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! As a social studies researcher I'm feeling the need to dig deeper into this claim and I'll let you all know what I discover! Suffice to say, CFM has taken place on the North Common for at least 20 years and probably for much longer.
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
President: Kate MacLean Vice-President: Susan Hoffman Treasurer: Russ Martin Secretary: Lisa Davis Member: Irene Masera Member: Meg Canonica Member: Phil Underwood Member: Zoe Poster