The orchards, vineyards and farms dotting the landscape comprise nearly 12% of Ulster County’s total acreage. That means farm stands and farmers are plentiful in communities such as Saugerties, Woodstock, Kingston, New Paltz, Milton, Gardiner and Rosendale.
Stocked with just-picked fruits and vegetables, eggs and meats, freshly baked goods, and award-winning local wines, these markets are magnets for local chefs, foodies and locavores. In fact, you’re likely to come across the actual farmers known to fans of the New York City Greenmarkets in Union Square or Park Slope.
Try different cheeses, olive oils, cookies, muffins and organic granola at the Rosendale Farmers Market. Enjoy a cooking demonstration while browsing the fresh produce at the Heart of the Hudson Valley Farmers Market in Milton. Shop for crafts on the first and third Saturday of each month at the Kingston Farmers Market.