FreshConnect Checks: making your food more affordable

Did you know that our market accepts SNAP (food stamps)? Even better, were you aware that you get an extra 40% of buying power with your SNAP purchase via New York’s FreshConnect checks?
For every $5 in SNAP tokens you buy, you are also given a $2 check spendable at the market on SNAP-eligible items.

https://freshconnect.ny.gov/content/how-use-new-york-freshconnect-checks

Loyal customers rewarded with best goodie bags ever!

chfm-bagsThree 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 need you! Volunteers wanted to lead teams

rack card frontWe’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”

Livestock Q&A September 10th

cow-759018_640You know you live in farm country when you see an event titled “Livestock Q&A”, right?

On September 10th, Cornell Cooperative Livestock Educator Jason Detzel will spend 2 hours (10AM to noon) answering all of your livestock questions.  Of course, he cannot guarantee that he will have an answer right away but he can point you in the right direction and keep you up to date on the latest data and research coming out of the extension system.

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NEW vendors! Cheese, flowers, and herbs

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:

ABcheeseLime 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”

Hello from the Doggie Side…

15 year old Lucy, winner of Best Big Dog
15 year old Lucy, winner of Best Big Dog (photo by Lucy’s Mom, Alicia)

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?

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What a vendor list! Falcon Ridge Tasting Event & Farmers Market

falcon ridge poster 2015Pre-Fest Thursday TASTINGS DAY and Farm Market – Thursday August 4, 2016 2-7PM in Family Tent Stage

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”