Just picked local fruits and vegetables await you at Saugerties Farmers Market on Saturday, June 16,  from 10 am to 2 pm, outdoors, rain or shine, at 115 Main Street.  First of the season apricots and strawberries, plus salad and cooking greens, from lettuce to Asian tatsoi and spinach, floral bouquets, cheeses, wines, sorbet, and maple syrup are all expected this week.   Most vegetables are picked Saturday morning, just before coming to the market.

Wondering what to cook with this bounty?  Don't miss the 11 am chef demo by Noah Sheetz of the Chefs Consortium, featuring Wiltbank Farm mushrooms and other seasonal produce.  A graduate of the CIA in Hyde Park, Chef Sheetz is a founding member of the Chefs Consortium which celebrates and promotes locally grown food and farms on regional restaurant menus and many farm-to-table food events, throughout the Hudson Valley.

Hungry for brunch?  Try sweets or savories from Me Oh My Pie Shop of Red Hook, or Oink and Moo chili from Heather Ridge Farm.   Check out gluten-free items from The Bakehouse and  Our Daily Bread, including individual pizzas and pastries, along with many gluten-full selections.
This Saturday, budding young writers can learn bookmaking in the Art Lab activities for children, from 10 am to 1 pm.
The Saugerties Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm until October 20.    Check www.SaugertiesFarmersMarket.com for further information.  EBT/Foodstamps gladly accepted.