What is new at the market?

Blue Pepper Farm is represented at the Saranac Lake Farmer’s Market. (Photo provided — Yvona Fast)

Have you been to our farmer’s market this summer? It has now been two months since the market started at the beginning of June. Several new vendors have joined the old times.

On Saturday mornings, I enjoy visiting the market, meeting friends, and talking to farmers at our village farmer’s market in Saranac Lake’s Riverside Park. In June, we buy some veggies; now, we have most of the veggies we use from our own garden. We do buy cheese, meat, eggs … and this year, we got our knives sharpened.

Several farmers and producers are new at our Farmers’ market this year.

Small Town Cultures is a local fermentation company based in Lake Placid. They sell all types of vegetable ferments, from kraut, kimchi and near sour pickles to heirloom ketchup, relish, beets and radishes.

Blue Pepper Farm in Jay is a small, human-scale sheep dairy. In addition to delicious sheep yogurt, they sell wool, yarn, lamb, pork and eggs.

Sunwarm Gardens displays their flowers at the Saranac Lake Farmer’s Market. (Photo provided — Yvona Fast)

Anderson Design Plus sells handmade cutting boards and provides sharpening for knives and garden shears.

Sunwarm Gardens, from Vermontville, specializes in flowers and jams.

Dandelion, located in Saranac Lake, sells hydroponically grown lettuce and greens.

Based in Keene, Mountain Tomboy sells gluten-free, non-GMO, mostly vegan baked goods.

Lake Clear Lodge offered potato salads, reuben sandwiches and other good things to eat.

Berube Botanicals sells all-natural soaps, balms, salves, scrubs, tonics, tinctures and jewelry.

Other, long-time vendors at the market include:

-Alpine Images Photography 

-Andrea Hill Pottery

-Asgaard Farm & Dairy

-Dak Bar

-Dutch Desserts, Inc.

-Early Dawn Confections

-Earth Girl Designs

-Fledging Crow

-Green Goddess Foods


-Harmony Hills Farmstead

-Hid-In-Pines Vineyard

-Juniper Hill Farm

-Lake Flour Cakery

-Mace Chasm Farm


-North Branch Farm

-North Country Creamery

-Northern Orchard Co., Inc

-Origin Coffee Co.

-Rulfs Orchard

-Sugar House Creamery, LLC

-The Adirondack Woodturner

-The Peanut Principle

-Topo Coffee LLC

-Triple Green Jade Farm

-Wilson Studios

-Sapling rustic furniture

Shopping at our farmer’s market supports the farmers who raise our food. It is also a boon to our local economy. Producers keep a greater share of the retail price than they would get by selling wholesale through a middleman. So come out this Saturday and check out our new vendors! You can meet them, ask questions, and try out their products — there are often samples for you to try.

Author of the award-winning cookbook Garden Gourmet: Fresh & Fabulous Meals from your Garden, CSA or Farmers’ Market, Yvona Fast lives in Lake Clear and has two passions: cooking and writing. She can be reached at www.wordsaremyworld.com, yvonawrite@yahoo.com or on Facebook as Author Yvona Fast.