About the Herkimer County Farmers' Markets

Farmers' markets consist of individual vendors, mostly farmers, who set up booths, tables or stands, outdoors or indoors, to sell produce, meat products, fruits and sometimes prepared foods and beverages. Farmers markets add value to communities.

  • Farmers/producers sell directly to consumers, minimizing profit loss by circumventing the middleman.
  • Consumers get to buy direct from the farmer/producer.
  • Consumers can obtain organic fruits and vegetables from Certified Organic farmers
  • Consumers get to enjoy fresh, seasonally-grown food that was produced within a drivable distance from their homes.
  • More capital remains in the consumers’ community.

Farmers markets are worldwide and reflect their area's culture and economy. Their size ranges from a few stalls to several city blocks. In some cultures, live animals, imported delicacies unavailable locally, and personal goods and crafts are sold. Such markets were commonplace before the Industrial age but most were replaced in modernized cities with grocery stores and supermarkets that sell food that is usually produced, packaged, shipped from remote places.

This Herkimer County Farmers' Market website creates a central location for all Farmers' Markets with an objective to promote and share the most current information with the communities in the respected areas.

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