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Bear Creek Farm Farmers Market Debuts in Bangall

By Published On: May 20th, 2024

Bear Creek Farm debuted their farmers market on Saturday, May 18 in Bangall, NY. 

“At Bear Creek Farm Farmers Market, we envision more than just a market – we’re cultivating a vibrant hub where community, sustainability, and quality converge,” Bear Creek Farm wrote on their website. “Our mission is to connect Stanfordville and the surrounding communities with fresh, locally sourced produce and artisanal goods while fostering meaningful relationships and supporting our local economy.”

With the nearest farmers markets being in Millbrook and Rhinebeck each weekend, the Bear Creek Farm Farmers Market will likely be a welcome addition to serve the communities in between those areas. 

At their debut market, Bear Creek Farm hosted a list of diverse local vendors.

  • Letterbox Farm, based out of Hudson, offers a broad spectrum of goods, including a full-diet CSA. With a steadfast commitment to animal welfare and land health, Letterbox Farm perfectly epitomizes farm-to-table living. 
  • Manor Rock Farm, out of Taghkanic, offers a taste of the Hudson Valley with their organically-raised mangalitsa pork, naked neck chicken, heritage breed duck, and culinary vegetables and herbs. 
  • Nick Di’s Spices in Millerton, crafts original and classic spice blends that focus on ethical sourcing from small Indian and Sri-Lankan farms. 
  • Simply Sweet Farm in Stanfordville, offers goat goodies from small-batch artisanal soaps to bath bombs and sugar scrubs. 
  • Balthazar Bakery, a French bakery based out of New York City, has been serving the New York community for over 25 years. They follow a simple philosophy – use the finest ingredients and traditional methods to produce exceptional signature breads and pastries. 
  • Herbs of Elysium, based in Stanfordville, offers ethically foraged and grown herbs for every need. 
  • Bread Alone Bakery has been operating in the Hudson Valley since 1983 and offers a variety of artisan bread. 
  • Ugly Donut Co, based out of Stanfordville, is run by Glynis Carpenter. Ugly Donut Co. featured whimsical shapes and classic and specialty flavors that are fresh and homemade. 
  • Rural Center Refillery, out of Pine Plains, provides sustainably produced artisan products ranging from goods in bulk, cleaning and household goods, and locally produced honey. 
  • Millbrook Beef and Dairy provides cheese, beef, and fresh produce locally sourced in Millbrook. 
  • Foliage Botanics is a wellness business based in Shekomeko land in Pine Plains. Run by Hannah Smith Schiller, the focus is on plant education, clinical herbalism, and small seasonal herbal products including teas, salves, and tonics. 
  • Cooper’s Daughter Spirits is a woman-owned and family operated distillery in Claverack. The name of the distillery tells the story of a father and daughter who combined their passions to create a business together, and set up shop right here in the Hudson Valley to be close to the farmers that inspire their spirits.

In addition to the vendors, the farmers market will frequently feature a variety of family-friendly activities. On Saturday, there was face painting with Therese, the clown care doctor, a craft table to make gifts for mom and dad, and hula hooping with expert star Miss 360. 

In case you got hungry, Stuf’d Gourmet Catering was also on the premises with their food truck. Stuf’d is a woman-owned food truck famous for its decadent grilled cheeses – including pulled pork, spicy buffalo chicken, and vegan options. 

To stay updated on future farmers markets, follow the Bear Creek Farm Farmers Market on Instagram @bearcreekfarmfarmersmarket. 

The Bear Creek Farm Farmers Market will take place every other week on Saturdays from 8am-2pm at 108 Hunns Lake Road, Bangall (Stanfordville), NY. The next farmers market is on June 1.

If you have any questions about the Bear Creek Farm Farmers Market, contact Heather Quigley at If you’re interested in participating in the farmers market as a vendor or a volunteer, visit this link.