Farmers markets across the region are gathering to share locally grown and locally made goods from greens and root vegetables to cheese and honey, often with fresh bread, crafts, live music and more. Here’s a look ahead in the spring, before the summer season brings weekly markets almost every day across the region.
In the photo at the top, squash and carrots give color in the cold months. Photo by Susan Geller
Bennington Farmers Market — Winter market with fresh greens, baked goods, dairy products, meats, specialty food, crafts and more 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on first and third Saturdays monthly at the First Baptist Church, 601 Main St., Bennington, Vt. benningtonfarmersmarket.org
Berkshire Grown — Farmers Market in the off-season and listings for year-round markets, CSA farms, farm stores and more. berkshiregrown.org
Dorset Farmers Market — Vegetables and fruits, home baked breads and pastries, artisan cheeses and wines, grass-fed meat and poultry, free-range eggs, canned condiments and pickled produce, specialty goods, hot prepared foods, functional Vermont crafts, and live, local music. Rain or Shine. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays year-round. Winer market at J.K. Adams, 1430 Route 30, Dorset, Vt. 802-353-9656, dorsetfarmersmarket.com
Manchester Farmers Market — Indoor holiday market Dec. 17 with locally made crafts and prepared foods and fresh, local produce, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester, Vt. visitmanchestervt.com
Pittsfield Farmers Market — Winter indoor market on second Saturdays monthly: Pasture-raised meats, eggs, cheese, vegetables, breads, baked goods, coffee, wine, art and more, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kid-run market highlighting young growers and bakers in February. Boys & Girls Club at the club Lighthouse, 16 Melville St., Pittsfield. farmersmarketpittsfield.org
— Information from Bennington Farmers Market, Berkshire Grown, Manchester Farmers Market, Lee Chamber of Commerce, North Adams Tourism