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”
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”
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”
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”
Our frequent customer and friend, Lauren Letellier, shared her impressions and photos of Saturday’s 2nd Annual Doggie Day Show.
What better way to celebrate the Dog Days of Summer than at the Copake Hillsdale Farmer’s Market annual “Doggie Days” event?
We are so delighted to share the vendor list for this 2nd Annual event! The space map is at the bottom of the post, to help you find everyone.
Yankee Distillers – yankee bourbon whiskey, rye whiskey and eleven lakes vodka all made with local rye, corn and wheat more “What a vendor list! Falcon Ridge Tasting Event & Farmers Market”
We are really proud of our market!
We get such wonderful comments every week on the many components: our vendors, the layout, the weekly newsletter, the friendly people staffing the Manager’s table, the active Facebook page, the colorful signage, this website, all of the special activities, the yummy samples from the Guest Chefs, the fantastic live music, the fun Market Kids events, even the handy Port-a-Potty. more “We want YOU! Help us keep the market fabulous”