Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you must forgo fresh produce — not to mention the sense of community derived from schmoozing — at your local farmers market. “Kale, cabbage, collards, and Brussels sprouts are picked until the first deep freeze and snow cover,” says Josh Morgenthau of Fishkill Farms in Hopewell Junction. “And potatoes, carrots, apples, and other root vegetables can keep in cold storage through March.” Winter farm markets are alive and well in the region, offering these hardy veggies as well as micro greens, New York maple syrup, and wines from local vineyards. Many markets also sell diverse wares from area vendors and artists, and some even host family-friendly events.
Fishkill Farm Rd., Hopewell Junction
Dec.-May, Thurs.-Mon., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Millerton Winter Market
Gilmor Glass, Millerton
Pine Island Farmers Market
Rogowski Farm, Pine Island
Feb. 25 & March 31,10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Amenia Winter Market
Amenia Town Hall, Amenia
Jan.-Apr., first & third Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Blooming Hill Farm Market
Blooming Hill Farm, Blooming Grove
Year-round, Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cold Spring Indoor Farmers’ Market
Philipstown Community Center, Garrison
Dec.-May, Sat. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. www.csfarmmarket.org
Community Indoor Farmers’ Market
Robin’s Market, New Paltz
Dec.-March, third & fourth Sat., 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Gardiner Winter Green Market
Gardiner Library Community Room, Gardiner
Nov.-Apr. third Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Kingston Farmers’ Winter Market
Bethany Hall, Old Dutch Church, Kingston
Dec.-Apr., first & third Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Pennings Indoor Farmers Market
Pennings Orchard & Farm Market, Warwick
Jan.-Apr., second Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Red Hook Winter Market
Elmendorph Inn, Red Hook
Dec.-Feb., second Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Winter Sun Farms
New Paltz Community Center, New Paltz
Dec.-Apr., second Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The College Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie
Dec.-Apr., third Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Beacon Farmers Market
Mill Street Loft, The Red Barn on the Long Dock, Beacon
Year-round, Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market
Rhinebeck Town Hall, Rhinebeck
Dec.-Apr., alternate Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Rosendale Indoor Farmers Market
Rosendale Community Center, Rosendale
Dec.-May, first Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saugerties Holiday Indoor Market
Saugerties Senior Center, Saugerties
Hay Barn at Stone Barns Center, Pocantico Hills
Feb. 12; March 11; Apr. 15, 1-4 p.m.