Burlington Farmers’ Market In The News

Booming Market

May 16, 2012

“It’s like the summer between junior high and high school. We’re all growing up,” said Mara Welton, co-owner of Half Pint Farm, as she sold seedlings at the Burlington Farmers Market last Saturday. Fans of the farm’s mini-veggies had to search a bit for them this year. Instead of occupying its longtime spot in Burlington’s City Hall Park, Half Pint was positioned at the corner of Main Street. A block of St. Paul Street, between Main and College, was closed off for the day — a first for the market — between 6:15 a.m. and 3 p.m., an arrangement that will continue at least until this season’s final outdoor market on October 27.

The weekly gathering was nearly forced out of the park earlier this spring to make way for planned repairs, but city officials and farmers’ representatives reached a compromise. A quarter of the park has been left unoccupied to allow for rehabilitation work, while the expanded street area has enabled the market to swell from last year’s 68 permanent vendors to 90. (By contrast, in each of the four previous seasons, the BFM added just two or three new vendors.)

7Days Stuck in VT: Burlington Farmers’ Market

May 30, 2009

“The Burlington Farmers’ Market is THE place to be Saturdays this summer. Over 50 vendors/farmers crowd into City Hall Park to sell their food, plants and produce to the eager masses.”

Burlington Winter Farmers’ Market

December 3, 2008

by Alice Levitt, Jim Wilkinson-Ray and Suzanne Podhaizer On Saturday, November 22, Burlington, Vermont hosted its first ever winter farmer’s market, in Memorial Auditorium on Main Street. Seven Days video correspondent Jim Wilkinson-Ray filmed and edited this video about the event. Jim follows Food Editor Suzanne Podhaizer and Assistant Online Editor and Food Writer Alice [...]