BRATTLEBORO >> The Winter Farmers' Market kicks off its 10th season on Nov. 7 at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden.
Vendors include Amazing Planet Farm, Big Picture Farm, Circle Mountain Farm, Deep Meadows Farm, Deer Ridge Farm, Dwight Miller Orchards, Hickin's Mountain Mowing, New Leaf CSA, Old Schoolhouse Plantery, Walnut Ridge Farm, and Wild Shepherd Farm.
Crafts and fresh prepared food from Susan Dunning's Potteryworks, Orchard Hill Breadworks, Wild Flour Bakery, One World Soap, Vermont Quince, Sawyer's Artisanal Cheese, Cai's Dim Sum, Thai Hut, and more.
New products to look for at the market this season include jars of local fruit juice, an array of chocolates, woodcrafts, handmade bags and tunics, blown glass ornaments and beads,
"It's been fantastic to see how our local farms have adapted to having a winter market outlet over the past nine years," said Tim Stevenson, founder of Post Oil Solutions. "More and more area farmers are planning for and planting more winter storage crops and using season extension strategies to bring our market customers more fresh local food deeper into the winter season each year."
The Winter Farmers' Market welcomes EBT and Debit cards and each week, EBT customers can turn $10 into $20 with Crop Cash Coupons thanks to NOFA-VT and Wholesome Wave. And if those coupons run out, there will be the Market Match program supported through grants and fundraising done by Post Oil Solutions and the market organizers.
The Winter Farmers' Market is sponsored by Post Oil Solutions, a non-profit grass-roots group actively working to build a sustainable community.
Open every Saturday through March 26, market hours are generally 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with extended hours for holiday shopping (open to 3 p.m.) on Dec. 5, 12 and 19. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-869-2141.