Scarecrow Farm

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Hudson Farmers' Market Opens for the Fifteenth Season

The Hudson Farmers' Market opened today for the 15th Year at the Corner of Columbia Street and Sixth Street in Hudson, NY.  We added six new vendors:  Hill-over Health and Fresh (milk), Hawthorne Valley (yogurt, raw sauerkraut and pickles),Oliva Provisions (kale pesto), Hometown Foods (quick frozen and vacuum packed meals with local products), Harmony Hill Gluten Free (dedicated kitchen for gluten free meals), and Sparrowbush Farm (beginning in June with vegetables, meats, and eggs), bringing us to over 30 vendors.  We are delighted at the return oof David Ludtke (Churchtown Gardens) and his delicious baked goods and look forward to the return of Micosta, with their local juices, salads, and ice cream.

Abby Lappen, well-known blueswoman and recording artist, kicked off a beautiful, sunny day with market long musical variety. 

It was great to see all of our old customers return and to greet new ones. We were very pleased to have visits from farmers from other markets, like Hawk Dance Farm of Hillsdale and Saugerties Market volunteers Judith Spector and Barry Benepe, well-known co-founder of the NYC Greenmarket!

Next week, the official "grand opening" will be broadcast by peoples' radio WCXG, live from the market site.  Mayor William Hallenbeck and Aide Gene Shetsky will cut the opening ribbon, assisted by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and market co-founder Dr. Norman Posner.


WIC Update; Welcome back, Dave and Helen

At least five of vendors have gone through the initial training to accept a new food benefit, WIC Vegetable and Fruit coupons.    Lots of paperwork for the farmers but certainly a worthy job if it offers people more options.

Veteran vendor Crosswinds Farm returned to the market this past Saturday....good to see Dave and Helen.  Among their offerings were lots of peppers and potatoes -- delicious!  Things are really starting to come on now!  The tables at Farm at Millers' Crossing and Red Oak Farm looked so voluptuous! 



Fourth of July

Fourth of July!  Abby Lappen, local singer/songwriter and recording artist, sang for us throughout the market and brought a friend, Peter, on drums.  Fresh locally made goat cheese for the first time -- added to the selection of hard cheeses already available through Pampered Cow!.  We also saw this week the first small offerings of tomatoes, cucumbers, and summer squash.  David, from Churchtown Gardens, brought Chocolate Zucchini Bread along with his usual breads and foccacia.  We sold a lot of our new blue "Hudson Farmers' Market" bags, as people are really working to use renewables.  We were thankful for beautiful weather on the 4th, with NO rain.  There were lots of new customers as well as our regular favorites and we were all very busy.  Gorgeous day and a Happy Fourth!



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