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Vermontscapes June 2022

June 08, 2022

In Hungary, they’re called termelői piacok; in Holland, boerenmarkten. They’re marchés agricoles in Paris (France, not Texas) and izimakethe zabalimi along the banks of the Malibamat’so River. But here among the Green Mountains, Vermonters know them as farmers markets, a pillar of our outdoor summer season.

No matter some of them operate year-round, there is something particularly pleasurable about visiting a farmers market during our all-too-short warm season. (Any comment about the effect of climate change on the length of summer will have to wait for another time.) Here, you’ll find straight-from-the-farm fruit, vegetables, herbs, meats, eggs and dairy products, baked goods, wines, beer, flowers, honey, jams, maple products, and arts and crafts. Plus a musician or two to sweeten the aural experience.

Everything you ever wanted to know about farmers markets – that’s right, everything! – is listed on the websites of the Vermont Farmers Market Association and the Northeast Organic Farming Association.

This month, we feature farmers markets’ foods; next month, the crafts.