Farmers & Flea Markets

The Peekskill BID supports downtown public markets because they improve the quality of life for Peeskillians and introduce visitors to all that downtown has to offer – small local businesses that carry things you won’t find in big box stores, amazing restaurants and cafes, loads of talented artists and musicians, and a downtown where knowing your neighbor still matters.

PEEKSKILL FARMERS MARKET

2020 Spring/Summer/Fall Market:

June 6th, 2020 thru November 21st, 2020
8am to 2pm Every Saturday – Rain or Shine

Note: Special Shopping Hour 8am to 9am for Seniors 60+, people with disabilities, and individuals with compromised immune systems.Please respect this time.

We will launch the 30th Annual Peekskill Farmers Market on Bank Street on Saturday, June 6, 2020, with proper restrictions and precautions to help keep vendors and patrons safe from COVID-19. In addition to some new policies, we have hired a well-respected event and marketing firm with more than 16 years of experience to manage the weekly market. 

The market, which is presented by the Peekskill Business Improvement District, provides a fresh alternative food source for downtown residents and increases foot traffic into downtown businesses.

The market runs every Saturday, rain or shine, through November 21, 2020, offering fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables and other favorites.

Click Here for our 2020 Market Press Release

PFM THREE-PART COMMUNITY CARES PACT

INTERESTED IN VENDING AT OUR MARKET?

please complete the vendor application and read the guidelines posted here:

2020 Peekskill Farmers Market Guidelines
2020 Peekskill Farmers Market Application

KEEP IN TOUCH

Please check back here or like the Peekskill BID Facebook page for updates.  facebook.com/PeekskillFarmersMarket 

If you are a vendor and would like to receive email updates, please send your email address and contact information to peekskillbid1@gmail.com. We will be happy to keep you updated on our plans.

Peekskill Farmers Market Operational History

The Peekskill Farmers Market is managed by the Peekskill Business Improvement District

PFM FAQ: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (UPDATED 6/4/2020)

  1. What time and day is the market?

Answer: The Peekskill Farmers Market will run every Saturday beginning June 6th through November 21st. The hours are from 8 am to 2pm with an exclusive shopping hour from 8am to 9am for seniors, 60 years of age and older, people with disabilities and those with compromised immune systems.

  1. Where do I park?

Answer: There is plenty of street parking along Main Street and Park Street as well as parking garages and lots located at Park Street and Central Avenue. Please note that parking is free on the weekends in Peekskill.

  1. Are face masks required?

Answer: All patrons must always wear a proper face covering before entering the market and keep it on while in the market. Face masks will be provided to those at no charge should they need one.

  1. What social distance and safety procedures will be implemented?

Answer:

  • All patrons are asked to maintain six foot distancing at all times between fellow market-goers and vendors.
  • Once you make your purchases, please leave quickly.
  • Limit number of family member shoppers to 1-2.
  • Vendors and their staff will only be allowed to handle products and customers must not touch any produce or products until after they have purchased.
  • Please do not shake hands, hug, or make contact with others at the market.
  • If you are sick, please stay home.
  • We ask all patrons to be kind, considerate, patient, and respectful of vendors, staff, and fellow patrons.
  1. Are dogs allowed?

Answer: No dogs or other animals (except service animals) will be permitted.

  1. Will sampling be allowed?

Answer: No. Due to COVID-19 and the guidelines set in place, sampling is not permitted for this year.

  1. How do I become a PFM vendor?

Answer: We are always welcoming new vendors! Please find the 2020 Peekskill Farmers Market Guidelines and Application at https://discoverpeekskill.com/farmers-flea-markets/.

  1. Can I use my credit or debit card at the market?

Answer: The forms of payment accepted varies upon each vendor. In addition to credit or debit cards, some vendors will also be accepting cash and/or EBT as forms of payment.

  1. Are there public bathrooms?

Answer: There are no restrooms available for the general public to use. Due to COVID-19 and in accordance to CDC and state guidelines, we are doing our best to minimize the amount of traffic and minimize the amount of contact between individuals.

  1. Is the market open if there is inclement weather?

Answer: The Peekskill Farmers Market is open rain or shine!

  1. What type of products will you have?

Answer: The Peekskill Farmers Market has served the Peekskill community for 30 years with access to fresh fruits and vegetables, pickles, olives, hummus, cheese, all-natural dog treats, fresh baked goods including gluten-free options, and organic selections such as meat, chicken, fish, pork and meatless alternatives.

  1. Where is the farmers market located?

Answer: The Peekskill Farmers Market is located at 1 Bank Street, Peekskill, New York 10566 (along the intersection of Main Street and Park Street).

  1. What are the safety requirements for participating vendors?

Vendors Care and their Responsibilities:

  • Vendors will wear face coverings.
  • No bare hands allowed by vendors when touching food items.
  • No food sampling permitted.
  • Most foods will be pre-packaged.
  • All farm stands must use vinyl or plastic table covers for easy sanitizing.
  • All vendors will be sanitizing their stands regularly and frequently contacted surfaces will be wiped down often.
  • Regulate the number of customers at their booth at one time.
  • Contact-less payment methods will be offered if available.
  • Farmers and vendors can be temperature checked upon arrival.
  • Vendors who are ill, or showing signs of illness, must stay home.

Market Management Care and their Responsibilities:

  • Seniors (60+) and those with health issues that are vulnerable will be the only shoppers permitted to shop from 8:00 am to 9:00 am
  • Hand sanitizer and face masks will be available for you free of charge at both entrances.
  • Staff will regulate the number of people allowed into the market to ensure safe distancing.
  • Use of sidewalks as one way exits only, please work with us to keep everyone safe.
  • No dogs or other animals (except service animals) will be permitted.
  • We will be following state, county, and local directives as well as best practices.
  • Market management reserves the right to ask any customer to leave for any reason.
  1. Where can I go for up to date information on the Peekskill Farmers Market?

Answer: For more information and updates on The Peekskill Farmers Market, please like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/PeekskillFarmersMarket or visit DiscoverPeekskill.com/farmers-flea-markets.

  1. Who is responsible for the market?

Answer: The Peekskill Business Improvement District is the governing body with direct management oversight of a professional firm that manages the market on behalf of the BID.

  1. What if I have a complaint about a vendor?

Answer: You should try to resolve issues directly with the vendor, but if you wish to express your concerns to us, please contact Chereese Jervis Hill, Market Manager at EventsCJH@EventsRemember.com we want to ensure that you have a great market experience.

  1. What if I have a complaint about the market?

Answer: If you have a complaint or suggestion about the market, please contact Executive Director, Bill Powers at peekskillbid1@gmail.com

  1. What about the flea market?

Answer: Because of the state’s restrictions due to COVID-19, the flea market will not be operational until further notice.  There is no scheduled opening at this point.

PEEKSKILL FLEA MARKET

Sundays 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Opening Day To Be Announced

The Peekskill Flea Market is open to all sellers of antiques, used, collectible or hand-made items of interest. Stroll through the diversity of vendors because you’ll never know what you’ll find!

We are hopeful to launch the annual Peekskill Flea Market on Bank Street on Sunday, June 7, 2020 if the current COVID-19 health crisis clears. 

Please check back here or like the Peekskill BID Facebook page for updates.

You may also call Flea Market Manager: Ferdinand Aiello, 845-528-7756

For questions that cannot be resolved by the Market Manager, please contact the Peekskill Business Improvement District at 914-734-5192 or email at peekskillbid1@gmail.com.