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Vermont farmers markets return strong after some pandemic hiccups

Unidentified woman buys plants at Rutland farmers market
Nina Keck
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VPR
This hour, host Connor Cyrus will talk about what's new at Vermont's farmers markets.

Live call-in discussion: It’s that exciting time of year, when farmers markets return and Vermonters line up for produce, flowers and other local goodies. This hour, we’ll hear about what’s new at some of the state’s most popular markets.

The COVID-19 pandemic led some markets to close during the past two years, and resulted in fewer vendors at others. But farmers market leaders say they are expecting more vendors and strong attendance by tourists and locals this year.

Our guests are:

Editor's note: NOFA-VT and Burlington Farmers Market are VPR underwriters.

Broadcast live at noon on Friday, May 20, 2022.

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Connor Cyrus joined Vermont Public as host and senior producer in March 2021. He was a morning reporter at WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island. A graduate of Lyndon State College (now Northern Vermont University), he started his reporting career as an intern at WPTZ, later working for WAGM in Presque Isle, Maine, and WCAX Channel 3, where he covered a broad range of stories from Vermont’s dairy industry to the nurses’ strikes at UVM Medical Center. He’s passionate about journalism’s ability to shed light on complex or difficult topics, as well as giving voice to underrepresented communities.
Tedra joined Vermont Public as a producer for Vermont Edition in January 2022. Before moving to Vermont, she was a journalist in New York City for 20 years. She has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University.