Other Madison Country producers I particularly liked were Renata Nollen, the owner of Dutch Girl Cheese of Leonardsville, who makes a uniquely delicious cumin-flavored goats' milk cheese; Owen Tallman of Hantana Mushroom Farm in Hamilton, who grows gorgeous, meaty Elm Oyster mushrooms; Evan's Farmhouse Creamery of Norwich, who produce a range of natural, antibiotic-free dairy products; and Alambria Springs Farms of Earlville, whose extraordinary "Ecologically Grown Clean Greens" -- a spicy mix of mizuna and other baby field greens -- were alone worth the drive.
The "Second Saturday" Farmers Market meets from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday April 10. The Poolville Community Center is located in the center of Poolville, which is about 6 miles south of Hamilton. I'd provide directions if I didn't think I would get readers lost, so you are better off using MapQuest, Google Maps or GPS navigation to find your way to the Community Center. Come on out, and get a first taste of spring, it will be well worth the effort.
The following producers will be at the April 10 farmers market:
Alambria Spring Farms, Earlville: organic field greens, beets, and other vegetables
Chenango Coffee Roasters, South Otselic, small batch, fair trade coffee beans
Drover Hill Farm, Earlville: pasture-raised Scottish Highland and Angus beef
Dutch Girl Cheese, Leonardsville: aged, raw goats' milk cheeses
Evans' Farmhouse Creamery, Norwich: milk, butter, yogurt, creme fraiche and cheese
Fresh Herbs of Fabius: the name says it all
Full Quiver Farm, McDonough: home baked breads
G and M Farms, Morrisville: salsas, dried beans, and organic vegetables
Gianforte Farm, Cazenovia: whole grain flower, dried beans
Hantana Mushroom Farm, Hamilton: Elm Oyster and Blue Oyster Mushrooms
Jewett's Cheese House, Earlville: aged New York State Cheddar and Krugerrand Farm's aged goats' milk cheese
Johnson's Honey Bees, Eaton: honey
Maple Avenue Farm, Earlville: Black Angus, "sun fed beef"
Maple Hill Farm, Hamilton: farm raised, spring lamb
Mizrahi Manor Farm, Norwich: sprouts, eggs and homemade jams and jellies
Poolville Country Store: home-baked breads and frozen, prepared meals
Quarry Brook Farm, Sherburne: grass fed and finished pork, beef and chicken and eggs
Slickepott, Delhi: all natural chocolate fudge sauce
Split Rail Apple Farm, Oneida: apples
Tinker Hollow Maple Products