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Mercantile June/July 2011

bright green valley Beacon Farmers Market

Sloop Clubhouse at the Beacon Train Station, Beacon, NY 12508 Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Fresh Produce, Meats, Fresh Flowers, Bread, Cheese, Wine, Gifts, Pottery, Baked Goods, Honey, Maple Syrup, Prepared Foods, Live Music. Information: 845.597.5028;

Rhinebeck Farmers Market

Hudson Farmers Market photo by Amy Brown

Poughkeepsie Farm Project Farmer’s Market

Walkway Over the Hudson, at Eastern approach, and Pulaski Park, Washington St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Fridays through October, 3-7 p.m.: Parking in the east State parking lot will be free to patrons of the Farmers Market and Community Nights. As usual, there is also free on-street parking available on Washington, Brookside and Taylor Streets. Information:

Municipal Parking Lot, E. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Sundays through Thanksgiving, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: A diverse and unique selection of farm fresh products that showcase the very best of the Hudson Valley. Special events: 6/26, Hudson Valley Sheep & Wool Festival offers tastings of Lamb Sliders, music by Tuba Skinny; 7/3, t-shirt sale to benefit the Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market/John Honey Scholarship Fund; 7/10, live music by Steve Chizmadia and Community Group, Wilderstein Historic Site; 7/17, singer/songwriter Fred Gillen Jr. performs, Community Group, Catskill Animal Sanctuary; 7/24, Annual Corn Roast and Music by Steven Michael Pague & Friends; 7/31, Music by Connor Kennedy and Community Group, Town of Rhinebeck CAC. Information:

Clermont Country Farmers’ Market

Friends of the Farmer Hootenanny!

1820 Route 9, at the Old Hettling farm stand, Clermont, NY 12526 Saturdays through October 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Local Seasonal Produce & Fruit, Poultry, Beef, Pork, Lamb, Venison, American Buffalo, Ostrich, Local Dairy Products, Artisinal Cheeses, Baked Goods, Granola, Organic Mushrooms, Wine, Pesto, Fresh Pasta, Seasonally Prepared Dishes, Homemade Soups, Savory Sauces, Stove Top Jam & Jellies, Salsa, Pickles & Pickled Veggies, Honey, Maple Syrup - Flowers – Local Crafters, Jewelry, Weaving, Yarn, Soap, Textiles, Woodcarvers, Pottery, Paintings ..... and so much more! Information:

Hudson Farmers Market

6th & Columbia Street, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturdays through November 19, 9 a.m.-noon: Nearly 30 local vendors offer everything from produce and baked goods to wines, cheeses, coffee, plants and herbs. A sampling of this year’s participants includes: Berkshire Mountain Bakery, Coach Farm Dairy, Don Baker Fruit Farm, Fog & Thistle Farm, Hudson-Chatham Winery, LOAF, Milt’s Coffee, Maple Bee Farm and many others. Events throughout the season. Information:

Copake Country Club, Copake Lake, NY 12529 Thursday, June 23, 7-10 p.m.: Join friends, local farmers and agricultural students for a Hootenanny to raise funds for the Friends of the Farmer Scholarship. A delicious, fun and educational evening to raise awareness for the local Hudson Valley Farmers who keep us so well fed and to provide support for the next generation of Hudson Valley family farmers. Featuring BBQ from Chef Mark Strausman (Agriturismo, Pine Plains and Fred’s at Barneys New York), vittles from resident Chef Glenn Strickling of the Greens at Copake Country Club, a Pigasso Farms pig roast, libations from Millbrook Winery and farm fresh goodies from Herondale Farm, Sol Flower Farm, Hudson Valley Fresh and Coach Farm. Tickets: $150 Information:

Walk & Talk at CEIE: Restorative Environments with Naomi Sachs

Center for Environmental Innovation and Education, 199 Dennings Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m.-noon: Learn about the healing aspects of continued on page 48 g

Hudson Valley Mercantile  

Summer's officially here -- check out our Summer Happenings issue with hundreds of upcoming events throughout the Hudson Valley.

Hudson Valley Mercantile  

Summer's officially here -- check out our Summer Happenings issue with hundreds of upcoming events throughout the Hudson Valley.