Take one bite at a Southern Vermont farmers market and you’ll know that everything is grown and made with love. The maple is sweeter, the green beans are crunchier, the tomatoes are juicier! If your mouth is already watering, then read on to discover a few of our favorite farmers markets to shop. Afterward, don’t miss out on exploring the region’s other top attractions. Download our free Southern Vermont Vacation Guide for recommendations on local farms, farm stands, restaurants, events, and more.
3 of the Freshest Southern Vermont Farmers Markets
Manchester Farmers Market
The Manchester Farmers Market is a producer-only market; this means that all participating vendors have a direct hand in creating each food, good, and craft available at the market. The farmers themselves also attend this event, giving visitors the opportunity to ask questions and learn about their products. The Manchester Farmers Market runs each Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It is a seasonal market that operates from May through October, rain or shine.
Bennington Farmers Market
The Bennington Farmers Market is another producer-only market in Southern Vermont and it is open year-round! That means that you can always enjoy fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and your favorite local products throughout each season. The Bennington Farmers Market operates each Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Dorset Farmers Market
There are over 50 vendors to shop from at the Dorset Farmers Market. It is a year-round market that operates each Sunday (excluding Easter) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Special events and live music are always on the calendar. Check out the Dorset Farmers Market website to see what you can expect during your next visit!
Helpful Information For Your Trip
- Set aside plenty of time to enjoy everything that these farmers markets offer. Farm-fresh eggs, local dairy products, authentic Vermont maple syrup, handcrafted jewelry, fresh fruits, and vegetables are a just few things you’ll find!
- Most of these markets accept debit and credit cards, but we recommend bringing along a bit of cash just in case.
- For more recommendations on the area’s top farms and farm stands, remember to download your free Southern Vermont Vacation Guide.
The Best Lodging in Southern Vermont
There isn’t a better place to get a taste of The Green Mountain State than at The Arlington Inn Restaurant. Each morning, our guests can enjoy freshly baked muffins, homemade corned beef hash, authentic Vermont maple syrup, white cheddar cheese, and more. In the evening, you can indulge in beautiful, seasonally inspired dinners made with the freshest ingredients and crafted with love.
A complimentary country breakfast is just one of the perks of staying at The Arlington Inn. When you book any of our cozy rooms, like Marshall’s Library, you can always look forward to the best amenities, packages, and top-notch service. When you are ready to plan your next Green Mountain getaway, check our seasonal specials and book your stay. We can’t wait to host you at The Arlington Inn!
If you are looking for something fun to do after your trip to the Southern Vermont farmers markets, read our blog on five of the best places to visit near Arlington!