Friday, June 28, 2013

Weather...Cooperate!

Weather right now is pretty terrible but the forecast is for clearing later in the day.  Our policy is that we will hold the market in the rain however we will cancel if there is severe weather.  As of now the market will still be going on, we won't let a little rain stop us!  Keep checking for updates.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

This week at the Market

It has been a rainy and stormy week and I know they are predicting more to come but I've ordered up a dose of sunshine for tomorrows market, so keep your fingers crossed for good weather.  However even if the weather doesn't cooperate we will still be there for those of you who want to brave the rain.

We've got a great line up of vendors for this week's market.  

Do you have kids who have read every book in the house?  We've got a book vendor selling used children's books along with books for grown ups too.  

Grab some fresh ingredients to take home for a  healthy, straight from the field, dinner from Oak Wood Farm or Contented Butterfly Farm.  

Missing something from your herb or kitchen garden?  This week we will have a vendor selling potted herbs and flowers so you can grow your own and have them at your fingertips when cooking.

Its all right here at the Hartland Farmers' Market.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Farm to Family Coupons

This week is the first week that VT Farm to Family coupons are being distributed.  They are good for use on fresh fruits and veggies.  We have several vendors who can accept the coupons.   So come redeem those coupons at our market.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Market in full swing

Hope everyone had a great weekend with all of the great things going on in town like the garden workshop at the Hartland Community Garden, the market, and the Library's showing of Disney's Mulan all on Friday night, and of course the Jazz Fest on Saturday. 

Thanks to all those who stopped by the market.  I had a great time doing the "Dinner Demo" of Spring Greens Rolls.  I think all who tasted them can agree that they were really yummy, and best of all everyone got to make the rolls themselves.  The pea shoots and kale supplied by Oak Wood Farm were great fillings for the rolls and the fresh mint and basil from Contented Butterfly Farm added just the right flavoring.  We will be continuing to do Dinner Demos throughout the summer so don't worry if you missed this one, there will be more.

June has been a busy month but things are just getting going. Pretty soon our produce vendors will be coming to the market loaded will lots of field fresh veggies and fruits. Green Mountain Flour will also be bringing their pizza oven to market once summer really gets underway so keep your eyes out for announcements about that. Shae Leigh Country Canning will have homemade sorbet throughout the summer and delicious sweets and drinks. Not to mention all of the other great things vendors are bringing to market.

We are also planning special events at the market so get ready for a summer of fun, family, friends, and of course fresh produce at your local farmers' market.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Dinner Demo - Spring Greens Rolls

What to do with all these spring greens?

Overwhelmed by all the delicious spring greens available this time of year like kale, and pea shoots?
This Friday, come learn to make Spring Greens Rolls.

Stop by the Community Booth for the first of a new series we are trying out called Dinner Demos.  These cooking demonstrations will feature a fun, easy way to use produce available from vendors in a tasty dinner you can make yourself.

And don't forget all of the other great events going on in Hartland this weekend.  Friday at 7pm the Library will be showing Dinsey's Mulan in the Community Room and Saturday don't miss an afternoon of jazz at the Hartland JazzFest hosted by our sponsor Hartland Community Arts.  Music begins at 1pm.

Get ready for a great weekend.  Come on out and support your community.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Plan a family evening out

First, visit the market and pick up fresh vegetables or herbs like mint, chives, kale, pea shoots, rhubarb, and so much more.  Browse the selection of beautiful handmade crafts and grab a snack like a delicious loaf of bread and pesto. 

Bring a picnic dinner and eat right on the field or at one of our market picnic tables. 

Finally, at 7pm, enjoy the Library’s showing of the Disney movie Mulan inside the Community Room.  It’s all right here, starting Friday at 4pm.

Friday, June 14, 2013

1st Market a Success

Thanks everyone who came out to help us kick off the market season.

Our new market layout helped create a special atmosphere and the weather was beautiful!

We added a few new vendors to our official list, be sure to click on the links on the left side bar to find out more about what our vendors are offering this summer.

Here are a few pictures from this evening.  Visit our Facebook page to see the entire album of pictures from tonight.




Delicious looking early greens from Oak Wood Farm

Hartland Community Arts promoting Jazz Fest next weekend

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

1st market of the summer in two days!

Get ready and get excited for this summer's crop of vendors, some new, some returning.

This week, make sure to stop by Green Mountain Flour, for a deli pizza and a fresh cream soda!  And save room for dessert because you won't want to miss out on one of Batter Desserts' delicious gluten free morsels like mint chocolate chip cupcakes.  (I tasted one at Farm Fest and thought I'd died and gone to chocolate heaven.)

Buy early season produce from Contented Butterfly Farm or Oak Wood Farm and browse for a great last minute gift for Dad from one of our talented craft vendors like a whirligig or birdhouse from J+A Crafts.

This week at the Community Booth, one of our market sponsors, Hartland Community Arts, will be promoting the upcoming Jazz Fest held right here in Hartland on Sat, June 22nd.

A great evening awaits you at the market this Friday.  See you then.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Fun Day at Farm Fest

Farm Fest was so much fun!  The weather cooperated, except for the occasional gust of wind that wanted to blow everything off tables, the food was delicious, and people had a great time.  I got to meet and talk to so many people, thanks to everyone who stopped by to chat.

In other news, we've added more vendors to our list.  Shae Leigh Country Canning will be at the market all summer with delicious preserves.  We've added a used book vendor, Kids Books and Parents Books, so get ready for summer reading and Heaven and Earth crafts, making pieced table runners, Kindle covers, lunch bags, beaded book marks, and so much more will be joining the market.  The Potlicker Kitchen will be turning up throughout the season with tasty items for sale, so get excited!

We've been working hard on our website, getting the most up to date, accurate information posted for both our vendors and our sponsors.  You can click on the links to learn more about what these great vendors and local businesses and organizations have to offer.

And don't forget to stop by the market this Friday night for our opening market of the season!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Hartland Farm Fest today!

Stop by the Farmers' Market booth at Hartland Farm Fest today.  We'll be doing crafts for kids, we'll have my homemade blueberry jam and hot pepper jelly while it lasts, and I'll have vendor applications and information about the VT Farm to Family program.  Beautiful weather today so come on out!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

One week!

Get excited everyone.  Only one week until our market opens for the season.

You’re invited next week to help us kick off our market season at the first market of the summer from 4pm – 7pm at the Library Fields.  Reconnect with your favorite vendors and meet new ones, check out what products are being offered this summer, buy fresh ingredients to take home for dinner, or grab a bite to eat and enjoy an evening outdoors.  It’s all right here.

The market is also still accepting applications for produce vendors.  Did you start plants from seed this spring and now have more than you need?  Do you garden that always produces more than you can eat?  Consider becoming a part-time market vendor, you can come once or come as often as you want.  For just $15.00 per market, you can share your bounty with your neighbors and make some extra cash.  Find out more information about vending under our resources section or contact Sarah Sincerbeaux, the market manager at hartlandfarmersmarket@gmail.com or by phone at (339) 222- 1072.

See you at the market.