Searching for the freshness that comes with a summer farmers market can be challenging in the snowy winter months of upstate New York . The winter season provides its own interesting produce for some of the local farmers and is still available if you know where to look. There are not many locations even in the greener parts of the Hudson Valley , but those that do sell farm fresh foods in the winter enjoy a devout following by their patrons.
One of the few small farm owners who sell produce year round is located just sixty minutes from the city and shopping in his winter greenhouse is part of the pleasure. Blooming Hill Farm charms most visitors within minutes whether it is the wide array of seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs, or it is the weekend cuisine. Friendly farm animals and an earthy scent of kale, rosemary, and squash greet the local customer. Fresh cheeses and goat yogurt are also available from a contributing nearby farm. Blooming Hill farm doubles as a breakfast and brunch location on the weekends so you can have a bite to eat after you pick up your vegetables. Open from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday, Blooming Hill Farm is never without visitors.
With a little less on fresh produce and more focused on fresh baked goods and other food wares from local farms, Jones Farm off of 9W offers the next local place to buy. Ponies, chickens, and sows welcome most customers as they arrive at Jones Farm in Cornwall , New York . These residents can be easily viewed from you parking spot if you visit on a weekday or the weekend. Jones Farm is a little more accessible with hours from 8 am to 6 pm on the weekday and 8 am to 5 pm on the weekends. An indoor bee hive and baked cookies are the first smells as you enter the shop, but the locally made foods range from apple spice donuts to homemade salsa and pie. Jones Farm has been a long time favorite local place to spend some time browsing the goods and now they have introduced a free wireless link to give you just one more reason to spend a little more time. The goods you purchase from Jones Farm are fresh and from the farm itself or a local nearby farm. Both locations offer something unique and no matter what you intended to buy, you will find something that you need when you visit.
1251 Rt. 208
Blooming Grove , NY 10914
190 Angola Road
Cornwall , NY 12518