Agriculture

Fresh Food Options in Bainbridge!

Late summer and fall is a wonderful time to enjoy the fresh food choices offered in Bainbridge. From open-air produce markets to permanent storefronts, there are some  great speciality food shopping opportunities in Bainbridge.

 

Year-Round Maple Products
Baker’s Maple is a family-owned business producing award-winning maple products and providing pancake mixes, honey, and local art. Since 1982, the business has been making pure maple that is available all year and by mail order. During maple sugaring time in March, families are invited to learn more about the process of tapping trees, boiling sap for syrup and the making of other maple products by visiting the store. When spring is near, the smell of maple sap boiling for syrup wafts from the sap house.

 

Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon. – Fri.; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat.; 1 – 4 p.m. Sun.

 

Bulk Food, Distinctive Selection
Spend some time perusing the wide variety of bulk food items at Pine Ridge Grocery, where people come for baking supplies, deli meat and hand-made woodcrafts, similar to an Amish market. Most of the food items are packed in bulk (need a 50 pound bag of flour?) and the store has a large assortment of candies, dried fruits, snacks, nuts and spices. A large variety of dried beans and rice are in stock, as well as food for special diets. To top it off, the staff is very friendly and eager to answer questions or help with selections.

 

Open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon – Fri.; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat.

 

Locally-Grown Produce
From May until October, the Bainbridge Open Air Market takes place in the  Village Green every Saturday morning. A sea of tents and bright colors punctuate the park, as vendors offer fresh produce […]

Discover Fresh Experiences Shopping Local!

Enjoy the rewarding experience of market shopping for food that is unique, fresh and often locally grown. You’ll find a number of speciality food shopping locations in Bainbridge, from the weekly farmer’s market to  stores and stands with maple products, bulk food, produce and much more. These shopping locations are a community experience, a gathering place for friends and neighbors to relax and converse, while enjoying the special treats.

 

Pine Ridge Grocery
Spend some time perusing the wide variety of bulk food items at Pine Ridge Grocery, where people come for baking supplies, deli meat and hand-made woodcrafts, similar to an Amish market. Most of the food items are packed in bulk (need a 50 pound bag of flour?) and the store has a large assortment of candies, dried fruits, snacks, nuts and spices.
Open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon – Fri.; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat.

 

Frog Pond Farms
At Frog Pond Farms, you can find a huge array of produce, live farm animals, and greenhouse stock. Children will enjoy the unique corn box, children’s area and seeing the animals. Experience the casual browsing of a farm stand (no cash registers), but the selection of a large grocery, which varies from spring flowers to fall pumpkins.
Open Easter to Halloween, daily, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Bainbridge Open Air Market
From May until October, the Bainbridge Open Air Market is located in the Village Green every Saturday morning. A sea of tents and bright colors punctuate the park, as vendors offer fresh produce for sale, along with bakery items, collectibles and crafts.
Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Saturdays, 8 a.m. – noon.

 

Baker’s Maple Products
Baker’s Maple is a family-owned business producing award-winning maple products and providing pancake mixes, honey, and […]

Syrup Time is a Sweet Treat

In Bainbridge, the cold nights and warm days of late winter can only mean that sap buckets will appear on the maple trees, most with the label “Bakers” on them, to collect sap for maple syrup. It takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup, so in the spring, hundreds of maple trees in the area are connected by plastic tubes and decorated with metal buckets to collect sap. Just the sight of the buckets brings the memory of the warm sap fires under the syrup pans and the smell of the strong, sweet maple sap cooking down. For weeks, a plume of smoke drifts up above the Baker’s sugar house building on Freoit street as the sap is boiled – the precious, watery liquid that drips and dribbles out of maple trees and, with considerable effort, is transformed into magical maple syrup!

 

Only certain U.S. states and Canada can produce maple syrup and only in a very short window of time in the spring, and Bainbridge is lucky to be one of those places. New York is second in the United States for maple syrup production.

 

The maple sap will drip into the buckets when temperatures are above freezing during the day and below freezing at night. Once such conditions arrive, the Baker’s crew gathers their supply of buckets, spiles, drills, and tubing to tap the local trees, setting large tubs among clusters of maple trees and hanging buckets on individual maples scattered around the village.

 

Collecting the sap is a daily routine that features the Baker’s mini-tanker truck making its way to each tree. The sap is delivered to the sap house, boiled down, and transformed into deliciously sweet maple syrup, or […]

Fresh Food Options in Bainbridge!

Late summer and fall is a wonderful time to enjoy the fresh food choices offered in Bainbridge. From open-air produce markets to permanent storefronts, there are some  great speciality food shopping opportunities in Bainbridge.

 

Year-Round Maple Products
Baker’s Maple is a family-owned business producing award-winning maple products and providing pancake mixes, honey, and local art. Since 1982, the business has been making pure maple that is available all year and by mail order. During maple sugaring time in March, families are invited to learn more about the process of tapping trees, boiling sap for syrup and the making of other maple products by visiting the store. When spring is near, the smell of maple sap boiling for syrup wafts from the sap house.

 

Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon. – Fri.; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat.; 1 – 4 p.m. Sun.

 

Bulk Food, Distinctive Selection
Spend some time perusing the wide variety of bulk food items at Pine Ridge Grocery, where people come for baking supplies, deli meat and hand-made woodcrafts, similar to an Amish market. Most of the food items are packed in bulk (need a 50 pound bag of flour?) and the store has a large assortment of candies, dried fruits, snacks, nuts and spices. A large variety of dried beans and rice are in stock, as well as food for special diets. To top it off, the staff is very friendly and eager to answer questions or help with selections.

 

Open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon – Fri.; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat.

 

Locally-Grown Produce
From May until October, the Bainbridge Open Air Market takes place in the  Village Green every Saturday morning. A sea of tents and bright colors punctuate the park, as vendors offer fresh produce […]