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

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(This week’s photos were previously unpublished from the September 12th market.)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

Second Market, Sunday, 9/12/10

What amazing talent we have here in our community!  This Sunday’s market brought together an eclectic mix of fiber artists, herbalists, cheesemakers, as well as a new Mexican tamale vendor.  Putney has been blessed by these folks all along, and it’s so fabulous that they now have a reason to get together every Sunday.

There will be more photos posted this week, so stay tuned!  And look forward to our new “Vendor Spotlight” posts, starting next week!

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