Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market season extended

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POUGHKEEPSIE – The season’s Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market will be extended through September 30. The market is held on Monday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the pavilion at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, 75 Water Street.

The season will conclude with a harvest festival celebration on Monday, September 30.

“Although the summer is winding down, September is the height of the growing season in the Hudson Valley,” said Christine Paris of Maynard Farms. “We are thrilled to be able to bring an abundance of fresh produce to the market during this extra month.”

Maynard Farms is a founding member of the market and has been selling local farm produce there since 2017.

The market, in its third year, is open to the public and features farm fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, poultry, baked goods, maple products, honey, pickles, beer and more.

“The market has become an important resource for the community, and the customer response is very gratifying to those of us who have chosen farming as a career,” said Robert Fade, owner of Fiddlehead Farm.

The market vendors had requested the extended season. “We all agreed that the market was drawing a much larger crown this year, and that w were seeing a lot of regular customers who used the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market to fulfill a large portion of their grocery needs,” said Fade. “It only seemed natural for us to request that the market go longer into the season, echoing the desire of those attending the farmers market.”