Town and Village

Brattleboro Winter Farmers Market opens on Nov. 4

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Winter Farmers Market opens for its 18th season on Saturday, Nov. 4, once again in the Croker Hall gymnasium on the Winston Prouty Campus.

The indoor market season begins on the first Saturday in November following the last outdoor summer market in October. Fans of the summer Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market in West Brattleboro can simply follow many of their favorite vendors indoors to the only weekly indoor farmers market in the region open every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., through March 26.

Visitors will find plenty of farms and local produce represented. This location provides convenient parking and a spacious market that adequately serve both vendors and customers. Most weeks, market visitors will find more than two dozen vendors, including many favorites from past seasons as well as new faces Offerings include fresh produce, syrup, local meats, eggs, cheese, and other farm products, as well as breads, treats, great lunches, preserves, beautiful handmade gifts, and live local music.

The Brattleboro Winter Farmers Market welcomes SNAP/EBT shoppers, and can process credit and debit cards as well. SNAP customers can turn $10 into $30 each week with Crop Cash Coupons thanks to NOFA-VT with funding from the USDA, and the market's own Boost Your Bread coupons thanks to Post Oil Solutions, the Vermont Foodbank, and other funding sources.

According to the Farmers Market Coalition, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening farmers markets across the country, the impact of direct farmer-to-consumer transactions at a market is greater than it might appear on the surface. They say that markets serve as community anchors, positively influencing community health and wealth, resulting in more viable regional economies, increased access to fresh, nutritious food, and stronger social networks that help keep communities healthy.

The winter farmers market is sponsored by Post Oil Solutions, a local nonprofit working to promote sustainable communities. For more information, call Sherry Maher at 802-275-2835 or email [email protected]. Follow Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market on Facebook or join their newsletter at

This Town and Village item was submitted to The Commons.

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