The Local Food Extravaganza That People Plan Their Vacations Around
Okay, that may not be everything you need to know about the Co-op's Producers Fair on Saturday from 10-2. But if you want to lighten your heart this weekend, Lebanon's Sunset Rock Farm will be there, kids in tow.
Of course, they'll be around to talk goat cheese, too. That's the thing about the Producers Fair. If you live in the Upper Valley in this golden era of locally grown and locally produced food, you know there are hard-working, knowledgeable people behind each nicely packaged good we stick in our shopping carts. The Producers Fair makes it real.
Interested in Butterworks Farm's yogurt? They'll be there. So will Vermont Coffee Company, Sidehill Farm (jams), Manghi's Breads, Red Kite Candy, Sweet Doe Gelato, and... well, the people responsible for a whole shopping-cart-full of other delicious stuff. Here's where you can read more about it all.
The fair has evolved a lot since its early days in the '80s, when it was known as Dairy Day. It's gotten bigger. There's live music -- this year, from 4 Hoarse Men (that's Edgewater Farm's Pooh Sprague, and friends) -- face painting, and hay rides. There's no cow-milking contest any more, which is sad. But hey! Baby goats! Seems like a fair trade.