With the air getting colder and the holiday season coming up quick, the Warwick Valley Farmers Market is still in full swing with some of the season’s most treasured finds are waiting to take their place on your plate.
If you have grown up in the Hudson Valley there is a good chance that this time of year you’re feeling nostalgic thinking of the generations of family recipes you’ve grown up eating. You are thinking about your must-have ingredients that take your made-from-scratch dishes to a made-to-honor regionally grown feast! With fresh produce, meats, dairy, baked goods and more from the Warwick Valley Farmers’ Market, you’ll feel a little less guilty about stuffing yourself this Thanksgiving.
The Warwick market was established in 1993 making it one of the oldest markets in Orange County, NY. Consumers find the market to be a source of quality regionally grown produce and home-made food products as well as a center for agricultural information and other related activities that can educate and encourage participation in shopping and eating locally and seasonally.
To the our advantage the Warwick area is graced by some of the most fertile soil in the country.
Known as the Black Dirt Region this area is best known for onions but is a gold mine for producing an array of nutritious vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, tomatoes and garlic.
Over 30 regional farms and farm kitchens come and set up at the South Street Parking Lot in the Village of Warwick . The market is open through the Sunday before Thanksgiving each year, allowing hosts of Thanksgiving dinner to shop on the last two markets of the season on November 11 and 18, 2018 from 9am-2pm. You'll find a variety of regionally grown and produced ingredients such as:
Fruits & Vegetables
Meat & Seafood
Free Range Eggs
Jams & Jellies
Sunflower Oil & Maple Vinegar
Gluten Free Items
Wine, Hard Cider, Craft Beer & Distilled Spirits
Homemade Soaps & Skincare
So, next Sunday or the Sunday after, while the roads are clear and snow is not in the forecast, take a trip to the majestic Black Dirt region of the Hudson Valley and start your holiday season at the Warwick Farmers Market. It is the perfect place to fill you bags with locally grown produce and specialty food items, which by the way, make perfect Christmas Gifts.