We all love going to the farmers market in the summer to get fresh produce and other baked goods, but what about in the winter? We know the cold temperatures are here to stay, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck just yet.
Check out these indoor farmers markets in Central New York that will help you to get your farmers market fix year round!
Hamilton Indoor Winter Farmers Market
Located in Hamilton, Parry’s is a general store that also serves as a farmers market on the second Saturday of the month in November, January, February, March and April.
This second-generation family-owned store is known for offering an assortment of products that can meet the needs of just about anything you’re looking for. Their farmers market includes a variety of vendors specializing in local meats, cheeses, eggs and winter produce. Some vendors also offer honey, maple products, jams, salsas and other baked goods.
Cazenovia Farmers Market
Typically held at Memorial Park during the summer months, the Cazenovia Farmers Market is held indoors at the American Legion at 26 Chenango St. throughout the winter on Jan. 19, Feb. 19 and March 19.
The Cazenovia Farmers Market is sponsored by the Greater Cazenovia Chamber of Commerce and features products from local producers and farms. Pasture-raised and grass-fed meats and eggs, locally-grown organic vegetables and baked goods are among some of the most popular products sold here. This market has also coined the tradition of starting a cookbook swap, where those who bring in one or two cookbooks can exchange them for new ones that they would like to try out.
Oneida County Public Market
This year marks the seventh winter season of the Oneida County Public Market. The market creates a central hub for local producers and the community to come together and enjoy fresh, locally-grown products. The vendors who are a part of the Oneida County Public Market pride themselves on offering quality produce and food products even throughout the winter. The market is open on the second and fourth Saturday of each month.
Broome County Regional Market
The Broome County Regional Market is open year round every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
All vendors who attend the market are local to Broome or are from surrounding counties. This market offers a variety of fresh produce and deliciously prepared food. Inside this market, there is also a commercial kitchen.
Cooperstown Farmers Market
The Cooperstown Farmers Market provides an indoor, one-stop shop for everything one could possibly need from a farmers market. Over 30 producers and artisans provide fresh produce, poultry, meats, baked goods, honey and syrup every Saturday.
This market is also home to many handcrafted artisan goods, including pottery, fleece, hides, beeswax candles and jewelry. At the Saturday market, live music is played for the community to enjoy. The market serves over 30,000 people a year and is sponsored by Otsego2000.