart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valentine’s Surf & Turf
Specials Run Tuesday, Feb. 12th – Sunday 17th
15% Off
Australian Rack of Lamb
New England Tenderloin
New England Ribeye
15% Off
Large Scallops
Tuna
Lobster (free steaming!)
Fresh Oyster Special:
Buy 10 fresh oysters, get 2 free

 

Valentine’s Bakery Menu

Maple Creme Brulee
Our creamy creme brulee baked with maple syrup
$3.99 each

Heart Shaped Flourless Cake
Our decadent flourless chocolate cake covered in chocolate ganache and lovingly decorated.
Small $9.99   Large $19.99

Chocolate Cheesecake
Garnished with our own whipped cream and fresh fruit.
6″   $24

Conversation Heart Cookies
Huge sugar cookies say a lot! Many messages to choose from! Special requests are welcome with orders in advance.
$2.99 each

Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Fresh strawberries dipped in Belgian chocolate.
$1.99 each | 3 pack $5.99 | 6 pack $10.99 | dozen $21.99

Cupcake for Two
Intertwined vanilla and chocolate cake topped with vanilla and chocolate buttercream. Just enough for two!
$5.29 each

Super Bowl, Baby!

Whether you’re rooting for the Pats or the Rams, I think we all can come together for the food & drink. Check out our game day menu for all of your party needs. From wings to sandwich platters and our famous dips, we’ve got you covered. Plus! We’re doing Take & Bake Pizzas on Super Bowl Sunday (February 3rd) from 12-6pm. Get your Game Day Grub on!

Happy New Year!

We want to thank our customers for a great 2018 here at Farmers’! We wouldn’t be able to do without each and everyone of you. We hope you have a happy, healthy, and delicious New Year’s. We’ll be open New Year’s Eve until 7pm and closed on New Year’s Day. See you next year!

Oh Christmas Tree!

It’s that time of year again! The market is buzzin’ with holiday cheer! Our garden center has transformed into a winter wonderland.  From wreaths to garlands and fresh Vermont Christmas trees, we have everything you need. Add a hot chocolate and cookie from the deli and you’re good to go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We want to make sure you’re prepared to pick out your perfect tree, so here is a list of things you should have in mind when choose your Christmas tree.

The Height:

Did you measure how much room you have from floor to ceiling? You want to make sure you leave enough room for any tree topper that you use for a decoration.

The Freshness:

Make sure you always take the time to look at the freshness of the tree. A good way to test it out is to pull a branch towards you. If only a few needles come off, then the tree should be good to go! Make sure the needles are nice and crisp and keep your eyes open for any discoloration, signs of dryness or loss of needles.

Bring It Home:

Once you find the perfect tree, it’s time to take it home. We can’t stress enough the importance of preparing the base of the tree. Preparing the base of the tree makes sure it is able to absorb water quickly and correctly. It’s a pretty simple to do! With a small handsaw, cut a ½ -1 inch off the bottom of the tree. Tada! Make sure you have your tree stand ready and securely fit the tree into it. Once you have the tree upright and secure, add a good amount fresh water to the stand.

Tree Care:

Make sure your tree gets lots of fresh water, especially in the first few hours. You’ll need to add water every day to make sure it stays well hydrated. A well hydrated tree = a safer, less combustible tree. It might be a good idea to check for any sap leaks just in case it starts to drip on the floor. The last thing you want to do is open sticky presents on Christmas morning.

Decorating Time:

Now comes the best part…decorating! This part is all up to you! Some folks like to go with classic white lights and garland or brightly colored lights with fun, handmade ornaments.

How ‘Bout Them Apples?

Lord knows everyone knows its apple season! We get over 20 varieties of apples—all from our local farm partners! We use two terrific orchards for most of our apples–Scott Farm in Dummerston down in the southern part of Vermont, Moores Orchard up in Pomfret and Champlain Orchard in Shoreham.

The crop for most part is pretty good this year—but there have been some issues on some varieties with the rain we’ve had this fall.

Our top seller?? The prolific HONEYCRISP apple! Honeycrisps were developed at the Horicultural Research Center at the University of Minnesota back in the 60’s. Most reports have the Honeycrisp as a hybrid of the local favorite Macoun and the Honeygold apple, not found around these parts.

The folks in Minnesota really nailed it. Every year there is more clamoring over whether “the Honeycrisps have arrived” than any other apple I can ever remember. And no wonder…it’s like the miracle apple with all things wrapped in one: more sweet than tart but still tart enough to satisfy even the most fussy apple connoisseurs; very, very juicy—sometimes you gotta stand over the sink to eat them; and finally they are nice and crisp too with a thinner skin that allows a nice a pop with that first bite.

