We'll have everything you need for your Labor Day and your weekly meal planning! Meat, veggies, fruit, bakedgoods, spirits, cheese, flowers, pickles, and more from our incredibly consistentandcaringfarmersandmakers. This week we'll be sharing some articles about good work being done across the country.
WEEKLY SAFETY STATEMENT
We need to remind you how necessary it is to wear masks while shopping with us. Many of our vendors have a "no mask = no service" signs at their booth. This is for their safety, as well as yours. Numbers are rising across the country. People are starting to return to work, continue summer travel, and kids are returning to school. We come in contact with many customers each week. If one of us gets sick that means it's an entire business, and possibly the farmers market, that goes into quarantine for a minimum of 2 weeks. So WEAR YOUR MASKS when you shop!
WHAT'S AT MARKET THIS WEEKEND:
This week we're posting photos of things that you'll be able to find at market this weekend along with articles about farmers, farmers markets, food, entrepreneurs, and the environment.
Have you heard about ghost kitchens? This trend-- one where multiple kitchens operate cooperatively in production facilities that are unattached to brick and mortar restaurants-- has been popping up EVERYWHERE. It has been in response to the increase in food delivery services and take-out that are born out of pandemic pivot. Here is a great NYT article about it!
In response to the underrepresentation of black business owners in the local economy, a group in Durham NC started the Black Market a few years back. Through that program they began to see that black farmers in particular needed help. This realization is what started the Durham Black Farmers Market which is intended to redesign the food system and give opportunity for farmers and families to co-create a space. There is a wonderful article about this program and the systemic issues that intentionally isolate black farmers from traditional spheres of sales.
This is a fun article about a giant safe that was found by a NYS farmer. Silly, we know! Levity is good right now. There is a great effort to open the safe because of the note attached to the outside which says: "If you can open this, you can have what's inside". They haven't announced what is actually in the safe, but a million puns can be made about this weird story! We dig it!
Cornell University is now helping NYS wineries navigate new research, new farming techniques, new technologies, and new trends during this wildly shifting time. There are now lessenedsales with younger buyers, coupled with the temperamental grape's need for very specific growing environments. 480 winemakers, growers, distributors, and educators were at a conference to address the issues about the change in climate.
Grab a bottle of Pomme Sunday for your Sunday and share with us the pictures of your market haul by tagging #hudsonfarmersmarketny on Facebook or Instagram!
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, Red Oak Farm, Rock N Raw, Berkshire Mountain Distillery, Trixie's Oven, Spacey Tracy's Pickles, Sparrowbush Farm, Cedar Flower Farm, Scarecrow Farm, Hudson Roasters, Churchtown Gardens, Township Valley, Berkshire Mountain Bakery, Raven and Boar, Farm at Miller's Crossing, Hillrock Distillery, 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 The Cidermakers)
DOWN TO BUSINESS:
1: Many of our vendors are offering pre-order pickups through their websites and social media pages. THIS is your best way to secure what you want at market AND grab-n-go.
2: SOCIAL DISTANCING rules are IN EFFECT! Keep 6ft between you (or your group) and others ESPECIALLY while waiting in line. Know that our vendors are doing the BEST that they can to keep the lines organized and moving quickly, while also tending to each and every customer. Please remain patient!
3: We 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!
4: MASKS are an ABSOLUTE NECESSITY to shop at the HFM. It looks bad for us if you're not following the rules! Aside from not being a good neighbor, it has the potential to shut us down. So keep them on while shopping and interacting with other customers and our vendors.
5: 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!
6: SNAP/EBT machine is at the Scarecrow Farm tent in the St John's Church lot.
Be safe and attentive THISSaturday! And please, remember to bring your reusablebags ❤❤