These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In New York For 2018


These are the best farmers markets the state of New York offers.

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Who doesn’t love a great Farmers Market?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the popularity of Farmers Markets is growing. What was once a niche shopping experience for the wealthy and ultra health conscious has become mainstream. And to appease the diverse populations that have shown interest in farmers markets, vendors have expanded their offerings. You can now get ice cream, homemade soap and even beer to go along with your organic beets and mushrooms.

And they aren’t just popular in liberal enclaves and on the west coast.

Farmers markets are booming in areas that had trouble making inroads in the past. 20 years ago, you’d never think you’d find farmers’ markets in Kansas City, Detroit or St. Louis.

Simply put, farmers markets aren’t just for farmers any more.

So, where are the best farmers’ markets in New York? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best New York farmers markets:

  1. City Of Rochester Public Market , Rochester, NY
  2. Spa City Farmers’ Market, Saratoga Springs, NY
  3. Troy Waterfront Farmers Market, Troy, NY
  4. North Tonawanda City Market, North Tonawanda, NY
  5. Saratoga Farmers’ Market – Outdoor Market (May-October), Saratoga Springs, NY
  6. Schenectady Greenmarket, Schenectady, NY
  7. Saratoga Farmers’ Market – Winter Market, Saratoga Springs, NY
  8. Oneida County Public Market, Utica, NY
  9. Beacon Farmers Market (Summer), Beacon, NY
  10. Fredonia Farmers Market – Summer, Fredonia, NY

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each market ranked. If you have a smile on your face, you probably live in one of these cities where things are oh-so farmers market friendly.

And after you find a great farmers market, check out the best places to live in New York or the cheapest place to live in New York.

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How do you decide if a farmers market is awesome or not in New York?

In order to rank the best farmers markets in New York, we had to determine what criteria makes for a good market experience. It isn’t a stretch to assume that great farmers’ markets have a variety of options, are up to date with the latest technology, and are in areas with decent populations. Because everyone should be able to take home some homemade jam, right?

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Empire State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Department of Agriculture data produced for the state of New York, along with the government census numbers, we looked at every single farmers market in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Number of amenities
  • Each market’s technology improvements
  • Variety of items to buy
  • Nearby population
  • Number of organic vendors

We then gave each market a HomeSnacks Score. The higher the score, the better the farmer’s market ranked. What we found is there seems to be a balanced number of large farmers markets near major city centers as well as awesome farmers markets in smaller communities. That’s the way it should be!

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1. City Of Rochester Public Market

City Of Rochester Public Market  -- Rochester, NY

Source: Public Domain

Score: 94.3
City: Rochester, NY
Address: 280 North Union Street, Rochester, NY 14609
Times: Tue: 6:00 AM-1:00 PM Thu: 6:00 AM-1:00 PM Sat: 5:00 AM-3:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

2. Spa City Farmers’ Market

Spa City Farmers' Market -- Saratoga Springs, NY

Source: Public Domain

Score: 91.4
City: Saratoga Springs, NY
Address: 65 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Times: Sun: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

3. Troy Waterfront Farmers Market

Troy Waterfront Farmers Market -- Troy, NY

Source: Public Domain

Score: 88.6
City: Troy, NY
Address: River Street at Monument Square, Troy, NY 12181
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

4. North Tonawanda City Market

North Tonawanda City Market -- North Tonawanda, NY

Source: Public Domain

Score: 85.7
City: North Tonawanda, NY
Address: Robinson St. and Payne Ave., North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Times: Tue: 7:00 AM-1:00 PM Thu: 7:00 AM-1:00 PM Sat: 7:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

5. Saratoga Farmers’ Market – Outdoor Market (May-October)

Saratoga Farmers' Market - Outdoor Market (May-October) -- Saratoga Springs, NY

Source: Public Domain

Score: 85.7
City: Saratoga Springs, NY
Address: High Rock Park, High Rock Park Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Times: Wed: 3:00 PM-6:00 PM Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

