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Martha Stewart Living gives nod to Woodstock Farmers’ Market and other local businesses

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Woodstock Farmers' Market owner, Patrick Crowl (center) makes a visit to Janine and John Putnam's Thistle Hill Farm. The Putnams are award-winning cheesemakers famous for their Tarentaise cheese.

Woodstock Farmers' Market and other area businesses were named as part of what makes Woodstock, Vt. the idyllic destination for a winter getaway. The article said Woodstock is a "New England village with something for the outdoorsman, the antiquer, the shopper, the foodie - and even the layabout."

The article, called "A Warm Welcome" was featured in the January issue of Martha Stewart Living - the bible of domestic arts and winner of numerous publishers' awards. It highlighted Woodstock, Vt. "as a one-town-fits-all destination."

The Woodstock Farmers' Market was cited for its vigilant commitment to naming its food sources in its signage throughout the market. The article's author, Fan Winston wrote, "Shop the Woodstock Farmers' Market year round. Detailed signage ensures you know the exact source of your food."

"Being recognized by Martha Stewart for our commitment to naming our sources was a great validation of our mission and philosophy," said Amelia Rappaport, Woodstock Farmers' Market partner and grocery manager. "Knowing our food sources and communicating that information to our customers has always been important to us. Martha Stewart and her team are well known for fully vetting their sources. Her name is like a stamp of quality," added Rappaport.

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Amelia Rappaport, Woodstock Farmers' Market partner and grocery manager

 

The Woodstock Farmers' Market was also named "Editors' Choice" in Best of New England Travel Guide Yankee Magazine 2011 and Outstanding Retailer of the Year 2009 by the National Association of Specialty Food Trade. Last year they celebrated 20 years in business and being 100 percent operational after suffering extensive damage by five feet of floodwaters caused by Tropical Storm Irene.

Other local businesses featured in "A Warm Welcome" include: Woodstock Inn and Resort, F.H. Gillingham & Sons, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Billings Farm and Museum, Our Lady of Snows Church, Queeche Diner, Sugarbush Farm, and Middle Covered Bridge, Suicide Six ski area, woodworker Charles Shackleton, pewterers Fred and Judi Danforth and glassblower Simon and Pierce.

The Woodstock Farmers' Market is located on 979 West Woodstock Road, in Woodstock, Vt. It is open Tuesday-Sunday. For more information visit: www.woodstockfarmersmarket.com or call (802) 457-3658.