2019 Pre-Festival Tasting & Farmers Market @ Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

SPECIAL EVENT: The Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market is glad to partner with Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, in bringing you the Pre-Festival Tasting & Farmers Market on Thursday August 1st from 2-7PM. Tickets are $20 at the gate.

Vendors scheduled to appear:

ALCOHOL:

From the Ground Brewery
Hillrock Distillery
Hudson-Chatham Winery
Hudson Valley Distillery
Little Apple Cidery (hard cider)
Old Klaverack Brewery
Olde York Farm Distillery & Cooperage
Yankee Distillers

OTHER:

A Little Rico (fresh juices)
Atina Foods (Ayurvedic condiments)
Cookies by Mabel
Ellen’s Country Kitchen (baked and prepared foods)
Great Cape Baking Co (cider donuts made on site)
Graylight Farm (grilled sandwiches and pork)
Hawk Dance Farm (produce)
Jacuterie (charcuterie and cheese)
les collines (jams and jellies)
Mei’s Handmade Dumplings
Roseadela (syrups)
Strudel House
Taconic Trading (salts and spiced pumpkin seeds)

LIVE MUSIC to be performed by Marilyn Miller & Betsi Krisniski

Name our Animals!

Thanks to local artist Jane Weaver, we now have a charming new family of barnyard animals at the entrance to our barn. But the cow, pig, mama sheep and her 2 lambs need names! (the dog is photo bombing….  he doesn’t need a new name).

Submit your suggestions for names at the Manager’s table, or in writing to copakehillsdalefarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Winners will get bragging rights, and also a special surprise!

 

Thanksgiving PHOTO CONTEST

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 copakehillsdalefarmersmarket@gmail.com 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.

Gearing up for the 1st Winter Market — Nov. 3rd

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.
As the lineup will vary slightly week to week, updated vendor listings will be published on the market’s Facebook page,  www.fb.com/copakehillsdalefarmersmarket, website, and weekly newsletter. To subscribe to the newsletter, use the links on the website and Facebook page, or write to us at copakehillsdalefarmersmarket@gmail.

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.