It rained, heavily at times, on Sunday morning, May 8. But at 9:30 a.m. the sun shone just in time for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the official opening of the 23rd season of the Warwick Farmers Market.
The good weather was also appreciated by an enthusiastic number of visitors who celebrated Mothers’ Day by coming out to select fresh local farm products.
Two years ago, the Warwick Farmer’s Market, which for many years opened on the same day as the annual Duck Derby, began opening one week earlier.
The Duck Derby will be held this Sunday, May 15.
Most of the 30 veteran and new 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 Street 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.
The Warwick Valley Farmers Market is a producer market with a core of 10 fruit and vegetable vendors; one organic maple syrup farm; five livestock farms; two horticulturists and one fishmonger. Those core farm producers are complimented and enhanced by a roster of nine on-farm kitchens and on-farm wineries and cideries as well as other complimentary kitchens who are dedicated to bringing prepared food from local farms to the market.
The Warwick Valley Farmers Market is open Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May through late November.
For additional information visit www.warwickvalleyfarmersmarket.org.
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