From honey to harvest, New York State comes alive from spring to early autumn. Here are some of the best farmer’s markets across the state to shop local and taste all that our great state has to offer. Many of the markets move indoors for winter, often through April. Check the markets' individual sites for up-to-date details and for information about participating farms and purveyors. 

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Originally published 07/21/2022

1. Saratoga Farmer’s Market (Capital-Saratoga) 

An overheard shot of a bunch of cherries and a blue produce basket
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Head to the Saratoga Springs Outdoor Market, which runs from May-October, for an array of vendors selling local vegetables, fruit, honey, wheat, wool products, baked goods, soaps, and more. The market, which started in the late summer of 1978, is open at High Rock Park Wednesdays 3pm-6pm and Saturdays 9am - 1pm, and in Clifton Park Mondays 2pm-5pm. From November until April, the market moves indoors to the Wilton Mall from 9:30am - 1pm.

2. Beacon Farmers Market (Hudson Valley) 

An overhead photo of a bunch of eggs in cartons at the Beacon Farmer's Market
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Open year-round rain or shine, this outdoor market is held right on Main Street, so you can soak in a lovely view of locally-owned businesses while you shop. Purchase an array of locally grown organic vegetables, sweet fruits and fresh meats, cheeses, jams, vegan ice cream, and more. The market is open on Sundays from 10 am-2 pm.

3. Rhinebeck Farmers' Market (Hudson Valley)

Yellow tomatoes and eggplants in small baskets at Rhinebeck Farmer's Market
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The Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market is open every Sunday from May 7 to December 17 (no market December 3), rain or shine from 10 am-2 pm. There are vendors that are sure to please shoppers looking for skin remedies, produce, flowers, bee products, alpaca fleece, kombucha, meat, and beer––all unique to the area.

4. Millbrook Farmer’s Market (Hudson Valley)

A basket of cinnamon rolls at the Millbrook Farmer's Market
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The Millbrook Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday from 9:00 am-1 pm, from May 27 to October 28. Some of last year's goodies included homemade Italian bread, biscotti, and cannoli from Anna's Cucina, organic and fair trade coffee from Reverie Coffee, locally crafted hand soap from Haus No.25, New York State maple syrup from Soukup Farms, and much more. Produce and meat options are plentiful as well.

5. Troy Waterfront Farmer’s Market (Capital-Saratoga) 

Every Saturday from 9 am-2 pm, more than 100 vendors ranging from growers and artisans to bakers and chefs from the Capital area sell their products to eager shoppers at the Troy Waterfront Farmer’s Market. The best part? You buy directly from the producer, who can give you perfect tips for enjoying your purchase. From May through October, the market moves outdoors giving visitors the opportunity to mingle in Monument Square between the tents, sidewalk tables, and live music stages. You can also bring your purchased treat or meal over to the Riverfront Amphitheater and take a seat to eat in the sun and let the kids play in the splash pad fountain.

6. Hudson Farmer’s Market (Hudson Valley)

A basket of carrots at the Hudson Farmer's Market

For the freshest of the fresh, check out this farmer’s market in the city of Hudson, which strictly allows only local vendors. This year, the market is celebrating its 26th season with a jam packed schedule of live music and special events. Shop for all your produce, cookies, jams, or sunflowers every Saturday from 9 am-1 pm, beginning April 22 through November 18.

7. New Paltz Farmer’s Market (Hudson Valley)

“Be local. Buy local,” is the motto for this market. Check out handmade goods, art, natural body products, baked goods, and more all from within a 40-mile radius of New Paltz! Support local farmers, strengthen the local economy, and know exactly what your family is eating by shopping at this environmentally and health-conscious market. Open every Sunday from 10 am-2pm, June through October.

8. Ithaca Farmer’s Market (Finger Lakes)

Products from the Ithaca Farmer's Market: A designed washcloth, blueberry sauce and blueberries
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Located on Ithaca’s stunning waterfront, this market has been cultivating earth and community since 1973. Their vendors gather under the notion of promoting “joyous commerce” together for the sake of Ithaca’s communal happiness and health. Shop for succulents and flowers to decorate your home, cutting boards for your produce, or try the unforgettable apple cider donut. The waterfront market takes place every Saturday (until December 16) and Sunday (through November). There's also a Wednesday market at East Hill Plaza offered May 3 to October 25, 2023 and a winter market beginning in January. Check hours for each day on the market’s website.

9. Callicoon Farmers' Market (Catskills)

A picture of four pizzas from Callicoon Farmer's Market
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Travel to Callicoon for a “producer-only” market (meaning the producers are the ones you’re buying from) bountiful in fresh, locally grown produce, meats, eggs, cheeses, wines, syrup, herbal tea blends, and more—all from within 75 miles. Join them Sundays 11am-2pm at Callicoon Creek Park starting in April.

10. Rochester Public Market (Finger Lakes)

A succulent and three stickers, one for the Rochester Public Market and another for the Freddie-Sue Bridge
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This popular Rochester attraction is more than just a farmer's market: it's a local institution that has been open since 1905! Full of artwork and crafts, as well as local seasonal vegetables and luscious orchard fruit, the market is packed with treasures. Open three days a week (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday) year-round with over 300 vendor stalls, it's a must-see in Rochester as well as a great way to shop for fresh local and imported ingredients for your next farm-fresh cooking creation!

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