Since the global pandemic hit, a lot of people have moved out of the big cities and have embraced living in the country and all that goes with it. And many of them headed straight to the Hudson Valley. People are growing their own foods in their own gardens, and they’re also trying their hands at raising animals. If you’re one of those people who are thinking about raising chickens, goats, sheep, etc, here’s a great place to start.

Head to the Putnam Valley Grange Hall at 128 Mill Street in Putnam Valley for one of their  Live Poultry and Small Farm Animal Markets. Among the animals you may find at the market are chicks, hens, roosters, turkeys, ducks, geese, rabbits and other small animals. Admission for the market is free and they’ll have other vendors with non-animal items like crafts, too. If you have animals or poultry to sell, stop by. Vendors are welcome.

If you’re trying to set up a small farm, this market may be just what you need to get started. If you’re trying to make room at your small farm and you want to sell, it’s perfect for you, as well. If you just want to pet some bunnies, that’s okay. Stop by the Putnam Valley Grange, everyone is welcome.

The Live Poultry and Small Farm Animal Markets are held on the second Saturday of each month from 10AM - 1PM at the Putnam Valley Grange beginning this Saturday, April 9 and running through Saturday, Oct. 8. Admission is free. For more information about the Live Poultry and Small Animal Farm Market, visit the Putnam Valley Grange website.

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