Winter Farmers’ Market – Call for Vendors
Vendor applications are now being accepted for the thirteenth season of the Winter Farmers’ Market which will be held at a new location starting this season – the C. F. Church Building at 80 Flat St. in downtown Brattleboro, VT. Interested vendors are encouraged to submit an application prior to the September 15 deadline.
The Winter Market opens on November 3rd for the 2018/2019 season and will be open every Saturday through March 30, 2019 for a total of 22 markets. Weekly market hours are 10 am to 2 pm.
A wide array of products are typically offered including locally grown and produced fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods, handcrafted items such as clothing, jewelry, pottery, soaps, lunch menus and more. Preference is given to regional agricultural vendors interested in bringing new unduplicated products to market. Our 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 present their items for jury at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, September 26 at 80 Flat St. Agriculture vendors selling farm produce do not need to be juried.
Additionally, the Market’s sustainability mission places an emphasis on local sourcing for prepared foods sold at the market meaning that prepared food vendors are increasingly sourcing products from local and regional growers and producers. Any questions regarding the jury process can be directed to Susan Dunning at 802-228-3230.
The Winter Farmers’ Market is a project of Post Oil Solutions, a grassroots citizen sustainability group based in Windham County, VT. Our goal is to raise awareness about sustainable practices for our homes, neighborhoods, and larger communities, and begin creating the infrastructure needed in our region for a post oil society. The creation of a community-based food system is a critical component of that infrastructure.
If you are interested in vending at the upcoming Winter Farmers’ Market, we urge you to send in an application before September 15th. The application and market policy information can be found at www.postoilsolutions.org. For more information call Sherry at (802) 869-2141 or send an email to email@example.com.