What You’ll See At The Norwich Farmer’s Market

People looking at eggs at the Norwich Farmers Market.Heading out to the farmer’s market can be a great way to eat fresh food, hear local music, and browse local art. If you are looking for a place to stay near Dartmouth College and you want a way to absorb some of the local flair, we recommend that you visit the Norwich Farmers Market. Add it to your list of things to do when you book a room at The Norwich Inn

What Is The Norwich Farmer’s Market

The Norwich Farmers’ Market is one of northern New England‘s oldest farmers’ markets. Since then, the market started in the late 70s and continued to provide the Upper Valley with fresh food. 

Where Is The Norwich Farmer’s Market?

The Norwich Farmer’s Market is located outdoors at the Farmers Market Grounds – Route 5. In winter, the market is located indoors at Tracy Hall in the village of Norwich, VT.

When Does The Market Open?

The summer farmer’s market opens from May to October. There are also winter markets that open on specific dates.

What Is Available At The Farmer’s Market?

You’ll find plenty of stuff! You can take home fruit, vegetables, meats, dairy, and prepared food for food. There is also a wide variety of arts and crafts, plants, and flowers. 

Will There Be Live Music And Events?

Absolutely! You’ll want to check the website to see which local acts perform on certain days. There are also special events like youth days and harvest days at the market. Check the website for when those are scheduled to occur.

Stay Awhile At The Norwich Farmer’s Market

You will fall in love with the Norwich Farmer’s Market. So many do when they visit Norwich, VT. It’s one of the best things to do when visiting and staying in The Norwich Inn. Take some time to read more about the area in our travel guide. We’ve been in the area for a while. The Norwich Inn‘s history dates to 1797, located near Dartmouth College. When you stay with us, we can guarantee that you will have plenty of things to do and see. Call us today at 802-649-1143 to learn more about our inn (or check availability online).

Plan a Visit to the Norwich Farmers Market

 

Plan a Visit to the Norwich Farmers Market

Since 1977, New Englanders have been flocking to the eclectic, undeniably cheery Norwich Farmers Market, a Saturday morning tradition for locals and repeat travelers alike. Many folks combine an hour at the Farmers Market with a stop at King Arthur Flour’s flagship campus and Windsor’s Artisans Park. Vermont’s Upper Valley is chockful of artisanal and culinary surprises, including historic Norwich Inn, home to Jasper Murdock Ales. The rousing Norwich Farmers Market plays an integral role in this region’s weekend tourism scene, particularly for those with a penchant for fresh-picked produce, handcrafted goods, and, yes, a wide variety of locally-sourced meats and cheeses.

The Norwich Farmers Market: A Saturday Morning Delight

Photo of a Man Selling Produce at the Norwich Farmers Market.

Unlike most like gatherings, the Norwich Farmers Market runs throughout the year. The “Summer Market” extends from early May through October off Route 5, just south of town—you cannot miss it. Meanwhile, the “Winter Market” takes place inside downtown’s Tracy Hall, a 450-foot walk from The Norwich Inn. New Englanders gather to mingle with local agronomists, craftspeople, and botanists, as well as listen to live musicians and experience the undeniably affable culture. Before we dive into the various vendors that frequent the Norwich Farmers Market, it’s important to note that all rooms inside the Ivy Lodge have refrigerators for those who need to keep their haul crisp and cool.

Vendors Galore!

It’s easy to draw tourists to the Norwich Farmers Market because you can practically smell the mouthwatering delicacies and hear the sounds of jubilance from miles away. Several vendors offer fresh goods, such as hot coffee, warm soups, breakfast sandwiches, and juicy burgers, just in case the aromas get the better of you. With more than a hundred different fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meats, plants, and flowers, you’ll undoubtedly leave the Norwich Farmers Market with quite the haul. Some of our favorite finds include basil, broccoli rabe, peaches, radishes, summer squash, and cherry tomatoes. This helpful guide illustrates the fruit and vegetable calendar.

Travelers also cannot resist the urge to purchase a dollop of goat or sheep cheese. A wide variety of smoked meats are available via several vendors. Oh, and don’t forget to peruse the beeswax candles, heavenly soaps, and dazzling jewelry. We’ve linked to 10 of our favorite vendors below for your viewing pleasure. And please remember to read the market’s COVID-19 preparedness guidelines

Historic Places to Stay in Norwich, VT

Photo of the Inn's Porch, Just a Short Walk from the Norwich Farmers Market.

After a full day of shopping, scenic overlooks, covered bridges, and craft beer, return to The Norwich Inn for a night of casual dining, local vino, and sheer relaxation inside our 1797 inn. Greet dusk in a handcrafted rocking chair, near our vegetable garden, or inside our Victorian-style Main Inn. As one of the most beloved romantic getaways in Vermont, we’re in the midst of yet another summer of love here in the Upper Valley. And remember: The perfect complement to your well-deserved Vermont vacation is a meticulously-curated special package. Book directly now to save bundles and avoid hidden, third-party fees.