If you are in Blue Mountain Lake, the Ol’ Station will most definitely take care of your needs. You’ll be able to fill your camp fridge or cooler with everything you need, including homemade pizza, soups and chili.
If you prefer to stay home and have your food delivered to your door, you may want to flag down the bright yellow Meatland truck which visits more than 100 families in the area. Meatland, from Broadalbin, has a handy catalog with all their frozen products including Ahi yellowfin tuna, buffalo burgers, steaks, veggies, cheesecakes and more. Just call Kevin Edwards at (518) 848-2732 or 1-800-676-6243 to arrange a visit. If you order in advance, they can also deliver non-frozen items.
This summer you’ll be able to buy seasonal fruits and veggies directly from local growers and producers at farmer’s markets. On Saturdays, July 6-Sept. 28, head to the school from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Or check out McWhorter’s Orchard market across from the library from noon to 4 p.m. beginning June 25 to Labor Day.
So have no fear. If you are coming to Indian Lake to camp, picnic or stay awhile, you’ll have access to groceries galore. So as the Cowsill’s sang, “Indian Lake is the scene you should make.” We’ve got the summer sun and lots of places for you to buy snacks to take to “swim in the cove, rent a canoe or eat in the grove.” Keep it local – shop in Indian Lake.
Christine Pouch is the president of the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.