Season opener is May 12; market-goers can enjoy free access to grounds and trails
As development plans proceeded at the Butterfield site this year, the Cold Spring Farmers’ Market was looking for a new home. In taking into account both the desires of their farmer vendors and shoppers, the CSFM was looking for an inviting, safe location that was visible and easily accessible throughout the outdoor season for the Cold Spring community. The parking lot on the Boscobel grounds exactly fits the bill with plenty of space to locate the market, easy access and parking, and space to picnic.
Boscobel will be offering all visitors free access to their grounds every Saturday when they reopen on April 1 so that shoppers can include a walk out to the river view or a hike on the woodland trail along with their shopping experience at the Cold Spring Farmers’ Market. Both organizations are excited that this new partnership will bring a great experience and new visitors to the Market and to Boscobel House and Gardens.
Saturday, May 12 is the seasonal opening of the Cold Spring Outdoor Farmers’ Market. Open 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Saturday, the Market provides shoppers with the opportunity to enjoy locally grown food and to support regional farms. The outdoor market will operate through Nov. 17.
Purchasing directly from farms helps keep them in the Hudson Valley. Vendors at the Outdoor Farmers’ Market are farmers or food artisans sourcing local farms for ingredients. The CSFM has a great mix of vendors and product to help this become a regular stop during market rounds, in planning weekly menus, or just stopping by for a few favorites and a quick bite to eat. If you haven’t visited the market before, come to the Cold Spring/Garrison area and enjoy a Saturday with an excellent selection of local and tasty delights and now … beautiful views, too!
The CSFM stocks: produce, fish, meats, breads, fruits, preserves, cheeses, pastas, syrups, sauces, honey, savory pastries, plants, flowers, coffee, pops, wines, ciders, and great prepared foods if you want to eat locally, but just don’t have the time or energy to cook.
In addition to the free grounds on Saturdays, Boscobel offers their acclaimed docent-led tours, a newly-refurbished museum shop, the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival ticket office as well as a broad array of new, and familiar, programming, including concerts, lectures, tastings and events for families.
For directions, more info on the vendors and their product offerings and vendor links, and more information, please visit CSFM website. For more information on Boscobel House and Gardens, located at 1609 Route 9D, please visit the Boscobel website.