Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus has announced that the Goshen Chamber of Commerce’s popular Farmers Market will return to the County’s Government Center this season.
“The Goshen Farmers Market and other markets throughout Orange County support both our local farming families and the patrons of the markets by providing fresh, healthy seasonal produce to purchase for our tables,” Neuhaus said. “We are excited to once again partner with the Goshen Chamber of Commerce to host the Goshen Farmers Market, which is an institution in the village.”
The Goshen Farmers Market, which will be located at the corner of Main and Erie Streets, will open for the season on Friday, May 20th. The Market will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Friday until October 28th.
Countywide, there are more than a dozen markets to explore when the season is in full swing. Each has its own unique offerings and a variety of vendors who take pride in their homegrown products. In addition to farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, there is a wide array of artisan dairy products, gourmet prepared foods, adult craft beverages, honey, locally raised meats, cut flowers, live plants, and more available for purchase. Many markets also feature live music to set the mood for a fun, family-friendly shopping experience.
Farmers' markets support a $100 million-dollar agricultural industry in Orange County, stimulating the local economy and creating jobs. Approximately 16 percent of the County’s land is farmland and over 10,000 acres are used in vegetable production, which is the third-largest in the state.
For a full listing of Orange County farms and farmers' markets, visit www.orangecountygov.com/275/Farmers-Markets. For more information about the Goshen Farmers Market, go to www.goshennychamber.com/farmers-market/.