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10th Season for Palisades Winter Farmers’ Market

The Palisades Winter Farmers’ Market is celebrating its 10th season. Housed in a charming schoolhouse built in 1870, the market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Palisades Community Center in Palisades. “We were Rockland’s first winter farmers’ market,” says Carol Baxter the president of the Palisades Community Center and coordinator of the market. “We are grateful our first farmers and vendors took the risk to try it.”

One can find locally grown vegetables, fruit, exotic mushrooms, cheeses, artisanal specialties, prepared foods, breads and bakery items, Hudson Valley crafts and more. “We are proud to provide farmers’ a selling opportunity in the winter and fresh local vegetables for shoppers. It’s a win-win,” remarks Baxter.

Traditionally, eating seasonally in the Northeast means the abundance of root vegetables to prepare roasted vegetables, warming soups and stews. But since the success of winter farmers’ markets, farmers have mastered greenhouse and tunnel farming, so you will find the addition of leafy greens and tomatoes.

There always are cafe tables to enjoy a market treat with old and new friends and complimentary coffee. They often have a craft table for kids and sometimes live music. “Bring the kids. It is important for them to talk to the farmers’ and vendors to learn how their food is grown and prepared,” invites Baxter.

Location: 675 Oak Tree Rd., Palisades To view the market event and vendor schedule, visit PalisadesFM.org and to join their e-mail list to receive up-dates, email PCC@palisadesny.com.

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