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5th Annual Consumer Night at the Vermont Farm Show

Blue Ribbon Pavilion, Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl St.
Essex Junction, VT

Join the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets for the 5th Annual Consumer Night at the Vermont Farm Show on Wednesday, January 27 from 4:00–7:00 PM!

This FREE event will be held in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Jct. Shop the Buy Local Market, watch the Capital Cook-Off, and participate in Universal Recycling demonstrations. 

Winter Buy Local Market: A seasonal farmers market featuring farmers and producers of local cheese, meat, fruits and vegetables, ice cream, maple syrup, honey, wine, beer, spirits, and handmade crafts as well as ready-to-eat prepared foods.

Capitol Cook-Off: An Iron Chef-style competition celebrating Vermont food as members of the Vermont House of Representatives, Senate, and Agency of Agriculture compete to prepare the best local dish featuring an exciting secret ingredient and judged by a team of Vermont food celebrities and Lt. Governor Phil Scott. 

Universal Recycling Demonstrations: Consumer Night attendees may participate in Vermont’s Universal Recycling and Composting Initiative. Meet staff from the Agency of Natural Resources and Chittenden Solid Waste District Waste Warrior volunteers to learn how to keep recyclables and food scraps out of the trash. 

For more information, visit VAAFM’s Consumer Night page at and Buy Local Markets page at

For information about Vermont’s Universal Recycling and Composting Initiative, visit

For the Champlain Valley Exposition Grounds Map, visit