You can’t get much more quintessential Vermont than a farm stand stocked with all the goodies- fresh fruit in the summer, maple syrup in the spring and pumpkins in the fall. Visiting a farm and seeing the sense of family, community and hard work that has been put into the farm fresh food you eat makes you appreciate and savor every bite that much more. It also brings to light the story behind the food and the people who work tirelessly day in and day out to provide it for you each and every day.
Vermont has so many incredible farm stands, many that have existed for generations. It’s an essential activity if you find yourself in the Green Mountain State, and there’s plenty to choose from. I am sharing some of our favorite farm stands in Vermont, what to get while you’re there and when is the best time to go. Most of these farm stands are open May through December so be sure to check their hours and websites for more information.
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15 Farm Stands in Vermont
Dutton Farm Stand
Dutton Farm Stand in Manchester Center, Vermont has everything from artisan olive oil and balsamic vinegar (apparently the best ever), maple cremees made with their own homemade maple syrup, fudge, pie, cheese and locally grown fruits and vegetables all year round. In addition, their greenhouse is fully stocked with a gorgeous selection of plants and flowers. Open 9am-7pm daily. Check out our guide to Manchester, VT for more things to do while you’re there!
Dean Brigante’s Farm Stand
Open 8am-6pm daily, Dean Brigante’s Farm Stand in Colchester, Vermont is the best spot for the freshest and tastiest fruits and veggies. Buy and cut your own flowers and pick your own berries or buy them freshly picked. Open 8am-6pm daily.
Hartshorn’s Organic Farm Stand & Maple Sugar House
Hartshorn’s Organic Farm Stand and Maple Sugar House is VOF certified organic Vermont family owned and run farm, produces and sells fresh, delicious and healthy vegetables, fruits and flowers. Located in Waitsfield, Vermont, stock up on homemade maple syrup, farm fresh eggs, the yummiest apple pie, pumpkins and gourds. Hartshorn’s also offers a CSA program, 4 community food festivals, food and farm tours, farm immersion program and special events.
Harlow Farm Stand
Harlow Farm Stand in Westminster, Vermont offers a variety of farm fresh goods including farm raised meat, dairy, vegetables, delicious corn, salsa, plants and jams. They also have unique offerings like crafts and stained glass. Additionally, they have a lovely cafe called, Cafe Loco, that is a favorite amongst locals and those who travel here regularly. Cafe Loco is open 7am-3pm daily and 8am-3pm on Sundays. The Harlow Farm Stand is open 9am-6pm daily.
Blais Produce Farm Stand
Blais Produce Farm Stand located in Springfield, Vermont, Blais Produce Fram Stand is one of the best places for fresh seasonal corn, berries, tomatoes and other produce. Be sure to check out this family owned farm if you are in the Springfield area. Blais Produce Farm Stand is open 10am-6pm daily.
On the Edge Farmstand
On the Edge Farmstand in Woodstock, Vermont is a small, family owned and operated farm selling natural meats, preserves, pies, vegetables and fruits. Jess talks about the pickles available here ALL THE TIME. They’re made by a local Vermont farmer and according to Jess, they’re the best dill pickles she’s ever had! Open 10am-5pm Wednesday-Saturday.
Slice of Earth Farmstand LLC
Slice of Earth Farmstand in Wolcott, Vermont has a great selection of fresh produce and delicious baked goods including pies and breads and fresh pressed pear cider. Open Monday-Wednesday 10am-3pm, Thursday-Saturday 10am-6pm (closed Sunday).
Dutton Berry Farm
At the Dutton Berry Farm in Newfane, Vermont they have an excellent selection of produce, baked goods, dairy products, plants and seasonal maple creemees. Open 8am-7pm daily.
Four Corners Farm
Four Corners Farm in Newbury, Vermont offers a wide variety of farm goods including fresh produce and dairy. The cream top milk and grass fed beef were especially recommended by locals. Open 9am-6pm daily.
Paul Mazza’s Berry Farm & Vegetable Stand
Paul Mazza’s Berry Farm & Vegetable Stand in Colchester provides a fun experience for friends and family while also providing farm fresh produce, baked goods and pick your own berries. Open 7am-8pm daily!
Sam Mazza’s Farm Market
Sam Mazza’s Farm Market in Colchester, Vermont has a beautiful nursery and farm, hand cut flowers, coffee and donuts, fruits and vegetables and provides a great outing for the whole family! Be sure to get there early for the donuts! Open 7am-7pm daily.
Brown’s Orchard and Farmstand
Brown’s Orchard and Farmstand in Castleton, Vermont has a wonderful selection of produce, baked goods, apple cider and donuts. Be sure to try their corn and pies! Open 9am-6pm daily.
Located in Milton, Vermont, Beaudoin’s Farmstand is the perfect place to pick up homemade jams and pickles, fresh eggs, vegetables and pumpkins and gourds in the fall. Open 9am-7pm Monday-Saturday, 9:30am-5:30am on Sunday.
Jericho Settlers Farm
Jericho Settlers Farm in Richmond, Vermont offers local meats, farm fresh eggs and organic vegetables. Their website lists seasonal offerings that sound delicious! Open 8am-6pm daily.
River’s Edge Farmstand
River’s Edge Farmstand in Barton, Vermont is the perfect place for fresh fruits and vegetables, ice cream and the onsite food truck, Copper Plate Food Truck has great lunch and dinner offerings. Open 6 days a week 10:30am-6:30pm, Sunday 10:30am-3pm, (closed Wednesdays) May – October.
Visiting Farm stands is a great way to support our local farmers and benefit from the delicious, fresh produce they work so hard to cultivate. There is nothing more authentic than seeing first hand where your food was grown with love!