Saranac Lake Farmers ‘Park-it’ keeps market running

The Saranac Lake Farmers Market was one of the first in the region to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, quickly pivoting to an online ordering system ( and curb-side pick up to reduce interactions. Dubbed the “Farmers Park-it,” customers place their orders by Thursday night for pick up from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at the Hotel Saranac. 

“The community has embraced the model and we have actually received phone calls from other markets in New York and as far away as Montana to inquire about the model and how they might adapt it for their needs,” said Jacob Vennie-Vollrath, market organizer and owner of ADK Noodle Co. and Moonstone Farm in Saranac Lake. “We have a strong customer base here in the Adirondacks that know just how important our local food system is during times of crisis.” 

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