Recent City Market News

Rock Art Brewery Presents: Pete's Greens Fundraising (Barn Raising!) Beer

These tasty, very limited edition 22oz beers are in the store and holy smokes are they flying out our doors! 100% of the proceeds of the sale of this beer by Rock Art and its distributor, Calmont Beverage, will go to Pete's Greens rebuilding efforts.

If you've been too busy out enjoying all the snow we've had this winter to hear about it, one of our local Vermont produce growers Pete's Greens suffered a tremendous loss when a fire broke out and their barn (the heart of the farm) was completely ruined.

New in Grocery

From Morse Hillside Farm in Westford, Vermont, comes their homemade raspberry vinegar, which is all natural and absolutely delicious on fresh vegetables. It's also wonderful when used as a vinaigrette for salad dressing or as a marinade.

Tenth Annual Maple Open House Weekend

The Tenth Annual Vermont Maple Open House Weekend will be held at sugarhouses throughout Vermont, March 19 and 20, 2011.

The Latest from Clem Nilan, General Manager

Washington DC's cherry blossoms are heading toward full bloom in late March. My sister, who lives in the more northern climes of Seattle, regularly tortures me about the ridiculously early flower bloom. She claims in early March the hellebores, some camellias, and some of the daphnes are in bloom.

New Farmer Training Program at UVM

By Susie Walsh Daloz, Program Director
While we are still deep in the season of root vegetables, wood stoves and shoveling, it is also time to order seeds and daydream about getting dirt under our fingernails.

Meet March’s Member Artist, Ryan Prenger

Look for Ryan Prenger's art featured on City Market's Member Artist wall. Ryan has been interested in photography since his high school years. It became clear to him at an early phase of his photographical life that taking pictures held a unique opportunity for an unartistic person to pose as an artist.

March Wines Under $10

Customers who frequent our wine department may have noticed that Alison the wine buyer is a big fan of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc! We always have lots of this intensely flavorful, white varietal from which to choose. New Zealand is known for its signature style of Sauvignon Blanc, but they also produce a unique style of Pinot Noir. New Zealand Pinot Noir is sometimes a bit lighter bodied than a California or Oregon Pinot, but has the same characteristic raspberry notes and hints of smoky earth.

Recipe Substitutions: Oats, Cut-and-Dried

By Caroline Homan, Food Education Coordinator
One of the most frequently asked questions I hear about our Bulk department is the difference between the varieties of oats we carry: oat groats, steel-cut oats, rolled oats, and quick oats. There’s also some confusion about whether there is any nutritional difference between them, and about half the people who ask me phrase their question as, “So rolled oats are more nutritious than quick oats, right?” Actually, no.

Featured Community Connection: March

Mary Bardis, Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine practitioner, opened her private practice at 383 College Street, Burlington in January of this year. Her practice incorporates gentle acupuncture, Chinese herbs and homeopathic formulas along with diet and lifestyle guidance, in a fragrance free space.

New in Wellness

Himalaya Ayurvedic Herbs - Triphala, Boswellia, Ashwagandha

Everyday Shea Baby Line - Not just for babies, great for the whole family. Simple ingredients, large sizes, excellent prices!

Burt’s Bees Mango Butter Lip Balm