Naked Table Locavore Luncheon to benefit Sustainable Woodstock Read More.
July 27, 2015; Vermontbiz.com
Woodstock Farmers' Market boasts new bakery department
During its 20-plus year history Woodstock Farmers' Market's (WFM) success has rested on sure and steady growth. What began as a seasonal farmstand has morphed into an integral local favorite food mecca as well as a nationally recognized year round specialty food market. Through the years there remained a missing link - the bakery department. Now thanks to some key culinary professionals the sweet smell of success prevails throughout the market. View full article.
January 28, 2015; Huffington Post
Long Weekend in Woodstock, Vermont Beat the winter blues with some time out of town--and outside--in the quaint Vermont village of Woodstock. With outdoor adventures, notable local cuisine, and unique shops, it's easy to see why Woodstock is consistently considered one of the top towns in the Green Mountain State. . View Full Article.
Annual Food Issue July - August 2014 Volume 9, No. 3; Upper Valley Life
Lisa, our Cheese Extraordinaire, was on the Heritage Radio's "Cutting the Curd" radio program! Lisa delivered a recap of the Vermont Cheese Festival and discussed Woodstock Farmer's Market's long-term relationships with Vermont's cheesemakers.
Thanks to its widespread support of artisanal farms and "cottage" food producers, Vermont is a delicious destination at any time of year. . .but fall brings particular bounty. No wonder locals, neighboring New Englanders and even Tri-State residents look forward to it. . . . Read More
WOODSTOCK, VT (September, 2012) – Woodstock Farmers' Market is proud to announce that employee Lisa Battilana is among the first class of American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professionals™ (ACS CCPs™). Lisa is part of an elite group of 121 individuals who passed the inaugural Certified Cheese Professional™ Exam, which was held on August 1 in Raleigh, N.C. This prestigious group consists of cheese professionals from across the United States and Canada. For a full list of ACS CCPs™, please visit www.cheesesociety.org.
During the early morning hours of Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, rain
from Tropical Storm Irene agitated the normally polite
Ottauquechee River, causing it to erupt beyond its banks,
destroying roads, leveling businesses and disrupting lives across
Vermont's Upper Valley. . .
WOODSTOCK, Vt. —
Images of locally made furniture and Tropical Storm Irene came together Sunday for a day of remembrance and Mother Nature. One year ago, Irene tore through Woodstock, taking out roads, bridges, businesses and homes.
Driving along Route 4 from Bridgewater through Woodstock to Quechee and Hartford a year after Tropical Storm Irene, a tourist could easily miss that this river valley was hammered by the flooding Ottauquechee River.
Local Timbers and Tastes ShackeltonThomas teamed up with sustainable Woodstock to present a project where participants build a table from local wood, under the instruction of ShackeltonThomas, a furniture maker out of Bridgewater. In the days following a dinner is held on the Middle Bridge in Woodstock where each table is setup down the center of the bridge. Lunch is served by Woodstock Farmers' Market with local products. Photos by Charles Kahn.
How do you prepare for disaster? As a businessman who woke up last August with a natural disaster on his doorstep, Patrick Crowl, owner of Woodstock Farmers' Market in Woodstock, Vt. , knows you can't.
Editor's Note: Last year, hurricane Irene caused significant flooding in several states along the East Coast well after it made landfall. Since last week was Small Business Administration week and this week is National Hurricane Preparedness Week, we wanted to share this perspective from a small business owner in Vermont. Mr. Crowl experienced first-hand how natural disasters can impact business owners, and has some lessons to share. . .
The 20-year history of the Woodstock Farmers' Market is like a James Taylor song -- they've seen fire and they've seen rain.
After battling the flames and flood waters, the market - famous for its fresh produce, meats and prepared food -- is celebrating two decades in the Upper Valley - and they're partying alongside a special offer for customers.
"Everything happens as it does because the universe is as it is. "
Twelve years ago, the owners of the Woodstock Farmers' Market began printing their signature T-shirts with that sentence, its letters encircling a yin-yang symbol formed by a fish and eggplant. Back then, they had no way of knowing how prescient those words were. On Saturday, August 27, 2011, the year-round grocery was a bustling business on track to eclipse the previous year's record of $4.5 million in sales. By dusk the next day, the building was trashed and seemingly ruined, covered in muck from the five feet of river water that had coursed through its rooms — courtesy of Tropical Storm Irene.
"(Host) In the six months since Tropical Storm Irene ripped through Vermont, many small businesses have cleaned up debris and reopened their doors.
But the economic damage is still being tallied-and repaired-by owners trying to get back on their feet.
Some have turned to the federal Small Business Administration for loans. But as VPR's Charlotte Albright reports, many have been rejected. " Read More. . .
"Many small local brands like Woodstock Farmers Market (Woodstock, VT) that provide a unique customer experience were mentioned. The Woodstock promise: "Our vision for the Market has always been to make great food accessible to everyone. We all love food and love to cook but we're not snobby about it. In fact, we don't consider ourselves 'gourmet,' because it implies exclusivity, and we believe that anyone can create great food. Most of the time one just needs a little help. . . a recipe perhaps; the best, freshest ingredients you can find; or just an outgoing and friendly staffer to help out with an idea. " Read More. . .
"On the Friday before the New Year's weekend, almost four months after Tropical Storm Irene caused the Ottauquechee River to rise and deluge the Woodstock Farmers Market, the place was full of customers who were in town to ski at Killington and Suicide Six and local patrons stocking up on crab artichoke dip, crackers and champagne with which to ring in 2012. . . " Read More. . .