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A new farm stand opens in Killington

Portion of proceeds to support local athletes

The recently opened Vermont Farm Stand is dedicated to supporting local athletes, farmers, artists and craft makers in the greater Killington area. Located along Route 4 between Killington and Woodstock, the market is highly visible and easy to access, which is great for both exhibitor and visitors to the stand.

Supporting local farm stand and buying local products has an immediate impact on the health of the environment and viability of our community. Buying local reduces fuel consumption, is fresher and healthier, reduces reliance on fertilizers and pesticides, creates local jobs, connects communities, improves the local economy and, in short, is sustainable.

A portion of the proceeds will aid snow sport athletes at the regional, national and international level by covering expenses such as travel, training and equipment. Among the athletes who will benefit is US Ski Team member Chelsea Marshall of Pittsfield, Vt. who competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics.

The market is open to the public every Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Labor Day. It is located at 8474 Route 4 in Killington, one mile east of the Skyship Gondola in front of First Stop Board Barn.

For more information about attending, becoming a seller, making a donation or volunteering, call (802) 422-9050.

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