Where’s the Beacon

Simone Williams sent a message about a wonderful year-round farmers market in response to my blog post about Mount Vernon’s winter farmers market.  I had asked for information about other winter markets and Simone told me of a great one in Beacon.


The market is every Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.  In warmer months, it is located on the new ferry dock in the Beacon train station parking lot.  In winter, the market  is right next door inside Pete Seeger’s Sloop  Clubhouse.  Vendors sell everything from smoked trout, black dirt veggies, greenhouse greens,  pastries, breads, meat, eggs, milk, honey, maple syrup, pottery, jewelry, authentic North Carolina bar-b-q, soup, hummus, pesto, quiche and cheesecakes. 


Such a great market in small-town Iowa, I thought, and intrigued, went searching for more information. As it turns out, the Beacon market is in New York, not Iowa, which I confirmed with Simone. I should know to specify Iowa when making such requests, but, since the market sounds like a great place and many people will be traveling for the holidays, thought I’d mention it here, even if it’s not in our backyard.


With that, if anyone knows of any winter farmers markets, in Eastern Iowa, post a comment below or send an email to cindy.hadish@gazcomm.com


And stop by the Beacon market if your travels take you to New York.



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    iowafoodgeek said,

    Check out the year round market on Miller Road in Cedar Rapids off of Blairsferry Road. Jennifer Goodlove had her grand opening last weekend of The Farmers Daughters Market. Housed in a big red barn, with a full length front porch full of white rocking chairs, the market is currently selling pumpkin, squash, bread, apple cider from Vinton, and many greenhouse veggies from Cresco, Iowa. They also have fresh baked goods and lots of cutsy stuff related to their barn theme. It’s a good time. The coffee is really great.

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    Amber said,

    Great blog!

    I’ve seen that “Farmer’s Daughter” place on Miller’s road… I drive past it when I get groceries every week, but I haven’t stopped yet. Do you know the hours? Is it open on weekends?

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