Farmers ShoppingThe museum store is located in the Herders Cottage.  It features merchandise based on the history and culture of New York State and rural America. Handcrafted items produced by our highly skilled staff and local artisans are featured. A section containing toys, games, books and crafts will please children of all ages! 

Todd's General Store, located in the Historic Village, offers original and reproduction 19th-century products such as ceramics, glassware, band boxes, tinware, brooms, candles, soaps, candies, toys and games. For additional shopping opportunities visit our online store

Cross the street to the Fenimore Art Museum and visit The Fenimore Museum Shop. Located on the main level, the shop carries quality merchandise produced by regional artists, books and gifts related to art, New York State history, Native American art, jewelry, and folk art.

Store Hours

April 2–May 6: Tuesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (Closed Monday)
May 7–October 14: Open daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
October 15–October 31: Tuesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. (Closed Monday)
November–December: Open for Christmas shopping.


Farmers' Museum DiningStop by the Crossroads Café, located next to Bump Tavern in the Historic Village, for fresh homemade soups and chili, cold and hot drinks, fresh baked goods and ice cream.

You can also walk directly across the street to the Fenimore Art Museum to the Fenimore Café.  Dine al fresco on the garden terrace overlooking beautiful Otsego Lake, or select an intimate table inside. The changing menu includes homemade soups and sandwiches, espresso drinks, coffee, tea, an assortment of wines and locally brewed beers. The terrace features incredible plantings and a panoramic view of the lawn sweeping down to Otsego Lake. It is an experience not to be missed while visiting the Museum.

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