New matching program for food stamp purchases

DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS!

We are thrilled to announce a new matching program for SNAP (food stamp) purchases, organized by Field & Fork and funded by the Berkshire Taconic Foundation. Get more fruits and vegetables when you spend your food dollars at our market with Double Up Food Bucks!

For every $2 of SNAP EBT card dollars a customer spends at our market, customers get $2 of free Double Up Food Bucks to spend on any New York State-grown fruits and vegetables, up to $20 per market visit per day. Visit www.doubleupnys.com or stop by our market information table at your next visit for more information.

Strawberry Day — raffles and more!

Celebrate this popular fruit with us on Saturday!

At the Manager’s table, enter a free raffle to win a basket of strawberry-related goodies worth up to $50!
The basket will include fresh strawberries from Common Hands, a small pie from Ellen, a goody from les collines,  some excellent Simple Soap product, and a very nice strawberry-themed card and cute small berry counting book signed by Joy Newton.
How to get in on this raffle? Just fill out the raffle slip and drop it in the bucket.

BONUS: if you can list the super secret promo code, “I LOVE FARMERS MARKETS“, you will be entitled to a *second* raffle entry ticket to double your chances.

The vendors are getting in on the action, too. Brigid of les collines will have her Strawberry Preserve with Lapsang Souchong, telling us “I created the flavor four years ago, and we mostly use strawberries from Samascott Orchards in Kinderhook, along with Fishkill Farms in Dutchess County.”

Farmer Dan with Common Hands will be selling strawberries;  Ellen’s Country Kitchen is making Chocolate Strawberry shortcake; Heidi of Simmons Sugarworks is selling her strawberry scones, and Hawk Dance Farm is selling a Strawberry Jam.

 

Meet the new vendors…

It’s an exciting milestone in a farmers market season when all of the applications are received, reviewed, space planning completed, vendors notified, and lineup announced!

For 2018, we are glad to announce several new names and products for you to enjoy:Hudson Valley Seafood –  “The best source for sustainable seafood in the Hudson Valley” www.hudsonvalleyseafood.com/

Sparrowbush Farm – freshly milled flours, whole grain breads, seasonal pasta, granola, turmeric & ginger

more “Meet the new vendors…”

So many ways to be part of our market!

Did you know that our market is not-for-profit, and run by volunteers? That means that we are always on the lookout for resources, whether it is talent, funding, or volunteer assistance.

This Join our market team brochure outlines the many ways to be part of the market — come on board!

Excellent news coverage for Ellen’s Country Kitchen

We congratulate Ellen Nicholas,  owner of Ellen’s Country Kitchen,  for the detailed coverage in the Hudson River View!

Click HERE to read the PDF version. The piece begins on the front page;  scroll down to read the rest on pages 10 and 11.

Vendor Application period is OPEN!

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for vendors for the 2018 season. You will find the application along with the very important Vendor Guidelines HERE.

The deadline is March 1st…  don’t wait!

Vendors find a home in new Copake General Store

The former Copake Front Porch has changed hands and re-opened as the Copake General Store.  Much of the “character” remains but there are many new, bright touches.

Of course, my first trip there included a quick check to see if any of the CHFM vendors were represented on the shelves. They were! More may be added over time,  as the new owner settles into what her style is and what her customers want.

In the meantime,  enjoy these product shots,  most of which are our wonderful vendors.