Planting Time

Planting Time

It seems we’ve finally got rid of this crazy winter and we’re good to go with summer planting! Of course we say this now and suddenly we’ll get a Memorial Day frost!! (Just kidding!)

Anyhow, come on down to Farmers’ for the best in local annuals, perennials and even Vermont premium soils and Moo Doo products.

And check out our annual of the week! Gazania! Gazanias are cool, non fussy annuals in Vermont (though perennials in the south) and perfect for window boxes and borders. Confused often with African Daisys, the Gazania reaches 6 to 18 inches and produces gorgeous yellows, oranges and pinks depending on the variety. Good in dry areas, poor soil, hot areas as well as cool. The blooms will close up on cool wet days and then explode when the sun comes back out.

Come on down and check it out!!

Farm to Jar!

We’re launching a really cool venture with Blake Hill Preserves. Blake Hill is an award winning and creative preserve maker over in Windsor, Vermont. Just 20 minutes from the market!

Our vision was to partner with someone who would want to use produce from our local farmers to create short channel and  limited productions of jams or condiments.  Our goal:  interesting and unique flavors, value pricing and limited seasonal editions. We needed to look no further than to our good friends in Windsor.

Our first venture is a Maple Chipotle Chili Jam. The maple syrup is sourced right here in Woodstock from Maplecrest Farm, the same supplier we have been using for 20 years.  Ned Macksoud and his crew take tremendous pride in their high quality maple syrup, selling to us and only a handful of other merchants in Woodstock. While we weren’t able to locally source chipotles with our short timeline, we feel the product still holds up to our standards for the Farm to Jar program.

Blake Hill then played with the recipe, coming up with several batches and then finally settling on one we all absolutely loved.  It’s a stunning chili jam–perfect with a grilled cheese.

Blake Hill and Farmers’ philosophies are perfectly in sync with this partnership.  Blake Hill loves creating small batch runs of preserves. It allows them to have fun, play outside the lines a bit, and truly get back to their roots of pairing surprising flavors together. And us? Sourcing and experimenting with small batch, artisan crafters is what we do best.  We love finding the new and cool and then showcasing them to our guests. It brings us back to our roots of bringing the food to the people.  It’s why we love what we do.

We’re launching the Chili Jam this weekend so stop on by and give it a try. And look for others coming along for the summer!

Mother’s Day Weekend

Moms are pretty magical. We’re not sure how they do all that they do, but we’re in awe. They are real life super heroes. So go ahead and make her breakfast in bed. Buy her flowers. Treat her to dinner at her favorite spot. Life is too short to not appreciate the important people in our lives, so thank you to all the moms out there! We wouldn’t be here without you.

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