About

Mission

The mission of the Saugerties Farmers Market is to bring local seasonal food to market; preserve small family farms; promote healthy eating; build community; and attract visitors to historic Saugerties.

The market accepts vendors who grow, raise, or produce their products locally.  The market is especially interested in products not currently in the market in order to broaden the mix of offerings, support new businesses, and constantly appeal to our customers.  Fill out an application at saugertiesfarmersmarket.com/applications/ to submit it for review.

The market welcomes all local non-profits or those who are working locally except religious and political/electoral organizations.  Please apply to the Market Manager:contact@SaugertiesFarmersMarket.com.

 

History

Established in 2001 by a group of Saugerties residents to bring fresh food from local farms to market. With the support of the Mayor, Village Board, and local businesses, the market was set up at Market and Main Streets and subsequently moved to our current larger site at 115 Main Street, the Saugerties Central School District’s parking lot.

Just a few blocks from the business district, the market overlooks the Cowflop, a spacious green meadow with Catskill mountain views and is next to the Saugerties Historical Society’s Kiersted House.

The Saugerties Farmers Market provides the best of Hudson Valley produce and other farm products while at the same time providing a gathering place for the community to meet, eat, and greet.

Saugerties Farmers Market Committee

Saugerties Farmers Market Committee:
John Bassler, Barry Benepe, Edith Bolt, Diane Carlson, Sina Clark, Kevin Dumont, Joe Hernandez, Tony Hitchcock, Ann Krupp, Sara Schestenger, Judith Spektor, Masha Zager

Art Corner

The Art Corner is directed by Anita Barbour, Saugerties artist. Barbour creates a new art project each week to entertain and educate children of all ages.

Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative

The Master Gardeners share their expertise with local gardening enthusiasts on the last Saturday of each month, May through August.

Reasons to Shop Local at the Saugerties Farmers Market

The market is made up of a “hand picked” group of farmers who come together to share the best of what they grow:

  • Freshness
  • Taste
  • Nutrition
  • Preserve genetic diversity
  • Know where your food comes from and who grows it
  • Support local farmers
  • Build community
  • Preserve open space
  • Cut carbon emissions by reducing transport miles
  • Benefit the environment and wildlife with careful land stewardship.