As the last leaves fall and the chill of winter begins to embrace us all, the heart of the community remains vibrant and bustling, thanks to the much-anticipated return of the Winter Farmers' Market. We are moving indoors, offering a warm welcome to all at the Aviation Mall every Saturday from 9 AM to 12 PM.
The Glens Falls Farmers' Market has always been a staple of local life, providing a space where the community can connect with the hands that feed it. With the winter season upon us, the market is transforming. Its new indoor location at the Aviation Mall ensures that the cold months will in no way hinder the town's access to fresh, local produce and artisanal goods.
The Winter Market is not just a place to buy your groceries; it's an experience. From the moment you step inside, you are greeted by the vibrant colors of root vegetables, the rich greens of winter-hardy leafy crops, and the smell of freshly baked bread. It's a feast for the senses that defies the grey skies outside.
Shopping at the Winter Market is more than just a weekend errand; it's a commitment to supporting the local economy. Each purchase helps sustain a farmer through the cold months, keeps a baker's oven warm, and ensures that the crafters can continue to create. It's a cycle of support and sustenance that strengthens the community.
As you plan your visit, here's what you can expect to find:
Don't let the cold keep you from enjoying the local harvest. Mark your calendars for Saturdays, , and head over to the Aviation Mall, grab a hot cup of coffee from one of our food vendors. Whether you're a regular or a first-timer, the Glens Falls Winter Farmers' Market is the perfect destination to fill your basket, your stomach, and your heart.
So, pull on your winter boots, grab your shopping bag, and step into the warmth of the Aviation Mall. We can't wait to see you there!
Hello Glens Falls! 🍂 This Saturday, from 8am-12pm, get ready for a festive treat at the Glens Falls Farmers Market! 🍁🎉
Dress up your little ghouls and goblins and come shop with us! 👻👧🧒 Vendors participating in our special trick-or-treat will have a distinct logo on their booths. Look out for it and collect some delicious treats (while supplies last)!
Come, enjoy the crisp autumn air, fresh produce, and a dash of Halloween magic! 🍎🥖🍬
See you there, and remember… come early before the treats ghost away! 👻🍭🎈
If you're a regular at the Glens Falls Farmers Market, you'd know that Saturdays are more than just a day to grab fresh produce, it's an experience. And this Saturday promises to be particularly special as the market hosts its last outdoor event of the season before moving to the Aviation Mall for the winter market.
As the leaves change color and a nip in the air reminds us of the impending winter, the Glens Falls Farmers Market is prepping for its annual move indoors. But before that happens, this weekend offers a day packed with festive fun and a sneak-peek into what's in store for the indoor season.
The highlight of this Saturday will be an adorable spectacle presented by Goats Galore. From 9 am to 12 pm, expect to be charmed by baby goats, bringing with them a dose of fun and fluffiness. Families are encouraged to come, interact, and take photos with these cuddly animals.
In addition, Halloween is just around the corner and the market is in the festive spirit! Kids are in for a treat – quite literally – as vendor booths will be handing out candies for a mini trick or treat experience. Parents, make sure your little ones come dressed in their spookiest costumes to fully enjoy the Halloween vibes!
Starting November 4th, the Glens Falls Farmers Market will be transitioning to the Aviation Mall. As we move indoors, there will also be a slight change in market hours: from the regular hours to a cozy window of 9 am to 12 pm.
If you haven't had the chance to visit the market this season or if you're a regular eager to celebrate the last outdoor market day, this Saturday is the perfect opportunity. With baby goats to cuddle, candies to collect, and a plethora of fresh produce and handcrafted items to shop, there's no better place to be!
The weather looks beautiful, so come join us this Saturday to bid the outdoors a hearty farewell and usher in the indoor season with enthusiasm and cheer.
Glens Falls, NY – October 20, 2023 – Today, the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) will host a groundbreaking ceremony on the construction of the new "Market Center" project in downtown Glens Falls. The event is scheduled for 3:00PM at 57 South Street.
The board members of the Glens Falls Farmers Market recently learned of this groundbreaking event. It came as a surprise for the market members and the board, who did not receive information regarding the event and were not extended an invitation from the City of Glens Falls, the DRI, or Mayor Bill Collins. The DRI project has direct implications on the market itself as well as over the livelihoods of 60+ local small businesses and farms.
In 2016, the city obtained a state grant to construct a multi-purpose event venue for the Glens Falls Farmers Market. The existing market site at the South Street Pavilion is set to be transformed into a parking garage as part of this initiative. While the market was thrilled when the DRI project was first announced years ago, changes and delays to the new venue and its design have prompted considerable reservations among our board and members.
Despite the city portraying the new venue as progress, the Farmers Market board and its members view many aspects of this project as setbacks. The proposed space is notably smaller, reducing the market's current size and offering little to no room for future growth. Other issues include logistical hurdles with loading and unloading, traffic & parking, absence of heating within the facility while being advertised as year-round, and scheduled blackout dates that prevent vendors from operating due to concurrent city events. These, among many other issues, are what the Farmers Market board has attempted to discuss with city leaders.
