A healthy crop of FARMERS’ MARKETS
Farmers’ markets are one of the oldest forms of direct marketing by small farmers. Now folks the world over are rediscovering the rewards of purchasing local foods. It’s fresher than anything you could buy at a local supermarket—which means better taste, enhanced culinary flare, and more nutrition. Plus, it’s good for the economy.
Buying directly from your local family farmers helps them stay in business and keeps a place like the Hudson Valley a countrified place to live and visit. What’s more, shopping at local markets is a fun and frugal weekly shopping ritual offering many advantages and products!
LLOYD FARMERS’ MARKET.
A mid-week Wednesday market offering organic and traditional farm produce, orchard vendors, local wines, organic cheeses, bakers, flavored butters, potted plants, cut flowers, and music to fill the fresh open air. June 23 to October 20 from 3 to 7pm Tillson Ave Ext. at intersection of Route 9W north and Haviland Road in front of Highland Beverage. Lloyd Town Hall: (845) 691-2144.
MILTON’S HEART OF THE HUDSON VALLEY FARMERS’ MARKET.
Saturdays, 9am to 2pm. Mid-June thru October 31. A true farmers’ market showcasing local Hudson Valley farmers and businesses offering organic and traditional farm-fresh produce, eggs, cut flowers, cheeses, baked goods, art/painting, demos, local wines, and music. Cluett-Schantz Park, Route 9W, Milton. Call Sheila at (845) 616-7824 for special events and special product weeks or visit www.hhvfarmersmarket.com.
ELLENVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET.
A healthy bounty of vendors ranging from traditional farmers, organic farmers, Italian baked goods and Mexican food. Sundays, 10 am to 2 pm rain or shine. June 20 to October 10. Corner of Market Street and Center Street. Michael Siegel, (845) 647-5150.
KINGSTON FARMERS’ MARKET.
A Hudson harvest of certified organic, naturally grown and traditional farm fresh fruits, veggies, field-cut flowers and potted plants. Plus a potpourri ranging from cheeses, meats and herbs to baked goods, honeys and jams. First monthly Saturdays feature artisans and crafters. Saturdays, 9 am to 2 pm rain or shine. May 29 to November 20. Uptown Kingston on Wall Street. (845) 853-8512 or kingstonfarmersmarket.org.
NEW PALTZ FARMERS’ MARKET.
Luscious locally grown farm produce—seasonal fruits, veggies, and flowers. Local vineyard wines to go with meats, cheeses and homemade breads. Plus the sweets of fresh jams, desserts, maple syrup, honey, and a full crop of other goodies. Sundays, 10 am to 3 pm June 13 to October 31. Main Street across from Wachovia Bank. (845) 255-6093.
PINE BUSH FARMERS’ MARKET.
Celebrating the 10th season of fresh air filled with sounds of local musicians and fresh fare for-the-picking. Local veggies, fruits, cheeses, eggs, baked goods, meats and more. Featured artists each week showcase paintings to pottery and wood crafts to hand-woven baskets, along with quilts and hand-spun yarns. Saturdays, 9 am to 1:30 pm rain or shine. May 22 to October 16. 62 Main Street in Pine Bush in municipal parking lot behind the Crawford Cultural Center. Jacque Carter, (845) 744-6763 or pinebushfarmersmarket.com.
ROSENDALE FARMERS’ MARKET.
Weekly acoustic entertainment sets a country mood for local fruits, vegetables, honey, granola, Italian breads, cookies, muffins and cakes, cheeses, local organic goat cheese and soaps, organic lotions and body oils, dried flower arrangements, bedding plants, huge sunflowers, pastured beef and pork, free-range chicken eggs, organic quiches and soups, and much more. Sundays, 9 am to 2 pm rain or shine. June 6 to October 31. Rosendale Recreation Center, 1055 Route 32. Annie, (845) 658-3467, email@example.com
SAUGERTIES FARMERS’ MARKET.
Freshly harvested take-home at its best! Naturally and conventionally grown produce, orchard fruits and berries, artisan bread, fresh laid eggs, maple syrup, honey, jams, and home-baked pies and pastries. Plus pasture raised meats and free range poultry, local wine, herbs, locally roasted coffee, and much more. Weekly demos with local chefs. Saturdays, 9 am to 1 pm Opens May 29. The Cahill School parking lot on Main Street. Rickie, (845) 246-9371, saugertiesfarmersmarket.com.
ARLINGTON FARMERS’ MARKET.
