3rd annual Community Farm & Food Celebration | Hardwick Farmers Market


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Atkins Field | 140 Granite Street, Hardwick, VT

Head to Atkins Field from 3:00pm - 6:00pm on Friday, August 11th for an afternoon of summer fun to celebrate Open Farm Week and the NEK's vibrant agricultural community! There will be traditional craft demonstrations, horse-drawn wagon rides, baby goat viewings, live music, family friendly activities, farmers market vendors, drinks by St. Johnsbury Distillery, and more. DIY screen printing - bring your own shirt or bag! Come celebrate the role agriculture has and continues to play in the community.

This event is put on by the Center for an Agricultural Economy and the Hardwick Farmers Market, and is part of Open Farm Week and National Farmers Market Week. The Community Green Space at Atkins Field is owned and operated by the Center for an Agricultural Economy. It's home to an open-air Community Pavilion, Hardwick Community Gardens, Hardwick Farmers Market, Community Orchard, bicycle pump track, trail networks, granite relics, and wide open spaces.

Visit the Facebook Event for more details! 

Poster for Community Farm and Food Celebration

CAE is a food systems hub in Hardwick, VT whose reach extends statewide and beyond. Our work touches all aspects of the food system in support of rural food businesses, farms, and communities. We work alongside our neighbors and partners to cultivate interdependence, take risks, and initiate change. The Hardwick Farmers Market was established in 1992 and is located at Atkins Field in Hardwick. The market is open on Fridays from 3:00-6:00 pm, May - October, and features live music, kids activities, and local vendors. Products include vegetables, meat & eggs, cheese & dairy, prepared foods, plants, honey & maple, baked goods, beverages, hot sauce, body care products, and artisan goods.

Two horses pull a wagon full of people through an orchard, with trees on either side of the horses, who walk on a grass path.
Paul Ruta gives horse-drawn wagon rides at the Community Farm and Food Celebration in 2022. Photo by Kent Shaw

The Hardwick Farmers market has been a local favorite for over 20 years. The market has a variety of vendors whose offerings include veggies, meat, honey, maple, prepared food, baked goods, and crafts. The market is located at Atkins Field, 15 acres of land stewarded by the Center for an Agricultural Economy and home to the Hardwick community gardens, a covered pavilion, bicycle pump track, trails, and community orchard.

Visit the market: Fridays | May 19th - October 6th| 3 - 6 pm

Learn more about the vendors, musical guest, and special events for the 2023 season! 

Hardwick Farmers Market

Music and Event Lineup: 

5/19 – Opening Market
            Music: Michael Perry

5/26 Music: How To

6/2 –  Music: Michael Stridsberg

6/9 – Music: Stile Vecchio

6/16 – Music: Hazen Chorus & Andrew Koehler w/ Mavis MacNeil

6/23 – Summer Solstice Celebration & Pollinator fest 
            Music: Green Mountain Skillet Lickers

6/30 – Music: Barry Hayes

7/7 –  Music: Piper Hall     

7/14 – Youth Market
            Music: Jeff Fellinger

7/21 – Music: Lewis Franco & Dono

7/28 – Music: Silas McPrior

8/4 – Music: Coast to Coast

8/11 – 3rd Annual Community Farm & Food Celebration
            Music: TBD

8/18 – Music: Denny Shute

8/25 – Music: Zoe Carter

9/1 Music: Olivia Milholland

9/8 – Music: TBD

9/15 – Music: Willie T & Doctor X

9/22 – Harvestfest
Music: TBD

9/29 – Music: TBD

10/6 – Closing Market & Indigenous Peoples Celebration 
             Music: TBD