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11 Hudson Valley Grocery Stores for Locally Made Goodies

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These stocked, artisanal supermarkets and grocery stores carry farm-fresh produce, regional spirits, and other Hudson Valley specialties.

Going to the grocery store is always a love it or hate it sort of deal. On the plus side, it means fresh food for your cupboards and refrigerator. On the downside, it’s a time suck that all too often drains your bank account and leaves you tired after an hour or more of strolling up and down the aisles.

Lucky for you, the grocery stores of the Hudson Valley are here to add just the right dose of artisanal flavor to your next food run. While we can’t promise that they’ll do great things for your wallet, we can say that the shops transform the oft-dreaded grocery store treks into downright enjoyable experiences with local products, lovely layouts, and, if you’re lucky, a gourmet taste test or two.

So pack your reusable bags and take a final look at your empty pantry. It’s time to (grocery) shop local!

Adams Fairacre Farms

Kingston, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, Wappinger

The powerhouse of the Hudson Valley’s supermarket scene, Adams is beloved by locals and visitors alike for its abundance of regional treats and beautifully curated interiors. With four locations along the river, Adams extends its grocery store offerings to include bakeries with pastries made daily, coffee stands for freshly ground beans, and butcher departments to score the perfect cut.

On top of that, the iconic grocery stores are a must for gift shopping, thanks to their in-house Gift, Flower, and Sweet Shops as well. Before you go, check on the department options at the store nearest you, since their offerings and specialties may differ. The Poughkeepsie shop, for instance, hosts a café, landscaping service, and greenhouses, while the Wappinger location boasts an expanded prepared food section and a rich selection of gifts and housewares.

Beacon Natural Market

Beacon

A hub for local products in Dutchess County, Beacon Natural Market is a go-to for brands like Acorn Hill Farm and Sfoglini. Stop by to pick up fruits and vegetables in every color of the rainbow, then stick around to ogle treats like the organic, gluten-free, vegan blueberry white chocolate cheesecake. Beacon Natural Market places a strong emphasis on gluten-free, non-GMO, organic, vegan, and vegetarian products, so it’s a must-visit for anyone trying to shop more consciously and eat healthier in the Hudson Valley.

 

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DeCicco & Sons

Ardsley, Armonk, Brewster, Eastchester, Harrison, Larchmont, Millwood, Pelham, Somers

A mainstay in the lower Hudson Valley since 1972, DeCicco’s began as a bitty shop in the Bronx and transformed into the artisanal supermarket that locals love. Head to any of the stores for Italian-inspired sweets at the bakery, a curated selection of Hudson Valley beers, and fresh mozzarella that is made in-store every single day. In addition to producing many goods in-house, DeCicco’s also carries a number of Hudson Valley brands, including Coffee Labs Roasters and Rockland Bakery. Plus, craft beer fans can fill growlers of fresh releases from Equilibrium, Hudson Valley Brewery, and other local producers at one of DeCicco’s taps.

As for onsite eats, the family chain’s Armonk, Brewster, Larchmont, Millwood, and Somers grocery stores house healthy, nutritious juice bars. On top of that, all the locations serve from-scratch brick oven pizzas (made at the Brewster location) and sushi made fresh daily from skilled chefs.

 

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Hawthorne Valley Farm Store

Ghent

If you ever find yourself in Ghent, don’t leave town without making a trip to the Hawthorne Valley Farm Store. At the shop, seasonal biodynamic and organic produce takes precedence, as do clean growing practices. The farm itself has been around since 1971 and boasts 900 acres of biodynamic farmland that serve as home to dairy cows, vegetable gardens, a creamery, an organic bakery, and even a sauerkraut cellar.

Inside the store, farm-fresh specialties abound. Take advantage of the chance to shop unique treats like raw milk, kimchi, turmeric sauerkraut, and fresh-cut flowers. Of course, you’re always welcome to grab a bite at the café, which features locally roasted coffee, daily lunch specials, and more.

High Falls Food Co-op

High Falls

In business since 1976, the High Falls Food Cooperative may just be the cutest place to shop for local, organic groceries in Ulster County. Open to the public, the co-op offers a range of grocery and produce items that accommodate every dietary preference.

