Thursdays 3:00 - 6.30 pm. June till end September
At the Jericho Farmers' Market we serve the communities of Jericho and Underhill, Vermont as well as visitors from around the world and we look forward to having YOU join us.
We have 20+ vendors - our goal is to have 60% Agricultural products and the other 40% split between prepared foods and Artisans. We are fortunate to have a number of dedicated veggie and fruit vendors including folks who specialize in heirloom tomatoes, beautiful, bountiful greens, multiple colors of potatoes, fragrant herbs and brilliant flowers. We have herb, vegetable and flower starts, wool, honey, maple syrup and maple candy.
We have food vendors with sauces, marinades and preserves, fresh wholesome bread and yummy baked goods. We have wooden bowls, herbal soaps, photos, felted bags, tee shirts,
We have prepared foods to eat at the picnic tables we've set up for you in the center of the market or to take home to go with your fresh veggies: soups, salads, samosas, moussaka, lasagna and more.
We are working to provide an opportunity for you to buy local, healthy, farm grown food for your family. By buying from our farmers you help support the Vermont farm economy and by extension the working landscape of Vermont. We're also excited to be the venue to allow local farmers to meet and feed their neighbors while making a living from working the land. We are also committed to extending access to this wholesome food to all members of our community... to that end we have recently received a grant that will allow us to accept EBT and Debit Cards to purchase Market Tokens to use at our market. We are excited about this new service we can offer.
And we have a fun, festive, family friendly atmosphere where you can spend the afternoon browsing, chatting with your neighbors, eating and listening to the weekly fare of live, LOCAL music. We hope to see you soon! We are open EVERY Thursday, rain or shine, June through September."
Welcome to the 11th year of the Jericho Farmers' Market. We are a weekly producers market featuring fresh local produce, meat, and preserves and other local agricultural products, delicious prepared foods and unique locally-produced crafts, in a festive family-friendly atmosphere! Music, special events, community groups and you make each week a celebration of community for the towns of Jericho and Underhill, Vermont.
If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please see the link at the bottom of the page.
For now, we'd like to share the current Market Manager's Message:
Learning from "The Old Country"
Monday, March 26, 2012:
Hello neighbors, welcome to the 2012 Farmers' Market season!
As I write, I am sitting at a desk looking out the window on a small side street in Italy. I am in one of the small neighborhoods, Sturla, on the east side of Genova, Italy (Genoa); here for a couple of weeks studying Food Systems (and visiting family). I am trying to learn how it is that the Italians are able to preserve their small farms, when there is so much globalization all around.
I am spending my days out into the countryside talking with the folks who are the originators of the Slow Food movement. I'm also talking to folks in restaurants and small shops. I want to learn what's working here and what we might be able to apply in our communities and how the Jericho Farmers Market Association can strengthen the market for local food in Underhill and Jericho.
On this small street, on this block, there are 3 green grocer shops - one just veggies, one veggies and a few groceries, one veggies and cheese and some bread - a meat shop, a caffeteria - coffee breakfast breads and foccicia, a bar/coffee shop, and pizza shop, hairdresser and a neighborhood post office. These are mostly tiny places 20'x20 or 15'x30". Around the corner, just across the bridge, half a block away, is the COOP store which is a grocery store the size of Lantman's IGA in Hinesburg or the Richmond Market.... yet these little shops are all thriving.
Granted... they are on the street level of 4 story apartment buildings with 12 - 16 apts, or 3 stories with 8- 12 apts, so they have a larger population of folks here. But these shops serve only a neighborhood. EVERYONE walks to them. There IS no parking. This is a very different community than Underhill and Jericho, but there are things we can learn from life here.
Back home in Jericho and Underhill there are a number of folks working on creating a more walkable community in the area around Jericho Farmers' Market. They would love to see this street in action. I watch during the day as all the seniors walk from shop to shop, doing their marketing. These seniors are more mobile than many at home BECAUSE they are out walking along the street every day. They are staying connected with their community as they are stopping to chat with the shopkeepers, even if they aren't buying at the moment. In the morning and evening lots of parents walking their kids to school or daycare, stopping in in the evening to pick up fresh veggies, grown within an hours drive from here, for dinner. Young singles stop into the coffee shop to catch up with the neighbors. Wow.
Sitting here watching all of this LIFE on the street has been an inspiration. It makes me wonder how I can bring some of it home with me. There are a number of new small farms and local food businesses popping up in our communites every year. I hope that the Jericho Farmers' Market can be a resource to many of them, to help develop a culture of local food, growing food for our neighbors and knowing our local farmers. Even if we only facilitate this sort of walkable, local marketing once a week, I feel like it is a start!
Some details about this year's Market:
The Jericho Farmers' Market is open every Thursday, June through September, 3pm - 6:30pm
Jericho Farmers Market - OUR NEW NAME!
After much mulling, the board of the farmers market decided last year to change the name of the farmers market to the Jericho Farmers Market at Mills Riverside Park. We found that folks were not finding us online or in the listings of farmers markets because they didn't know to look for Mills Riverside Market. We found that most folks were referring to us as the Jericho Farmers Market anyway, so we decided we should go with it. We really wanted to call it the Jericho-Underhill Farmers Market, but we were strongly urged to keep it shorter than that. And maybe some day we'll have so many farmers and customers that we can create sister markets.... Underhilll Center Farmers Market? Jericho Center Farmers Market? and have a market three days of the week in the area! That is a dream for the future... to have SO many small, sustainable farms and so many people buying a majority of their food locally that we can support a market in every village center. We could walk when we go to our own local one and bike if we wanted to go to the one in the next village over. Let’s make it happen!
Looking forward to seeing all of you on Thursday, June 7th - Opening Day of our 11th season!
Kelly King, Jericho Farmers Market, Market Manager
Fiddler in the park
Jericho Farmers' Market at Mills Riverside Park
Interested in being a vendor? 2012 JFM Application
Looking for info from previous years?
check out the Farmers Market archive