The Kingston Farmers Market was founded in 2000 by the Kingston Uptown Business Association. The original goal was to draw people to Uptown Kingston on Saturdays. Over time, we’ve evolved into more; we’re fostering a sense of community, where people come together to shop, talk and learn.

Our mission is to:

Support the community, socially, physically and economically

Provide a balance of fresh produce and related products from the Mid-Hudson region

Maintain regional family farms by providing a local farm market outlet

Give educational opportunities to people that visit and share in our market endeavor

Our Board

Erin Riley

President

Jenna Benincasa

Vice President

Giovanna Righini

Secretary

Brian Bender-Tymon

Treasurer

Ray Tousey

Vendor Relations Chair

Jess Clancy
Erica Brown
Jane Garrity
Mackenzie Boylan

Our Market Staff

Market Manager

Katy Kondrat

Katy has been committed to promoting local agriculture since her first year in college at SUNY New Paltz when she started the group Students for Sustainable Agriculture. Since then she has run a winter farmers’ market and managed a 1,000 member winter CSA. Katy started managing the Kingston Farmers’ Market in October 2014 and is excited to be working to support Hudson Valley farmers and producers. You can reach Katy at katy@kingstonfarmersmarket.org

Site Manager

Ernest Klepeis

Ernest was born and raised in Ulster County. Bringing experience in politics and non-profit management, Ernest is excited to turn his hands towards supporting a regional food system and the Kingston community. When he’s not managing the Saturday markets you can find him at the Ulster County Board of Elections, at his cabin in Rosendale tending to his chickens, or daydreaming about working on a vineyard in the Südtirol region of Italy.