The Lake Champlain Region has an abundance of farmers providing delicious food to the Adirondack region. Travelers and locals can take part in the action by attending one of the many seasonal events or by stopping in at a farm store while on a scenic drive through the valley. The Lake Champlain Region is special for its location along the stunning Adirondack coast, nestled within a valley making it a desirable place to farm. Between farmers markets and seasonal festivals, there’s a lot to see, do, and eat in the Lake Champlain Region.
The Adirondack Harvst Festival, held in September at the Essex County Fairgrounds, is one of the best ways to experience the region's many farms in one place. This annual celebration is where good food, farmers, and educational opportunities come together for a weekend of fun. There's live music, roundtable discussions, and delicous food!
Farmers markets abound in the Lake Champlain Region. Visit one and you'll surely be impressed by the selection of locally-produced foods and wares.
It's easy to find a market in the region just about any day of the week in the summer.
- Keeseville: Tuesdays, June 21-Aug. 30, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
- Willsboro: Thursdays, June 16-Sept 8, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
- Elizabethtown: Fridays, June 3-Sept 16, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
- Ticonderoga: Saturdays, July 2-Oct. 8, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Many restaurants in the Lake Champlain Region are locally sourced, which means you can eat a farm-to-table meal while supporting local farmers.
Where there is good food there is good beer. Enjoy these local craft breweries in the Lake Champlain Region.
Visit Agri-Alley in Keeseville on Mace Chasm Road for three farms meeting all of your food needs — Mace Chasm, North Country Creamery and Clover Mead Cafe, and Fledgling Crow — and that need for delicious craft beer at Ausable Brewing Company. Mace Chasm road is located near Ausable Chasm.
Stop by Hub on the Hill and check out their market stocked with local farmers’ products and handcrafted wares. The Hub on the Hill is the Adirondacks' food hub and is located right next to Essex Farm. Plan a farm tour at Essex Farm to see where many Adirondack farmers get their start. Essex Farm offers a year round, full diet CSA. This is no small feat for one farm.