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Farmers Market & Wine Barn


The latest addition to The Big E skyline – Eastern States Farmers Market – joins the Wine Barn to double the size of our agricultural presentation area, home to some of New England’s finest wines, cheeses, ciders, chefs and more.

The new Farmers Market encompasses The Fiber Nook, located at the front of the building, which includes a variety of agricultural demonstrations, such as spinning and weaving. You may also purchase products made from sheep’s wool and alpaca fiber.

The building features a Cheese Cave and, nearby, fairgoers can sample and purchase an assortment of winning cheeses from The Big E Gold Medal Cheese Competition. Farm-To-Table products include crackers, spreads, jams, jellies and more.

At the Wine Café, located between the two buildings, fairgoers can sample and purchase an assortment of award-winning local products. Treat yourself to a wine slushie and cheese plate or a refreshing and delicious wine sundae, best enjoyed with some relaxation in the courtyard.

Stop by the Farmers Market Demo Kitchen and feast your eyes on unique cooking demonstrations presented by chefs from Center Square Grill in East Longmeadow, Mass., and 4-H competitors of all ages. Located in the center of the building there will be daily ongoing demos. The Schedule of events at the Farmers Market Demo Kitchen is as follows:
Sept. 13 – 4-H Dairy Grilled Cheese Competition
Sept. 18 – High Lawn Farm – Showcase of Dairy Products
Sept. 20 – 4-H Beef Cook – Off Contest
Sept. 22, Chocolate Milk Day, sponsored by the Mass. Dairy Promotion Board

Sept. 13 – BBQ Lamb Ribs with Spicy Slaw
Sept. 14 – Crispy Duck Confit with Tomato Jam & Herb Risotto
Sept. 15 – Lamb Belly “Pastrami Style” Served on Crostini with Spicy Mustard
Sept. 16 – Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Dirty Rice & Black Bean Salsa
Sept. 17 – The Perfect Burger 50/50 Shortrib & Brisket Sliders
Sept. 19 – Steak Au Poivre with Mashed Potatoes and Cognac Peppercorn Cream
Sept. 20 – Dijon Herb Encrusted Lamb Loin with Port Wine Demi and Mashed Potatoes
Sept. 21 – Truffle Chicken Pot Pie
Sept. 22 – Chocolate Milk Day
Sept. 23 – Ground Beef Meatballs with Ricotta Pesto and Marinara
Sept. 24 – Roasted Leg of Lamb with Mint Chimichurri
Sept. 25 – Peking Duck Taco, Hoisin Sauce, Ground Peanut, Green Onion, Cucumber
Sept. 26 – Braised Lamb Street Tacos with Pico, Pickled Onions & Chipotle Sauce
Sept. 27 – Truffled Short Rib Mac & Cheese
Sept. 28 – Moroccan Braised Lamb Shank with Hearty Vegetable Couscous
Sept. 29 – BBQ Beef Brisket with Mac & Cheese and Slaw

Product Submission Form for The Big E Farmer's Market

The Big E Farmer's Market is currently looking for locally made products. We are a retail store running concurrently with The Big E [Event dates are Sept 13-29, 2019]. We are currently looking for products either grown, produced or manufactured within New England.
Items will need to be available between August 20 and September 1.

If you are a winery, cider mill or cheesemaker, please check out the competition pages for the requirements for participation here: www.thebige.com/wine or www.thebige.com/cheese

* Please fill out one form per product

Deadline: Ongoing
*please note this is not a mobile compatible form.
Product Image This is strongly suggested.
Upload your wholesale sheet here
If you have any questions, please contact Elena at aginfo@thebige.com or (413) 205-5011.

Samples can be mailed to:

Eastern States Exposition
Attn: Agriculture & Education Dept.
1305 Memorial Ave
West Springfield, MA 01089
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