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, 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); Children's activities and other fun events throughout the season.
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, enjoy live music and shop around the market. Our vendors are part of the Chelsea community family!
Board of Directors
The board meets once every other month. We are seeking new members. If you'd like to attend a meeting as a potential board member, or as a vendor or community member, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Stephen Devoto and his wife Joyce bought an abandoned farm in Corinth Corner in 2021, and in 2023 he left his job as an academic scientist in order to become a farmer. Stephen served for many years in city government in Middletown, Connecticut. Joyce and Stephen have two children: Audra is the chief data scientist at a California biotech firm, saving money to buy a farm in the Corinth area, Clark is the farm manager at Crossmolina Farm. Stephen's brother Will and sister Bessie grew up and continue to reside in Corinth.
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.
Member: Luise Graf "Worked for Levitt and Sons (residential subdivisions) on Long Island, NY as a forms designer when I got out of college. It was there that I spoke with the lady who did our phone work. She had a nephew who was a real estate agent in VT. Turned out to be Brian Button. Turns out this lady had a camp in Washington and her mother was my music teacher as a child. Bought a house in Chelsea in 1970 and worked a lot of odd jobs. Library at Vt Law School when they were just opening; Dartmouth printing; shopkeeper and lister in Chelsea; White River Coop in Randolph; helped start the Chelsea market and sold at Randolph, Piermont and Groton markets; Hanover Coop; Kildeer Farm growing their tomatoes; and finally starting my own gardening business. Now back at the Chelsea market. I think I've come full circle."