Dear Friends and Neighbors,
The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is seeking donations to help our organization to keep operating and improving the market. Your donation will be used for essential functions of the market as well as to help us to reach more of our long-term goals for the community. We are looking for additional resources to expand our community offerings including hosting family friendly events, programs, and activities and providing on-site services.
Our organization is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit, so all donations are always tax deductible!
The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is entering its 45th year in operation. Our mission is to serve the community in three ways: 1. To provide a marketplace for farmers in our area to help promote small family farms. 2. Offer the community a source of quality, locally grown produce, scratch made baked goods and foods, as well as a source of unique hand-crafted items made by area artisans. 3. Provide a hub of family-friendly activity for the community.
The past few years have been a strong reminder for the need for community, a resilient local economy, and a resilient local food system. Our farmers’ market fits all of these needs and is an essential part of our community. We provide the region with fresh produce, meats, and baked goods as well as quality handmade items.
Our market is run by a few part-time employees and a small volunteer board consisting of our vendors. The market has grown and evolved to a point that we need more resources to run it effectively. All of our programs, events, and workshops are free for the community, but it is challenging for our organization to absorb all of the costs. Currently, almost all of our funding comes directly from the small farms and businesses who vend at our market. We are looking for more ways to diversify our funding in order to keep the financial burden of running the market from getting too high for our vendors.
What makes our market unique? Our market takes pride in our strict “Producer Only” policy, meaning that everything you see for sale is grown or produced by each vendor. This means that you can be assured that what you find at our market is grown or made by the vendor selling it. This gives customers the opportunity to form a direct connection with the farmer, craftsperson, and/or producer.
We are the longest running market in the region. Please help us to continue to serve the community. We cannot do this without you. Thank you for your continued support!
Did you know that we operate year-round? Come join us at the following times and locations:
Saturdays: 9am to 1pm at High Rock Park from May 1st – October 31st
Wednesdays: 3pm to 6pm at High Rock Park from May 1st – October 31st
Mondays: 2pm to 5pm in Clifton Park at the Shenendehowa Methodist Church Parking Lot June – October
Winter Market: Saturdays: 9:30am to 1:30pm at the Wilton Mall from November 1st – April 30th