Join the Hudson Farmers Market this Saturday from 9am to 1pm at 6th & Columbia and the St Johns Church parking lot!
Market Updates for Saturday October 17th The days are certainly shorter as we work our way towards November. Tomorrow promises to be a chilly, cloudy fall day. So we're highlighting some of the things you can find at market tomorrow to bring that warm, cozy autumn feeling into your home.
There's no better way to keep the cold weather at bay than roasting meats, vegetables and fruit. Letterbox Farm has plump chickens that are perfect for the oven. Try this recipe from local Hudson food writer Colu Henry: Roast Chicken with Maple Butter and Rosemary. And while you've got the oven going, be sure to roast some Chestnuts from Samascott Orchards.
Tis the season for baking with apples. Grab a quart of Apples from Red Oak Farm and some honey from tomorrow's guest vendor Twin Spruce Apiaries to make this gorgeous Honey Apple Cake.
After all that cooking and baking and eating you'll want to curl up by the fire with a stiff drink. This week our 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.
And for those folks that are looking for a fall craft project, you can pick up some soft wool yarn from Scarecrow Farm. It's perfect for knitting up a warm winter hat.
Market Locations and Time 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 new info tent in the lower market to pick up a market map, use your EBT card and ask our market manager about seasonal items.
WINTER MARKET Lots of folks have been asking about the winter market. We don't have our plans finalized just yet. We're busy working to find a set up that is safe for all our vendors and customers. As soon as we know the location and details we'll share them here in the newsletter and at market. Our outdoor market will run in our current locations through Saturday November 21st. We'll be closed for Saturday 11/28 and then our winter market will kick off the first Saturday in December.
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.
Eating and drinking is not allowed at 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. Twin Spruce Apiaries is a guest vendor this week selling honey, candles & tea.
Local resident Fazia will be at market selling masks. Bonhomie Farm will not be at market this week. Highland Farm (off week): elk, boar, buffalo, smoked meats, antler, ostrich eggs The Cidermakers (on week): English style still hard apple cider Churchtown Gardens will be back at market soon.
Our Usual Weekly Vendors: Happy Belly: gluten free and vegan baked goods, cold pressed juices, toasts Red Oak Farm: vegetables, herbs, herbal remedies Rock N Raw: local cheeses & various pestos Berkshire Mountain Distillery: variety of gins, whiskies, & vodkas Trixie's Oven: cookies, macaroons, love and sass Spacey Tracy's: pickled cucumbers, carrots & eggs Sparrowbush Farm: hearth baked breads, garlic Cedar Flower Farm: flowers: bouquets & individual stems Scarecrow Farm: garlic, honey, eggs, jam/jellies, wool Hudson Roastery: locally roasted coffee, brewed coffee by the cup Township Valley: mushrooms, CBD and medicinal tinctures Berkshire Mountain Bakery: locally baked breads, croissants, pastries, pizzas Raven and Boar: pork, seasonal sausages, Chinese-style pork buns and wontons Farm at Miller's Crossing: vegetables, herbs Pura Vida: fish, shellfish, squid Billy's Italian Market: tomato sauces, Italian cheeses, organic pasta Chaseholm Farm: milk, yogurt, cheeses from pastured cows Letterbox Farm: rabbit and chicken cuts Atina Foods: creative Ayurvedic Indian condiments and pickles Blue Star Farm: vegetables, herbs, tomato sauce Martin Farm: meat (pork, beef, chicken), eggs, vegetables, jams Northern Star Farm: lamb cuts, eggs (chicken and duck), sheep skins Samascott's Orchard: fruit, vegetables, cider, doughnuts Ardith Mae: variety of soft and hard goat cheese
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).