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Middlebury Farmers' Market

Local vegetables, food,

and crafts.

What is Middlebury Farmers' Market?

The Middlebury Farmers' Market (MFM) is a Wednesday and Saturday outdoor market that operates May through October with about 60 registered vendors in the historic Marble Works section of Middlebury village. It also operates as an inside winter at Mary Hogan School off Court St / Rte 7

Nearly two-thirds of the vendors sell local agricultural products including vegetables, fruits, plants, flowers, meat and dairy items. There is also a wide variety of Vermont crafts. MFM is particularly strong in organic and conventional vegetables, organic meats and eggs, and goat's and cow's milk cheeses.

 

Do Middlebury Farmers' Market farmers use organic methods?

Some do. All are personally invested in the health of the water, soil, and air on the farms where they live and raise their families. Ask the farmers about their methods. Many customers seek out farmers markets for just that reason: to meet the farmer and ask how the raised each crop or animal.

 

Why can't I buy oranges at Middlebury Farmers' Market? Why can't I buy fruit here in the winter?

All Middlebury Farmers' Market producers are from the local area. Tropical crops like citrus and strawberries don't grow in this region in the winter. Our farmers home grown crops showcase seasonal foods such as asparagus and rhubarb in spring, peaches and corn in summer, pumpkins and apples in fall. Dairy, meats, eggs, wool and more are available year-round.

 

Why do different stands sometimes have the same product but of different quality or price?

Each farm at MFM sets its own growing methods, quality standards and prices.  Shop around to meet your needs. Whether you are  shopping on a budget or looking for a treat, MFM has something for you.

 

 

Can I visit the farms? 

Some farms, especially orchards, welcome visitors for pick-your-own. Ask at the stand or visit the Vendors section of this website.

 

How fresh is the food sold at Middlebury Farmers' Market?

Ask the farmer or vendor. Many crops were harvested less than 24 hours before, if not the morning of. Our baked goods are baked fresh that morning. Some foods keep longer,such as onions, apples, potatoes and cheese because MFM farmers grow these foods themselves and bring them from their local farms or kitchen. Their products travel a very shorttime and distance from the farm or kitchen to you.

 

How is Middlebury Farmers' Market funded?

Farmers pay a fee to sell at MFM. Grants and weekly fees support our market.

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