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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
I believe we aren’t doing enough to protect our planet. I created ClimateWise.co 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.
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”…