The Macoun—found all over the northeast—is probably the second hottest selling apple we carry every fall. It’s the cousin of the Macintosh with a much sweeter finish, plus it’s got drier mouth feel than the typically tart Mac. It’s one of the best all around eating apples: crisp, juicy and sweetly tart. (It’s been a tough Macoun year—so the crop is a bit variable in our area this year…)

But check out all these other varieties that will be coming in or are here now from our local farmers!

-Jonagold
-Cortland
-Empire
-Cox Orange Pippen
-Sheeps Nose
-Macoun
-Fortune
-Mac
-Shizuka
-Mutsu
-Northern Spy

New Sandwich Alert!

We’re changing things up, but don’t worry, not too much.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We updated our sandwich menu board to help our customers easily navigate their delicious choices and added 5 new sandwiches. We also, unfortunately, said goodbye to the #23 Michelle’s Border Crossing and the #18 Sunglasses at night, but we think you’re going to be pretty happy with the new kids on the block. Check ’em out:

#9 Bernie’s Lunch Break
While not (yet) endorsed by Bernie Sanders, this is a sandwich for the people. Vermont smoked turkey, apples, Vermont cheddar, and Honeycup mustard on grilled wheat bread. $7.99
#24 VT Ham & Cheese
Because we needed a good ham sandwich on the menu! Vermont smoked ham, Swiss, hot pepper relish, and mayo on wheat bread. $7.99
#42 Fred’s Kickin’ Chicken
We wanted to spice up our menu a bit. Grilled chicken breast, pickled jalapeno, onion, Monterey Jack cheese, Frank’s hot sauce, mayo, and lettuce on a plain wrap. $7.99
#45 Phil’s Smokehouse BLT
Who doesn’t love a classic BLT? Now you can “Club It” by adding turkey or ham. Lettuce, tomato, mayo, and Green Mountain Smokehouse bacon, on toasted wheat bread. $7.99
#17 The Veggie Philly
Calling all veg-heads! This one will knock your socks off. Baked Vermont tofu, grilled peppers & onions, roasted mushrooms, mozzarella, provolone, and pesto mayo on a deli roll. $8.99

The CHaD Hero

We’ve partnered with The Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth to create the Harvest for Heroes, a fundraiser for the CHaD Hero Race on Sunday October 14th. We’ve had many Farmers’ kids benefit from the amazing work done at CHaD, from major surgeries to wellness checks, we’re so lucky to live and work in this community. So we invite you to help us raise $5,000 to help CHaD continue the amazing work they do. Farmers’ pledges to match up to $1,000!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Help:

Want to Be Part of the Fun?

Join Us on the Green on October 14, 2018! Throw your superhero costume on and sign up to be a part of Liam’s Team Awesome. Visit our Team Page to sign up.

There are plenty of activities to choose from:

  • 5K run
  • 1 Mile Fun Run
  • 5K walk
  • 5 and 7 mile wooded hikes
  • 25 or 50 mile bike ride

There is something for everyone!

Why CHaD Matters

100% of CHaD HERO proceeds are used to help CHaD kids with critical services such as support when they are in pediatric intensive care and management of chronic illnesses, as well as patient and family support services so important to the well-being of kids and their futures.

Your support helps kids get back to the business of being kids! To learn more about the impact your CHaD HERO participation and fundraising can have for CHaD kids. click here.

Grafton Village Cheese

Located in southern Vermont, Grafton Village cheese makes delicious cheddar and specialty cheeses by hand, using raw milk from small family farms. When fall hits, their cheddar flies off our shelves. From creamy grilled cheeses to cheddar and apple pie, there isn’t much we can’t do with their cheese. Plus! Their profits go to help promote Vermont’s rural communities through their parent company the Windham Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Grafton Cooperative Cheese Company was founded in 1892 by dairy farmers who gathered together in a cooperative to make their surplus raw milk into cheese. In 1912, a fire destroyed the original factory. Several decades later, the nonprofit Windham Foundation restored the company in the mid-1960s, and a new era for the town was born. Today, quality and taste are the hallmarks of Grafton’s award-winning cheeses.

Learn more about their farm and cheese making process in the video below:

They’ll be here this Saturday from 11am-3pm sampling their delicious cheese. Plus! We’re putting their cheese on sale all month:

  • 15% off their clothbound cheddar
  • All 1lb blocks
    1 year      reg: 12.09   sale: 10.29
    2 year      reg: 12.99   sale:10.99
    smoked   reg: 14.49    sale:12.99

 

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