Hinesburg Farmers Market now open

The 11th annual Hinesburg Lions Farmers Market opens for the season Thursday, June 5 at the United Church of Hinesburg.
The 11th annual Hinesburg Lions Farmers Market opens for the season Thursday, June 5 at the United Church of Hinesburg.

The Hinesburg Lions Farmers Market will celebrate 11 years when it opens for the season Thursday, June 5. The Market will run every Thursday afternoon from 3 to 6:30pm through Sept. 25 at the United Church of Hinesburg on Main Street.

The annual summer event brings visitors and neighbors together to enjoy the fruits and vegetables local farmers offer the community. There is time to renew friendships, stroll among the decorated booths, and enjoy the tradition of an old-fashioned market and town gathering place.

Once again the market will offer fresh seasonal produce, prepared foods to eat on the premises and take-home treats, baked goods, homemade bread, and fruit pastries. The Lions welcome back:

  • Bee Happy Vermont with Susan and Pedro Salas and their collection of natural local honey, beeswax, and honey products;
  • Lalumiere Farm with its beautiful produce and lovely perennials and annuals;
  • Hinesburg’s own baking vendor Freeda Powers;
  • Euro Market with its prepared Bosnian foods including moussaka, spanakopita, Baklava, and a variety of salads; and
  • Footprint Farm with its nice variety of produce, fresh flowers, preserves and eggs.

Sue Storey’s Bagged in Vermont with its beautiful handmade bags, accessories, t-shirts, and jewelry created by Mary Jane Ballard, along with Chris and E.V. Hamilton’s Pachapapa Pesto will debut at the Market this year.

A variety of different musicians will be featured each week with The Butterfields featured as this year’s opening act. Also on tap will be such favorites as Pleasant Company, About Time, a new Vermont funk, jazz, rock originals band, and John Holland.

Members of the Hinesburg Lions Club, all volunteers, manage the market with such behind-the-scenes tasks as signs set up, booth assignments, parking lot marking, entertainment, and fee collection. Market membership/space fees constitute a Lions Club fundraiser which in turn supports the local Food Shelf, funds an annual scholarship given to a graduating Hinesburg senior and gives out Christmas gifts for families. Funds also go to aid Hinesburg persons with vision or hearing test costs or for glasses and hearing aids purchases when needed.

There is ample parking. For more information call 482-2651.