Farmers' Market of the Week: Pakatakan Market

The Watershed Agricultural Council and Pure Catskills are featuring a different Catskills farmers' market every week during the 2015 growing season.

This week's market is the Pakatakan Farmers' Market, located on Route 30 in Halcottsville, NY in the Round Barn.

The Pakatakan Farmers' Market runs every Saturday from May 16 - October 10, from 9 AM - 2 PM. 

Products: Since its inception in 1991, the market has consistently been a popular shopping and socializing spot for locals residents, weekenders and even celebrities from near and far.

Among the many products featured at the market (depending on the season) are goods that are grown on local, organic and sustainable farms and crate farms. Items offered include: pasture-raised meats, trout, cheeses, breads as well as bedding plants for your garden and patio. Locally made indoor and outdoor furniture is also offered.

The market is a great place to enjoy breakfast or brunch, as there are many food vendors and picnic tables. Artisans also sell jewelry, soaps, quilts, wool, wood products and more. There is a holiday market in November. The Pakatakan Farmers’ Market is held rain or shine. Out of consideration for everyone, dogs are not allowed at the market. As always, admission is free.

Vendors: Betty Acres Farm/Modern Milkmaid, Blue Sky Farm and Winery, Bread Alone, Brodie’s Sugarbush, BuddhaPesto, Catskill Candles and Confections, Catskill Fungi, Catskill Mountain Artisans Guild, Giovanni’s Pizza & Pasta, Grey Mouse Farm, Harpersfield Cheese, Heller Farms, Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, Holiday Farm Biscuit Company, Kiss My Butts BBQ, KyMar Farm Winery and Distillery, Locust Grove Soap Co., Lucky Dog Farm, Mary Zydel Jewelry, Margaret Owen & The Arts Upstairs, Patria Gardens, Pika’s Farm Table, Sap Bush Hollow Farm, Shaver-Hill Farm, Sherman Hill Farmstead, Stone and Thistle Farm, Straight Out of the Ground, Tea Thyme Herb & Fruit Farm, Township Valley Farm, Transition Catskills, Treadlight Farm, Wayside Cider.

Every Thursday, a Market Specials list is posted on our Facebook page with news and products for the upcoming market.

Every Friday morning at 7:30am, Shannon Hayes, Radical Homemaker/SapBush Hollow Farm is on WIOX Morning Edition with our market news.

An Incubator Booth application is posted at for local businesses, food crafters, farmers, artists to join the market on a trial run, 3 market days. Test out new products, get direct feedback from customers, friendly vendors to talk with, low risk, low commitment.

Pure Catskills is a regional, buy local campaign developed by the Watershed Agricultural Council.