If you’re looking to minimize waste and stock up, hit the bulk department for coffee, granola, pasta, and nuts to keep your pantry happy for weeks. Also at the co-op, a prepared foods department entices with lunch-ready eats like buddha bowls, veggie-packed pasta, and homemade hummus. Plus, shop high quality skincare products like lotions, creams, and sunscreens.

While you can shop at the store even if you’re not a member, the additional discounts that members receive at the register are a worthy incentive to opt into the yearly $40/person or $55/family fee.

Mother Earth’s Storehouse

Kingston, Saugerties

A staple in the Hudson Valley since 1978, Mother Earth’s now operates three locations in Ulster County. A family-owned business, the store distinguishes itself with an extensive selection of high quality, organic produce and bulk items.

Sign up for the rewards card to earn deals, then pick up pantry essentials in the bulk department or whip up an easy dinner with the help of the nutritious soups, salads, and sandwiches at the in-store cafés. Find gluten-free and vegan tiramisu, brownies, and other scrumptious sweet treats at Mother Earth’s, and be sure to sit down and sample reimagined deli staples like the tempeh Reuben or “tofurkey” club.

Nature’s Harvest

Poughkeepsie

Formerly a third location for Mother Earth’s Storehouse, Nature’s Harvest features fresh, organic produce and a host of Hudson Valley health products. Find local specialties like Harney & Sons Fine Teas‘ The Hemp Division, Moon’s Gold Apiary honey, and Downstate Roasters coffee.

This Poughkeepsie grocery store maintains a café and deli, and serves decadent baked goods in vegan and gluten-free fashions.

 

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Nature’s Pantry

Fishkill, New Windsor

Hudson Valleyites in Fishkill and New Windsor love shopping at the family-owned Nature’s Pantry – and for good reason. Both grocery stores work with local producers to supply fresh-baked breads, salsas, pantry goods, and produce to the public.

With a number of specialty and hard-to-find brands, Nature’s Pantry is a resource for vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free eaters, and individuals on raw and low-fat diets. After you’re done grocery shopping, pick up a homemade quiche or fresh-baked muffin in Fishkill or scoop up one of the cozy soups or Korean bibimbap at New Windsor’s hot bar.

 

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Otto’s Market

Germantown

Otto’s is the type of place that makes grocery shopping an experience. Even if you don’t live near the Germantown hotspot, make a day trip there on your next free weekend to savor the abundance of produce from area farms like Common Hands Farm, Greig Farm, and Poughkeepsie Farm Project.

For “shop local” supporters, Otto’s is a dream for artisanal goodies. Find Bread Alone, Graft Cider, Ronnybrook Farm Dairy, and other Hudson Valley-based purveyors. And don’t get us started on the fresh eats available while you’re there. Pizza night on Fridays is a must, while the ever-changing menu of vegan burgers and all-day breakfast sammies will keep you coming back for weekly visits.

Sunflower Market

Rhinebeck, Woodstock

With sister locations in Rhinebeck and Woodstock, Sunflower Market’s grocery stores are one-stop shops for all things natural and organic in the Hudson Valley. A family-owned business to this day, the market features GMO-free, locally grown produce, along with grass-fed, locally farmed dairy, meat, and seafood (like grab-and-go sushi). Sales vary every week to showcase seasonal ingredients, which Sunflower even offers recipes for online.

Need more reasons to shop here? The market is a true leader in the local “think green” scene. Not only does it use solar power at its Woodstock location, but it also stocks Green Seal Certified paper bags and biodegradable or compostable utensils and containers as well. If you want to pick up a quick lunch while you shop, the Rhinebeck location has a café and juice bar, while the Woodstock spot houses a deli and juice bar.

Taste NY Market at Todd Hill

Lagrangeville

An easy detour in Dutchess County, Taste NY is operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County thanks to a grant from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. Inside the quaint grocery store, which is open for business throughout the year, visitors can browse locally produced milk, eggs, cheeses, pastries, granola, and apple cider. As far as pantry goods go, the regional maple syrups, honeys, and jams are not to be missed.

Pick up a parcel of farm-raised meat or poultry while you’re there, then channel your inner chef at home. Plus, during the summer season, check out open-air market events


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