The Saugerties Farmers Market moves inside for a holiday market on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Senior Center at 207 Market St. Santa will be on hand for photo opps and to pass out sweet and healthy treats.
Farmers from Sauer, Mangia Bene, Healthway and Do Re Me Farms will bring locally grown seasonal vegetables and fruits as well as a full range of meat (beef, lamb, pork, goat, rabbit), poultry (chicken, turkey), cheese (cow and goat milk), eggs and other farm products.
“If you don’t see it, ask for it,” says Judith Spektor, coordinator of the Saugerties Farmers Market. “We will have all that is seasonal, from beets, broccoli, cabbage and carrots to six salad greens, 12 varieties of fresh mushrooms and multiple potato and onion choices. We will also have just-picked heirloom and beefsteak tomatoes; it’s the miracle of growing indoors that brings fresh produce to the market.”
Hot lunch will be provided by Sina Clark of Violet’s Bakery, served alongside the cafe tables under market umbrellas near the entrance. Stop for hot mulled cider, hot chocolate or coffee and purchase baked goods, including gluten-free options, to eat in or take out. Find a variety of maple syrup, jams and jellies, pickles, mustards, and other jarred goods, wine from Whitecliff Vineyard and candy from Cooper Lake Brittles.
Artisans and artists will be at the market with prints, cards and books; soaps, oils and lotions; hand-knitted, crocheted, felted and sewn goods, jewelry, candles, pillows, wreaths and Christmas greens. The market’s own Erin Forbes, teenage author, will be selling and signing her book, “Fire and Ice.” Mariepaule Rossier will spin wool from her angora rabbit from which her husband, Arturo Ceballos, creates animal sculptures. And be sure to get a relaxation cure from Sakinah Irizarry, licensed massage therapist, on the spot.