Visit the Hudson Farmers Market this Saturday from 9am to 1pm at 6th & Columbia
Market Updates for Saturday November 14th We're sorry to share the news that David Ludtke, aka The Churchtown Pie Guy, died on November 2, 2020, after a fierce battle with metastatic cancer. His passing was peaceful. If you would like to jot down a memory or say farewell to David, we'll have a table in his usual market spot tomorrow with a notebook.
David participated in the Hudson Farmers Market since 2006, preparing soups, entrees, cakes and a variety of both sweet and savory pies and tarts. After a long career as a chef in Manhattan, David returned to the special interest of his teenage years: baking. His award winning bread and desserts were celebrated in his Wisconsin community. His many devoted HFM customers attest to the pleasure he brought to Columbia County.
David was a talented gardener as well as baker, and the produce from his amazing garden provided ingredients for his cooking as well as abundant gifts for friends. During the course of his life, David designed and made unique jewelry. He also developed a business designing and making clothing for dogs. His creativity was inspired by his beloved dog, Isis, a regular presence at the market. In her day, she was the best dressed dog in NYC. In Columbia County she preferred a basic, minimalist style. Isis, like many of us, was privileged to enjoy the joys of David’s culinary offerings. He loved to bake and cook.
David will be missed.
Winter Market Update We're excited to announce that the Hudson Winter Farmers Market has a new home. The Elks Lodge on Harry Howard Avenue, right next to the high school, will be hosting us this winter. Our winter market will have about 20 vendors, with some inside and a few outside, along with a rotating selection of guest vendors. Please stop by the info tent this weekend to pick up a flier with all the details about the winter market. Here's our schedule for the rest of the year and into the spring of 2021:
November 14th & 21st: 9am to 1pm, last outdoor markets of the year at 6th & Columbia and the St Johns Lot
November 28th: NO MARKET, break for Thanksigiving
December 5th, 12th & 19th: 10am to 1pm, Winter Market at the Elks Lodge
December 26th - January 30th: NO MARKET, winter break
February 6th through April: 10am to 1pm Winter Market at the Elks Lodge
Market Locations and Time There are only two outdoor markets left in the regular season, November 14th and November 21st. The Hudson Farmers Market has divided its vendors between two spots to provide ample space for social distancing. Please be sure to visit both locations!Market hours are 9AM to 1PM. Please swing by our info tent in the lower market to pick up a market map, use your EBT card and ask our market manager about seasonal items.
SAFETY PROTOCOLS AT MARKET
Masks are required at market for all customers and vendors. This is for our vendors safety as well as yours
Please remember to keep 6 feet apart while shopping and waiting in line. Our vendors are doing the best they can to keep lines organized and moving quickly.
We strongly discourage eating and drinking at the market. Please save your treats until you get home.
There are hand sanitizer stations in both market locations, next to the porta johns.
The slowest time at market is 9am to 10am. We encourage any high-risk customers to shop during that time.
Most importantly, if you are feeling sick, please stay home.
Hudson Farmers' Market Vendor Updates This week's rotating distillery is Cooper's Daughters Spirits, from Olde York Farm, located right here in Hudson. They'll be bringing an array of their small batch spirits including their Black Walnut Bourbon and Pumpkin Spice Vodka. Twin Spruce Apiaries is back this week. Bringing honey, fresh comb, beeswax candles and tea. Northern Star Farm will not be at market tomorrow: lamb cuts, eggs (chicken and duck), sheep skins Highland Farm is off this week: elk, boar, buffalo, smoked meats, antler, ostrich eggs
Our Usual Weekly Vendors: Ardith Mae: variety of soft and hard goat cheese Atina Foods: creative Ayurvedic Indian condiments and pickles Berkshire Mountain Bakery: locally baked breads, croissants, pastries, pizzas Berkshire Mountain Distillery: variety of gins, whiskies, & vodkas Billy's Italian Market: tomato sauces, Italian cheeses, organic pasta Blue Star Farm: vegetables, herbs, tomato sauce Cedar Flower Farm: flowers: bouquets & individual stems Chaseholm Farm: milk, yogurt, cheeses from pastured cows Farm at Miller's Crossing: vegetables, herbs Happy Belly: gluten free and vegan baked goods, cold pressed juices, toasts Hudson Chatham Winery: wine and dessert wine Hudson Roastery: locally roasted coffee, brewed coffee by the cup Letterbox Farm: rabbit and chicken cuts Martin Farm: meat (pork, beef, chicken), eggs, vegetables, jams Pura Vida: fish, shellfish, squid Raven and Boar: pork, seasonal sausages, Chinese-style pork buns and wontons Red Oak Farm: vegetables, herbs, herbal remedies Rock N Raw: local cheeses & various pestos Samascott's Orchard: fruit, vegetables, cider, doughnuts Scarecrow Farm: garlic, honey, eggs, jam/jellies, wool Spacey Tracy's: pickled cucumbers, carrots & eggs Sparrowbush Farm: hearth baked breads, garlic Township Valley: mushrooms, CBD and medicinal tinctures Trixie's Oven: cookies, macaroons, love and sass
Using your SNAP benefits are market You can use your EBT card at market like you would any store. Go to the info tent and swipe your card, choosing any amount you like. We'll give you wooden tokens that can be used to purchase food with any of our vendors. For Every $5 of SNAP benefits that you use at market you will receive a $2 Fresh Connect coupon that can be used with any of our food vendors. The EBT machine is at located at the new info tent in the lower market (St Johns lot).