It is disheartening to note that despite multiple interactions with Mayor Collins and the planning teams over the years, the concerns and aspirations of the Farmers Market community appear to have have been ignored and/or dismissed, all while the city is using the market itself as the sales pitch for the project.
In light of these developments, the Glens Falls Farmers Market Board is convening a meeting with its members to democratically decide the market's future course of action and the possibility of relocating our market to a new venue, in, or outside of Glens Falls.
The Glens Falls Farmers' Market has been a community staple for 47 years, beginning in 1973, offering a variety of fresh, locally sourced products including produce, dairy, meat, eggs, flowers, fish and unique crafts, all produced by extremely hardworking small businesses. Our mission is to support local farmers and artisans, while fostering a vibrant community hub where families, friends, and neighbors can gather and connect.
If you've ever visited us on a Saturday morning, you'd understand what this is all about; our community, and we think we embody everything Hometown USA is supposed to be.
We deeply hope that a solution can be found that respects the market's heritage and its potential to continue to flourish in Glens Falls for years to come.
For additional information or interview requests, please contact [email protected].
Are you ready for a day filled with fun, fresh produce, and fantastic community vibes? Well, mark your calendars because this Saturday, October 14th, the Glens Falls Farmers Market is turning into a hub of excitement as we celebrate the Fall Festival! Get ready for a day that promises free refreshments, a basket raffle, face painting for the kids, and even some adorable baby goats. We can't wait to show our gratitude to all our loyal customers!
Date: Saturday, October 14th
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Glens Falls Farmers Market, South Street Pavilion
Free Refreshments: What's a festival without some delicious treats to enjoy? As a token of our appreciation, we'll be offering free refreshments throughout the morning.
Basket Raffle: Feeling lucky? Be sure to enter our exciting basket raffle for a chance to win some incredible basket! Purchase any item from any vendor to get your entry ticket.
Face Painting for the Kids: Bring your little ones along for a day of family-friendly fun! From 8:00 AM to noon, we'll have a talented face painter on-site to transform your children into their favorite characters, animals, or superheroes. Let their imaginations run wild while you shop for the freshest produce and handmade goods.
Baby Goats: It's not every day you get to meet some adorable baby goats! From 9:00 AM to noon, these little cuties will be making a special appearance at the market. Bring the whole family and introduce your kids to these furry friends. Don't forget your camera – this is a photo opportunity you won't want to miss!
At the Glens Falls Farmers Market, we truly value and appreciate our wonderful customers who make every market day special. The Fall Festival is our way of saying thank you for your continued support and loyalty. Join us on Saturday, October 14th, for a day of festivities, fun, and fantastic finds. We can't wait to celebrate with you!
We look forward to seeing you there, and once again, thank you for being a valued part of our market community!
Attention, Warren County residents and loyal customers of the Glens Falls farmers market! Every Saturday morning, from 8 a.m. to noon through October, you have a fantastic opportunity to make an eco-friendly move.
We're excited to announce the Zero Waste Warren County's new composting initiative! Now, you can drop by our dedicated Zero Waste booth at the farmers market, located at 19 South St., and leave your food scraps and waste. Think of those unused fruit and vegetable peels, stale bread slices, and untouched leftovers. However, a heads-up: we won't be accepting meat, fish, bones, dairy, liquids, or any cooking oils and grease.
We request that the food scraps you bring are clean of non-compostable items. That means no paper, plastics, cardboard, metal, glass, twist ties, rubber bands, or stickers. Why, you ask? Because a clean compost pile ensures quality, and several of our generous produce vendors at the market are volunteering to transport these food scraps to their farms for composting.
If you're wondering about the containers for transportation, you're free to bring your own reusable ones. Rest assured, a dedicated Zero Waste volunteer will be at hand to inspect the contents to make sure we maintain the integrity of our composting initiative.
Join hands with us in this green initiative and help Warren County tread a sustainable path. See you there!
As the leaves begin to change and we start to feel the crisp chill of autumn, the Glens Falls Farmers Market is preparing for its seasonal shift. Each year, our community looks forward to this transition, not just as a mark of changing seasons, but as a continuation of the tradition of local shopping, community engagement, and supporting our farmers and artisans.
The Last Summer Hoorah
Mark your calendars! The last outdoor market for this season on South Street will be held on Saturday, October 28th, 2023. This day will be a culmination of the vibrant summer season, with farmers and vendors showcasing the last of the autumn harvest. Expect pumpkins, apples, hearty greens, and perhaps a few early winter squashes. It's also the perfect time to stock up on any summer favorites, from jams and jellies to handcrafted goods.
Welcoming the Winter Market
Just one week after our summer market farewell, we'll be moving to our cozy winter location. Starting Saturday, November 4th, 2023, the Glens Falls Farmers Market will be hosted indoors at the Aviation Mall's food court. Located at 578 Aviation Rd, Queensbury, NY 12804, the food court offers a spacious and warm environment for our vendors and patrons.
Transitioning to the Aviation Mall allows us to continue providing the community with fresh produce, artisan crafts, and specialty products throughout the colder months. Not only does it ensure that the community can access local products year-round, but it also supports our local farmers and craftsmen during a typically slower season.
