Vermont-based folk duo Cricket Blue consists of Laura Heaberlin and Taylor Smith, who met at Middlebury College, where they studied philosophy and literature. Inspired by diverse aspects of the American folk tradition, they write songs marked by close-knit harmonies and words about myth, confusion, love, and perseverence. They count songwriters Jeff Mangum, Joanna Newsom, Laura Marling, Anaïs Mitchell, and Bob Dylan among their influences, as well as poets and storytellers such as Dylan Thomas, Alice Munro, Angela Carter, and David Foster Wallace. Performing as a duo since 2013, they released their first EP last year. Check them out here.
This week we’d like to highlight YOUR part in your Farmers Market. What’s your part you ask? Showing up and supporting local agriculture!
What would it look like if 10% of our community bought 10% of their food locally?? Would we have more farms, dairies, apiaries and sugar woods?
At Richmond Farmers Market we focus on strengthening the direct connection between consumers and agricultural producers by creating a market for the folks who keep our local food system strong. If we want access to fresh local food, we need to support the folks who make it happen.
Here are some of the things the agricultural vendors at YOUR Farmers Market want to highlight for you this week:
Raspberry and blueberry season! The Last Resort Farm has both, and one last week of red currants and gooseberries. Also fresh garlic, salad mix, greens, carrots, beets, Heirloom Tomatoes, shelling peas, and much more. All certified organic.
Pistoli from Bee Happy is a dessert. It is gluten free and made with sesame seeds, sunflowers, almond seeds and our own Vermont Honey – simply the best bear bites ever!
Maple Wind Farm brings you lots of local food!
Hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill
Organic veggies: kale (3 kinds), tomatoes, eggplants, parsley, fennel, beets and peppers
Pasture raised meats: 100% grass fed beef, pasture raised pork and poultry (non gmo). We are taking orders for 1/2 and whole freezer beef now thru August only!!!! Special price on 6 whole chickens: $120
And Eggs from our pastured chickens
Craig Walker has added Maple Sugar candy to his syrup at the Walker’s Pure Vermont Maple Syrup booth. I think he enjoys having folks have an excuse to stop by for a chat, as they get their afternoon pick-me-up of pure maple sugar!
Midnight Goat Farm is a very small, family-run Grade A Goat Dairy and Creamery located in Huntington Vermont. Our wonderful, pasture-fed Alpine goats are milked daily by hand. We produce our handcrafted artisan cheeses from the delicious, raw milk in micro-batches.
Want to WIN a basket of Farmers Market goodies from Richmond Farmers Market?
Pick up a free raffle ticket each week!
To celebrate National Farmers Market week, August 3-11, the vendors of Richmond Farmers Market are giving away a basket of their wonderful products with a Frequent Shopper Raffle!
Each week when you buy from at least three vendors, we will thank you with a free raffle ticket.
The drawing will be held on August 7th. Shop every Friday, July 10-August 7, for more chances to win!
Each month we set aside a booth for youth with an entrepreneurial flair to sell items that they have either made, baked or grown. Fill out an application and request the Youth Booth.
Non-profit organizations are welcome to conduct outreach and raise funds for community causes at our Community Booth. Fill out a “vendor” application and request the Community Booth.