For the quaint, down-home charm of a local market, Vermont is your state. Vermonters are all about buying local—from raising their own meat to growing their own produce—creating an environment where the local food market thrives. From co-ops to farmers markets, here are the 10 best in the state.
This vast capital city resource for meats, veggies, hot food, deli sandwiches, and beer & wine is accompanied by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Enjoy a warm cup of coffee or a hot plate of food while you utilize their free Wi-Fi. For decades, this member-owned community co-op has had a focus on offering local, organic and sustainable foods and products.
Community-owned City Market sprawls across 16,000-square-feet in downtown Burlington. Open 363 days per year, City Market provides conventional, organic, and local products for fair price. With 4,000 customers daily and thousands of vendors, City Market supports the local economy and strengthening the local food system. It is by far the largest Vermont market of its kind.
For over 40 years, this busy, year-round market has featured fresh meats, organic produce, milk, and eggs. But, unlike other markets, the Woodstock also offers prepared food and take-out dinners using fresh ingredients. This exchange was born of a love of food and continues to promote innovative marketplace items, like locally-roasted coffee and even fresh seafood.
For over 30 years Healthy Living has been stocking their shelves with fresh produce, local meats and poultry, and artisan specialty products. Plus, find from-scratch offerings from the onsite cafe and bake shop. Choose from a vast selection of cheeses, and one of the largest wine department stocked by experts, as well as vitamins and minerals to keep you healthy.
Featuring a robust selection of craft beers, fine wines, and professional hand-cut meats, Steeple has got just about everything. Get homemade deli items, specialty groceries, soups, pizza, and more. Plus, competitive prices and friendly staff give this store that feeling of quintessential New England charm. But the real gem is that you can get restaurant quality takeaway meals prepared by culinary professionals in-store.
Paul Dutton attended the University of Vermont to study Agriculture and soon discovered berry farming was his calling. With strawberries in Brookline, berries in Newfane, and an apple orchard in West Brattleboro, things began to shape up, and, in 1993, he and his wife opened their first store in Manchester. Today, they offer the freshest fruits, veggies, fudge, and Vermont cheeses, as well as pies, beer, wine and greenhouse varietals.
In 2010, friends Dana Pontbriand and Eric LaVigne became business partners and started a food company. Their goal was to offer the freshest fish and meats, and throughout the years they have added one of the most extensive wine and local craft beer selections in Williston. Get bone-in prime rib, beef tenderloin, shrimp, sea scallops, Scottish salmon, and more.
With a full-service deli, get breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Get it to go our enjoy or any meal of the riverside deck! Featuring top quality meats and fresh seafood in central Vermont, you will also find fresh produce, artisan bread, craft beers, an extensive wine selection, and a specialty grocery section.
This vibrant collection of farmers, gardeners, food producers, artisans, and craftspeople gathers alongside the West River to share insights, sell their wares, and strike up lively conversations with guests. Get artisan cheese, sun-ripened fruit, and of course, fresh produce, coffee, sculptures, paintings, live local music, food, soap, maple products, and more.
Singleton’s quite possibly has something for everyone. This quintessential Vermont market is more like a general store extravaganza. They are once a Vermont Liquor Outlet, a deli, and butcher, offering certified Angus beef burgers and steaks, stuffed chicken breast, pork chops, and many other cuts of meat. Plus, don’t miss the sporting goods department for fishing and hunting gear.