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Market Facts

Who: Local farmers, bakers and food artisans from Dutchess County and the surrounding area.


Why? To promote local farms and sustainable and organic farming practices, which are best for human health and the environment.


When? The Farmers Market is held every Saturday through the summer and fall from 10am-2pm in the Village of Millerton and from November through April on the 1st and 2nd Saturdays.




What else? Make sure to visit the Millerton Farmers Market Facebook and Instagram page for more information and recipes related to the live cooking demonstrations at the market managers stand. Stop by the stand and try a sample of what we cook and learn techniques from a professionally trained culinarian and our amazing Food Access interns. Don’t forget to check back for announcements for our monthly raffles and other special events.

 

Find us on Facebook

Join our Facebook page for regular updates about new vendors, new products and exciting events!

 

Instagram: @neccmillertonfmkt

Summer Market Dates

Opening Day: May 19
10am - 2pm
Every Saturday


Support the Market!

Give Now

If you love the delicious local foods and great community vibe, become a sustainer of the market!

 




NECC Student Project

Students staffing NECC's table are participants in our job training project, the Community Partnership with Schools and Business.



Teens in NECC's Farm and Food Education program work each summer at the market, helping on many of the participating farms, and running their own entrepreneurial business, creating farm-made products to sell.

The students sell their own homemade jam, jelly, pesto and herbed soaps and chapsticks, as well as reselling products from Adamah Farm.

 

Thank you!

The Millerton Farmers Market is sponsored by the North East Community Center and funded in part by Dutchess County, Green Mountain Energy and Hudson River Bank & Trust Co. Foundation.

Dutchess County

 


John Nowak
John Nowak
Farmers Market Manager
518-789-4259
Email John

Millerton Farmers Market

Location: Millerton Methodist Church,

Corner of Main Street and Dutchess Ave.



The Millerton Farmers Market is Sponsored by the North East Community Center!

Did you know:

  • The Farmers Market accepts food stamps, WIC checks, and Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks - we want to ensure that our produce is accessible to all.

  • Many of our vendors' prices are comparable to local supermarkets - check us out first before you do your weekly shopping!


Fresh Food Pantry
Fresh Food Pantry
For the past four years, The North East Community Center's Fresh Food Pantry has purchased and delivered a wide variety of fresh, locally produced vegetables, milk, and eggs to four area food pantries for distribution to food-insecure residents. The program makes it possible for several small farms to increase their production and sales and for 125 households of low income to obtain fresh, nutritious food that they could not otherwise afford.
Over the years, NECC has collaborated with suppliers like Rock Steady Farm and Flowers in Millerton (produce), Full Circus Farm in Pine Plains (produce), Sparrowbush Farm (produce), Hudson Valley Fresh (milk), Black Sheep Hill Farm in Pine Plains (eggs) and Feather Ridge Farm (eggs). This year, we have also begun to work with Long Table Harvest, a farm-gleaning organization in Columbia County.
Distribution is as follows from June until October. (Distribution in Pine Plains and Amenia continues through February.)
Pine Plains Food Locker at the Methodist Church Pine Plains ~ 2nd Saturday of each month at 10am. Eligible clients need to live in the Pine Plains School District.
Vines and Branches Amenia at the Church of the Immaculate Conception/St Anthony’s ~ 3rd Saturday of each month at 10am
Dutchess Community Action Partnership office in Dover Second Monday of the Month- 3414 NY-22, Dover Plains, NY 12522 (call ahead to inquire at (845) 877-9272.
In November and December there will be holiday distributions in partnership with the Millerton Food Pantry.
This program is made possible through the generosity of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley and an anonymous $10,000 donation. To support the Fresh Food Pantry and enable us to help more families, give online now!
For more information please contact Betsey McCall, program director at 518-407-7128.

Food Access Programs
Get more for your dollar!
The Millerton Farmers Market and Share the Bounty Farmers Market accept:
• EBT/Food Stamps
• Senior & WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program Checks
• Health Bucks
How to use your EBT/Food Stamps at the Farmers Markets:
1. Go to the market manager’s tent.
2. Use your EBT card to purchase as many $1 wooden tokens as you like.
3. Spend your tokens at any farm stand that displays the sign "EBT/Food Stamps accepted here."
What you can buy with your EBT/Food Stamps:
Vegetables, fruit, meat, dairy, fish, baked goods, poultry, bread, maple syrup, honey, and seeds.
Health Bucks:
Spend $5 with your EBT card and get a $2 Health Buck coupon good for the purchase of vegetables & fruit.
Farmers Market Nutrition Program Checks:
Redeemable for fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers' stands.


Founded by community visionary Karen Kisslinger, the Millerton Farmers Market seeks to promote and assist local farms and promote the value of food grown and made without chemicals, both for human health and the environment. Most of our growers are either organic or otherwise "clean-grown" - all will provide a statement of growing practices upon request!

 

To donate to the Karen Kisslinger fund for healthy living, give us a call or contact the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.