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.