"Stroll in the village of Millbrook and Franklin Street with its Saturday Farmer’s Market." - Karen Klopp
"Perfect for anyone who wants a true local experience, with everyone there showcasing their best and favorite items from local foods to merchandise." - Alicia Adams
"We would never miss tarts from Art of the Tart (truly edible art), the highly addictive granola from Sarah’s Perfect Granola, and the best seasonal vegetables from a plethora of local farms. We sample all the delicious regional goodies as we go but save room for a picnic breakfast with a view." - Ashley Whittaker
"Open on Saturdays in the summer, grab a big tote and get to the Farmer’s market early for the best selection of baked goods, cheese and charcuterie, flowers, fresh eggs, jams and jellies, meats and poultry, plants, prepared foods, seafood, and, of course, vegetables! The vendors vary, but some of my favorites are the Art of the Tart, Gino’s Veggies, the Merritt Bookstore, My Corgi Kitchen, Perry’s Pickles, Rock Steady Farm & Flowers, Stonewood Farm, Walbridge Farm and Wright’s Farm stands." - Georgina Schaeffer
"I’ve had luck at antique shops all over the area (and once on the side of the road) but if I had to pick one town, Millerton has the best selection for antiques and home design finds. Start at the Millerton Center for Antiques with 36 dealers featuring artwork, homeware, linens, furniture, garden decorations, pottery, and vintage books, jewelry and records." - Georgina Schaeffer
"There is something for everyone. I found the perfect Turkish rug for our mudroom the last time I was there." - Ashley Whittaker
"Nonprofit arts organization and the Arts Council for Sullivan County, New York. DVAA supports local artists with gallery exhibitions and grant funding. One of my favorite shows has a silent auction for pieces under 4x4 inches." - Benoist Drut
"The owner Jehann, who is originally from Canada, is a riot. Don’t let the appearance of the outside scare you. There are pounds and pounds of things for sale right in front; however, Jehann has everything you may need, whether you knew it or not. All at extremely fair prices." - Benoist Drut
"Madame Fortuna, a wonderful store offering incredible one-of-a-kind items curated by Alison, the owner who has the most unexpected of stores. A gem, selling everything from glasses to excellent vintage clothing, jewelry, etc." - Benoist Drut
"The Valley is best known for tapping into its local farming and artisan community, so it’s no surprise that the Farmer’s Market is absolutely fantastic. I often head over first thing in the morning for some fresh flowers and food for the house. Everything is garden-fresh and the people are lovely." - Katie Lydon
"Whoever wants to, goes with my partner Fritz and I to the fresh farmer’s market in Hudson to gather bounty for our Saturday evening home-cooked dinner." - David Mann
"The owner/farmer Mark Burdick sells only locally sourced products but he’ll have all the things we are missing like bread for our cheese, and really fresh salad greens, and probably rhubarb and apples if we want to make a crisp." -
"There are few country antique shops left outside of Hudson, but a particularly fabulous one is Hillsdale Barn Antiques, with its wonderful selection of antique furniture and accessories from the region and folk art. I often wish my house were bigger so that I could keep shopping."
- Randy Correll
"An adorable children's store in Red Hook with entire sections devoted to fairies, stickers, candy, cooperative toys and more. There is a tree house in the clothing section where little ones can play."
- Bettina Prentice