Winter Market Photos

Local sheep, local wool, handspun and dyed

For those of you who made it to our first Winter Farmers’ Market at Green Mountain Orchards on Sunday, Thank You!  These photos were taken late in the day, just as some of our vendors were selling out, and while they offer a glimpse of this wonderful market, they do it no justice really.  Lots of people showed up to shop and support our amazing vendors and producers.  Folks bought turkeys for their Thanksgiving tables, armloads of produce, baked goods to take home and share, and of course gifts for themselves and loved ones!  There was amazing live music by Tom, Patty and the Paine Brothers, and lots of dancing went on in the common space between the booths.

Our many thanks to the wonderful Darrow family at Green Mountain Orchards– they have been so supportive and easy to work with, and we can only hope that our association with them will continue to grow as the market does itself.

And don’t forget!  If you missed this market, you still have one more chance to buy something really special this holiday season, when we do it all again on Sunday, December 19th from 11 to 2.  Thanks to our wonderful vendors, and the community of Transition Town Putney for making this happen!

Lovely Betsy spinning by the woodstove
Patty Blomgren teaches a new spinning student
"She's a natural!"
Handmade fiber supplies from Centre Artisans and Crooked Fence Farm
Late season abundance from Deep Meadow Farm
Deep Meadow parsnips....
... and turnips
Goats' milk soap, with milk from Hollyhock Farm
Zoe Scott heals our holiday stress...
homemade goods, also by Zoe
Rachael Shaw's amazing mittens!
Fantasy Wear by Jill Green
Lovely origami work by Amy Enochs
Lexi's Jewelry
Ruth WPLK Sculpted
Jewels by Stone of Wisdom, and Ruth WPLK
So much talent in one booth!
a few of the offerings from Meadowdale Farm
Katie Bowen, selling the last of her toffee!
Val of Evening Time Truffles

10-10-10 Market Finale
 banner created by students at the Putney Central School


Rachael Shaw's lovely mittens



Jewelry by Ruth WPLK



Jane Collister does Polarity Therapy



Oh So Fine gluten-free baked goods



Sweet and savory tarts by Ruby McAdoo



Our amazing Transition Putney interns!



Yarn from Centre Artisans



On-farm harvested and crafted cutting boards from Meadowdale Farm



Hollyhock Farm chevre (and smiles!)



Abundance from High Meadows Farm



Simon busily cooking crepes et galettes



Gorgeous vegetables from Guerilla Grown Produce



Corey's amazing peppers!



The most fabulous Paine Brothers!



Nate on fiddle



Trevor on guitar


Our many thanks to all of you who made it out for our last day of market.  We had a great time!  The music was fabulous, the weather was perfect, the vendors were busy;  all in all, a truly grand finale!

We are already looking forward to next season and hope that you are too.   Thanks to Charlie Laurel for bringing his Time Walks to market, and for promoting the Global Work Party at the market.  Thanks also to Transition Town Putney for piloting this project and making it happen!

The Fifth Market, 10/3/10

Kasper, from "Kasper and the Cow"

The market was honored by a puppet show by Inez from Sandglass Theater this Sunday!  She presented two shows, “Kasper and the Cow,” and a special appearance by Tchokolino the Clown.

The Cow

New vendors are showing up to market every week, like Lynn Meyer of Westminster West, who sells handmade totes, quilts and pillowcases.

Others, like Ruby McAdoo, returned after a two-week absence from market, pleased to find that they had been sorely missed.

Ruby's gorgeous baked pears.

With only one market left this year, we really hope that you can make out to stock up on the things you’ll pine for all winter.  Like Howie’s late season raspberries; Cory’s elegant strands of dried peppers; a few fresh Meadowdale Farm chickens to keep in your freezer. Or how about a pair of Rachael Shaw’s mittens, made from recycled sweaters, to keep you toasty and stylish?  If you’re looking for maple syrup, hand-dyed and spun yarn from local wool, or even if you just want to stop over for lunch and hear some live music by the Paine Brothers, you’ve got every reason to make it to the last market of the season!

Gay and Ellen at the Hollyhock Farm booth
Gorgeous Hollyhock Farm sourdough breadZeke of Scott Farm

a crowded shot from the Puppet Show
Lovely glass bottles of maple syrup from West West Farm; Jane Collister Polarity Therapist in the background

In case you are unaware, this Sunday is also the Global Work Party, and our market will be participating with events all day long.  If you want to know more, check back later in the week– we’ll have a comprehensive list of speakers and events posted for you here.  Until then, thanks for stopping by!

Rich Grumbine and Friends mix great acoustic music with rich vocal harmonies.

4 Weeks Down, 2 to Go

Plants from High Meadows Farm

(This week’s photos were previously unpublished from the September 12th market.)

If you’ve been fortunate enough to attend all four of this year’s markets, you may have noticed that each one has had its own vibe.  And while attendance has also been different from week to week, one thing that we’ve noticed is this: we’ve got a successful little market on our hands!

Which is exciting, but no big surprise really.  After all, this is Putney; if we hadn’t known it would go over well, then we wouldn’t have tried doing it!  There are plenty of farmers’ markets all over this region, and they’re all very nice.  One thing does seem to be for sure, though.  None of them is like ours, and we’re awfully proud of that.  And with the continued support of our community, this market will continue to grow and thrive, proving the fact that this is a vital and creative place to live.

Aew Ladd, serving it up at Thai Hut
Bob Stabach, looking great in black and white.
Zeke Goodband selling Scott Farm apples
customers tasting and learning from Zeke

New to this site today is the “Vendor Links” sidebar, where we’re compiling all of the websites for folks who sell at our market.  And just so you know, the last day of market is also 10-10-10, the Global Work Party day.  To learn more, check out their website, and keep your eye on this blog for further info and event announcements as the date draws closer.

And remember, with only two markets left, now is the time to stock up on local storage crops to last through the winter!  So we’ll see you this Sunday, and thanks for checking in!

Lots of love at the Vermont Shepherd booth!