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Shop the farmers markets in New York State for farm-to-table freshness. Across the state, hundreds of regularly scheduled farmers markets and countless roadside farmstands present an ever-expanding variety of farm-fresh products from freshly picked apples to local corn, tomatoes, and herbs. Many markets also feature artisanal condiments and treats.
New York specialties include fresh-pressed apple cider, maple syrup, artisanal bread and cheeses, juicy grapes, and award-winning wines. Many farmers markets offer certified organic produce and pasture-raised meats, poultry, eggs, and dairy products. Wherever you choose to travel, remember to stop by the nearest farmers market to see what’s new.
Central New York Regional Farmers Market in Syracuse, one of the oldest and largest in the state, represents more than 300 farmer-growers. The Public Market in Rochester, with more than 300 stalls, has been operating for longer than a century. Farmers and local craftsmen sell fresh foods, ethnic delicacies, and Finger Lakes specialty items. Follow the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail to find a wide variety of award-winning cheeses and other artisan foods at dairies, creameries, and farm stores in the Finger Lakes' famous wine country.
Buffalo's Elmwood-Bidwell Market, called one of the best in western New York by area press, has goods like smokehouse sausages, honey from local apiaries, regional wines, and dairy products.
Don’t miss the Lake Placid Market in the Adirondacks. Vendors sell everything from organic cheeses to maple syrup from a local sugar works. In the Catskills, Sullivan County Farmers Markets sell products like wild mushrooms, organic meats, heirloom tomatoes, and fresh berries.
Rhinebeck Farmers Market features cooking demonstrations to showcase local products. Farm Fresh Tours in the Hudson Valley present one-stop-shopping for fresh produce, fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and wines throughout the region. Also in the Hudson Valley, the year-round Beacon Farmers Market, held on a ferry dock, features live music.
Even New York City has its own farmers markets, with upstate farmers bringing in fresh-picked produce. Union Square Greenmarket is one of the largest and most famous of many Greenmarkets in New York City. Don't be surprised to find your favorite celebrity chefs shopping for ingredients there!