The Palisades Farmers Market, Rockland’s first indoor winter farmers’ market, opened its doors for its sixth year on Saturday, January 18. Although it was a very unexpected snowy day, it didn’t dissuade the farmers and vendors from bringing their produce and prepared foods to the community.
Housed in a schoolhouse built in 1870, every Saturday, at the farmers’ market one can find fresh fish from the Hamptons, organic vegetables, apples and cider, cheese, grass-fed beef, yak meat, milk and yogurt, artisinal breads and bakery items, alpaca woolens and yarn, pickles, pies, pesto, and a wide-variety of prepared foods. Every week, there is a guest vendor to provide variety.
“The market is a win-win-win,” says Carol Baxter, Palisades Community Center Board president. “We are pleased to offer this winter selling opportunity to the local farmers which brings them income during the quiet winter months. For those who want the freshest vegetables, fish, meat, eggs, etc and who enjoy getting to know the people who grow or produce their food, this winter market picks up where summer markets leave off. And for the Palisades Community Center, the little money that is generated from the rentals goes right back into the building to make critical repairs and funds restoration projects to preserve this historic building that had fallen into disrepair. We are proud to support local agriculture and make it accessible to the community.”
The Palisades Indoor Farmers’ Market is held in the Palisades Community Center located at 675 Oak Tree Road in Palisades, NY every Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. rain, snow or shine, through May 17. To learn more, visit the website at www.palisadesfm.org or join the e-mail list for market updates at PCC@Palisadesny.com.