6. Schenectady Greenmarket

Schenectady Greenmarket -- Schenectady, NY

Source: Public Domain

Score: 82.9
City: Schenectady, NY
Address: (Nov – April) 432 State Street / (May – Oct) 105 Jay Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
Times: Sun: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

7. Saratoga Farmers’ Market – Winter Market

Saratoga Farmers' Market - Winter Market -- Saratoga Springs, NY

Source: Public Domain

Score: 82.9
City: Saratoga Springs, NY
Address: 65 South Broadway, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

8. Oneida County Public Market

Oneida County Public Market -- Utica, NY

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Utica, NY
Address: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY 13501
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: N

9. Beacon Farmers Market (Summer)

Beacon Farmers Market (Summer) -- Beacon, NY

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Beacon, NY
Address: Ferry Dock, Train Station Parking Lot, Beacon, NY 12508
Times: Sun: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

10. Fredonia Farmers Market – Summer

Fredonia Farmers Market - Summer -- Fredonia, NY

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Fredonia, NY
Address: 9-11 Church Street, Fredonia, NY 14063
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets In New York

If you’re looking for a breakdown of farmers’ markets in the Empire State ranked by criteria that vendors and customers agree on, this is an accurate list.

For more New York reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Farmers Markets In New York

Name City Rank Score
City Of Rochester Public Market Rochester 1 94.3
Spa City Farmers’ Market Saratoga Springs 2 91.4
Troy Waterfront Farmers Market Troy 3 88.6
North Tonawanda City Market North Tonawanda 4 85.7
Saratoga Farmers’ Market – Outdoor Market (May-October) Saratoga Springs 5 85.7
Schenectady Greenmarket Schenectady 6 82.9
Saratoga Farmers’ Market – Winter Market Saratoga Springs 7 82.9
Oneida County Public Market Utica 8 80.0
Beacon Farmers Market (Summer) Beacon 9 80.0
Fredonia Farmers Market – Summer Fredonia 10 80.0
Elmwood Bidwell Farmers’ Market Buffalo 11 77.1
North Buffalo Farmers Market Buffalo 12 77.1
Downtown Syracuse Farmers Market Syracuse 13 77.1
Broome County Regional Farmers Market Binghamton 14 74.3
Downtown Jamestown Farmers Market Jamestown 15 74.3
Plattsburgh Farmers’& Crafters’ Market Plattsburgh 16 74.3
Glens Falls Farmers Market Association Glens Falls 17 74.3
Rocky Point Farmers And Artisans Market Rocky Point 18 74.3
Mt. Morris Park Herban Farmers’ Market New York 19 71.4
Williamsbridge Square Herban Farmers’ Market New York 20 71.4
Peekskill Farmers Market – Outdoor Market Peekskill 21 71.4
Kingston Farmers’ Market Kingston 22 71.4
125th Street Fresh Connect Farmers’ Market New York 23 68.6
Union Square Greenmarket New York 24 68.6
Brighton Farmers’ Market Rochester 25 68.6
Fredonia Farmers Market – Winter Fredonia 26 68.6
Lancaster Market Lancaster 27 68.6
Greater Watertown North Country Chamber Of Commerce Farm & Craft Market Watertown 28 65.7
Watertown Farm & Craft Market Watertown 29 65.7
Arlington Farmers Market Poughkeepsie 30 62.9
Watertown Saturday Farmers Market Watertown 31 62.9
