Monday, June 2, 2014

Warrensburg Riverfront Farmers’ Market Season Begins

Farmers-Market-Sign150-143x300The 16th season of The Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market has begun. Gardening information, recipes using local products, music, samplings, refreshments, locally grown and prepared foods and handmade crafts, and monthly festivals are all part of part of market season in Warresnburg.

The market is held Friday afternoons from 3-6 pm, June thru October, on the banks of the Schroon River in the Warrensburgh Mills Historic District, on River Street (Route 418) near Curtis Lumber. The market is 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.

This year the market will host a festival each month, starting with their Rhubarb Festival on June 6th. Other festivals throughout the season include Adirondack Riverfront Arts (July 18), Bountiful Harvest (August 15), Apple (September 19) and Garlic (October 11). Each festival provides opportunities for youth and adults to prepare recipes, preserve the harvest and create simple crafts.

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 and Seniors through the NYS Dept. 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.

More information can be found on the Local Harvest and Adirondack Harvest websites.

The market welcomes local businesses and non-profits to drop off their brochures or flyers. Local organization wishing to reserve a free spot to promote themselves along with vendors in need of further information or interested in reserving a space for this year’s season should contact Teresa Whalen, WBI Chairperson and Market Manager at 518-466-5497 or via e-mail at [email protected]

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One Response

  1. Herb Smith says:

    Keep on rollin!

    Herb Smith
    Rhinebeck NY

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