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By Douglas Sciorra

The Windmill Farm Market: Penn Yan’s Vibrant Hub of History and Community

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Open every Saturday, fresh farm food and over 175 vendors

From staff reports,

The Windmill Farm and Craft Market, nestled in the heart of Penn Yan, New York, has a rich history dating back to its founding in 1987. What began as a small, local market has grown into a beloved Finger Lakes attraction and a testament to the community’s spirit.

In the late 1980s, a group of local Mennonite farmers envisioned a place where they could share their produce, crafts, and goods with the broader community. This vision gave birth to the Windmill, which started as a modest gathering of a few vendors. As word spread about the market’s unique offerings and friendly atmosphere, it quickly gained popularity.

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Over the years, the Windmill has evolved into a vibrant marketplace featuring over 175 vendors. Visitors can explore a diverse range of products, including fresh local produce, handcrafted items, jewelry, clothing, furniture, and delicious food offerings.

What sets the Windmill apart is its sense of community. It’s not just a place to shop; it’s a gathering spot where people come together to celebrate the Finger Lakes region’s culture and heritage. Live music performances, special events, and the opportunity to meet local artisans and farmers make it a unique and engaging experience.

Today, the Windmill Farm and Craft Market stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of Penn Yan and the Finger Lakes community. Its rich history and commitment to showcasing the best of the region make it a must-visit destination for both locals and tourists alike.

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