In these weird times, there's no guarantee that you'll actually be able to see your mother for Mother's Day BUT you better be sure to get her something extra special this year!
Even if you have to leave it on her doorstep, the thought and effort will be enough to help heal the sharper edges of social distancing. Plus, she will cherish you for it!
We have a couple announcements this week before jumping into the meat of the newsletter:
1: We want to encourage our OLDER and IMMUNE-COMPROMISEDcustomers to shop with us during the morning hours. 9AM and 10AM is our SLOWEST time-- this is when we think it would be safest for you! Aside from getting a jump on your day, you'll be able to get the best selection while strolling through the emptiest lots.
2: AlmostALL OF YOU are doing your part to help us be a SAFE SPACE for our community (attention outliers: you really need to wear masks when you come shopping; if too much of this happens WE have to answer to the CITY and possiblyfaceshutdown)
3: The newsletter will mostly be devoted to reminding you of the PRECAUTIONS and PROTOCOLS we MUST follow in order to continue operating. We will be sneaking in some extra special info from time to time about what you can find weekly from various vendors and recipes we love!
4: The SNAP/EBT machine will be at market starting this weekend! Right now our access to health-full food is most important so if you are having trouble (because so many of us are!) consider the SNAP program. It's really helped so many market families over the years. We truly love participating in this program.
MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH IDEA:
Grab a loaf of your favorite bread (pictured here is Happy Belly's gluten free vegan Scandinavian nut and seed bread). Toast up a thick slice. Top it with some spreadable cheese (pictured here is Ardith Mae's scapegoat chèvre). Add some of your favorite pesto (pictured here is pesto made from Red Oak Farm's spring nettles). Add some veggies like red onion, roasted peppers, olives, eggplant etc. And finally, top with your favorite greens to give it a little bit of a bite (pictured here is Bonhomie Farm's spicy micro mix).
WELCOME NEW VENDORS:
Hudson Roastery is one of our newest vendors this season! They specialize in small batch coffee roasting-- which they are selling by the bag and by the cup at market each Saturday. Each of their blends honors a local landmark or icon, like Rip Van Winkle or the Hudson Opera House. They have Catskill Campfire which is a medium roasted Ethiopian Yirgacheffe (the origin of the coffee bean!) which has the brightness and citrusnotes you would expect from the area PLUS some hintsofchocolate (hence campfire pairing).
LOCATIONS and TIME:
Market is now operating in TWO SPOTS-- the municipal lot at 6th and Columbia Street AND the metered lot behind St Johns Church (just a bit down the block). Hours are 9AM to 1PM! Reminder: you can line up before 9AM, but we can't start selling until then.
Vendors at the 6th and Columbia St location: Blue Star Farm, Martin Farm, Northern Star Farm, Samascott's Orchard, and Ardith Mae
Vendors at the St Johns lot: Happy Belly, Bonhomie Farm, Red Oak Farm, Rock N Raw, Trixie's Oven, Spacey Tracy's Pickles, Sparrowbush Farm, Cedar Flower Farm, Scarecrow Farm, Hudson Roasters, Churchtown Gardens, Berkshire Mountain Bakery, Raven and Boar, Farm at Miller's Crossing, Pura Vida, and Billy's Italian Market!
PLUS Chaseholm Farm and Letterbox Farm will be operating under the same tent AND Highland Farm and The Cidermakers will be alternating weeks (this week is Highland)
PRECAUTIONS and PROTOCOLS:
We are requiring each vendor to weargloves and a mask–– plus they will have bottles of handsanitizer available for use at their stands. We will have a handwashing station at the market (with instructions).
We are spreading vendors between two spots in response to social distancing requirements.
We are encouraging you to continue coming to the market, but make your shopping as efficient as possible. Remember: GRAB and GO! We love you and we understand that the market is social time, but if we don't enforce this WE WILL BE SHUT DOWN. Please help us out by heading home as soon as you're done!
Please remember to wear your mask and use your sanitizer when shopping.
Please ask vendors for help with their product and be patient with the lines.
Above all, if you're feeling sick please stay home-- have someone else do your shopping!
Be safe and attentive THISSaturday! And please, remember to bring your reusablebags ❤❤