The small farms movement is taking over in the Adirondacks and we couldn’t be happier. All four seasons bring different local products to the table, whether it’s luscious heirloom tomatoes in the height of summer or hearty root vegetables in the depths of winter. Many farmers sell year-round through farm stores and indoor winter markets, but the warmer months, specifically summer and fall, are when the outdoor farmers markets take to the parks and other outdoor public spaces where people come together for good, fresh food and Adirondack-inspired crafts straight from the producers. The farmers markets are more than just food, though. They are spaces where community and travelers alike come out for live music, local art, and of course, locally grown food. It’s fun for the whole family and a great way to experience the Adirondacks!
Here are some farmers markets to check out in the Adirondacks.
12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The Malone Airport near Town Hall
Malone is in the foothills of the Adirondacks, and it’s farm country. It has historically been known for its dairy and has an Amish community that contributes baked goods, crafts, and jams to the market.
9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Marcy Airfield on Route 73
Many of the High Peaks are located in or around Keene and Keene Valley. This market is robust with local crafters and artists, and there are horse rides for the kids.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
This market is decidedly different with its location along Lake Flower and right in the heart of downtown. It’s easy to spend a day here just lolling about because of the many options to park it on a bench to enjoy the views.
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
The Hub on 320 Park St.
This location provides easy access to downtown Tupper Lake and is a minute’s drive from The Wild Center, home to over 400 animals and the famous Wild Walk.
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
South of Champlain National Bank on Route 22
The Champlain Valley is known for its many small farms and serene countryside. This location provides easy access to Lake Champlain.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
18 Sugar House Way, Upper Jay
This is not a market but a fully stocked farm store with everything from pork chops to cute T-shirts emblazoned with the Sugar House logo. The setting provides beautiful scenery.
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Speculator Pavilion on Route 30
This location in the heart of the Adirondacks is right across from the town’s public beach, making it a perfect spot for a picnic and cool swim in the lake.