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Farmers' Markets

Farmers’ Markets have many benefits, among them increasing fresh fruit and vegetable consumption, directly connecting consumers with farmers, and economic benefits for participating farmers and communities where farmer’s markets are located. Increased interest by consumers in local foods has led to the continuing expansion of the number of farmers’ markets nationwide.

Did you know?  In 2009, the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Agricultural Marketing Service determined the number of farmers’ markets to be 5,274. Compared with 1998, this number nearly doubled. Most of the farms that sell through farmers’ markets and other direct-to-consumer channels are small farms with sales of less than $50,000. Direct to consumer sales amounted to 1.2 billion dollars across the nation, according to the 2007 Census of Agriculture.

Here is a list of local Farmers' Markets

Schoharie County

Festival Farmers' Market
Donna Olsen, Manager
McCarthy Tire Center
Route 7
Cobleskill, NY 12043
Phone:  (518) 284-2609

Sharon Springs Farmers' Market
Kate Miller, Manager
Main St., (at the Roseboro Hotel)
Sharon Springs, NY 13459
  Sharon Springs Farmers' Market

Summit Farmers' Market
Mary Koonz, Manager
Route 10
Summit, NY 12175
Phone:  (518) 287-1590

Otsego County

Cooperstown Farmers' Market
Lyn Weir, Manager
101 Main Street, Pioneer Alley
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone:  (607) 547-6195

Morris Farmers' Market
Paul Tourtellotte, Manager
Main Street (behind the firehouse)
Morris, NY 13808
Phone:  (607) 263-5423 

Oneonta Farmers' Market
Dana LaCroix, Manager
Main Street Plaza
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone:  (607) 437-0158


David Cox
Ag Program Leader
518-234-4303 x119

Last updated June 29, 2018