Vermont is famous for its agriculture, especially, dairy products, apple cider, maple syrup, and fresh vegetables coming from numerous organic farms of the Green Mountain State. Family farms and quality agricultural traditions are definitely among the reasons to visit Vermont. To appreciate the abundance of delicious foods and fresh produce, like fruits and vegetables, one has to go to open-air farmers markets that usually operate on Saturdays during the warmer season from May through October.
Best farmers markets in Vermont
Burlington Farmers Market, located on Pine Street, operates on Saturdays from June through October, opening at 9 am. It provides a marketplace for local farmers, specialty food producers, and artisan crafts. Church Street Marketplace in downtown Burlington's City Hall Park features about 100 stands with prepared food, flowers, artisan wares, and more. It opens on Saturdays at 8:30 am. In Southern Vermont, Bennington Farmers Market is known for its entertainment, music, and kids' activities. Located on Depot Street in Bennington, it runs every Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm from May through October. Arlington Market runs on Fridays from 4 to 7 pm roughly from early July to early September. The market offers delicious local foods, crafts, goods, and music by local bands. Downtown Manchester hosts a producer-only farmer market that runs on Thursdays from early June to early October from 3 pm to 6 pm. It features about 30 vendors, mostly local farmers and artisans.