Early Morning Farm booth at the Ithaca Farmers' Market, 06/10/2013 (Cornell University Photography)
Image by Robert Barker
DeWitt Farmers' Market, Ithaca NY
Image by Sandy Repp
Customer and vendor at DeWitt Farmers' Market, Ithaca NY (2008)
Image by Sandy Repp

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.

Schoharie County Farmers' Markets

Jefferson Farmers' Market

May 26 - October 6 (Saturdays 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
221 Cremery St
Jefferson, NY
SNAP Accepted

Schoharie County Festival Farmers' Market

July 14 - October 13 (Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesdays 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.)
McCarthy Tire Center Parking Lot
942 E Main Rte 7E
Cobleskill, NY
SNAP Accepted

Otsego County Farmers' Markets

Cooperstown Farmers' Market

May - December (Saturdays 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
January - April (Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
June - August (Tuesdays 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.) 
101 Main St (in Pioneer Alley near KeyBank)
Cooperstown, NY
SNAP Accepted

Morris Farmers' Market

May 17 - October 11 (Thursdays 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.)
Guy Rathbon Park - Main St behind firehouse
Morris, NY

Oneonta Farmers' Market

May 5 - October 27 (Saturdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
November 3 - December 29 (Saturdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Muller Plaza, 205 Main St
Oneonta, NY
Winter Location: Main St Garage Walkway near Latte Lounge (196 Main St)
Oneonta, NY

Richfield Springs Farmers' Market

June 16 - October 27 (Thursdays 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Saturdays 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Spring Park Main St (Rt 20 across from Post Office)
Richfield Springs, NY


David Cox
Ag Program Leader
518-234-4303 x119

Last updated August 14, 2020