Author: Destination Marketing Corporation for Otsego County - Alexandra Divers, Intern 2021
Know your farmer, know your food. The Cooperstown area is filled with friendly farmers that work endlessly to support the local community. With fresh batches of summer blueberries, homemade loaves of bread, and naturally extracted honey, the local farmers’ markets have everything you and your family need.
The following is a comprehensive list of Otsego County’s markets; with some that are open year-round and many from spring to fall. You're bound to find your favorite sweets and healthy alternatives at every corner you turn. Enjoy feeding your friends and family with the county’s locally grown food.
Cooperstown Farmers’ Market – 101 Main St, in Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown, NY 13326 – Open Year-Round, January through April Saturdays 10AM to 2PM, May through December Saturdays 9AM to 2PM, and July through September, Tuesdays 12PM to 5PM.
Established in 1991, the 30-year-old market continuously meets its goal of producing a mutually beneficial relationship between artisans, farmers, and consumers in the downtown area. The market offers a revolving selection of community art, food, and nutritional programs for its visitors. Additionally, there is weekly curbside pick-up Monday through Wednesday for the busy bees with less time to explore.
Parking: Cooperstown Village Street parking and Doubleday Field Parking Lot (metered)
Nearby adventures: Barnyard Swings Miniature Golf and Family Fun Center, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown Natural Foods, Origins Café at Carefree Gardens, The Farmers’ Museum, and Cooperstown Main Street with a Village Trolley
Shopping, eating and socializing are the highlights of the Eastern Otsego Farmers’ Market. It offers an ever-changing menu of breakfast, lunch, and desserts freshly made in the kitchens and farms of community members. While enjoying your morning, there are always new activities for the kiddos to enjoy, such as live entertainment and themed events!
Worcester’s one stop for fresh produce, a flea market, and antique goods. The small business invites farmers to the store to sell their homegrown goods alongside a collection of antiques. The business celebrates Otsego’s past and present during the summer months of their farmers’ market.
Parking: In the back lot behind the store
Milford’s market has annually welcomed customers for the past four years. Many farmers provide an assortment of locally-baked cookies, cakes, and bread. The market brings the community together to celebrate all the fresh ingredients the area has to offer.
Oneonta Farmers’ Market partners with local vendors to ensure a wide variety of goods. Vendors display seasonal produce, such as sweet raspberries and organic cheeses. On top of the delicious foods, one may find bouquets of flowers, homemade body scrubs, and signature seasoning blends. Follow it by touring Oneonta’s Main Street with a cup of freshly made juice in hand.
Parking: Market Street and Market Street Parking Garage
Enjoy the day outside at Spring Park. While the kids are running around the playground, shop through a wide selection of natural goods. The small park serves as the village’s social center. Enjoy the atmosphere while establishing a relationship within the small community.
Parking: East Main Street parking and Spring Park Drive on-site parking lot
Springfield Farmers' Market - 7471 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY – May through October, Fridays 2PM to 6PM
A quick stop to pick up produce. The market offers an everchanging combination of fruits and vegetables. The colorful array of goodies helps to make the entire family excited about eating healthy!
Parking: On-site parking lot
Oneonta’s yearlong farm stand offers a large variety of food and agricultural needs to suit any requests. From seasonal cherries and tomatoes to gardening seeds, mulches, and Holiday trees. The family-friendly environment welcomes people from all over to enjoy their goods and services.
Parking: On-site parking lot
Covered Bridge Farm Market offers daily picked fruits and vegetables. As each season brings particular foods, the local farmers stay up-to-date with their demands. From the community anticipated sweet corn to hundreds of pumpkins, jams and apples. The versatile farm market always has something for your appetite.
This generous orchard has over 10,000 apples, peach, pear, and cherry trees. The entire family is welcome and able to pick fruit from their favorite trees. The 130-acre farm offers fruits and vegetables for the public every year. With ever-changing buildings and attractions, there is always something new that can be fun and educational for the family.
The family-friendly cider mill and market offers fresh food and fun activities for people of all ages. This includes tractor rides, cider pressing tours, and special events with live music. Bring your family and friends to get back in touch with nature, together this fall.
The Amish Farm Market offers a wide selection of fruits, vegetables, and baked goods to fill every family’s craving. The market sells Amish crafts and hickory furniture alongside a plethora of produce.