Nestled between southern Vermont’s mountains and streams are hosts of farms and orchards producing a variety of fresh Produce that can be shopped or picked fresh from the field. Shown here is Walker Farm Stand, only 10 minutes away on Route 5 between Brattleboro and Putney, Vermont.
If you want to take a little taste of the country home with you we will direct you to the many farms, orchards, farm stands and farmer’s markets nearby. Just down the road on Route 30 is Dutton Farm Stand.
Actually, this is more than a farm stand. Fresh baked pies and breads, along with jams and jelly line the counter. Often the aroma of the latest creation fills the room. The Dutton family has been growing fresh produce throughout southern Vermont for decades.
Scott’s Farm and Orchard and Dwight Miller Orchards also grow an extensive array of farm fresh products.
Every Saturday morning in the summer the Brattleboro Farmer’s Market is in full swing. You can also buy local farm products at the Brattleboro Food Co-op and the Putney Food Co-op.
Take a day to visit the local farms, farm-stands, orchards and Co-ops. Better yet, put on your jeans, wander the fields and pick your own…get in touch with your inner farmer!
Here is a seasonal listing of some favorite farm fresh products from the area:
March / April
Vermont’s famous Maple Syrup can be found in sugar houses throughout the area. Visit and watch the wood fire stove distill this golden harvest into the sweet amber syrup known throughout the world.
Spinach, Rhubarb, Ramps, Asparagus, Fiddlehead Ferns, Wild Mushrooms and Eggs
Cherries, English peas, Strawberries, Sugar snap peas, fillet beans, lettuces, rhubarb, apple blossom honey (a specialty of Dwight Miller)
Blueberries Raspberries Peaches, Plums, Peppers, Eggplants, Zucchini & Summer Squash, Herbs
Tomatoes, Blueberry and Peach peak season. (Many peach varieties become available) Currants, Blackberries, Watermelon Lopes, Dews, Nectarines, Legumes and Potatoes
Apples (Cortland, McIntosh, Gala, Honey Crisp, Macouns, Twenty Ounce, Empire, Wolf River. (Pick your own!) Pumpkins, Squash, Bartlett Pears, Magnes Pears, and Bosc Pears, Fall Raspberries. Table Grapes. It’s Cider Season!
More Apples! (Golden Delicious, Baldwins, Northern Spy, Blue Pearmain, Pound Sweet, Empires, Cortlands, Bancroft, Crandle) Pears, Pumpkins for pie, Pumpkins for carving, and Squash.
Root vegetables, Parsnips, Carrots, Gilfeather Turnips, Horseradish and assorted Turnips