Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Warrensburgh Farmer’s Market Reopening for 15th Season

Farmers-Market-Sign150Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market will open for its 15th season on Friday, May 24 (Memorial Day Weekend) from 3-6 p.m. Gardening information, recipes using local products, music, samplings, refreshments, locally grown and prepared foods and handmade crafts will be part of the festivities.

The market is held Friday afternoons from 3-6 p.m., June thru October, on the banks of the Schroon River in the Warrensburgh Mills Historic District, on River Street (Route 418) near Curtis Lumber. It’s a “producer-only” market, limiting sales to locally grown produce, wine, baked goods, preserves, maple syrup, honey, dairy, poultry, meats, plants, soaps and lotions, and more.  All prepared foods are made “from scratch”, utilizing locally grown ingredients whenever possible.

Each year the market hosts rhubarb, “Bountiful Harvest” and garlic festivals. This year there will also be a celebration of the town and county’s bicentennial. The Adirondack Riverfront Arts Festival will be held on Friday, August 23, from noon – 6 pm.  The festival is expected to showcase artisans throughout the region demonstrating and selling, local chefs preparing dishes sourcing fresh ingredients from our market vendors and live music along with regular farmers’ market vendors.

IMG_6017The fifthteenth annual Green Thumb Perennial Swap, sponsored by Warrensburgh Beautification, will take place at the Farmers Market location on Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Participants can bring plants in any size or shape container, and exchange for ones of equal size or value.  Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County will be on hand to answer gardening questions and to test the pH of your soil.Copies of Warrensburgh Wildflowers – Seasonal Wildflowers in the Southern Adirondack Region will be available for purchase.

The Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market is a member of the Pride of New York program and participates in the Farmers Market Nutrition Program for WIC recipients and seniors through the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, the Farmers’ Market Federation of New York and Adirondack Harvest. The market is sponsored by Warrensburgh Beautification Inc. and works with the Master Gardener and Eat Smart NY Programs of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County.

The market welcomes local businesses and non-profits. For more information call Teresa Whalen, Market Manager, at 518-466-5497 or e-mail at [email protected].

The iconic hand-carved Farmers’ Market sign, which was stolen this spring, has been located. Another market sign stolen in 2011, is also being reinstalled.

Photo above provided by the Town of Warrensburg; photo below of the annual plant swap provided by Teresa Whalen.

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