Are you interested in sponsoring a musician?
We are getting ready for another exciting season, complete with a wonderful cast of weekly musicians. We had a fantastic line-up last year, and almost all of them will return. We will also be adding a few new musicians to expand our roster, entertain our shoppers and add to the ambience of the market.
We are very grateful for all the support the business community and individuals gave last year, and we look forward to having even more community involvement this season.
To learn more about music sponsorship and all of the perks, please review this 2017 Sponsor letter .
Did you know that our market accepts SNAP (food stamps)? Even better, were you aware that you get an extra 40% of buying power with your SNAP purchase via New York’s FreshConnect checks?
For every $5 in SNAP tokens you buy, you are also given a $2 check spendable at the market on SNAP-eligible items.
Three faithful customers took home Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market heavy-duty canvas totes filled with delicious products from our many wonderful vendors (vendors). The loyalty punch card program kicked off on Customer Appreciation Day, July 23, and ran until the last Saturday of this year’s market, October 29. Shoppers presented their loyalty punch cards at the information table each Saturday, and the folks with the highest attendance won the product-filled bags. more “Loyal customers rewarded with best goodie bags ever!”
We’ve been in operation for ten years. Over time, the market has grown in many ways — adding more vendors, activities and education, increasing our promotions and on-line presence, and recently, creating this beautiful website.
Running the market consists of dozens of tasks, large and small. Some are done in the pre-season (January-May) while others happen throughout the season. We are seeking volunteers to handle some of these tasks, and we need a “volunteer coordinator” or team leader to be the liaison between those volunteers and the Steering Committee. more “We need you! Volunteers wanted to lead teams”
American Farmland Trust’s summer-long Farmers Market Celebration – an annual effort to rally support for local farms and family farmers by calling on shoppers to identify the best of America’s farmers markets – rankings have our Market 13th best in New York State. more “Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market Ranked Tops in New York State”
Our market is glad to announce a new member of our Steering Committee: Chris Schichtl!
Chris is co-owner of Simple Soap with his wife Aimee. They have been vendors for years, going back to the Hillsdale Farmers Market in the Hamlet Park. more “Steering Committee Welcomes Chris Schichtl”
You know you live in farm country when you see an event titled “Livestock Q&A”, right?
On September 10th, Cornell Cooperative
Livestock Educator Jason Detzel will spend 2 hours (10AM to noon) answering all of your livestock questions. Of course, he cannot guarantee that he will have an answer right away but he can point you in the right direction and keep you up to date on the latest data and research coming out of the extension system.
more “Livestock Q&A September 10th”
Yes, we are 16 weeks into our 2016 season, but it’s never too late to add new vendors who provide what customers ask for! So we are thrilled to announce several new arrivals:
Lime Kiln Farm, located in West Coxsackie NY, is a premium maker of goat cheese. Our market has been on the hunt for goat cheese for several years, so you can imagine how happy we (and the customers) are to have Lime Kiln join us today! more “NEW vendors! Cheese, flowers, and herbs”
SIGN UP NOW for an exciting event on September 17th (10-11AM): WEED WALK
Take a “Walk on the Wild Side” with herbalist Margo Mullein
Get to know some of the wonderfully wild medicinal herbs growing in our area during a plant walk / meet and greet. more “Walk on the Wild Side with Margo Mullein”