Farmers' markets blooming all over

Area gardens are now flourishing, and the season is upon us for weekly farmers' markets to be showcasing a wide variety of hearty produce.

Warrensburg's Riverfront Farmers' Market, a labor of love for founder Teresa Whalen, is held 3 to 6 p.m. Fridays at Warrensburgh Mills Historic District Park, 173 River St. She;s worked not on on developing the farmers' market, but years ago, she was one of the several local citizens who tirelessly lobbied to have the park established. This weekly market features locally grown produce, maple syrup, wine, baked goods, cheese, organic meats, poultry, eggs, plants, crafts, specialty goods. For details, contact Teresa at 466-5497.

Others in the area include the Thurman Station Farmers' Market, held 12 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays at the railroad platform and parking lot where Thurman's railroad station once sat. At this market, you'll find friendly conversation and local news as well as the above offerings.

Similar farmers' markets are held in North Creek from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at the rail station , and in Schroon Lake 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays.

Buying produce from farmers' markets means not only that you will get the freshest produce at a reasonable price, but the items won't have been flown across the country which creates carbon dioxide and wastes resources. Also, your money won't go to transportation companies and middlemen, but directly to people who raise the vegetables.

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