Eat Local—Support Your Local Farmers’ Market

Herkimer Market Open Every Thursday, 10am-2pm

Join us every Thursday, 10am-2pm in front of Herb Philipson’s in Herkimer to find the freshest locally grown fruits and vegetables, grass-fed meats, dairy, eggs, and artisan baked goods.

Herkimer Market Accepts Food Stamps

The Herkimer Farmers’ Market proudly accepts food stamps at our 10am-2pm market in front of Herb Philipson’s. Using a wireless EBT station, recipients are able to swipe their card, just like at the grocery store, and receive wooden tokens accepted by almost all of our vendors. As in the grocery store, SNAP benefits can purchase any food item (excluding ready-to-eat snacks) and bedding plants (herbs, tomato, pepper, broccoli, plants etc.)

Our Mission

Mohawk Valley Locally Grown is a group of farmers, bakers and artisans located in the Mohawk Valley region of Upstate New York. Our mission is to increase awareness of locally available foods, support local farmers and businesses, and educate consumers on healthy eating choices. Member farms are dedicated to supplying their customers with the freshest and highest quality vegetables, herbs, baked goods, dairy, eggs, meats, fruits, flowers, and garden plants. Participating farms vary in size and specialty, but all carry the common thread of dedication to community, health and education.

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Our History

Mohawk Valley Locally Grown was founded in 2010 as an extension of the Herkimer Farmers’ Market. Our Market Managers wanted to make shopping at the market more convenient for working families AND help vendors reach more customers. At the same time, Herkimer County was looking for ways to promote health and wellness for its own employees. We had researched after reading a University of Wisconsin study on the challenges small farms face reaching a larger audience. An idea was born!

Why Support Locally Grown?

Enhance local economy By purchasing produce and other items from local growers you are providing stability to your local economy through the support of local businesses.

Save natural resources Buying locally makes you an invaluable link in the process of saving resources such as fossil fuels and packaging materials. Also, we are right here in your community, so the expense of transportation and delivery is kept to a minimum.

Provide learning opportunities Mohawk Valley Locally Grown seeks to educate consumers and our community about the importance of local foods and healthy eating habits.

Supporting a way of life The number of small farms in the United States has decreased dramatically in the last decade. Please help us preserve an honest and worthy means of making a living.

We believe that small, diverse, family-owned farms contribute to society’s overall health.

Membership Fees

We do not charge membership fees. We strongly believe in connecting people in Herkimer with good, honest food raised by local farmers. We believe in local, affordable food—for all!

Ordering Options

At Mohawk Valley Locally Grown you get to order what you want, in the quantities that you want, from the farms that you want. Our weekly email lists the produce, baked goods, fresh flowers, and artisan products available that week, and you can browse the items on this website before you place your order.