Chelsea legend says that our Farmers Market was started in 1975 by a teacher at CPS, making it one of the oldest Farmers Markets in the state! Throughout its existence, CFM has remained true to its originating principals of providing the Chelsea community with authentic, local produce. Our guiding mantra is, “Everything sold at CFM must be grown, produced, or created in the State of Vermont."
Our vendors offer a wide range of fresh, local produce (including pasture raised meats, eggs, cheeses, and dairy products); baked goods and prepared foods made from the finest local ingredients; locally foraged foods; and a full range of local artisan crafts. The market has moved through many iterations in its lifetime and currently includes; Music every week (customers and vendors LOVE this); Activities for kids every week; a Market Café where local vendors provide wonderful food for community members – to eat in or take out.
A long-term vendor at CFM, who vends at several other local farmers markets, commented, “Chelsea is such a FUN market. It is the ONLY market I know of where people come and STAY to enjoy the music and the vibe.”
Families come and stay - kids play, parents chat w/ friends, buy dinner from the Café and shop around the market. Our vendors are part of the Chelsea community family!
Board of Directors
The board is seeking new members! Interested? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vice President: Susan Hoffman is a long time board member, market shopper and occasional vendor. She is the creator and co-owner of Wild Hill Soaps and Herbals, a small home-based business where she has been creating and concocting healing herbal remedies from her magical herb gardens for over 30 years. Susan is also a practicing community herbalist and stone medicine practitioner. She has two lovely grown children and lives in Chelsea with her beloved husband and animals.
Treasurer:Susan Doheny has worked predominantly in publishing as a Photo Researcher / Permissions Editor. After completing a masters degree, she added teaching college level courses in the arts to the work mix. She has done caregiving of female elders with Alzheimers. Susan enjoys cooking, and good, fresh food. She looks forward to working with the Chelsea Farmers Market, and hopes to create a food product. Having recently moved permanently to the area she is happy to be back in Tunbridge, close to her son, daughter-in-law and grandson.
Secretary: Meg Canonica has been both a vendor and a customer of the Market. What stands out to her is how the market is such a long-running staple of our local community. You are always guaranteed to run into a friend at the market. Meg's twins love the goodies from the bakers and the goat's milk gelato. Meg appreciates the variety of vegetables from the local farms.
Member: Zoe Poster is an illustrator and writer who lives in Corinth. She enjoys gardening, outdoor adventures with her husband, son, and dog, and filling her grocery bag with delicious treasures from the Chelsea Farmers Market.
Member: Margaret Loftus is the co-owner of Crossmolina Farm in Corinth and regular vendor at the Chelsea Market! She and her husband, Jonathan operate their highly diversified farm with the help of their three sons and a wonderful crew of family and friends.