Vendor Lineup for Nov. 3 Winter Market

This week’s lineup for our 1st “Winter Market” on Saturday includes:

VEG & FRUIT: Markristo Farm, Common Hands Farm, Hawk Dance Farm, Little Apple Cidery

MEAT & CHEESE: Highland Farm, Jacuterie, Graylight Farm, Cheval Farmstead Dairy, Farmer’s Door

BAKED: Sparrowbush Farm, Ellen’s Country Kitchen

SPECIALTY: Hudson-Chatham Winery, Bash Bish Honey, Billy’s Italian Market, State II Distillery, Simple Soap, Foxy & Winston.

We also welcome 2 NEW vendors:

Wild Roots:  owner Mary produces goat’s milk soap and felted wool products


Upstately: Owner Kim says “I design all of the hats and logos myself and sourced all the material. Some additional pictures of hat styles are below. The plaid one is vintage Woolrich fabric. The camouflage is custom weather resistant material. The patches are all hand drawn by me and made by the company that does the Boy Scout and Girl Scout patches.


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,, 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.

Market cancelled due to weather today

A Nor’easter coming through the area required a cancellation of our market today. Look for us next week on the first day of our Winter Market,  same location, 10-2.

Millerhurst Farm benefit at the Stissing House on Nov. 11th

Details on the Millerhurst Farm benefit at the Stissing House on November 11th:

You can buy tickets THIS SATURDAY 10/27 from Andrea at From the Ground Brewery. She requests exact change, please. She also tells us that tickets are available

Sundays at the Rhinebeck Farmers Market 10-2

Thursday-Sunday at the Stissing House in Ancram

Any day, but Tuesday at The Farmer’s Wife, Ancramdale

You may contribute to the GoFundMe if you would like, too:

Guest Post: 7 Ways You Can Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

I believe we aren’t doing enough to protect our planet. I created 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 <>

Practically everything you do creates carbon emissions. These greenhouse gases come from human activities and end up having an impact on the environment.

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”

Welcome Casana T House Food Truck!

Casana T House Brings Tea and Tasty Treats to Farmer’s Market


Beginning this Saturday, July 28th thru October 27th, visitors to the Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market can now enjoy sweet French crepes with Nutella, jam, bananas and strawberries, and both the chicken-lemongrass and the kale dumpling offerings from the Casana T House in Hillsdale; while also sipping on fresh brewed Mao-Feng organic iced tea or Roselle-Hibiscus iced tea among other cold drinks.


The T House, which opened in the Hillsdale Village Square last Summer, is owned and operated by Carrie Chen, who also sells her infamous cashmere scarves there, along with other fine items designed by both her personally, as well as other amazing artisans – including one-of-a-kind teaware handcrafted by local resident and internationally award-winning artist Paul Chaleff.


Casana T House is open Friday through Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but you can now sample their food & teas by visiting their Food Truck at the Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market.


In addition to freshly brewed Asian teas, espresso and artisan crafted coffees, Casana T House offers wine, beer and sake in their Asian inspired Village Square location.


Their breakfast and lunch consists of everything from sunny-side up eggs, to salmon, salads, sandwiches, sushi, dumplings, bento boxes, Japanese noodles, flat bread pizza, and an array of scones, muffins, Asian pastries, mochi ice cream and delightful little finger sandwiches on a three-tier tray for afternoon tea. The tea room is also open for parties such as baby or bridal showers or other events by reservation.


For more information, check out the Casana T House food truck at the Copake Hillsdale Farmer’s Market on Saturdays,  stop by their Cafe location at 2633 SR 23 in the Hillsdale Village Square, call 518-325-6105 for To-Go Orders, email or visit or CasanaTHouse on Facebook.


Source:  D Curto / Carrie Chen

New matching program for food stamp purchases


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 or stop by our market information table at your next visit for more information.