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Hudson Market 2020 — Week 16 OUTDOOR
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We'll have everything you need for your weekend plans and your weekly planning! Meat, veggies, fruit, baked goods, spirits, cheese, flowers, pickles, and more.

Please remember that our vendors are spread out in two lots to accommodate for the extra safe shopping space needed right now. There are still some of you who aren't aware that your OTHER favorite vendor is just slightly down the block. There is talk among us to potentially consolidate both spots into the one lot behind St John's Church-- if you're interested in sharing your opinion about this potential move, please consider contacting us through our website or through our socials.

Also, there has been a request from our vendors to make sure that customers know that cash is still accepted at market. Many of us accept credit cards and contactless payment through certain apps, but we also like cash and are not afraid to handle it (or sanitize after handling it!!!).

 
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 summer travel. 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:
Did you happen to see this guy around market last weekend!? This is Stephen from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene County dropping off hand sanitizer and masks to our vendors.
We can't thank CCE enough for being such a valuable resource to our community. They have always been a friend of our farmers market, but providing a new level of safety is just so appreciated 👌especially right now.
You can find the most fragrant lilies over at Cedar Flower Farm this week. These beauties are variety from Italy that they are testing out-- what does that means? You better get them while they're growing! Expect colors like salmon, white, yellow, and a double pink style which will be debuting on Saturday. It is truly like a tropical paradise at Cedar Flower's stand, both in splashes of color and romantic scents.
If you haven't noticed, Happy Belly has been working on a wide variety of cold pressed juices and tonics. Last week they made this delicious and totally unique beet rosemary lemonade with fresh pressed lemons. This week they will have a peach basil lemonade, along with turmeric cayenne lemonade, an apple cucumber spinach soursop ginger juice, a watermelon passionfruit juice, and more. 
Okra?! Officially the most underrated veg that you can find at the market this weekend. Most people know okra from stews, but consider roasting, frying, and stir frying for a different textural experience. You'll be able to find these at Martin Farms, Blue Star Farm, and Bonhomie Farm.
Trixie's cookies are just ridiculous. They are so well made, so flavorful, and so loved by everyone in Hudson. Did you know that Trixie also started a website called Trixie's List which culls a ton of information from local business owners and events to bring you a 100% phone responsive site. There are quick videos and great reviews featuring the endeavors of local Hudsonians.
Atina Foods JUST opened their new Home Store! Big congratulations to them for visioning and building a spot where customers can come and grab some jars of their incredible preserves and grab and go foods. The new store is located in Catskill at 4470 Route 32. They will be open on Saturdays and Sundays.
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, Bonhomie Farm, 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-COMPROMISED customers 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.
PRECAUTIONS and PROTOCOLS:
We are requiring each vendor to wear gloves and a mask–– plus they will have bottles of hand sanitizer 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 THIS Saturday! And please, remember to bring your reusable bags  ❤❤
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