Buy Fresh, Shop Local at These Saratoga Area Farm Stores
Whether you want to eat healthier, buy the freshest food and products, or just support local farmers, there are plenty of reasons to shop at a farm store. Here in Saratoga County and beyond, there are year-round and seasonal farm stores that sell everything from farm fresh milk and eggs to meat, cheese, jams, vegetables, and more. Plan a visit to some of the Saratoga area farm stores we've highlighted below.
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King Brothers Dairy: Drink Like a King With Farm Fresh Milk
Located a few miles northeast of Saratoga Springs, King Brothers Dairy in Schuylerville is a family-run dairy farm that takes pride in offering the freshest milk possible. Their pasteurized and homogenized milk is rBST and antibiotic-free, and the farm produces, bottles, and delivers it to the surrounding community. In addition to milk, they sell King Brothers Dairy beef cuts, eggs, cheese, yogurt, pantry items, and more. Local delivery is available, or you can visit their year-round farm store and see what's currently for sale.
J. L. Knight & Son Family Farm: Stock Up on Apples for Snacking & Baking
Since 1907, J. L. Knight & Son Family Farm has sold quality fruit and other local goods at their seasonal farm store in Burnt Hills. They are typically open to the public from early September through late December, and their products include many apple varieties, Bosc pears, butternut squash, maple syrup and honey, jams, baked goods, cider, and more. If you stop by during the holiday season, they may have some gift baskets you can purchase as well.
Pitney Meadows Community Farm Store: A Self-Service Farm Market in Saratoga
As a working farm and nonprofit organization, Pitney Meadows Community Farm in Saratoga Springs empowers community members to grow their own produce and celebrates healthy food production. Throughout the growing season, they manage a farm store that features fresh vegetables straight from their fields and other food from neighboring farms. The farm store is open for self checkout, or you can order online and pick up your food later.
Gorsky's Farm Market: Farm-Raised Meats & Eggs, Wholesome Meals, and Baked Goods
Editor's Note (12/2/2020): In order to protect their customers and themselves from unknowingly spreading germs, Gorsky's Farm Market is only offering contactless delivery until further notice.
Gorsky's Farm Market in Stillwater offers multiple options for people who are interested in buying fresh, local food. Their farm market is open daily for self checkout, or you can order delivery. Gorsky's sells their own nitrate-free bacon, eggs, and baked goods, and they carry other local products, including honey, RebelWood goat's milk soap, and more. You can even order wholesome dinners and meal kits that are made from scratch in the farm's commercial kitchen.
They deliver to Stillwater and Saratoga Springs on Mondays - Fridays, and the rest of the Capital Region (Queensbury to Delmar) on Sundays.
Willow Marsh Farm Store: A Top Spot for Raw Milk, Seasonal Produce & More
Did you know Willow Marsh Farm in Ballston Spa is one of the few places in the region that sells raw milk? They are a dairy farm and livestock business that offers their own licensed raw milk, cheese, drinkable yogurt, Greek yogurt, and farm-raised pork, beef, and veal. They also sell fresh, seasonal produce and other local items, such as maple syrup, raw honey, free-range chicken, and eggs. Visitors are welcome to shop at their farm store year round.
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Nettle Meadow Farm Cheese Store: Enjoy Some of the Finest Artisan Cheeses in the Area
Although their farm is located in Thurman, you can now purchase Nettle Meadow's award-winning cheeses at their store and tasting room in the Town of Lake Luzerne. Nettle Meadow Farm is popularly known for their exceptional artisan cheeses that are made from goat's, sheep's, and cow's milk. Their retail shop sells cheese along with jams and jellies, maple products, honey, chocolates, and anything else the owners think would go well with cheese. Looking to buy online? Cheese and gift baskets can be ordered on their website.
Dancing Ewe Farm: An Authentic Tuscan-Style Family Farm
What makes Dancing Ewe Farm in Granville different from other farms in the region is that they are dedicated to preserving the art, technique, and culture of Tuscan-style cheese making, and their cheeses include ricotta, caciotta, and a variety of pecorinos. The farm also sells their own cured meats, olive oil, and preserves, plus bottles of fine Italian wine.
Dancing Ewe Farm is open for special dining events and occasional shopping days that they announce via their email list and social media. Otherwise, the easiest way to get their products is by visiting a local farmers market or ordering online.
Locust Grove Smokehouse & Country Store: Get Delicious Smoked Meats, Fresh Beef & Other Items
Take a trip to Argyle where Locust Grove Smokehouse & Country Store is selling customers high-quality smoked meats and a wide range of local products. Locust Grove is a family-run meat processing business, slaughterhouse, smokehouse, and retail country store that has been open since 1973. They process and slaughter their beef and pork to ensure you receive the freshest and most delicious cuts of meat available. You can shop for smoked pork chops and ham, thick sliced bacon, steaks, pickled Polish sausage, locally produced eggs and milk, and other items.
J.F. Farm Store: Friendly Service Combined With a Large Selection of Locally Grown Produce
Open from mid-spring through December, the J.F. Farm Store in Northville is a great place to shop for local vegetables and fruit. Owned and operated by The Johnson's Family Farm, the store sells tomatoes, onions, potatoes, garlic, arugula, and other produce that comes directly from their fields. You'll also find locally grown apples, pears, and more from other farms, some baked goods, and pantry products.