Hastings Farmers’ Market

The Hastings Farmers’ Market opened modestly in the summer of 1998 with a mere six vendors. Organized by a small, visionary committee of volunteers from the village, its mission in part was to enhance the downtown business district with an increase in foot traffic and out-of-town shoppers.

The fledgling market was initially located on a small, closed-off section on the west side of Maple Avenue in front of the Municipal Building. It proved to be a nerve-wracking location, so close to traffic, and within a year it moved into its current location in the library parking lot, with cooling breezes and sweeping views of the Hudson River and the Palisades.