Things To Do Farms

From Pownal, gateway to Vermont, north to Dorset, Bennington County has a rich history of farming and is a mecca for delicious, locally grown food. Explore the pastoral beauty and artisan craftsmanship at Bennington area farmers markets, family farms, farm stands, and farm to table restaurants.

Farmers Market & Farmstands

Southwestern Vermont’s year-round market: Fresh greens and vegetables, delicious baked goods, dairy products, meats, honey, syrup, crafts and more, all produced locally. Each farmers market in Vermont has its own personality and inventory of fresh produce, baked goods, and other delicious local artisan products. You can happily make the better part of a day or weekend of it by starting at the Bennington Farmers Market and then visiting other markets in neighboring villages:

Bennington Farmers Market

2970 Route 7
Pownal, VT 05261
(Temporary Location 2023)


Featuring a variety of local producers.  The outdoor markets start June 3 (2023) and run every Saturday 10:00 am-1:00 pm until the last Saturday in October. 

New Temporary Location Summer 2023: 2970 Route 7, Pownal, VT (just south of Bennington)

Dorset Farmers Market

2732 VT-30,
Dorset, Vermont 05251

The Apple Barn and Country Bake Shop

604 US-7
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 447-7780

Visit this iconic country store, farm market and bake shop, easily accessible one mile south of downtown Bennington. Famous for their local apples, you can also pick your own strawberries, blueberries and pumpkins. Enjoy mouth-watering cider donuts or freshly-baked pies right out of the oven! The Apple Barn also features clothing, souvenirs, and other local products, including cider, beer and wine. 

Benmont Avenue Produce Stand

214 Benmont Avenue
Bennington, Vermont 05201

Featuring fresh produce from neighboring Greenwich, NY, locals flock to Benmont Ave Produce for its famous, delicious sweet corn. Other favorites include fresh peaches, blueberries, strawberries, melons, and more. Open in summer from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Clear Brook Farm in Shaftsbury

Route 7A, Hidden Valley Road
Shaftsbury, Vermont 05262

(802) 442-4273

Clear Brook Farm is a popular nursery and organic vegetable farm located in bucolic Shaftsbury, Vermont, about 20 minutes from downtown Bennington via scenic Route 7A.  Clear Brook has a wide inventory of organic produce and other local artisanal foods. This is also a great place to find beautiful fresh flowers. 

Armstrong’s Farm in Pownal

614 Route US 7- South
Pownal, Vermont 05261

Keith Armstrong established his maple sugaring business in 1975 and currently taps over 3,000 trees on his property, just a few miles south of downtown Bennington. Along the way, he opened his farmstand a which features a wide variety of fresh produce, in addition his own maple syrup.

Hill Top Farm

2970 Route 7
Pownal, VT 05261


Organic dairy and beef farm just south of Bennington in North Pownal, VT.

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Apple Picking – A Vermont Tradition

Flower Farms

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Photo Credit: Tara Schatz

The Flower Market In Bennington

Featuring a great selection of beautiful hanging flower baskets and other types of plants. Open daily in summer.

Clear Brook Farm in Shaftsbury

See their listing under Farmstands above.

Farm fresh flowers in a vintage maple bucket. What’s not to love?

Maple Syrup producers to visit on Maple Weekend

  • Armstrong Farm
  • Ball Brook Maple
  • The Wing Farm
  • Glastenview Maple Farm
  • Maple Hill Maple
  • Mance’s Tree Farm
  • XR Maple Farm

Fiber Farms

Shaftsbury Alpacas

Visit this beautiful Alpaca farm, located on the North Bennington/New York border 15 minutes from downtown Bennington. Learn all about Alpacas while enjoying the magnificent views of the nearby Green Mountains. Call first for visiting hours.

Wing and A Prayer Farm

This is a natural and free range farm featuring Shetland, Merino, Cormo, Dorset, and Wensleydale sheep, Alpacas, Angora goats, Cashmere goats, and all kinds of poultry. The farm is also home to honeybees, horses, dogs, cats, and a American Guinea Hog named Princess Peppermint. They sell all manner of wool products and yarn, as well as fresh local food. They also host various workshops and events.

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Many Bennington area farms are hands-on family fun. Photo credit: Lynn Green

Christmas Tree Farms

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cut your own christmas tree vermont man
Photo Credit: Tara Schatz

Pleasant Valley Trees

This is a beautiful 80-acre farm that has been family owned for over 100 years. They offer a huge selection of both pre-cut as well as choose-your-own to cut Christmas trees, as well as wreaths and other holiday gift items. Please note that dogs are not allowed in their fields.

Bennetts Tree Farm

Featuring Christmas trees, folk art crafts, seasonal vegetables, and maple products.

Spring Fed Tree Farm

Christmas tree farm in Bennington.

Mt Anthony Tree Farms

Established more than 120 years ago, multiple generations of the Horst family work on the farm growing Christmas trees mostly consisting of Fraser and Balsam.

Farm to Table

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