Every Saturday from the first of April until the end of October Wings of Dawn Farm sets up our local, seasonal, chemical-free produce for sale between 8 a.m. and noon at the Burlington Downtown Farmers' Market. The market is in its 2nd year offering to the community the opportunity to purchase food grown by the farmers at the market as well as products e.g. baked goods and soaps made by those selling them. Such a market is called a "producers' market" because each vendor has produced the items for sale at their tent. Through this post you can join us for a virtual tour. If you live in the Burlington area, come see us some Saturday and experience all that the market has to offer.
|As part of the anniversary celebration, a sign painter worked all morning to complete the sign on the back of the building. We had a direct view of this work as it progressed.|
|Our market manager set up a display about the Farmers' Market.|
|Eddie, Allison and Bronwyn from Asgard Farm sold soaps made from their Nubian goats' milk |
as well as whole broilers and eggs from their pastured chickens.
|Ellen from Boywood Farm stands behind piles of chard, cabbage, summer squash, potatoes, beets and beautiful cutting boards made by Gary (who's off visiting T5).|
|Carnivorous Plants offers Venus Fly Traps and Pitcher Plants|
propagated by Victor and Melissa.
|Noah and his grandpa Arwood are manning the table at T5 today and enjoying a visit from Gary who wandered over from Boywood. T5 has a variety of vegetables, chicken, eggs, pork and beef for sale each week.|
|We had a special treat on Saturday when a family of musicians|
came to market to play Bluegrass during an Open Jam session.
|You can even get a massage at Burlington Downtown Farmers' Market.|
Some vendors were not at market today, including Be Happy Bakery, Yardbird Kitchen and Bluebird Sun Farm. We have a couple new vendors arriving soon also. Each week is exciting and new as the offerings change with the seasonal availability of the produce. Be in touch with the harmony of the natural order and shop at a "producers only" Farmers' Market near you where you can purchase fresh, local food, supporting your health and the health of your community.