Vermontscapes June 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.