At the Farmers Market this week

The annual Men’s Cook-Off fires up the Saugerties Farmers Market on Saturday, Oct. 1. Five local chefs will go head-to-head, preparing their recipes from fresh market ingredients. Watch the competition and taste the results from 11:30 a.m.-noon, then vote for your favorite. The winner will receive $100 in market dollars.

A bounty awaits shoppers this week: look for peaches, plums, nectarines, seasonal pears and apples, mesclun mix, kale, celeriac, broccoli, garlic, specialty potatoes, pumpkins, local eggs, pastured chicken and grass-fed beef, rabbit and goat meat, cheese, wine, hand-blended teas, bread, pastries, and more. Rachel Staby will help children print on T-shirts in the art tent from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring your own tee or purchase one from Art Lab for $5. The Farmers Market is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with just one more left for the season. The market will conclude Saturday, Oct. 8 and then the monthly Holiday Market moves indoors on selected Sundays from noon-4 p.m. beginning Oct. 30. For more information, visit