Goshen Farmers Market opens May 21

Goshen. The market will run every Friday now through the end of October from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

| 12 May 2021 | 04:54

Opening day for the Goshen Farmers’ Market is rapidly approaching, and its sponsor, the Goshen Chamber of Commerce, is looking forward to another fabulous season, announced Kristen O’Donnell, the market coordinator.

“We’re thrilled to announce another year of the award-winning Goshen Farmers’ Market,” said O’Donnell, a member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors.

Again, this year the market will be held on the front lawn at the Orange County Government Center, 255 Main St. in the Village of Goshen.

Opening Day is Friday, May 21 and the market will run every Friday through the end of October, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“The Goshen Chamber of Commerce is happy to continue its tradition of providing a platform for local farmers, bakers, and artisans to supply the community with fresh, local products,” said O’Donnell.

More than fruits and veggies - but all local

Along with local farmers offering their homegrown fruits and vegetables, among the many vendors will be an assortment of products, including honey (Honeybrook Farm); kombucha (Laughing Gut Kombucha); blended frozen coffee beverage (Ice Capps); beef jerky (Cactus Pete); baked specialties (Chestnut Creek Baked Goods); goat milk products (Edgewick Farms); catering options (Cornucopia Concept); prepared entrees, soups, breads (Fearless Cook Co.); CBD products (Black Dirt CBD); homemade soaps (Ash Hopper Soap); skincare products (Farm Body Skincare); soaps, lotions, body oils (Mind Body Bath); one of a kind artwork by local artisan (ARTVICKI Creations); handcrafted creations (Myriad Mirage); cheese from Cooperstown Cheese; an assortment of jams, pickles and more from Hudson Valley Pantry; plus assorted meats and seafood.

A complete list of this year’s vendors can be accessed with the link: goshennychamber.com/farmers-market

The Farmers’ Market will follow on-site health department guidelines during the COVID-19 health crisis. Masks or face coverings are required inside the market space.

No open sampling will be available; however, some vendors will have prepackaged free samples.

“We want to keep our customers, vendors and the community safe when open,” O’Donnell commented.

New this year is a sitting area - located to the left of the vendors - for customers to spend a few relaxing moments or to wait for friends to complete shopping.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 21. Everyone is invited to attend the opening ceremony. Be sure to stay and check out all the fresh food items, along with local handicrafts.

Orange County’s $100 million agricultural industry
There are more than a dozen markets to explore throughout Orange County when the season is in full swing.
Each has its own unique offerings and variety of vendors who take pride in their homegrown products.
In addition to farm fresh fruits and vegetables, there is a wide array of artisan dairy products, gourmet prepared foods, adult craft beverages, honey, locally raised meats, cut flowers, live plants and more available for purchase.
Many markets also feature live music to set the mood for a fun, family-friendly shopping experience.
Farmers markets support a $100 million agricultural industry in Orange County, stimulating the local economy and creating jobs. Approximately 16 percent of the county’s land is farmland and more than 10,000 acres are used in vegetable production, which is the third largest in the state.
For a full listing of Orange County farms and farmers markets, visit orangetourism.org/agritourism.