Kingston Winter Farmer's Market:
On the first and third Saturday of every month this winter I have participated in the farmer's market in Kingston from 10-2:00.
kingstonfarmersmarket.org runs year round on Wall Street in historic Kingston. During the summer the street is closed down and the market goes outside while during the winter it is in the Old Dutch Church.
I am always looking to keep my diet close to 80% local (can't give up coffee!) and around March I am running pretty low on frozen and canned veggies and meats from the summer.
Much to my relief the market provides are wide array of vegetables, fruit, meat, cheese, and baked goods.
Whether you are looking to prepare a heart stew of venison and root vegetables with some crusty bread or a crisp raw carrot and kohlrabi slaw it is all there and very competitively priced.
Kingston is leading the way by excepting food benefit programs such as SNAP. All people should be able to afford the best in local,healthy, fresh food not just those with extra disposable income.
On a selfish note I love that the folks from Kingston adore good cheese and tell their friends.
I will be doing Kingston as one of my summer markets every Saturday.
Trading her stilettos for muck boots, Aissa O’Neil left a successful career as a fashion designer in NYC to pursue farming full time in 2001. After years of study and apprenticeships in cheesemaking she opened her on-farm creamery 2013.