Dutchess County 2014 Farmers' Markets

Spring is in full bloom and the Farmers’ Markets are open!

Visit your local farmers’ market for the freshest selection of seasonal products. Late spring is the best time for asparagus, salad greens, fiddleheads, strawberries and sugar snap peas!
Below is a list of Dutchess County Farmers' Markets:

Amenia Farmers Market
Year-round market with wide selection of fresh produce, farm products, prepared foods, and much more.
Saturday 10am-2pm
May-October (outdoor market)
36 Mechanic St.
http://ameniafarmersmarket.com/

Arlington Farmers’ Market
More than 12 vendors will be offering fresh produce, bread, mead, cheese, pastries, jam, ready made meals and more.
Thursday 3pm-7pm
June- October
Vassar College Alumni House Lawn, Raymond Ave

Beacon Farmers’ Market
Sunday 11am-3pm
Early May-Mid November
Beacon Train Station, waterfront at the ferry landing
http://www.beaconfarmersmarket.org/#

Fishkill Farmers’ Market
Thursday 9am-3pm
July-October
Main Street Plaza, Rt. 52

Hudson Valley Farmers’ Market
Enjoy the ambiance of a century old dairy barn while perusing local vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheeses, meats, fish, flowers and more from local Hudson Valley Farms!
Saturday 10am-3pm
Grieg Farm, 229 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook
http://www.greigfarm.com/hudson-valley-farmers-market.html

Hyde Park Farmers Market
Offering the bounty of the Hudson Valley. Fresh produce, hand crafted breads, cheeses and wines, honey, cider, flowers and more. PLUS the CIA Cooking at the Market.
Saturday 9am-2pm(rain or shine)
June-Early November
Hyde Park Drive-In Theatre, Rt. 9
http://www.hydeparkny.us/notices/farmersmarket.shtml

Milan Farmers’ Market
Meats, vegetables, eggs, cheese, fruits, jams, jellies, breads, baked goods, cut flowers, potted plants and herbs.
Friday 3pm-7pm
Late May- Late September
20 Wilcox Circle, Milan

Millbrook Farmers’ Market
Saturday 9am-1pm (rain or shine)
Late May-October
Front St. and Franklin Ave.
http://www.millbrooknyfarmersmarket.com/

Millerton Farmers Market
Saturday 9am-1pm
Memorial Day Weekend- Late October
Railroad Plaza across from the entrance to the Rail Trail
http://www.millertonfarmersmarket.org/

Pawling Farmers Market
Visitors to the Pawling Farmers Market will be treated to the best and freshest produce, specialty foods and wines the Hudson Valley has to offer. In addition to food and wine vendors The Pawling Farmers Market has music and other events scheduled throughout the season too.
Saturday
Late June- Late September
Charles Coleman Blvd.
http://pawlingfarmersmarket.org/

Pine Plains Farmers’ Market
Saturday 9am-1pm
June- September
Off Rt. 199 behind the Stissing House

Red Hook Village Outdoor Farmers’ Market
Saturdays 10am-2pm
June- November
7467 South Broadway, Municipal Parking Lot

Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market
Sunday 10am-2pm
May-November
61 East Market St, Municipal Parking Lot
http://rhinebeckfarmersmarket.com/

Wassaic Farmers’ Market
Tuesday 2pm-6pm
May-October
Main Street near the Post Office

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