With diverse landscapes and miles of fertile soil, New York has attracted farmers for generations. And with local, sustainable food in higher demand than ever, farmers markets are flourishing across the state. Here are the top 10 farmers markets across the state.
Located in the heart of lower Manhattan, Union Square Greenmarket has been drawing in goods from local farms since the ‘70s. The market has over 100 vendors who sell fresh produce, meat, dairy, flowers, and more every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday year-round.
This large-scale farmers market has been operated by the City of Rochester since 1905. Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 300 vendors showcase their wares to Rochester locals—which include everything from fresh produce to coffee, flowers, and beer.
An owner-operated cooperative farmers market, Ithaca Farmers Market draws farmers from miles around every weekend. The market takes place year-round at the Steamboat Landing location, where shoppers can peruse offerings like hot foods, local produce, and artisanal goods.
Although small, the Park Slope Farmers Market has a lot to offer Brooklyn families. Vendors operate the market on weekends throughout the year, selling locally produced meat, vegetables, artisanal products, and more on the grounds of The Old Stone House.
These 30 vendors draw an impressive crowd of thousands each Saturday from May to November. The Catskills farmers market showcases the usual locally grown, organic fare, plus tasty extras like Hudson Valley wines and sugar waffles. There is also live music and crafts for kids.
Open every weekend from April to December, this large farmers market offers an array of fresh New York goods, including a large selection of Amish products. The Finger Lakes-region market has worked with hundreds of local vendors since the 1980’s.
With a mission of “connecting farm and city,” this downtown greenmarket draws vendors from a 100-mile radius. The popular farmers market operates outdoors from May to October and indoors from April to November.
Over 80 local farmers and vendors head to downtown Troy every Saturday to sell their wares to thousands of eager local shoppers. The farmers market pulls from a 100-mile radius, offering a huge variety of items like organic produce, artisanal products, and household wares.
Over 30 local farmers from the immediate town gather from May to November to showcase their wares. The local farmers offer the community everything from free-range eggs to local maple syrup.
Considered one of the best farmers markets in New York, this 55-vendor market serves Westchester residents with organic, local products and fun, educational events in Saturdays from May to November.