The Rhinebeck farmer’s market was bustling when we got there, full of tourists and locals. Unlike the one in Saugerties, it is set up in a U-shape, so that you can pass through rather quickly. In Saugerties, it is set up around a middle section that has tables and a place for people to come and perform, a petting zoo, cooking station, etc. This gives it a completely different vibe (not locals chit-chatting). There are samples galore, from beer, cheese, apples, salsa, you name it. We were especially fond of the delicious cheese samples.
To eat, we went to Aba’s Falafel (the only option for a substantial meal). I thought $7 was a bit expensive for a falafel (I’m used to the street vendors of NYC). It’s the first time I’ve had a falafel sandwich with so much in it. It had cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, etc. I really enjoyed mine. Also, there are pickles, hot sauce, and mango curry that you can add for free! Yum!