The benefits of shopping at farmers’ markets
Agriculture is a $3.6 billion-a-year industry in New York. About 25 percent of the state’s land area,
or 7.55 million acres, is used by more than 35,000 farms to produce an array of products. Many of
these farms are small, family-owned businesses that invest deeply in our communities. Whether you
are biting into a crisp apple or enjoying a glass of wine—New York’s farm products are ranked among
the top in the nation.
One of the best ways to access these goods is a visit to your local farmers’ market. Scattered across
the state from New York City to the Adirondacks to Niagara Falls, each week local farmers’ markets
bring the freshest farm produce directly to you. By buying directly from the farmer, you invest in
agriculture and ensure that your family is eating the best of what New York has to offer.
New York’s farmers are an important part of our economy. I encourage you to visit some of the local
markets listed in this pamphlet. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t
hesitate to contact my office at 718-383-7474.
Member of Assembly
Farmers’ markets create a vibrant public space that brings community members together.
People of all ages and backgrounds go to farmers’ markets to enjoy local goods and fresh
air, and interact with their friends and neighbors.
There are also programs available, so everyone can shop at and enjoy all that farmers’
markets have to offer.
The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) provides coupons to eligible Women,
Infants and Children (WIC), and Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
participants that are only valid at farmers’ markets and can only be spent on fresh
fruits and vegetables. In 2008, 114,000 low-income seniors and 250,000 WIC families
benefited from the program. For more information about FMNP, contact your local WIC
agency at (845) 292-5910 ext. 5, or visit
The Farmers’ Market Wireless EBT program provides a handheld wireless terminal to
farmers’ markets for the acceptance and processing of electronic food stamp benefits.
For more information about how to receive food stamps, call (800) 342-3009 and press
1 for food stamps, or in New York City, call (877) 472-8411.
Farmers’ markets provide a variety of fresh, delicious produce depending on the month and the farmers’
market you attend. Seasonal produce you may find at your local farmers’ market:
strawberries, broccoli, cabbage, radishes, asparagus, peas, beets, lettuce, rhubarb, spinach, summer
squash and zucchini
blueberries, cherries, peaches, plums, raspberries, corn, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, potatoes, herbs, onions and tomatoes
blackberries, cantaloupes, cauliflower, celery, leeks, turnips, prunes and pears
watermelon, dry beans, brussel sprouts, apples, grapes, kale and lima beans
parsnips and pumpkins
Check out your local farmers’ market!
Farmers’ markets near you and their hours:
Municipal lot, Ball and Front streets
Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Erie Way from Grow to Cottage streets
Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
190 N. Main St. between
routes 17A and 94, across from Quick Check
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Early birds are welcome.
Village Square, Main St. and South Church St.
Fridays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Museum Village, 1010 Rt. 17M
Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Main and New streets
behind the Crawford Cultural Center
Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
South Street parking lot
Sundays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Mail Road cul-de-sac at the
intersection of Route 97 and Route 55
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Callicoon Creek Park, Audrey Dorrer Rd
Sundays, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Parking lot across from post office,
Main Street (State Hwy. 52)
Thursdays, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
3586 NYS Rt. 55, pavilion
behind Kauneonga Lake Fire Dept.
Fridays, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Village parking lot, Darbee Lane
Fridays, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Public library parking lot
Saturdays, 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Hurd and West Shore roads
Aug. 30 – Oct. 11
Sundays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Old Rt. 17 across from
Sundays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.