Winter Farmers’ Markets: Extending the Season
By Rachel Louchen
From North Adams to Norfolk, farmers’ markets are a popular draw throughout the Rural Intelligence region. They’re an extension of the many vibrant farms and purveyors that make this area the envy of visitors from all over the world. So, it’s reassuring to know that the season doesn’t have to end when summer does. We’ve rounded up the local winter farmers’ markets that will hold you over until spring.
What can you expect to find at the dozen indoor markets in our area? A one-stop shop for seasonal staples like squash, Brussels sprouts, endive, turnips and sweet potatoes. But also fresh citrus, milk, meat, fish, along with honey, maple syrup, wine, jams, pickles, cheese and baked goods. In addition to the comestibles, there is a large variety of handmade soaps, lotions and candles, yarns and hand-knitted items made from the wool of local sheep, and artisan creations perfect for gifting. Here’s where you can snag the items on your grocery list and your holiday gift list at the same time.
Amenia Farmers’ Market
Amenia Town Hall
Now through mid-December
Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Berkshire Grown Winter Farmers’ Markets
Great Barrington: Monument Valley Middle School, 313 Monument Valley Road
Saturdays, November 19, December 17, January 14 and February 18
10 a.m. - 2 p.m
Williamstown: Williams College Towne Field House, 82 Latham Street
Sundays, November 20 and December 18
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Hudson Farmers’ Market
601 Union Street
Saturdays December 3 - 24; February 4 - mid-May
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Hudson Valley Farmers’ Market
23 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Litchfield Hills Farmers’ Market
Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road, Litchfield
Saturdays November 19, December 3, 10 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 25, March 11 & 25, April 8, 15, & 29, May 13 & 27, June 3
10 a.m - 1 p.m.
Millerton Farmers’ Market
Millerton Methodist Church, 6 Dutchess Avenue
Every Saturday in November and December, then every other week January - April
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
New Milford Farmers’ Market
East Street School, 50 East Street
Saturdays, Now - February 25
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Norfolk Farmers’ Market
Town Hall, 19 Maple Avenue
Saturdays, November 19, December 3, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 18, March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15
10 a.m. - 1 p.m
Special December 3rd holiday market is at Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road until 2 p.m.
North Adams Farmers’ Market
Saturday, December 3 at 87 Main Street
First Saturday of every month, January 7 - May 6 at the American Legion, 91 American Legion Drive
9 a.m. - 1 p.m
Downtown Pittsfield Farmers’ Market
The Lighthouse of The Boys and Girls Club, 16 Melville Street
Second Saturday of the month, November 12 - April 8
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market
Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80 East Market Street
Alternating Sundays, December 4 - April 23
10 a.m - 2 p.m.