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!

Drink Green & More!

No, we’re not talking about smoothies. We’re celebrating beer from the Green Mountain State! Join us all month long for weekend tastings and specials from breweries all across the state. 10% off Zero Gravity, 14th Star, Goodwater, and Trout River all month. Cheers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Zero Gravity Tasting | Friday 4-6pm

 

Zero Gravity Craft Brewery began in May 2004 in Burlington, Vermont.
One of the distinguishing elements of their beers at Zero Gravity is
adherence to the qualities of the classic beer styles that make those beers great.

10% Off All Month!

 

 

 

 


St. Patrick’s Day | Saturday, March 17th
Swing by the market for all things St. Patrick’s!
Grab a loaf or two of our famous Irish soda bread, stock up on cabbage, and snag a pack or two of your favorite beer
  • Green Mountain Smokehouse Corned Beef Only $7.49/lb
  • 20% Off Organic Green & Red Cabbages
  • Boiled dinner & Irish specials in the hot case all weekend long

 

 

 

 


Easter Sunday | April 1st

Hop on Easter planning! Let us help you host Easter brunch.

  • Easter Brunch & Dessert catering menu
  • Preorder your Easter meats! Ham, lambs, turkey, and more!
  • Lots of local chocolate & candy
  • Easter lilies & plants

Spring is in the Air?

While we still pine for fresh powder, I guess it’s time to look forward!! Here’s a sneak peak at what’s in store for March!!

  • St. Patrick’s Day is on a Saturday night March 17th!  Check out DRINK GREEN! campaign for March where we will be featuring great deals on some outstanding Green Mountain state beer! Zero Gravity, 14th Star, Trout River and Goodwater will all be 10% off all month!
  • Our kitchen,  bakery and produce dept.  will have you St. Patty’s ready:  boiled dinner, Irish Soda Bread, Shamrock Cookies, tons of cabbage and corned beef!
  • Cheese and Beer!  Check out Two Roads Brewery on Friday March 16th  and a great Irish Cheese demo on Saturday the 17th!
  • Floral:  We’ll be getting some outstanding fresh flowers in weekly to brighten your mood!  I just saw pussy willow in the store today!!
  • Produce:  Outstanding spring produce is trickling in from Mexico and the US–last call for Citrus!!
  • MAPLE MADNESS!  Fresh new crop maple is on the way!  The sap is running!
  • Easter is April 1st oh my!!  Easter menus will be available shortly!

Valentine’s Day at Farmers’

They say the fastest way to a person’s heart is through their stomach!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swing by the market for all of your Valentine’s Day needs. From fresh rose bouquets to bubbly specials and bakery sweet treats to all the fixins’ for a romantic dinner for two. Take a peek at our monthly flyer and check out our Valentine’s Day Bakery Menu. Thinking of staying in and cooking up dinner for your Valentine? Check out some of our meat & fish specials:


Romantic Dinner Fixins’

On sale Friday Feb. 9th – Wednesday, Feb. 14th

15% Off
Rack of Lamb (Australian)
Tenderloin (New England)
Rib Eye (New England)

15% Off
Large Scallops
Lobsters (free steaming!)
Tuna
Oysters

 

 

 

 


Roses & Bouquets

Of course you can’t forget the flowers on Valentine’s Day! Impress your sweetie with some of the most beautiful bouquets around Woodstock. Easy peasy!
Dozen roses only $24.99!

Superbowl Sunday!

Okay, let’s get this out of the way first…GO PATS! (…hey, we’re in New England after all)
Whether you’re rooting for the Pats or the Eagles this Sunday, 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 Sunday from 12-6pm. Get your Game Day Grub on!
The grocery department is full of crowd pleasing snack that will be sure to land you a win on game day. Have you tried Paqua chips yet? My gosh, so good. inspired by those classic techniques, these guys make the crispiest tortilla chip around. Mix in their unique flavors like Haunted Ghost Pepper, Cool Salsa Verde, and Spicy Queso… and well, damn, you’ve got yourself a delicious snakc. One reason why they call themselves Paqui (rhymes with hockey) is because it’s the the Aztec word meaning “to be happy.” So eat chips and be happy!