Farmers Market celebrates its fifth year of connecting area residents and families with fresh, locally-sourced food
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY / APRIL 23, 2021 - The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market will open its 2021 season on Monday, May 3 and will run weekly through October 25 on Monday afternoons from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm in the Pavilion at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, 75 North Water Street in Poughkeepsie.
2021 marks the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market's fifth year of operations. The Market offers a wide range of farm-fresh greens and vegetables, fruit, herbs, apples, cider, baked good, eggs, poultry, vegetable plant starts, prepared food and more. Returning vendors include: Maynard Farms (fruits and vegetables), Lasher Meadows (eggs and poultry), J & J Farms (vegetables), the Educated Chef (sourdough breads), Queen City Cakes (bundt cakes and cookies), Dutchess Outreach’s Mobile Market (fruits and vegetables), Spice Beast (protein-enhanced spice blends), and Chef Stef (prepared food).
This season's Market will feature several new vendors, including Crazy Box Bakery food truck (baked goods), The Chocolate Studio (Vegan / gluten-free desserts and ice cream), Diana Mae Flowers (herbs and cut flowers), Greens in a Basket (organic microgreens), Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery (small batch, hand-crafted spirits), and Three Kats Treasures (hand-made wooden bowls, spoons and cutting boards).
The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market is pleased to be expanding its partnership with the Poughkeepsie Open Kitchen, an incubator kitchen at the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory that provides production space to culinary start-up businesses. Through the Poughkeepsie Open Kitchen, several new businesses will be rotating through the Market to expand their customer base, including Anna's Cucina (Italian cuisine), Sweets for Sami (cookies and baking mixes), Todd Hill Kitchen (Mexican-style sauces and salsas), Lamissa Events (globally inspired cuisine), Monster Pickles, Faithful Cakes, Reconnect Foods (global recipes made with local ingredients), and VetZero Heroes Making Heroes (sandwiches).
The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market accepts both SNAP benefits and WIC / Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks. Eligible market patrons should check in at the Market Manager table for more information on using these benefits to obtain fresh healthy food from our vendors. The Market is located across the street from the Poughkeepsie Train Station on the waterfront, in the Pavilion at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, and is easily accessible by foot to City residents, visitors and commuters alike. The Market is fully covered, offers public restrooms and free onsite parking at the Museum.
To ensure the safety of patrons, vendors, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market operates in accordance with New York State guidelines for safe operation of farmers’ markets. Protective face coverings are required of all patrons and vendors. Market patrons should expect to abide by social distancing measures, including a separate entrance and exit to the pavilion, marked set-back lines at each vendor station, directional signage, and marked spacing to ensure distancing in the queueing of lines. Patrons are asked to understand that handling of food products is limited and must be done by vendors.
About The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market
The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market is a public farmers market that is managed by the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum as part of its Health & Wellness initiative. For more information on becoming a vendor at the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market visit: www.mhcm.org/visit/poughkeepsie-waterfront-market or call Peter Jacobsen, Market Manager at (845) 471-0589, ext. 17. For Market updates and events, follow the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market on Facebook or Instagram.
The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum is the first children’s museum in the entire country to open a public farmers market as a strategy to advance community health by reducing food insecurity among the families it serves. Last September, the Museum was awarded the “2019 Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Award for Business Practice” by the Association of Science and Technology Centers (Washington, D.C.) in recognition of the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market's local impact.