Winter Farmers' Market Shopping Tips
Purchasing locally grown products during the winter is possible at winter farmers’ markets in the Capital Region. Not all producers grow or store crops to sell in the winter, but there is available a good selection fruits and vegetables, meats, dairy and several other products. Some farmers extend their seasons with high tunnels to provide customers with fresh produce all year. Others store crops like turnips, beets, carrots, potatoes, apples and pears and to sell at the farmers’ markets.
Some of the produce that you can find at farmers’ markets during the winter include apples, beets, carrots, potatoes, lettuce, spinach, garlic, shallots, mushrooms, apples, milk, ice cream, cheese, eggs, chicken, beef, pork, honey and maple syrup. Visit farmers’ markets on line to determine the vendors that will be there that week because some do not attend every week.
Due to COVID regulations, lines may be longer than usual, so plan some extra time and don’t forget your mask.