The Nyack Farmers’Market Celebrates 20 years – Moves Back Outdoors on Thursday April 6th
Spring Harvests and Specialty Foods to Please Every Palate — Plus Free Parking
Open from 8:00am to 2:00pm in the Main Street Lot Every Thursday Until End November
Nyack, NY, March 31, 2017 ― Fresh produce...breads, pies, cookies...cheese... grass-fed beef...
seafood…honey...eggs…the list of delights goes on as foodies, friends and families welcome the new season at Nyack’s Farmers’ Market., now in its 20th year. After wintering indoors at the Nyack Center, the Market moves back outdoors on Thursday, April 6 from 8:00am to 2:00pm in the Main Street parking lot.
The community is invited to celebrate the Market’s 20th anniversary; shop returning vendors, such as American Pride Seafood, Campanelli’s Poultry Farm, Hummingbird Ranch, R&G Produce, Warwick Valley Winery and DOC Pickles; and sample spring's early harvest from local farms like the Orchards of Concklin, Blooming Hill Farm and Rockland Farm Alliance. Exciting new vendors include Let Them Eat Pita and The Lazy Candle.
Marking the 20th anniversary, musicians who have shared their talent with the Market over the years — including Jeff Doctorow, Kimberly Hawkey and Jeff Rubin ― will come together on opening day for a special performance.
But entertainment provided by local musicians is not just for special occasions. It’s one of the Market’s weekly features, along with visual artists, nutrition education and lots of fun activities for the kids.
The Market is run by the Nyack Chamber of Commerce, and will be open every Thursday from 8:00am to 2:00pm, rain or shine, through November 30. Free parking is available during Market hours in the Artopee lot adjacent to the Market. Street parking is always free in Nyack until 11:00am.
As the warm season unfolds, Market day will feature fresh harvests from local farms and food producers, as well as specialty goods, artisanal products and a special touch of creativity from Bill Batson, the Market’s artist-in-residence. All Market participants are members of the Nyack Chamber of Commerce. See page 2 for a full listing of vendors and their websites.
Returning to the Market for a third year, Cornell Cooperative Extension Rockland County will be at the Market every week offering a variety of rotating programs presented by the Master Gardener Volunteers and the nutrition educator from Eat Smart NY. Environmental education will be another featured program, focused on educating the public about the Hudson River fish advisory.
The Master Gardener Volunteers will host an “Ask the Master Gardener” table, providing advice and demonstrations on home gardening, composting, school gardening and other horticultural topics. The Eat Smart New York nutrition educator will alternate workshops on a variety of topics, including quick, healthy meals and snacks, eating healthy on a budget, and making healthy eating part of a total lifestyle.
“Now in its 20th year, the Nyack Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest markets in the tri-state area,” said Scott Baird, President of the Nyack Chamber. “It has stood the test of time as a great way to boost business, support healthy lifestyles and protect our environment.”
Attracting upwards of 1,000 shoppers every Thursday, the Market’s 29 regular vendors and 12 rotating vendors offer a broad array of local products — including cut flowers; farm fresh/organic fruits and vegetables; free-range eggs; fresh pickles, sauerkraut and olives; fresh baked goods; honey and maple syrup; coffee; gluten-free baked goods; hummus and Middle Eastern delicacies; handmade cheeses; fine local wines…and more. Shoppers can also get their cooking tools up to snuff with help from X-Calibur Knife and Scissor Sharpener.
“Today, there’s wide demand for foods provided by local, eco-friendly farmers, artisans and producers,” said Pam Moskowitz, Market Manager and Nyack Chamber representative. “We’re pleased to continue to meet that demand and serve our community with food and fun.”
The 2017 Nyack Farmers’ Market Advisory Board includes Rich Concklin from The Orchards of Concklin,
Joy Macy of Bluefield Farm Flowers, Debra Sadowsky of Mostly Myrtle’s, Wil Tyler of Pie Lady & Son,
Thelma Kiernan of Kiernan Farms and Pam Moskowitz of the Chamber.
The 2017 Market is sponsored by Green Mountain Energy Company (White Plains), Blue Rock School (West Nyack), Solar Maximum (Nyack) and Sprint. Media sponsors/supporters include Rivertown magazine, Nyack News and Views and Natural Awakenings.
“We appreciate all of our supporters, and look forward to another successful Market season,” said Baird. “It’s a great place to stroll, shop and enjoy the fruits of the hard work our local farms and businesses do every day.”
Farmers’Market Weekly Vendors:
Adams Chocolates, American Pride Seafood, Bill Batson Arts, Blooming Hill Farm, Bluefield Farm (no website), Campanelli's Poultry Farm, DOC Pickles, Edgwick Farm, Hummingbird Ranch, Kiernan Farm, La Talaye Catering, Let Them Eat Pita, Mana Sauces, Meredith's Country Bakery, Mostly Myrtle Biskookys, Orchards of Concklin, Paolo's Kitchen, Pie Lady & Son, R & G Produce, Rockland Farm Alliance, Satori Unlimited (no website), Spoon Me Soup, Taiim Shack Mobile, Taliaferro Farms, Teagevity, There's No Taste Like OM, Warwick Valley Winery, X- Calibur Knife & Scissor Sharpening
Coyote Kitchen, Larchmont Charcuterie, Mediterranean Delicacies, Momo Dressing, Montclair Homeopathy, New York Chup Co., Ol' Darlin, Petropoulos Family Groves, Rebecca's Paradise, The Lazy Candle, Valley Shepherd, Wild Sea Salt
Green Mountain Energy Company, The Blue Rock School, Solar Maximum, Sprint
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