What to Expect
The winter market, while a bit different from our outdoor summer setting, boasts its own unique charm. Here's what you can anticipate:
Join Us in the Transition
Whether you're a regular at our summer market or new to the Glens Falls Farmers Market experience, we invite you to join us in this seasonal transition. Embrace the change, support local, and immerse yourself in the rich offerings of our community.
See you at the market!
In an age where our routines often revolve around the digital world, the charm and significance of community-centric spaces like the Glens Falls Farmers Market stand more prominent than ever. Nestled in the beautiful region of Glens Falls, the market serves not just as a place to procure fresh and local produce, but as a vital hub for nurturing community connections. Let’s delve into why this vibrant market is a beacon of community spirit and solidarity.
The Glens Falls Farmers Market has long been a beloved Saturday rendezvous point. Whether you’re a local with deep roots in the region or a visitor keen on absorbing the authentic flavors of Glens Falls, the market welcomes all. Through casual conversations over ripe tomatoes or sharing recipe secrets beside freshly baked bread stalls, connections are fostered, bridging gaps between individuals and fostering a strong sense of community.
The market serves as a vibrant platform where local artisans and farmers can showcase their products. In doing so, it not only promotes local businesses but also encourages community members to appreciate and support the craftsmanship and hard work of their neighbors. These interactions often blossom into mutual respect and camaraderie, reinforcing the community's fabric.
Children, adults, and seniors - the market has something to offer to everyone. It’s a space where knowledge is exchanged freely, be it about the nuances of organic farming or the heritage of a handcrafted item. For children, it’s a firsthand lesson on where their food comes from, fostering a generation that appreciates the value of fresh and local produce.
By promoting locally sourced products, the market naturally steers the community towards a sustainable lifestyle. It’s a place where individuals can come together to learn about and embrace eco-friendly practices, forming a community united in the vision of a greener, healthier future.
The market isn't just a place to buy and sell; it’s a venue for community celebrations. From seasonal festivals to special events, it serves as a central point where the community can come together to celebrate and enjoy, strengthening bonds and creating cherished memories.
At the Glens Falls Farmers Market, you witness a rich tapestry of cultural diversity. It’s a space where traditions are revered, and new cultures are embraced, fostering an environment of inclusivity and mutual respect. Through culinary delights, crafts, and cultural narratives, the market becomes a melting pot where different cultures harmoniously co-exist.
At its core, the Glens Falls Farmers Market is much more than a marketplace; it is a living, breathing entity that nurtures and strengthens community bonds. It’s a place where smiles are exchanged, stories are shared, and connections are forged. In a world constantly on the move, the market invites you to slow down, to connect, and to be a part of a community that celebrates togetherness and the simple joys of life.
So, the next time you visit, remember that with every step, you’re not just walking through a market, but becoming a part of a legacy of community, connection, and camaraderie.
As the vibrant hues from an array of hot air balloons grace the sky, an equally vibrant array of colors, textures, and flavors are ready to enchant you on the ground at the Glens Falls Farmers Market. Celebrated as a time-honored tradition, the Adirondack Balloon Festival beckons locals and visitors alike to soak in the joyous atmosphere where the sky meets the earth in the most spectacular fashion.
Nestled within the picturesque landscape of Glens Falls, our Farmers Market transforms into a haven of freshness and community bonding, especially during the Balloon Festival. Here’s why you absolutely must stop by the market during this iconic event.
With the onset of fall, the market becomes a canvas of rich, warm colors mirroring the balloons that grace the sky above. Meander through stalls bursting with crisp apples, pumpkins, and a variety of squashes, all cultivated by local farmers. It's a golden opportunity to stock up on the freshest, in-season produce while being a part of the region's most awaited event.
As you stroll through the market, you'll notice that it's not just about fruits and vegetables. The Glens Falls Farmers Market hosts an array of artisans showcasing their crafts that reflect the rich culture and tradition of the region. From handcrafted jewelry to pottery, there’s a treasure trove of unique items waiting to be discovered.
The Farmers Market offers an avenue for culinary exploration. Discover a range of gourmet food stalls offering a symphony of flavors. Treat yourself to homemade pies, fresh breads, cheeses, and more. As the balloons soar high, indulge in a gastronomic journey that is bound to elevate your festival experience.
To complement the festive atmosphere, the Farmers Market hosts live music and entertainment acts. Immerse yourself in the rhythmic beats and soul-stirring melodies that resonate with the joyous spirit of the Balloon Festival. It's a delightful experience that binds the community together, fostering smiles and new friendships.
The Glens Falls Farmers Market has always been a hotspot for community interactions. During the Balloon Festival, this sense of camaraderie is amplified. Whether you are a local or a visitor, stopping by the market gives you a glimpse into the heart of the community - its people. Engage in warm conversations, exchange stories, and be a part of the tapestry of diverse yet united community threads.
As the Adirondack Balloon Festival unfolds, marking the sky with beautiful splashes of color, make sure to mark your calendar for a visit to the Glens Falls Farmers Market. A place where traditions are cherished, and new memories are forged amidst the backdrop of festivities and fresh, local produce. See you at the market under the balloon-dappled sky!