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
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.
Amelia Rappaport, Woodstock Farmers' Market partner and grocery
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
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)