Hudson Valley Farmer's Markets, Farms & Food Festivals
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Explore Hudson Valley Farmer's Markets, Farms & Food Festivals This Summer
From the tribes of Algonquin peoples to the early Dutch colonists and the farmers today, the Hudson Valley has always been a rich and fertile farming landscape. Get in touch with the true farming spirit of the region and celebrate its bounty at Hudson Valley farmer's markets, which are open all summer long. You can also explore unique farms like Stones Barns and gather at vibrant food festivals. Embark on a culinary journey and savor the delicious products of the Hudson Valley at peak season this summer.
TaSH: Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow Farmer's Market at Patriot's Park
Shop for fresh seasonal produce, gourmet foods, and ready-to-eat treats at this local farmer's market. It takes place at Patriot's Park on the border of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow (just 2.8 miles away from Tarrytown House Estate). Open from Memorial Day weekend through Thanksgiving, the farmer's market features an idyllic setting close to the Hudson River on a traditional Village Green. Every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., you can browse the stalls and enjoy the lively atmosphere.
Situated just off Route 9, Patriots Park isn't just a beautiful Village Green - it's also an important historical location. During the American Revolution, it's the place where three militiamen captured the British spy John Andre. Documents that he was carrying contained information about Benedict Arnold's plot to give the fort at West Point (and George Washington!) to the British. The traitor's treasonous plot was thankfully thwarted. Patriot's Park is also where Ichabod Crane first encounters the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving's story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Along with shopping and sampling, this dog-friendly market hosts a wide variety of special events including live musical performances, children's programs, and ongoing educational activities. And there's no better place to discover the bounty of the Hudson Valley region. You can shop for all sorts of things at the Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow Farmer's Market, which focuses on organic and sustainable items. Every one of the 50+ vendors must raise, make, or sell farm-based products that are grown or crafted within 100 miles of the market or anywhere within New York State. Pack the perfect picnic basket!
Ready-to-eat items, including samosas, risotto balls, and Middle Eastern cuisine
Chocolates, candy, and sweets
Freshly roasted coffee beans
Gourmet pickled vegetables
Locally grown fruits and vegetables
Fresh-baked bread, pastries, and baked goods
High-quality meat, fish, and poultry
Artisan cheeses and dairy products
Cut flower bouquets and plants
Gluten-free and vegan treats
Olive oil and fresh pasta
Wine, beer, mead, and spirits
Spices, sauces, dressings, and dips
Sunday Shopping at Irvington Farmer's Market
If you want to go shopping on a Sunday, this nearby farmer's market is open every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from May through November (plus winter markets on Saturday afternoons). You'll find the local vendors gathered around Main Street School at 101 Main Street in Irvington, just 0.9 miles away from Washington Irving's home Sunnyside and 1.3 miles away from our hotel. All products sold here have been produced within 200 miles, and include just-picked produce, farmstead cheeses, Vietnamese summer rolls, and fresh-baked treats. You can also try a tasty pizza from Dough Nation's mobile wood-burning oven.
Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture
The first Europeans to settle the Hudson Valley were Dutch farmers, and their descendants carry on their agricultural traditions today at Stone Barns. Located 5.8 miles north of our hotel near Rockefeller State Park, this sustainable farm features 80 gorgeous acres of rolling pastures, woodlands, and gardens to explore. There's also a restaurant and café, along with a market for shopping directly from the source. Stroll amongst the livestock pens, field crops, and vegetable gardens and you'll feel like you are walking back in time. Stone Barns also hosts a wide variety of year-round events and activities, including:
Guided tours of the farm and greenhouse
Farming, gardening, and wild foraging workshops
Children's story time
Seasonal celebrations, including the Harvest Fest and Sheep Shearing Fest
Eat, Drink & Be Merry at Hudson Valley Food & Wine Festivals
Summer is festival season in the Hudson Valley, and you'll encounter food festivals up and down the region. Here are some of our favorites!
Westchester Magazine's Wine & Food Festival: June 4-9 in Valhalla - Taste gourmet cuisine at the Grand Tasting Village, sample food truck fare, and mingle with top chefs, sommeliers, winemakers, and distillers
Sangria Festival: July 6-7 in New Paltz - Enjoy four different sangria tastings at Robibero Winery along with fresh empanadas, wood-fired pizza, and live music.
Putnam County Wine & Food Fest: August 10 & 11 at Cold Spring - Live music on the lawn, chef demonstrations, arts and crafts, plus tasty Hudson Valley cuisine.
Hudson Valley Rib Fest: August 16-18 in New Paltz - More than fifty pitmasters battle in the BBQ Contest for the best ribs, with plenty of tastings, music, and craft vendors to enjoy.
Embrace the Bounty of the Hudson Valley at Tarrytown House Estate
Escape to the banks of the river and savor every moment of your summer at Tarrytown House Estate. Close to Hudson Valley farmer's markets and just 30 minutes from Manhattan, our peaceful estate is a timeless retreat where you can press pause and unwind. Explore historic villages, charming farms, and winding riverside roads - or simply relax here on our 26-acre estate. From the 19th-century architecture to the sparkling outdoor pool - find a true refuge at our extraordinary estate.