*Beacon Farmers Market
Beacon ferry dock or indoors at the Sloop Clubhouse
Sundays, 10am–4pm, year round
Market highlights include Honey Locust Farmhouse's new skin care line, Tierra Farm (a certified organic seed and nut roasting company), and Block Factory Tamales, a new vendor in 2010. Also find an array of fresh fruits and vegetables, pottery, wine, baked goods, and locally raised meats.
(845) 597-5028; www.thebeaconfarmersmarket.com
Brewster Farmers Market
208 East Main Street in the municipal lot
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9am–2pm, through November
Along with seasonal produce, enjoy fresh flowers, herbs, soups, pasta, eggs, cider, vegan baked goods from the Groovy Baker, and more.
(914) 671-6262; www.visitputnam.org/activities/farmers.html
Catskill Farmers Market
Main Street at Catskill Point Park
Saturdays, 9:30am–1:30pm, June 19 through October 30
Vendors offer local fruits, vegetables, plants, flowers, artisanal breads, cheeses, and crafts to name a few.
Chatham Real Food Market Co-op
15 Church Street (Route 203) at the Chatham Real Food Market Co-op
Fridays, 4pm–7pm, June 4 through October 15
Spend an afternoon enjoying live music, kids activities, prepared foods, and an array of local produce and goods. The Co-op, founded by Community Agriculture of Columbia County, works to re-localize food and create a sustainable land-based economy. For more information on joining to Co-op visit www.chathamrealfoodcoop.net.
Cold Spring Farmers Market
Around the corner from The Nest, Route 9D at the former Butterfield Hospital
Saturdays, 8:30am–1:30pm, through December
Besides seasonal vegetables and fruits, visit local vendors selling fresh honey, maple syrups, flowers, eggs, cheeses, candies, homemade pies, cookies, and breads. Market specialties include fruit, chocolate, and nut tarts from Dutch Desserts, popsicles from Go Go Pops & Go Go Joe, and milk from The Hudson Milk Company.
(845) 265-2386; www.csfarmmarket.org
Cornwall Farmers Market
183 Main Street at Town Hall
Thursdays, 9am–2pm, July through October
Select from a variety of fresh, local fruits, vegetables, and more.
Ellenville Farmers Market
Market and Center Streets
Sundays, 10am–2pm, June 10 through October 10
Spend a Sunday morning in Ellenville enjoying live music, Rondout Valley produce, herbs, meats, cheeses, crafts, and more. Stop by community organization tables, try prepared foods from Aroma Thyme Bistro, and bring home goodies for your pets from All-Natural Pet Treats.
Fishkill Farmers Market
Route 52 at the Main Street Plaza
Thursdays, 9am–3pm, June 18 through October 29
Features special events, fresh fruits, vegetables, and other local specialties.
Florida Farmers Market
Junction of Route 17A and Route 94
Tuesdays, 11:30am–5:30pm, June 22 through October 26
Over 10 vendors offer local fruits and vegetables, wines, pickles, pastas, seafood, meats, baked goods, prepared foods, and much more. The market also has two specialty tents each week, one highlighting a local businesses or not-for-profit organization and the other, “The Merchant of the Week.” Also stop by for special events held throughout the season.
Gardiner Farmers Market
Route 44/55 at Gardiner Gables
Thursdays, 3:30pm–7pm, June 18 through October 15
A sister organization to the New Paltz Farmers Market highlighting Gardiner's farms.
Goshen Farmers Market
Village Square, Main Street (Route 207) and South Church Street
Fridays, 10am–5pm, through October 29
Over 20 local farms and vendors offer produce, sauces, soups, fish, baked goods, wines, soaps and more. The market has been a recipient of the Orange County Tourism/Orange Arts grant since 2005, creating the “Homegrown Music Concert Series.” The season ends with the Harvest Festival on October 29.
(845) 294-7741; www.goshennychamber.com/farmersmkt.html
Highland Farmers Market
Vineyard Avenue (Route 44/55)
Wednesdays, 3pm–7pm, June 23 through October 20
Find local produce, flowers, homemade breads, jams, jellies, and much more.
*Hudson Farmers Market
North 6th and Columbia Streets
Saturdays, 9am–1pm, through November 20
Along with a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, the market offers maple syrup, honey, milk, eggs, cheese, mushrooms, fresh breads, prepared foods, and wine from Hudson-Chatham Winery, Columbia County's only winery. The market features numerous special events and cooking demonstrations by Eat Smart New York.
(518) 828-7217; www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com