Saturdays, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. through December (Bethlehem Central Middle School)
With at least one, sometimes two, music performances every Saturday, this market is never the same from week-to-week. Besides produce staples and organic farm products, head to the Delmar market for everything from wine and spirits to fair trade handicrafts.
Cotton Hill Creamery, a small family-owned farm in Middleburgh, sells pasteurized milk, fresh cheeses, and drinkable yogurt—all made with goat milk. If you’ve recently jumped on board the celebrity-loved bone broth train, stop by Troy’s Cave Baby Kitchen for fresh bone broth, nut milk, and granola. You can even get your knives sharpened by the Delmar Sharpener, based in Slingerlands—perfect timing, considering the holidays are nearing.
Expert tip—The market prides itself on a reuse and recycle mentality. They ask that patrons bring their own bags and reusable cups to reduce waste.
Washington County: Cambridge Valley Farmers’ Market
Sundays, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. through December (behind Hubbard Hall) Sundays, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., January through April (Lovejoy Building)
This year-round market offers everything from fresh-brewed coffee, courtesy of Round House Bakery, to pasture-raised meat and eggs, certified organic veggies and a score of homemade baked goods, and of course, homemade hard cider thanks to Saratoga Apple.
Stop by Earth Sky Time Farm, of Manchester, for specialty wood-fired bread: sourdough peasant, French poppy seed, sesame semolina and Pugliese, which is topped with toasted sunflower seeds. Oh, and they’ve got French pastries too, when you’re craving something buttery. If you’re on the hunt for organic and small-batch personal care products, check out Woods and Whimsy’s line of all-natural “Happy” products—from lip balm to deodorant, and body butters to bug repellent.
Expert tip—Skip your morning cereal and coffee routine, and grab breakfast at the market.
Warren County: Glens Falls Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. through October (South Street Pavilion) Saturdays, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. November through April (Sanford Street School)
Several area farms and farm stands sell here, not to mention more than a few artisans specializing in woodworking, soaps, pottery, coffee and more. With gift-giving season approaching, you can find something here for everyone on your list.
The Argyle Cheese Farmer has hard cheeses for sale—many of them being their own varieties, like Mercy, Grace and Revival—as well as Greek yogurt and curd. If you’re looking for something fresh to pour over your cereal or add to your coffee, stop by Battenkill Valley Creamery and pick up milk and cream by the pint, quart or gallon. Bonus: They have egg nog in season, and chocolate milk year-round.
Turned bowls, spoons, cutting boards, wine cradles and jewelry are on hand from the Adirondack Wood Artisan, just in time for the holidays. Spot on Soap offers lotions, soaps, candles and body care products in scents like patchouli, hemp and Guinness, and even offers tree-scented balms for hunters.
Expert tip—Too busy to stop by on Saturday? Check out this market’s Monday location in Queensbury. SL