Saturday, July 07, 2012

Plainfield Farmers' Market 2012 Season!

The 2012 Plainfield Farmers' Market is well under way!  Each Friday afternoon from 4-7pm local farmers, herbalists, and crafters gather to offer their wares at the Mill Street Park in Plainfield village, Vermont.  You can come by this family-friendly market to pick up fresh vegetables, meats, eggs, berries, sweets, maple syrup, infused olive oil, bread, salsa, soap, drums, rugs, wooden toys, herbal remedies, bodycare products, flowers, and more. Get your knives sharpened and bellies filled!  Cutler Memorial Library has also been making special appearances!   

The market is held at the corner of Mill and Main St, just off Route 2 at the Blinking Light, down in Plainfield village, immediately on your right.  The Route 2 Commuter Bus that runs between Montpelier and St. Johnsbury passes right by the Farmers' Market!  You can check out the schedule here.

The market continues until Friday Oct 5th.  Come begin your weekend at this vibrant, music-filled community gathering!  Here are some of our vendors and their fabulous offerings!  Can't make it to the markets on Fridays?  Many vendors offer their products through the Plainfield Coop, from their farms/homes, and online.  Please check out their online shops, blogs, and websites!

Come out & support your neighbors & their local businesses!

And check out vendor and WGDR/WGDH programmer Deborah Reger's podcast, 
recorded live at the Plainfield Farmers' Market!

Loona Brogan from the Cutler Memorial Library checking out 
books at her traveling library.  She also hosts story time for all ages!

Violet you're turning Violet!! vanilla cupcakes with the prettiest blueberry buttercream 
icing.  Dena Cox of Sweet Toppings makes amazing sweet treats, including Gluten Free 
and Vegan options, like Frijoles Fudge, made with Littlewood Farm's black beans! 

Cleary Family Farm fires up the grill each week with their delicious grass-
fed sausage and beef to fill your belly right there at the market, as well as meat, 
chicken, and eggs to bring home. 

Owl Hill Farm's abundant summer display of their vibrant, vital greens - 
lettuce, swiss chard, cilantro, mesclun mix, and more.  You can also check 
out Owl Hill Farm at the Saturday Montpelier Farmers' Market.

Deborah Reger and Sal of Mink Hill Studio and Amador Drums fill the market with live(ly) music as they display their hand-dyed cloth and clothes, hand-woven rag rugs, and hand-made drums. You can check out Debra's show on WGDR/WGDH's Moccassin Tracks here 

Dana L Woodruff of Dandelioness Herbals brings herbal remedies - tinctures, 
elixirs, salves, oils, and balms- as well as herbal bodycare products and live medicinal 
plants to market. You can view many of the products here.

Jen Zumba of Ambrosia Herbals brings her gorgeously fragrant 
soaps, massage bars, body sprays, and more!

Jeff Swift of Berry and Bramble Farm: Heirloom Fruit offers juicy
bramble fruits and pie plants - blueberries, raspberries, elderberries, currants,
gooseberries, and sweet herbs. Mmmmmm...

 David Strong at Plainview Farm works hard in the spring to bring jugs of 
sweet, precious maple syrup to market in the summer. 

Kempton Randolph brings Hooker Mountain Farm Pastured Poultry, Pickled 
Eggs, and Old-Fashioned Foods to the market each week.  And you can pick up 
your Chicken CSA card here as well!

Nga's Food for You serves up delicious spring rolls and meat and rice dishes to eat 
right there at the market, or contact them to cater your event!

Littlewood Farm has been growing vegetables and fruits in Plainfield for almost 20 
years! Come choose from their live plants, ripe berries, dried black beans, and 
overflowing boxes of herbs and vegetables, like the peas and basil above. 

 Jules & Helen Rabin of Upland Bakers bring their hearty, hand-made bread.  If you're 
like the many others who can't wait to eat their bread until they get home, you can 
slather on butter and pesto and eat some right there at the booth.  802-454-8466


Come by for some Angel's Salsa, authentic salsa by way of Veracruz, Mexico! 

J.W. Bensinger displays his fine hand-made knives 
as he also sharpens them right there at the market.

A whole long line of various herb-infused Olive oils and pasta 
made by Angel October Specialty! 

It's not too late to get more plants in the garden, in time for autumn harvests!

Alli Bauer of Into the Light Healing Arts offers 
relaxing table and chair massage 802-426-3587

Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance educates and gathers signatures to close down Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant once and for all!

So, there are the vendors.  Pretty amazing, huh?!  Now mark your calenders: 

Plainfield Farmers' Market 2012
Every Friday 4-7pm til Oct 5th  Plainfield Village

Market contact: Lauren at 802-454-8614 

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