A different flair for the college crowd located at the corner of Raymond Ave. and Fulton Ave. on the Vassar College Alumni House Lawn. Visitors savor traditional and organic farm products, plus a market favorite—ready-made foods from local restaurants with a choice of Greek, Middle Eastern, Caribbean, or Latino cuisines to take home or eat at many comfort areas provided. Also fresh-cut flowers, basket flowers, Amish furniture, handcrafted jewelry, homemade ice cream, honey, and beeswax candles. Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. June 10 to October 21. Robert Raisch, (845) 559-0023 or www.arlingtonbid.org.
BEACON FARMERS’ MARKET.
Year-round in-and-outdoor comfort on the banks of the Hudson River located at the Beacon Ferry dock (next to Beacon Train Station). Staged with fresh produce, meats, flowers, bread, cheese, wine, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, and prepared foods. Plus gifts, pottery, and live music. Outdoors from spring warmth until cool weather sets in; Indoors at the Beacon Sloop Clubhouse when raining or too chilly. Sundays 10am to 4pm (845) 838-4338 or thebeaconfarmersmarket.com.
CITY OF POUGHKEEPSIE FARMERS’ MARKET.
This market provides fresh, quality fruits and veggies, local breads and cheeses, potted and cut flowers, prepared foods, and music and artóa perfect spot for positive community interaction and special events. Fridays 10am to 3 pm rain or shine. June 4 to October 29 in Mural Park at 253 Main Street, 1/2 block east of Market Street. Special events are planned throughout the market season. Accepts debit and credit cards, Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupons (FMNP), WIC Fruit and Vegetable Checks and SNAP/Food Stamps. Susan Grove, (845) 473-1415 or farmproject.org.
FISHKILL FARMERS’ MARKET.
Fruits, veggies, herbs, fresh eggs, baked goods, flowers, potted plants, organic produce, cheese, wines, and ethnic foods. May 27 to October 31, Thursdays 9am to 4pm Main Street Plaza on Route 52, Fishkill. (845) 897-4430.
HYDE PARK FARMERS’ MARKET.
A versatile market with not only traditional and organic produce to bring home, but Mexican foods such as pulled-pork and BBQ fare to eat while marketing. Also local wines, artesian breads, cheeses, local honey and maple syrup, goat soaps and lotion, and crafts—plus a massage therapist and reflexology professional on board. June 5 to October 31, Saturdays 9 am to 2 pm Hyde Park Town Center, Route 9. (845) 229-9111.
LAGRANGE FARMERS’ MARKET.
A small but diverse market with a large yield of organic and traditional farm-fresh produce, seasonal orchard fruits, baked goods, breads, potted plants, cut flowers, artisan cheeses, and goat milk soaps and lotions. June 19 to October 2, Saturdays 9am to 2pm Route 55, M&T Bank Plaza, LaGrangeville. (914) 204-0924.
MILLBROOK FARMERS’ MARKET.
An open-air showcase of locally produced fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers, fresh-baked breads and pies, jams, and homemade products. Front St. and Franklin Ave., Millbrook. May 29 to October 31, Saturdays 9am to 1pm, rain or Shine. (845) 677-4304 or MillbrookFarmersMarket.com.
MILLERTON FARMERS’ MARKET.
Locally grown greens, fruits and vegetables, meat, honey and maple syrup, eggs, herbs and flowers, baked goods, pickles, sauerkraut and kimchi made through lacto-fermentation, yogurt, and cheeses. Events include cooking demos, spinning demos, and musical performances. Dutchess Ave. just off Main St., Millerton. May 29 to October 31, Saturdays 9am to 1pm (518) 789-4259 or neccmillerton.org/farmers.htm.
MOUNT CARMEL FARMERS’ MARKET.
A sidewalk stroll at Mount Carmel Place, Poughkeepsie. May 2 to October 31, Sundays 9am to 2pm. Local organic and traditional veggies, fruits, produce, cheeses, meats, and Cascade Mtn. wines. Also seeking more vendor diversity. Contact Erik for vendor or market info, (845) 483-7300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RHINEBECK FARMERS’ MARKET.
Farm fresh fruits and veggies, raw honey and bee products, local wine, cider and fruit juices, jams, jellies, cheeses, flowers, and baked goods. Plus free-range poultry and eggs, farm-raised meats, smokehouse products, herbs and nursery plants, and much more. Sundays 10am to 2pm. May 9 to November 25. Rhinebeck Municipal Parking Lot, 23 E. Market Street. (845) 876-7756, www.rhinebeckfarmersmarket.com.