“It’s better than ever,” said Market Manager Tod Whitaker who is also the president of Shelburne Business & Professional Association which sponsors the popular market. There are 11 new vendors at the market this year, two of which are very different than the usual Farmers Market fair: lobster, cut seaweed, and spirits.
The goal of the market, Whitaker says, is to benefit your neighbors: both the neighbors who farm, cook, bake, and craft to ensure the bounty of the weekly market, and the neighbors who rely on the market for its locally grown fresh produce and the best quality prepared foods and crafts. And with its spacious grassy setting, the Farmers Market is the place to meet and greet, and catch up on neighborly news.
The popular local Dixieland group Dixie Six will be singing and playing at the opening market to entertain the crowd.
New vendors at the market this year are:
- Bridport Creamery in Bridport sells cheese
- Mad River Distillery in Warren
- Susan Bowen of Shelburne sells lemonade
- Dakes and Son Lobster Co. of St. Johnsbury sells lobster and cut seaweed
- Craig Able-Palmer of Craig’s Ice Cream in Shelburne
- Green Mountain Glassworks
- Joan Novelli sells popcorn
- Moon Shadow Sweets sells candy
- Shaky Ground Farm in Charlotte sells vegetables and meat
- Maple Tree Tea Company of Huntington sells beverages.
After the Farmers Market don’t forget to stop by BikeFest from 10am-1pm at the tents in front of the Shelburne Town offices for free basic tune-ups, a DIY Speed Swap, Kids Learn to Ride on balance bikes, and a Connected Community Creemee Ride! To view complete event details including time and registration info, please visit www.ChangingGearsVT.blogspot.com. Shelburne BikeFest is presented by Friends of Shelburne Paths and sponsored by Local Motion, Exterus Technology, and Archie’s Grill.