Cobb Hill Cheese

Cobb Hill Cheese has been handcrafting farmstead artisan cheese on their farm in Hartland, Vermont. Every batch of cheese is made from fresh milk every other day. Cedar Mountain Farm’s jersey cows provide a rich milk which imparts a delicious, nutty flavor to the cheese. Vermont cheese at its best and only 11 miles away from the market! Their Ascutney Mountain cheese is on sale through the rest of the month: Now $20.99/lb Was $25.99/lb. Besides making delicious cheese, you can also find their line of frozen yogurts here at the market. Why yes, we are suggesting you treat ‘yo self to a sweet treat tonight. You can thank us later.

Black River Meats

We don’t believe you should have to guess where your food comes from and how it comes to you. Black River Meats, out of Springfield, VT, started with a strong belief in the potential of connecting small farms throughout Vermont and the Northeast with the ready market of discerning, conscientious consumers. Consumers who want quality meat from farms that prioritized the health and well-being of their animals in a way that larger commodity factory farms do not. Their suppliers follow stringent quality standards and protocol, raising their animals with care and without the use of antibiotics or growth hormones. Working closely with these farmers, Black River Meats is able to ensure the consistent quality while not sacrificing our commitment to the well-being of the animals.

We believe in doing business with Black River Meats because it helps our small farmers. Helping smaller farms get their product out into the community helps Vermont and other Northeast farms continue providing quality, sustainable meats. We have built a relationship with them over the past few years and believe in the work that they do. It’s a good feeling when you know where your food is coming from and know that there are good people out there making it possible. To learn more about Black River Meats check out their website and their Instagram.

Local = Love

So what’s up with our Local Food is Love promo? Sure, we sell a ton of local stuff all year–in fact, we’ve received many accolades over the years from our friends at the Vermont Fresh Network.

But we think it’s fun to highlight some of our very loyal farmers, producers, and makers during peak season so that you can better appreciate all the lovin’ and hard work they do–often on small farms or in small basements, small kitchens or small spaces–all over our region, from Massachusetts and Eastern New York to western New Hampshire and all of Vermont.

Local means many things to us: small batch, great ingredients, short channel, caring and LOVE. We LOVE to know where our food is coming from and LOVE to curate that process just for you.

Local means you don’t have to worry about the food chain as much. Local means you are eating great food and building both community and economy locally.

Local food is truly LOVE and we hope you enjoy the celebration and highlights (and some special pricing) of a boat load of local producers all summer long.  Check out our July flyer for more deets.

And here’s a quick couple of videos highlighting two local producers! Check ’em out!

 

 

 

Lobster Rolls & More!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us every Friday night this summer for our famous lobster roll dinners. Includes a lobster roll, housemade clam chowder, and our famous coleslaw. All for only $17.99! Can’t beat that. So c’mon down and kick off your weekends in the most delicious way possible.

 

 

We’re Berry Excited!

Local strawberries are here and we’re super excited about it. We’re getting in some delicious berries from 4 Corners Farm in Newbury, VT and Edgewater Farm in Plainfield, NH.
Check out our local food report to find out what local produce we’re carrying.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beef & Beer

This week’s meat special:
15% our own burger patties
This week’s beer tasting:
Zero Gravity Brewery
Friday, June 22nd 4-6pm
10% off through the end of June!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farmers’ Catering

From small meetings to large parties, we’re here for all of your good food needs. We begin with your vision, add our finest locally sourced food available, and then handcraft a truly unforgettable food experience.
Check out our full catering menu

 

 

 

 

 

June at the Market

We’re kicking off summer the right way! From our annual ‘Beef & Beer’ celebration to Father’s Day, we’re running specials on some great grillin’ meat and local beers. Check out what’s happening!

 

Planting Time

It seems we’ve finally got rid of this crazy winter and we’re good to go with summer planting! Of course we say this now and suddenly we’ll get a Memorial Day frost!! (Just kidding!)

Anyhow, come on down to Farmers’ for the best in local annuals, perennials and even Vermont premium soils and Moo Doo products.