Oneonta Farmers’ Market Oneonta 32 62.9
Oneonta Farmers’ Market – Muller Plaza Oneonta 33 62.9
Chelsea’s Down To Earth Farmers Market New York 34 60.0
New Amsterdam Market New York 35 60.0
Reap Olean Farmers Market Olean 36 60.0
79th Street Greenmarket New York 37 57.1
Irondequoit Farmers’ Market Rochester 38 57.1
Kennedy Plaza Farmers Market Long Beach 39 57.1
Auburn Farmers Co-Op Market Inc. Auburn 40 57.1
Down To Earth Ossining Winter Farmers Market Ossining 41 57.1
Down To Earth Mamaroneck Winter Farmers Market Mamaroneck 42 57.1
Kings Park Farmers Market Kings Park 43 57.1
Geneva Farmers Market Geneva 44 57.1
Canandaigua Farmers Market Canandaigua 45 57.1
Columbia University Greenmarket New York 46 54.3
South Wedge Farmers Market Rochester 47 54.3
Westside Farmers Market Rochester 48 54.3
Empire State Plaza Farmers Market Albany 49 54.3
Taste Ny At Todd Hill Poughkeepsie 50 54.3
Peekskill Farmers Market – Indoor Market Peekskill 51 54.3
Rye’s Down To Earth Farmers Market Rye 52 54.3
Suffern Farmers’ Market Suffern 53 54.3
Abingdon Square Greenmarket New York 54 51.4
Berkshire – Rome Vendors’ Market Rome 55 51.4
Plattsburgh Winter Farmers Market Plattsburgh 56 51.4
Oswego Farmers Market Oswego 57 51.4
Canandaigua Va Medical Center Farmers Market Canandaigua 58 51.4
175th Street Greenmarket New York 59 48.6
Fort Green Park Greenmarket New York 60 48.6
Tucker Square Greenmarket New York 61 48.6
The Broadway Market Buffalo 62 48.6
Hauppauge Farmers Market Hauppauge 63 48.6
Nesconset Farmer’s Market Nesconset 64 48.6
Hampton Bays Farmers Market Hampton Bays 65 48.6
Ogdensburg Greenmarket – Library Park Ogdensburg 66 48.6
Inwood Greenmarket New York 67 45.7
Rockefeller Center Greenmarket New York 68 45.7
Monroe Village Farmers’ Market Rochester 69 45.7
Newburgh Farmers Market At Downing Park Newburgh 70 45.7
Tanger Deer Park Farmers Market Deer Park 71 45.7
Rockville Centre Farmers Market Rockville Centre 72 45.7
Amsterdam Saturday Farmers/crafters Market Amsterdam 73 45.7
Cohoes Farmers’ Market Cohoes 74 45.7
Port Washington Organic Farmers’ Market Port Washington 75 45.7
Southern Tier Farmers Market – Olean Olean 76 45.7
Red Jacket Orchards Geneva 77 45.7
Fulton Farmers Market Fulton 78 45.7
Stuyvesant Town Greenmarket New York 79 42.9
Downtown Buffalo Country Market Buffalo 80 42.9
East Side Farmers’ Market Elmira 81 42.9
Rye Farmers Market Rye 82 42.9
Oneonta Farmers’ Market – Garage Walkway Oneonta 83 42.9
Stony Point Farmers Market Stony Point 84 42.9
82nd Street Greenmarket New York 85 40.0
97th Street Greenmarket New York 86 40.0
Tompinks Square Greenmarket New York 87 40.0
Tribeca Greenmarket New York 88 40.0
Park Place Market Niagara Falls 89 40.0
Otsiningo Park Farmers’ Market Binghamton 90 40.0
Sanford Farms Amsterdam Farmers Market Amsterdam 91 40.0
New Cassel Farmers’ Market Westbury 92 40.0
Gloversville Farmers Market Gloversville 93 40.0
Dunkirk Farmers Market Dunkirk 94 40.0
Lower East Side Ym New York 95 37.1
New Rochelle’s Down To Earth Farmers Market New Rochelle 96 37.1
Westchester County Indoor Farmers Market White Plains 97 37.1
Hicksville Farmers Market Hicksville 98 37.1
East Hill Plaza Farmers’ Market Ithaca 99 37.1
Downtown Middletown Farmers’ Market Middletown 100 37.1

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