CHFM Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates are available from the Market Manager at the market. You may choose from three attractive designs, and designate any amount. We accept major credit cards so that makes it it easy!

Thanksgiving PHOTO CONTEST

We’d love to see how you use your market purchases to make your Thanksgiving meal special!
Send us a photo that shows one or more items that you bought at the market, and tell us a little about it — why you love it,  how you plan to include it.
Email the photo with your story to by midnight on Saturday Nov. 17th. Voting for the best photo and story will begin the next day, and 3 winners will be announced in the Nov. 23rd newsletter.
1st prize is a $25 market Gift Certificate! 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive an awesome CHFM canvas tote bag.

Vendor lineup for Nov. 10 Winter Market

This week’s lineup for our “Winter Market” on Saturday includes:

VEG & FRUIT: Markristo Farm, Common Hands Farm, Hawk Dance Farm, Little Apple Cidery

MEAT & CHEESE: Highland Farm, Jacuterie, Graylight Farm, Cheval Farmstead Dairy, Farmer’s Door

BAKED: Sparrowbush Farm, Ellen’s Country Kitchen, Great Cake Baking Co., Philmont Community Bakery

SPECIALTY FOOD: Bash Bish Honey, Billy’s Italian Market, Olde York Distillery, Kastania Olive Oil.

ARTISANS AND BODY PRODUCTS: Simple Soap, Foxy & Winston, Wild Roots,  The Peach Tree, Double O Designs

Vendor Lineup for Nov. 3 Winter Market

This week’s lineup for our 1st “Winter Market” on Saturday includes:

VEG & FRUIT: Markristo Farm, Common Hands Farm, Hawk Dance Farm, Little Apple Cidery

MEAT & CHEESE: Highland Farm, Jacuterie, Graylight Farm, Cheval Farmstead Dairy, Farmer’s Door

BAKED: Sparrowbush Farm, Ellen’s Country Kitchen

SPECIALTY: Hudson-Chatham Winery, Bash Bish Honey, Billy’s Italian Market, State II Distillery, Simple Soap, Foxy & Winston.

We also welcome 2 NEW vendors:

Wild Roots:  owner Mary produces goat’s milk soap and felted wool products


Upstately: Owner Kim says “I design all of the hats and logos myself and sourced all the material. Some additional pictures of hat styles are below. The plaid one is vintage Woolrich fabric. The camouflage is custom weather resistant material. The patches are all hand drawn by me and made by the company that does the Boy Scout and Girl Scout patches.


Gearing up for the 1st Winter Market — Nov. 3rd

The Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market launches its first “Winter Market” on November 3rd. This special edition market will run every Saturday through December 22nd. It will be held in the same location as the regular season,  the Harvest Barn in the Roe Jan Park, but the hours are shifted to 10AM to 2PM.
The vendors and volunteers look forward to this extended opportunity to bring you fresh, local foods. SNAP (food stamps) will continue to be accepted by all vendors for eligible goods.
Shoppers can expect many of the same vendors they’ve been enjoying. Some vendors are doubling up, carrying products for those who can’t be part of the Winter Market; for example, Bash Bish Honey will carry their own honey but also maple syrup from Simmons Sugarworks.  Common Hands Farm is another who will carry a selection of other vendor’s items. New vendors will also be joining the Winter Market.
Some might be surprised to learn that farmers can continue to produce and harvest into November and even December. As long as severe weather doesn’t set it, crops such as beets, kale, leeks and cauliflower can flourish, along with vegetables that store well in cool weather like garlic, potatoes, and other root vegetables. You can consult the full list of typically available produce for New York State, HERE 
Since the Winter Market encompasses two traditional holidays, several artisan crafters and specialty food producers will also take part. This will give shoppers opportunities for gift shopping, holiday meal planning, and special occasions.
As the lineup will vary slightly week to week, updated vendor listings will be published on the market’s Facebook page,, website, and weekly newsletter. To subscribe to the newsletter, use the links on the website and Facebook page, or write to us at copakehillsdalefarmersmarket@gmail.

Market cancelled due to weather today

A Nor’easter coming through the area required a cancellation of our market today. Look for us next week on the first day of our Winter Market,  same location, 10-2.

Millerhurst Farm benefit at the Stissing House on Nov. 11th

Details on the Millerhurst Farm benefit at the Stissing House on November 11th:

You can buy tickets THIS SATURDAY 10/27 from Andrea at From the Ground Brewery. She requests exact change, please. She also tells us that tickets are available

Sundays at the Rhinebeck Farmers Market 10-2

Thursday-Sunday at the Stissing House in Ancram

Any day, but Tuesday at The Farmer’s Wife, Ancramdale

You may contribute to the GoFundMe if you would like, too:

Guest Post: 7 Ways You Can Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

I believe we aren’t doing enough to protect our planet. I created to educate the public and help people get smart about climate change. I’m very passionate about encouraging people to take action. I think that an informed, engaged public is the only way to save the planet.

– Neil Stawski <>

Practically everything you do creates carbon emissions. These greenhouse gases come from human activities and end up having an impact on the environment.

With over 7.6 billion people alive on this planet, that impact adds up. The call to action for humans to become more environmentally friendly is stronger than ever. Every individual has opportunities to reduce their carbon footprint by making changes in what they do in the community and at home.

1. Community Garden
Living in an urban area doesn’t mean that you can’t have your own garden. Community gardens are a special treat for green thumbers who want to grow their own vegetables and fruit. Community gardens are a piece of land shared by multiple people, so in the absence of a yard, you and your neighbors can do your part to reduce air pollution and add oxygen to the city air. If that’s not possible, buy fresh food directly from farmers. more “Guest Post: 7 Ways You Can Reduce Your Carbon Footprint”