2020 Market Season

19 May


We are very excited to announce the Pawling Farmers Market will be making a return on Saturday June 13, 2020. Never has there been a more important time to be able shop for groceries outside, in the fresh air.

In order to open the market we have to abide by the rules set out by the NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets. As a result the market will look and feel quite different this year. We are committed to providing this valuable resource to the community while doing everything we can to keep our vendors, customers and volunteers safe. Please take a moment to read through the rules our customers and vendors will be required to follow at the market.

How will the 2020 market be different?

  • The market will remain in the village but we will be moving to the green north of the Chamber of Commerce. This area allows us to spread out and cordon off the market so we can control the flow of customers and maintain social distancing.
  • The first 30 minutes of the market (9-9.30 am) will be reserved for shoppers who are older, immuno-compromised, or pregnant.
  • 9:30 am will be the opening time for all other customers.
  • Customers and vendors are required to wear a mask at all times.
  • Customers must maintain 6 feet of distance.
  • The market will be cordoned off so we can manage the number of people shopping. You may be required to line up and wait to enter the market during busy times.
  • Farmers Markets are permitted only to sell food, alcohol and soap. There will be no artisan vendors this year.
  • No food or drink can be consumed on the market premises.
  • To discourage congregating, music and other events are prohibited this year.

Our approach for the market follows the CDC and NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets official guidelines. The Pawling Farmers Market will continue to update these protocols to reflect the guidelines from the CDC, New York State and Dutchess County Departments of Health, NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets, The Farmers Market Federation of New York, the Farmers Market Coalition, local and state government.

We are putting our best foot forward in this very challenging and difficult time. We thank you for your continued support of the market and our vendors.

Despite all of the changes, the rules, the cordons and the social distancing, we are excited to bring our community together. We want to create a safe and fun environment for you to enjoy the wonderful produce from our local farmers. We ask you to please be patient, have fun, fill up your shopping bags and follow the rules!

Thank you!



Pre Thanksgiving Market!

14 Oct

Saturday November 23, 9am – 1pm

We are hosting a pre Thanksgiving Farmer’s Market at the Pawling Fire Department on Saturday November 23. See our Events page for a list of vendors and artisans who will be participating.



This is the end….for now!

10 Oct

We wrap up another wonderful Farmer’s Market season this Saturday but we are going out in style.

We are excited to welcome back Anastasia’s Roadside Trattoria. They will have have a range of hot food for you to enjoy from pulled pork sandwiches and hot dogs to mac and cheese.

Nick the Knife will be on hand to give your knives and gardening tools one last sharpen.  Stop by the Arteast Dutchess stand to pick up a map of their open studio tour which starts next weekend.

The Scribble Art team also return to the market, offering both young and old an opportunity to let their creative side shine.

Green Terrariums and Perry Hill Farm round up the line up.

Music will be provided The Acoustic Medicine Show

A bumper line up….

3 Oct

We have a great line up of guest vendors this Saturday.

Parrino’s nursery will be making their debut at the market, selling succulents and plants.

Making a return is the wonderful Amy Brenner with her creative pottery designs. Nubi soap will be at the market for the last time this season. If you haven’t had chance to try their handmade soaps – you are missing out!

Landscape painter Jeanne Plekon will be back, as will Broken Bow Brewery with their tasty ales and beers.

If that wasn’t enough – Mark Miller will be playing his music in the gazebo.

See you on Saturday!



A change in season

27 Sep

We have three more markets left with the season ending on October 12 so whatever you do this weekend make sure you start your Saturday with a trip to your favorite Farmer’s market. Our Farmers are busy harvesting the heavy crops – the hard shelled winter squashes, potatoes, onions and root veggies. As always there will be meat, cheese, bread and pickles to round out for farmer’s market tote bag.

Perry Hill Farm return with a selection of their handmade herbal soaps.

Members of Arteast Dutchess will be on hand with their own unique artworks available for sale. Take a few minutes to chat with the artists and learn more about their upcoming Open Studio Weekends on October 19-20 and 26-27.

Unfortunately Dykeman Farm will not be at the market for the rest of the season, they are busy with their pumpkin patch weekends, but their farm stand is open until October 31.

fall veg



Scribble Art workshop returns

18 Sep

Bring your little ones to the Scribble Art Workshop this Saturday, their booth will be easy to spot, with kids of all ages happily sprawled on the ground immersed in pure creativity!

scribble art 2

Also happening this weekend….

The cookies are back!

12 Sep

We are thrilled to see Anthony Cardaso of Cardaso Cookies make a return to the farmer’s market this weekend. He will have his Cookie Dough Stuffed Brownies and giant Chocolate-dipped chocolate chip cookies, along with some original favorites.

Nick the Knife, our sharpening wizard, will make a return so give those gardening tools a treat after a long season of hard work.

New this week: Anastasia’s Roadside Trattoria will be on site Saturday, bringing all sorts of yummy food-to-go including pulled pork sandwiches, BBQ parfaits, Mac & cheese, hamburgers, hot dogs, apple cake, coffee cake and more! Make sure to stop by and welcome Anastasia to the market!

Julie Holland and Jeremy Wolff, aka The Rivals, will take to the Gazebo playing a mix of original music and cheesy covers!

Our artisan vendors this week will be local artwork by members of ArtEast Dutchess; children’s books by Daffodil Press; Alpaca goods from Lilymoore Farm, and photography by Lori Adams.


What a line up!

7 Sep

Local band Space Dog will be rocking the band stand today – be sure to stop by and check out their energizing mix of great music.

Harlem Valley Homestead, based in Wingdale, has fast become a mainstay of the market and the greater community, with its emphasis on connecting folks to the land through darn good food and earth-based farm projects. Each week they bring to the market their flavorful herbs and vegetables, and pork! Those happy Berkshire pigs are raised in woodlot, fed organic grain and abundant farm veggies. No wonder they taste so luscious!

harlem valley homestead

This week’s guest vendors are:


Labor Day weekend…

29 Aug

We mark the end of summer this weekend, but not the end of the growing season. Thankfully we have 7 more markets to savor and enjoy the wonderful Pawling Farmer’s market and all the produce we have to offer.

New this week, Harlem Valley Homestead will be bringing their farm raised pork to the market, pair that with some Trapani Farm peaches and some greens from Grape Hollow Farm and you have a perfect meal to celebrate the long weekend with.

We are also excited to welcome back the very talented Kathleen Heidemann of The Slab pottery and the Nubi soap team with their handmade soaps made from green tea, goji berry, coffee, charcoal, and angelica root, these are not your average cleansing bars!

Don Lowe will be providing a little musical flare to events.

So bring your friends and family down to the village on Saturday morning and kick off the long weekend with a bag full of goodies!


A bumper line up

22 Aug

We have something for everyone this weekend. For the little ones, we have the Scribble Art Workshop where they can let their creative juices flow freely with drawing, painting and coloring. Daffodil Press will be giving readings of their fantastic children’s books as well.

For the grown ups Broken Bow Brewery make a return with their craft ales. If you would like to learn how to create fabulously-designed outrageous terrariums then be sure to visit the Green Terrariums booth this Saturday for a demo.

green terrarium

The Pawling Resource Center will be at the market this Saturday to share information about the amazing work they do for our community. You can also find out how to support their critical work, in particular their annual sponsored walk which is taking place on September 14.

pawling resource center

For the music lover, we have the wonderful and very talented duo Andrew Pratt and his wife, Jessica playing at the gazebo.

A bumper line up! See you Saturday.