According to the USDA agricultural census, there are more than 7,000 farms in Vermont today, totaling over $673,000,000 in sales, annually. In terms of production dollars, dairy leads the state, followed by maple. But Vermont’s agricultural landscape is rich and diverse, and goes much deeper than these two commodities. A rise in specialty crop production and value-added processing in recent years has not only added to the state’s agricultural economy, it has created new and exciting opportunities for the next generation of Vermont farmers. Vermont leads the nation in direct-to-consumer farm sales, with more farmers markets, CSA’s, and farm stands per capita than any other state in the nation. We also have more cheese-makers, per capita, than any other state.
Food enthusiasts will enjoy the Vermont Farm Show's Buy Local Market, which will showcase foods and products from Vermont farms from all four corners of the state.
The Buy Local Market gives Vermont producers the opportunity to engage with new customers through sampling and conversation. As well it provides customers a unique time to learn about new products and purchase goods from around the state. At this market, one can find ice creams, cheeses, wines, beers, meats, fruits, vegetables, maple syrups, honeys, and more. A number of vendors also specialize in handmade crafts, like textiles, candles and jewelry—all the best products under one roof.
2020 Buy Local Market Vendors
Thanks to all the 2020 Buy Local Market Vendors. Support local Vermont products year-round.