Summer farmers’ market season has officially begun in the Adirondack region, bringing a welcome return of locally grown and made food, plus arts and crafts to communities across the region. There are two new farmers’ markets in the Champlain Valley this summer in Port Henry and Schroon Lake. Both markets aim to grow the presence of local food and overall community vibrancy in their respective towns.
Gabriel Jaquish, market manager for the new Port Henry Waterfront Farmers’ Market says, “The Port Henry Waterfront farmers’ market aims to connect local producers, makers, and crafters directly to consumers. Its’ unique Friday evening time provides a perfect way to relax, shop, and stock up on local products before a weekend of hiking, biking, boating, or camping. This market will have a relaxed feel, with lawn games and live music. People are encouraged to come and hang out by the lake.”
The market will feature a mix of food trucks, artists, and small farms, as well as live music. Gabriel says, “Our market will be producer-only, all of our vendors will be local growers.” Shoppers will find fresh fruits and vegetables from Daughters 5 Farm in Crown Point, locally grown beef from Red Ranch Beef Company, spice blends from Bodette’s Barbecue Rubs, and more to come.
The Port Henry Waterfront Farmers’ Market begins this Friday, June 16th, and will be held every Friday from 5-8 pm through September 1st, located between the Bridgeview Harbor Marina and Bulwagga Bay Campground & Beach at 36 Harbour Lane.
The Town of Schroon Lake has a new farmers’ market this summer too. Schroon Lake previously had a town-run farmers’ market that ended several years ago, but this market is a grass-roots effort led by community member Alexis Conners.
Alexis Conners, market manager for the new farmers’ market in Schroon Lake says, “We’re very excited for the start of the Schroon Lake Farmers’ Market, kicking off June 17th! We have a great group of vendors featuring ADK Gardens, Blackberry Hill Farm, Crown Point Farm & Dairy, Daughters 5 Farm, Hay-Bro Farm, Hoffman Mountain Farmstead, Rooted Flowers and Goods, and The Trail Break, plus a full events calendar of weekly special guests featuring live music and local organizations.”
The Schroon Lake market will also be a producer-only market, meaning what is sold must be primarily grown or made by the vendors. Alexis says, “What matters most to us is bringing the town together, contributing to our local food system, and supporting our community. “
The Schroon Lake Farmers’ Market begins this Sunday, June 17 and will be held on Saturdays from 8 am to noon through September 2nd in front of the Schroon Lake Town Hall and Library at 15 Leland Avenue.
You can find up-to-date information about all 2023 farmers’ markets in the greater Adirondack region including which ones accept benefits like SNAP and FMNP, at adirondackharvest.com/