And check out our annual of the week! Gazania! Gazanias are cool, non fussy annuals in Vermont (though perennials in the south) and perfect for window boxes and borders.  Confused often with African Daisys, the Gazania reaches 6 to 18 inches and produces gorgeous yellows, oranges and pinks depending on the variety.  Good in dry areas, poor soil, hot areas as well as cool.  The blooms will close up on cool wet days and then explode when the sun comes back out.

Come on down and check it out!!

Mother’s Day Weekend

Moms are pretty magical. We’re not sure how they do all that they do, but we’re in awe. They are real life super heroes. So go ahead and make her breakfast in bed. Buy her flowers. Treat her to dinner at her favorite spot.  Life is too short to not appreciate the important people in our lives, so thank you to all the moms out there! We wouldn’t be here without you.

Farm to Jar!

We’re launching a really cool venture with Blake Hill Preserves. Blake Hill is an award winning and creative preserve maker over in Windsor, Vermont. Just 20 minutes from the market!

Our vision was to partner with someone who would want to use produce from our local farmers to create short channel and  limited productions of jams or condiments.  Our goal:  interesting and unique flavors, value pricing and limited seasonal editions. We needed to look no further than to our good friends in Windsor.

Our first venture is a Maple Chipotle Chili Jam. The maple syrup is sourced right here in Woodstock from Maplecrest Farm, the same supplier we have been using for 20 years.  Ned Macksoud and his crew take tremendous pride in their high quality maple syrup, selling to us and only a handful of other merchants in Woodstock. While we weren’t able to locally source chipotles with our short timeline, we feel the product still holds up to our standards for the Farm to Jar program.

Blake Hill then played with the recipe, coming up with several batches and then finally settling on one we all absolutely loved.  It’s a stunning chili jam–perfect with a grilled cheese.

Blake Hill and Farmers’ philosophies are perfectly in sync with this partnership.  Blake Hill loves creating small batch runs of preserves. It allows them to have fun, play outside the lines a bit, and truly get back to their roots of pairing surprising flavors together. And us? Sourcing and experimenting with small batch, artisan crafters is what we do best.  We love finding the new and cool and then showcasing them to our guests. It brings us back to our roots of bringing the food to the people.  It’s why we love what we do.

We’re launching the Chili Jam this weekend so stop on by and give it a try. And look for others coming along for the summer!

Farmers’ Fiesta!

Join us all month long to celebrate the flavors of Mexico! Our kitchen will be crankin’ out some delicious Mexican flavors every day so c’mon by and spice up your April. Check out what’s happening:

Spring is in the Air

Passover and Easter are quickly approaching and we are more than excited to see several great products rolling in for the spring season! We’ve already seen the arrival of Easter lilies, tons and tons of jelly beans, challah, hot cross buns, matzah, and so much more!

One of our favorite foods worth celebrating this time of year is Vermatzah—a traditional matzah made by the Naga Bakehouse in Middletown Springs, VT. This outstanding artisan product is one of the coolest foods of the season—it’s wood-fired and a true farm to table product.

Traditionally, matzah is a yeast-less flatbread that hasn’t had time to rise. It was first made by Jews during the exodus from Egypt and their escape from slavery. Matzah continues to be a symbolic food for Passover and the celebration of spring, rebirth, and renewal.

The Naga Bakehouse is a small family run bakery that strives to follow this deep tradition in baking their Vermatzah. It is their mission to reconnect the food we eat with the story of where it comes from by growing many of their own ingredients and sourcing what’s left from local farmers. Every piece of their wood-fired matzah is made by hand in small batches, and baked by an open air wood oven. Their meticulous process and use of only Vermont grown grain can be followed from field to harvest to baking. Their work to connect modern ecology practices with ancient dietary laws and ethical standards across the board from food production, preparation and eating makes their Vermatzah an Eco-Kosher product. They see their process as a return to the past and a metaphor for getting back to the basics. Every box of Vermatzah also includes a packet of Vermont wheat berries as a further link to reconnect with the land and take part in the spring season of renewal.

Vermatzah offers up a great way to celebrate the Passover holiday with a focus on healthy eating and sustainable agriculture while also being tasty! Its roots spring deeply from tradition and there is a mindfulness incorporated into its process from when it is planted to the moment it arrives to WFM that makes it a must have for all of us here at the market!