The first Farmers’ Markets were held 5000 years ago along the Nile River.
The first Farmers Market in the US was held in Boston in 1634.
The first Farmers Market in the Town of Mamakating (the first township in Sullivan County, NY) was held in 2019. It has continued each Friday through the summer months since its inception.
The Market is held on the lawn in front of the Town Hall in the fertile Mamakating Valley, home to the largest wetlands in Southeastern NY (The Basha Kill). Marketgoers view the majestic Shawangunk Mountains rising in the east and watch the sunset over the foothills of the wildlife-rich Catskill Mountains rising to the West.
The Mamakating Local Development Corporation (MLDC) founded the market to provide fresh, healthy, locally-produced farm and home-produced products for our residents and visitors. The MLDC’s mutually important objective is to help our local vendors succeed financially to preserve our rural way of life and create economic sustainability for the Town.
Our always friendly vendors look forward to seeing you at the market!!v