BRATTLEBORO — Vendor applications are now being accepted for the 15th season of the Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market located in the C.F. Church Building, 80 Flat St.
Interested vendors are encouraged to submit an application prior to the Sept. 1 deadline.
The Winter Market opens on Nov. 7 for the 2020-21 season and will operate every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for 21 weeks through March 27, 2021.
A wide array of products are typically offered, including locally grown and produced fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods, lunch menus, and handcrafted items such as clothing, jewelry, pottery, and soaps.
Preference is given to regional agricultural vendors interested in bringing new unduplicated products to market.
The market's mission is to support sustainable agriculture by providing a viable winter-season direct market outlet for local community-based farms while building community and promoting regional sustainability.
This is a juried market. New vendors or returning vendors with new craft, prepared food, or value-added products will need to complete a jury process.
The Market's sustainability mission places an emphasis on local sourcing for prepared foods sold at the market. This means that prepared-food vendors are expected to feature ingredients sourced from local and regional growers and producers.
Any questions regarding the jury process can be directed to Susan Dunning at 802-228-3230.
The Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market is a project of Post Oil Solutions, a grassroots citizen sustainability group based in Windham County. Its goal is to raise awareness about sustainable practices and help create the infrastructure needed in the region to deal with our changing climate. The creation of a community-based food system is a critical component of that infrastructure.
The application and market policy information can be found at brattleborowinterfarmersmarket.org, along with updates as the market plans for this season during the time of a pandemic.
For more information, call Sherry Maher at 802-869-2141 or send an email to [email protected].