Barn Raising Fundraiser, Sunday February 27th

This Sunday, February 27th from 9 am to 1 pm, join the Strolling of the Heifers and Vermont Country Store in a brunch fundraiser to benefit Taylor Farm of Londonderry and Rohman-Wai Farm of Chester, Vt. The event will take place at Bryant House Restaurant in Weston, with all proceeds benefiting these two farms whose barns collapsed recently under tremendous stress from snow.

For more information, or to donate directly to the cause, visit http://www.strollingoftheheifers.com/.

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Who’s Who at the final Winter Farmers’ Market

This Sunday, December 19th, from 11 am to 2 pm, join us at Green Mountain Orchards for the final Winter Farmers’ Market of the season!  Bring your holiday lists and enjoy live music while you shop for handmade gifts and locally grown food.  Stay for lunch and enjoy hot cider by the wood stove.  It’s a great excuse to get out and spread some holiday cheer!  Find out who’s coming from our comprehensive vendor list, but first, check out our cool flyer!  (Feel free to print and post as many as you wish, by the way…)

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Produce and Agricultural Products:

Deep Meadow Farm – Organic produce and free range turkeys, from Westminster, Vt.

Hollyhock Farm – Farmstead chevre and hard pecorino-style goats’ milk cheeses, as well as hearth baked sourdough bread, homemade pickles and goats’ milk soaps, Putney.

Applecheek Farm – Pastured pork, free range turkeys, ducks, and emu oil

Twin Brooks Farm – Heritage breed turkeys, raised in Athens, Vt.

Sowing Peace Farm – Jams, jellies, pickles and pesto from their homegrown, organic produce, Westminster West, Vt.

Local Honey by Kathleen Lawrence (and her bees!), Putney.

Pastured pork and lamb from Jascha Pick, Putney.

Meadowdale Farm – Whole chickens, fresh eggs, maple syrup, homemade toffee and candies; forestry products from their family farm in Putney.

Prepared Foods:

Crepes et Galettes – Sweet and savory Breton-style filled crepes and buckwheat galettes, using only the highest quality organic and local ingredients.

Pepper Water – South Indian cuisine, chai and snacks.

Green Mountain Orchards – Hot cider, fresh cider doughnuts, apple pies, assorted baked goods, hot and savory soups; all homemade on their family run orchard in Putney.  (Also our gracious hosts for the Winter Farmers’ Market!)

Artists, Crafters, Healers:

Centre Artisans and Crooked Fence Farm – Locally raised sheep’s wool, hand spun, dyed and knit!  Yarn skeins and wool roving.

Ruth WPLK Sculpted Jewlery

Botanical Art by Maggie Lake

Paintings and wheel-thrown Stoneware by LHD Design

Massage by Zoe Scott

Polarity Therapy gift certificates by Jane Collister

Plant Magic herbal remedies and Material Girl gifts by Amy Enochs

Vermont Landscape cards and posters by Jill Noss

Lexi’s Jewelry

Stone of Wisdom hand crafted body care and jewelry

Recycled mittens by Rachael Shaw

Earth Angel Herbals, tinctures and herbal preparations

Quilted totes and gifts by Lynn Meyer

Inkle Loom Weavings

Children’s Fantasy Wear by Jill Green

Musical Entertainment

by Louisa Pugh on Fiddle

Will Fielding on Banjo

and Mike Harrist on Bass

from 11:30 to 2

And last, but not least, a hot tea and baked goods sale to benefit Transition Town Putney!


Winter Market Lineup

Are you coming to our first Winter Farmers’ Market this Sunday?  Well, you should!  We’ve got a great lineup of vendors, selling everything from Thanksgiving turkeys to up-cylcled wool mittens, so save the date, and stop by Green Mountain Orchards from 11 to 3, where you can purchase these fine Vermont products:

Sourdough Bread, Chevre and Pickles from Hollyhock Farm

Fresh eggs, whole chickens, maple syrup, toffee and cutting boards from Meadowdale Farm

Produce, turkeys, and hot sauce from Deep Meadow Farm

Turkeys from Twin Brooks Farm

Pickles, salsas and hot sauce from Sowing Peace Farm

Putney Honey

Handcrafted herbal preparations from Plant Magic

Sweet and savory rustic tarts by Ruby McAdoo

Handcrafted jewelry from several fine vendors, including Ruth WPLK

Handspun yarns, knit items, and wool rovings from Centre Artisans and Crooked Fence Farm

Rachael’s handmade mittens

Imelda’s authentic tacos and tamales

Sweet or savory Crepes et Galettes

Massage by Zoe Scott

Polarity therapy by Jane Collister

Fantasy Wear by Jill Green

Evening Time Chocolate Truffles

Need directions to Green Mountain Orchards.  Click on this link. Want to see photos from the market?  Check back next week!