August 27th, 2013 By : NB Farm
July 30th, 2013 By : NB Farm
Our fans will have noticed that we aren’t at market this summer. We miss you, too!
This summer we are focusing on our landscaping and stonework, but don’t worry – we still have some pigs growing! You can always get in touch with us if you would like to order some pork.
Even though we aren’t at market this season, we are big fans and supporters of all our fellow vendors there, and we want to be sure everyone knows that the market is temporarily moving 300 feet north starting this Saturday, Aug. 3.
This is due to construction, and there will be signs. The market will set up in the north parking lot of the Marbleworks, near Marbleworks Pharmacy, Costello’s, Otter Creek Used Books, and Otter Creek Yoga.
Thank you for buying local!
April 23rd, 2013 By : NB Farm
Seb is cleaning up lawns and flower beds – the season has started!
He recommends clearing away old mulch, especially from around the bottom of trees and shrubs. Mulching too high up the trunk can choke the plant and end up killing it. Adding new mulch to beds keeps in moisture while it keeps down weeds. Seb is scheduling stone work, lawn maintenance, driveway work, brush hogging and more for the summer months ahead.
November 15th, 2012 By : NB Farm
The Middlebury Farmers Market continues indoors November – December (and March-April), now at the Mary Hogan Elementary School Gymnasium. Catch us there Saturdays 9:30 to 1, except on Dec 1 when the Market will combine with the annual Holiday Market in the Municipal Gym (we’ll be there too!).
Some people might think the selection at market is slim this time of year – not so, my friend! You’ll find lettuce, spinach, kale, asian greens, and almost every other type of vegetable you can think of, along with the best selection of local meat in the region, fresh bread, Thai food, granola, baked goodies and other delectables, cosmetics, crafts, gifts and more. Oh, did we mention locally grown rice!?
Check out the new Facebook page for great photos and updates: http://www.facebook.com/MiddleburyWinterFarmersMarket
August 29th, 2012 By : NB Farm
We now have link sausages, made with our pork by Jacob Finsen at Mad River Food Hub! Garlic, Spanish-style Chorizo, Sweet Italian, and Kielbasa, all delicious and easy to grill or cook up on your stove for a quick meal, or use in your favorite recipes. Bulk sausage also available including Hot Italian, Sweet Italian and Breakfast.
We also have more nitrate-free hams, ham steaks, bacon, and bacon ends in stock. Hams range between 1 and 4 lbs, ham steaks weigh under a pound.
Catch us at Middlebury Farmers Market Saturdays, 9-12:30, or contact us to order.
August 3rd, 2012 By : NB Farm
Lots of delicious pork available!
Tenderloins, roasts and chops of all sorts and sizes, ground pork, bulk sausage, spare ribs, country style ribs and more. Stop by the Middlebury Farmers Market on Saturdays, 9 to 12:30, or call or email us to order.
This Saturday, the Beer, Wine, and Cheese Fest will follow the Farmers Market.
Smoked, nitrate-free bacon and hams, as well as link sausages coming soon!
March 23rd, 2012 By : NB Farm
We will once again have our delicious nitrate-free hams available for Easter (or any feast; or sandwiches for that matter!) along with ham steaks, nitrate-free bacon, and other cuts of pork. You can call or email to reserve ahead, or take your chances and visit us at the indoor Middlebury Farmers Market this Saturday, March 24, 9:30 to 1 in American Flatbread. The indoor market continues through April every 2nd and 4th Saturday.
This Saturday’s market will be particularly exciting as some lucky person stands to win an Easter Basket full of goodies from vendors. And there will be spring greens fresh in from Foggy Meadow Farm, the debut of a delicious granola from new vendor Honest Body, the delectable treats of Lauren Slayton, and all the other quality goods from our area farmers, bakers, and crafters.
November 15th, 2011 By : NB Farm
Shop in comfort – the Farmers Market has (thankfully) moved inside for the winter!
We are so glad Middlebury has an indoor / winter farmers market. Thank you, American Flatbread and all the great staff there, for making it possible! And to the many loyal customers who make the effort to come and support us all!
Now in its fourth year, the market is held every Saturday November through December, and every 2nd and 4th Saturday January through April. (Except on December 3rd when there is a one big holiday market held at the Municipal Gym.) We will be there selling pork at least through December, and possibly during Jan-April as well.
For those who haven’t had the chance to go, you will find delicious breads, pastries, and other treats of all varieties – many made by Lauren Slayton, formerly of Foote St Farmstand! Veggies of all kinds are still available, as are apples, cider, maple syrup, cheese, meats, crafts, wool, knife sharpening and more.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Meat with no hidden fees
North Branch Farm & Gardens is located on Lincoln Rd in Ripton, Vermont. We raise our animals outside, free to roam and forage. We supplement with organic grain - most of it locally grown wheat from Shoreham! Organic grain costs more up front than conventional grain but on the other hand you do not have to pay for synthetic pesticide, fertilizer and GMO contamination and health effects; topsoil sterilization and erosion, heavy petroleum use, and carbon emissions, which are all hidden costs of non-organic industrial grain farming.
Raising animals on a small farm, taking the time to keep them healthy, allowing them to range outdoors and do what nature intended, all take extra time and more space, but you do not have the pollution, the misuse of antibiotics (leading to antibiotic resistant bacteria), and inhumane treatment of animals - all hidden costs of factory farmed meats.
We believe that this more natural way of farming produces food with more health benefits and nutrition - and flavor!- in the end.
Thank you for choosing sustainable family-farm raised foods!