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“A significant part of the pleasure of eating is in one’s accurate consciousness of the lives and the world from which food comes. Eating with the fullest pleasure — pleasure, that is, that does not depend on ignorance — is perhaps the profoundest enactment of our connection with the world.” — Farmer, Poet, and Writer Wendell Berry, from “What are People for?

Clear Brook Farm

A great excuse to cruise the Shires Byway south from Manchester, and end up at a lovely Shaftsbury farm center. Clear Brook cultivates about 45 acres of organic fruits and vegetables in one of the prettiest spots in the county. Plus, terribly good ice cream at the Chocolate Barn across the street.

Dutton Farmstand

Dutton is like a year-round farmer’s market right here in Manchester. Family-owned and operated, you’ll find farmer-grown fruits and veggies not more than fifty miles from the field or orchard where they were picked. And delicious pies, the BEST chocolate chip cookies, and an array of Vermont-made specialty food products. Cut flowers, and if you’re local, greenhouses filled with hanging baskets, annuals, and veggie starts for your garden. Barn cats, chickens, goats, and completely irresistible miniature donkeys are a perk with your visit. Number one with kids!

Manchester Farmers Market

There’s something totally festive about coming upon the Manchester market smack in the middle of town. Eat and drink your way around Adams Park, with live music and activities for kids (the Art Farm tent!) Good enough to call it a day (after a scoop of Nancy’s gelato) or, you can pack up dinner to bring home and enjoy later. Great way to meet the makers and experience Vermont’s slow food first hand! Parking can be found across the street at the church, and at Gringo Jack’s.

New Morning Natural Foods

New Morning is Manchester’s original health food store, and one of the oldest in Vermont. Owned and operated by Jan Kelley and her son Morgan, the store is stocked to the hilt with snacks and supplies, organic meats and produce, and pantry staples. Visit their new location uptown, between Vermont Kitchen Supply and the Vermont Butcher Shop, where they’ve expanded offerings to include a fabulous organic juice bar and made-to-order vegan/veggie wraps. Manchester’s culinary corner in the making!

Nature’s Market

Manchester’s lucky to have not one but two excellent places to shop for natural foods and supplements. This one, Nature’s Market, is located in a bright, cheerful location on Center Hill, just down the street from Wines by George. You’ll find friendly staff and a wide array of fresh and packaged products, plus earth-friendly household supplies, literature, and more. Worth taking a tour and saying hello.

Pink Boot Farm Store

Two great stops in one, find Pink Boot Farm Store and Rachel’s at 4479 Main Street. We’ve included Pink Boot here because owner/proprietor Hadley Stock is a full-fledged farmer, too. Stop in for daily specials, and pick up local goodness to go. From Pink Boot Farm kielbasa tacos to Yoder Farm strawberries atop housemade shortcake and maple whipped cream, you can savor the season at Farm Store.

Dorset Farmers Market

In the summer, the market is hosted by Dorset’s historic Williams Store. More than fifty vendors offer everything from fresh produce to free-range eggs, artisan breads and homemade preserves. You name it, you’ll find it there. Plus, some of the seriously best local live music around.

Someday Farmstand

Almost too perfect for words! You’ll want to swing by this darling farmstand just because Someday Farm started Vermont’s very first CSA (community supported agriculture) program and is regionally famous for their community-driven approach to food and sustainability. You’ll find really special items here…sometimes currants, sometimes cookies. So you can say you did.

West River Farmers Market

The Londonderry Market is a perfect place to spend a Saturday morning. Bring the kids, have breakfast, hang out. Listen to music and shop while you soak up the scenery; a location banked by the green mountains and the pretty West River, in downtown Londonderry. Worth the drive up the mountain if you’re in town, or a stop on the way to Weston.

 

Directions

Farm Fresh in Southern Vermont

Clear Brook Farm

47 Hidden Valley Rd, Shaftsbury, VT
From the roundabout, head south approximately fifteen miles on Route 7A through Arlington and into Shaftsbury. Turn left onto Hidden Valley Road, just across from the Chocolate Barn.

Dorset Farmers Market

H.N. Williams Store, 2732 VT-30, Dorset, VT
J.K. Adams, 1430 Vt. Rt 30, Dorset, VT
From Manchester Center, take Bonnet Street / Route 30 approximately six miles to Williams Store, on the right. Summer market is open Sundays from 10am – 2pm  until October.

Dutton Farmstand

Depot Street, Manchester
From the roundabout in Manchester, follow Routes 11/30 out of town approximately 2.5 miles and watch for Dutton’s sign on your left.

Manchester Farmers Market

Adams Park, Rt. 7A Manchester Center, VT
Within walking distance from the roundabout, follow Route 7A north approximately 1/2 mile. The summer market is open every Thursday, rain or shine, from 3 pm – 6pm.

Nature’s Market

303 Center Hill Road, Manchester Center, VT
Find Nature’s Market on Center Hill, just beyond the Farmers Market.

New Morning Natural Foods

4776 Main Street in Manchester Center, VT
Also walking distance from the roundabout, less than 1/4 mile south on Main Street, on the left.

Pink Boot Farm Store

4479 Main Street in Manchester Center, VT
From the roundabout in Manchester, follow Route 7A south 1/4 mile. As you drive through a second smaller roundabout, by Shaws, you’ll find Pink Boot Farm Store on your right.

Someday Farm Stand

Three Farm, Route 30
J.K. Adams, 1430 Vt. Rt 30, Dorset, VT
From Manchester Center, take Bonnet Street / Route 30 approximately four miles to the J.K. Adams parking lot, on the right. Farmstand is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays between May and October. PS Self-serve store, Three Farm, further along on Route 30 – open 7 days a week.

West River Farmers Market

VT-100, Londonderry, VT
From Manchester, follow Route 11 out of town, past Bromley, approximately 14 miles into Londondery Village. The market is nestled at the crossroads of Routes 100 and 11 with plenty of parking. Open Saturdays from 9am – 1pm, rain or shine, until October.

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