By Julia Howard
The holiday shopping season is here, and what’s better than finding unique, local gifts for your loved ones? Finding them in one convenient place at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market. We offer a bright, spacious shopping environment featuring 40+ local businesses in the food court of the Wilton Mall.
Vendors offer plenty of locally made giftable items, stocking stuffers, and holiday home decor. Here’s a preview of gifts for everyone on your list.
Scotch Ridge Berry & Tree Farm has handmade wreaths, kissing balls, holiday swag, and tabletop Christmas trees. Gorgeous greenery makes a memorable and personal gift, even more so when it’s locally made.
Zoe Burghard Ceramics has a stunning variety of pottery, including vases, fruit bowls, colenders, spoon rests, rign holders, mugs, and other functional dishes – all created with Burghard’s unique style and brilliant glazes.
For the spirits connoisseur on your list, Yankee Distillers proudly stands out as an NYS Farm Distillery, where they use 100% unmalted New York State Grain to produce outstanding bourbon, rye, and vodka.
Feathered Antler is well known for unique giftable items with a creative flair – all custom-made by Gretchen Louise Tisch. Feathered Antler brings nature-inspired, hand-painted mugs, hats, flannels, baby onesies, jewelry, paintings, stationery, wood art, and home decor items.
New this season; Trendy Empress Boutique brings high-quality children’s clothing and accessories that are hand-made in Granville, NY. Select from rompers, unique tops, bottoms, and lounge sets featuring soft fabric in fun and fresh prints.
Kim Dolan Designed makes handcrafted jewelry from gold, silver, and gemstones. Her wearable art includes earrings, necklaces, chains, and rings. Dolan also brings hand-dyed shirts, hoodies, and tunics.
The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is best known for its selection of local foods, so perhaps a gift basket of various goodies would be perfect. Find local cheeses by Argle Cheese Farmer and Nettle Meadow. Puckers Pickles’s award-winning products will be happily received. Muddy Trails Jerky Co. has a variety of jerky, spices, and olive oil gift sets. The Saratoga Farmers’ Market also offers gift certificates and merchandise for farmers’ market enthusiasts.
Many holiday season vendors offer pre-orders for easy pickup and online ordering. Find their website and ‘like’ them on social media to stay up-to-date on their products and specials.
The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is open on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Wilton Mall Food Court. Find us online at www.saratogafarmersmarket.org, where you can sign up for our weekly newsletter, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @SaratogaFarmersMarket.