Zebrowski: Farmers’ Markets Strengthen Local Economy, Offer Families Fresh Choices

Every summer Rockland County has several farmers markets that provide our community with healthy, fresh food and pump vital revenue into the economy. Farmers’ markets provide a great way for the public to see the best of what our region has to offer, while helping support local small businesses and farmers. In addition, these markets create vibrant public spaces that bring community members together in a relaxed atmosphere. . Shopping at farmers’ markets helps protect our environment, too. By purchasing products directly from the farmer, most of your meals travel from the farm to your table. This process drastically reduces the amount of packaging needed, while cutting back on greenhouse gas emissions released during the transportation of goods. Farmers’ markets also allow individuals and families to enjoy the fresh air during the warmer months as they shop and interact with friends and neighbors. This summer, I encourage you to help support our local farmer’s and join me in visiting some of our local markets to take advantage of all they have to offer while helping to make our families, our environment and our economy healthier.

Haverstraw Harvest Farmers’ Market
Municipal Parking Lot at Maple Avenue & New Main Street
Sunday’s 9:00 – 1:00 starting June 12 – October 30 Nyack Farmers’ Market
Municipal Parking Lot at Main Street & Cedar Street
Thursday’s 8:00 – 2:00 May – November Spring Valley Farmers’ Market
Corner of Parking Lot below Spring Valley Post Office
At the corner of Route 45 & N.Church Street
Wednesday’s 8:30-4:00 starting July 16 – November 16 Valley Cottage Farmers’ Market
Town Commuter Lot at King’s Highway & New Lake Road
Sunday’s 9:00-1:00 June – September