Just because the mercury has dipped doesn't mean you can't enjoy some local harvest this winter!
While many farmers markets and roadside stands are seasonal, running May - October, the Capital District is lucky enough to have some fabulous indoor options during the wintry season. Local "winter markets" run from November - April.
What can you expect to see during the off-season?
To name a few: apples, nuts, dairy, meat, eggs, cheese, honey, maple syrup, wine, lettuce, herbs, spinach, jams, and bakery items. Don't be surprised if you encounter some live music, crafts for the kids or cooking classes to boot.
So get out, come inside, and keep warm this winter at your local farmers market!
According to the USDA, 16% of farmers markets have operating days between November - March with the number expected to grow due to rise in demand and improved season extension methods.