There is nothing like a farmers market for an opportunity to buy fresh, local food and to chat with the folks who grow or make it. Sometimes I deliberately set out to visit one of these markets, such as when the Cold Spring market opened for the season in its new location at Boscobel (see my blog post for May 19); at other times, I happen upon one by chance while driving and exploring Hudson Valley roads. This was the case recently while I was driving Route 32 south from Kingston. There on the right side of the road, set up at the local Recreation Center, was the Rosendale Farmers Market.
I met and purchased from vendors that were new to me (those carrots in the photo were a fresh, crisp treat!) as well as from one that I know well from their weekend setups at the Thruway rest areas–Grey Mouse Farms from up the road near Saugerties, selling the freeze-dried veggies for which they are famous.
If you’re in the area, please stop by and visit the Rosendale Farm Market! It is open each Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm, rain or shine, from June through October. In the Rec Center lot along Route 32, you can’t miss it. Help your local food producers and help and treat yourself by buying their fresh products.
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