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.
– Neil Stawski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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”
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.
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.
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