ABOUT THE BRATTLEBORO AREA FARMERS' MARKET
May 4 to October 26, 2019
Saturdays from 9am – 2pm
Brattleboro Area Farmer's Market
570 Western Ave (Route 9)
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Take exit 2 from I-91
Turn west on Rt. 9
Market is .4 mile on the left just past the Creamery Covered Bridge near Guilford St.
May 28 to October 8, 2019
Tuesdays from 4pm – 7pm
New England Youth Theater
100 Flat Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
From I-91 Exit 1
Go north on Rt. 5
Turn left onto Flat St.
Although smaller in size to its big sister Saturday Market, the Downtown Market offers a fantastic array of fresh farm produce and goods as well as delicious prepared foods from our on site food vendors. Featuring Bread from the Earth, Basin Farm, Circle Mountain Farm, Lost Barn Farm, and more!
Applications are now available for the 2019 market season. We welcome new vendors to the market each year as either daily or reserved site vendors, and are particularly looking for new prepared foods (breakfast/lunch) and cheese this year. New vendor applications are due March 15, and there will be an informational meeting for prospective new members on March 6 from 6-8PM at the Gibson Aiken Building in Brattleboro. Please read the documents below and familiarize yourself with the market rules and procedures before applying.
Vendors are responsible for securing the necessary licenses and abiding by all state regulations. All vendors (daily or reserved site) must also carry product liability insurance and provide evidence of coverage prior to vending.
Can I bring my dog to the market?
Dogs are not allowed within the market grounds. Service dogs are expected to be restrained on a leash. Thank you for your understanding.
Does the market have bathrooms?
The market has partnered with the Rich Earth Institute and offers three portable bathroom units. One collects urine, which is converted into fertilizer, one is a composting system that uses sawdust, and the third is a conventional handicap accessible unit. There is also a drinking fountain and running water for general use.
Is there public transportation available to the market?
I'm interested in becoming a vendor—where can I get more information?
I'm interested in performing music at a Saturday market—who do I contact?
Please direct all booking requests to our market manager here.
Do the market vendors accept credit cards?
Several vendors at the market use Square and are able to accept credit and debit card payments directly. The market manager's booth also can process cards in exchange for market tokens (which work as cash). There is a $2 fee for each credit/debit transaction.
Does the market accept SNAP Benefits?
Yes! The market can swipe EBT food stamps and EBT cash cards in exchange for market tokens at both the Saturday and Downtown markets. There is no fee for this service. The market also offers a matching program for EBT food stamps customers. For each food stamps dollar, the market will provide an additional $1 coupon good for fruits and vegetables. $10 limit per market.
Are the same vendors at every Saturday market?
While we have over fifty full-season vendors present most Saturdays, we invite daily vendors to come fill empty spots when they are open. For more information on becoming a daily vendor, please go here.
2019 schedule: June 1 and September 14
Youth (under 18) are invited to vend their homemade, handcrafted, or homegrown wares during market hours. Please, no food mixes or craft kits. No need to register; just bring a table and chair and set up! Parental supervision required.
Links and Media
Here we are on Facebook
The Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market was featured on SeveDaysVT.com here
Link to 3SquaresVT here
Link to Farm To Family (pdf) here
For website suggestions call Cathi Wilken at (802) 254-6545 or firstname.lastname@example.org