Author: Erynne Ansel-McCabe
Growing great food is Schoharie County’s claim to fame for a ton of good reasons. Let’s start with the topsoil. It has been said that in some places the topsoil is over 12’ deep! A quick check of the climate of Schoharie County shows an average of 180 sunny days along with 42 inches of rain – a perfect recipe. Put this together with some of the hardest working farmers on the planet, the bounty of the County comes alive!
The following is a list of just some of the places to shop for produce, bouquets of hand-picked fresh flowers, fresh herbs, and lots more. Inspirational, healthy, and delicious choices at every stop! Just a reminder, some of the farm stands are self-serve and rely on the honor system so just drop your money in the jar or can provided, and enjoy the early morning garden picks of the day!
FARMERS' MARKETS – Saturday Mornings at
Festival Farmers' Market - 942 Main Street Cobleskill, NY 318 284-2609 [10:00am – 2:00pm ] - Farm vendors and community service organizations ound in one convenient location.
Jefferson Maple Museum Farmers' Market – 221 Creamery Street, Jefferson NY [9:00am – Noon] - Great vendors and organic produce available as well as local crafts and live music!
Barber’s Family Farm - Fruits, vegetables, dairy, spring bedding plants, herbs, and fall mums. Open from May to late November. Saturday and Sunday opens at 9am. Founded in 1857, a 6th generation farm.
Shaul Farm - A family operated farm for over 300 years in the Schoharie Valley. The Farm Stand on Route 30, Fultonham is open daily from July-Nov 8-6pm. The Farm Stand sells homegrown vegetables that are picked daily with a large variety to choose from. Stop by to pick up fall produce for canning.
Schoharie Valley Farm - Enjoy the area’s broad fields and soaring cliffs, take part in its history, and bring home the best of its abundance from Schoharie Valley Farm, offering produce, gifts, onsite cafe, an exceptional greenhouse! It is a perfect place to stop for a great Farm Stand and more. Closed January and February.
Cold Spring Farm – Garden enthusiasts, foodies, or those looking to decorate their outdoor living space, it is all here. The greenhouses offer a large variety of annuals, vegetables and herbs starting in May. From the fields, enjoy sweet strawberries, handpicked vegetables, fresh cut flowers and herbs. In the fall, a large selections of pumpkins, ornamentals, mums and more.
Bohringer’s Fruit Farm - Offering a huge selection of seasonal fruit - Strawberries, Apples, Blueberries, Pears, Plums. Pick your own or buy from the Farm Stand. Hours: June-Nov 9-6pm.