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 - October (Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
221 Creamery St., Jefferson, NY
631-807-0071 
SNAP Accepted

Schoharie County Festival Farmers' Market
July - October (Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. & Wednesdays 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) 
McCarthy Tire Center Parking Lot, 942 E Main Rte 7E, Cobleskill, NY 
518-284-2609 
SNAP Accepted

Schoharie Fresh Online Farmers' Market
SUNY Cobleskill Campus
www.schohariefresh.com

Otsego County Farmers' Markets

Cooperstown Farmers' Market
May - December (Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
January - April (Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
June - August (Tuesdays 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)  
101 Main St (in Pioneer Alley near KeyBank), Cooperstown, NY 
607-547-6195 
https://www.otsego2000.org/cooperstown-farmers-market-and-agriculture/
market@otsego2000.org
Facebook: Cooperstown Farmers Market
SNAP Accepted

Morris Farmers' Market
June - October (Thursdays 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.) 
Guy Rathbon Park, Main St behind firehouse, Morris, NY 
607-263-5423

Oneonta Farmers' Market
May - October (Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Muller Plaza, 205 Main St., Oneonta, NY 
607-293-8128 
November - April (Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Main St Walkway, Oneonta, NY 
607-267-1807

Richfield Springs Farmers' Market
June - October (Thursdays 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. & Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) 
Spring Park Main St (Rt 20 across from Post Office), Richfield Springs, NY 
315-858-2703

Milford Farmers & Craft Market
June - October (Sundays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
State Hwy 28, Milford, NY

Springfield Farmers' Market
May - October (Fridays 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
7471 State Hwy 80 (at Hen & Heron Bake Shop), Cooperstown, NY

Last updated February 12, 2021