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 31st This morning brought the first snow of the season. Our farmers were busy as bees all week, harvesting everything they could before the snow arrived. Luckily we have several farmers with tunnels full of baby greens. And plenty of storage crops to make it through the winter. Now is the time for roasted vegetables, and creamy soups and giant cabbage salads. Don't let the snow fool you, tomorrow we've got a sunny (albeit cold) morning in the forecast. This week is your last chance to grab a bottle of Pomme Sunday before Bob retires from the cider game. Bob presses locally grown apples and ferments his cider in Catskill, NY. Pomme Sunday is a traditional English-style cider, dry and still. Be sure to stop by his stand in the local market and grab one last bottle!
GUEST VENDORS Local Hudson resident Alexandra Prats will be bringing her Curious Candies to market tomorrow. Be sure to snag some of her spectacularly spooky chocolates. Twin Spruce Apiaries is back this week. Brining honey, fresh comb, beeswax candles and tea.
Rachel will be back at market with her Mitchell Made Masks.
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.
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 Our guest vendors this week are Curious Candies, Twin Spruce Apiaries and Mitchell Made Masks. All three guest vendors are located in our lower market. Highland Farm (off week): elk, boar, buffalo, smoked meats, antler, ostrich eggs The Cidermakers (on week, last market for the season): English style still hard apple cider Township Valley will not be at market this week. Churchtown Gardens will be out for the rest of the market season.
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 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 Hudson Chatham Winery: wine and dessert wine
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).