On Sunday, May 12, an enthusiastic number of visitors celebrated Mothers’ Day by coming out to select fresh local farm products on the opening day for the 20 season of the Warwick Valley Farmers’ Market.
The market, which usually opens on the same day as the annual Duck Derby, opened one week early. It was an opportunity for families to take the kids out and help them find something special for mom. And tickets for the Duck Derby, scheduled for Sunday, May 19, were also on sale.
Vendors who signed up for the season were stationed as usual to offer a wide variety of farm-fresh produce, meats, prepared foods, jams, jellies, baked goods and pastries, flowers, plants, honey, maple syrup, wine and soaps.
Situated in the South St. Parking lot the market showcases many of the region’s finest local farmers and producers who offer a variety of conventional, organic and certified naturally grown produce and fruits.
Mushrooms, chickens, eggs and sausages are also some of the delicacies found at the market every Sunday. And cooking demonstrations by many of Warwick’s chefs feature local produce and provide visitors with an opportunity to sample their special dishes.
The Warwick Valley Farmers Market is open Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May through October.
For additional information visit www.warwickfarmmarket.com or call 987-9990.
The farmer’s market in Goshen is scheduled to open Friday, May. 24, while the market in the Village of Florida will follow on Tuesday, June 11.