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Nyack Farmers Market Opens Today!

The Nyack Farmers Market kicked off its outdoor season today. On hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony was Village of Nyack Mayor-Jen White, Orangetown Supervisor – Andy Stewart, Artist in Residence – Bill Batson and Chamber Board Member – Roger Cohen. 2014 Nyack Farmers Market Ribbon Cutting photo DSC_0017_zps0964d3b4.jpg

 

The market will be open every Thursday from 8am – 2pm until December. It features fresh produce…breads, pies, cookies, cheese, grass-fed beef, flowers, ice cream…honey and eggs, as well as weekly live performances and kids activities.

For more information about Chamber activities and/or about joining The Chamber, go to www.nyackchamber.org/membership or contact the Chamber at 845-353-2221.

Nyack Farmers’ Market Moves Outdoors Thursday, April 3, 2014

Nyack Chamber of Commerce Opens 2014 Farmers’ Market April 3

Opening Day a Full Month Earlier to Meet Growing Demand

Copious Early Spring Harvest and Specialty Foods to Please Every Palate

Live Music and Entertainment

 

Nyack, NY, March 29, 2014 — Fresh produce…breads, pies, cookies…cheese… grass-fed beef…flowers…ice cream…honey…eggs…the list of delights goes on as foodies, friends and families welcome opening day at the Nyack Farmers’ Market. Set for Thursday, April 3 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, the outdoor Market opens a full month earlier this year due to growing demand.

Market day will feature a copious early Spring harvest from the area’s farms and food producers, as well as specialty goods, entertainment for the kids, live music and a special touch of creativity from Bill Batson, the Market’s artist-in-residence.

The Market is run by the Nyack Chamber of Commerce, and will be open every Thursday from 8:00 am to
2:00 pm, rain or shine, through November 26 in the municipal parking lot on Main Street at the center of the Village. Free parking is available for Market patrons in the Artopee lot adjacent to the Market.

The Chamber will preside over the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:45 am, and will be joined by Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart, who will be on hand to officiate and sample the Market’s offerings.

Live entertainment will be provided by acoustic guitarist/vocalist Jesse Frayne from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Adding to the festivities and fun, Silly Pencil will do caricatures during the musical entertainment.

 “Now in its 17th year, the Nyack Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest markets in the tri-state area — a good example of how forward-looking this community is,” 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.”

“Today, there’s increasing demand for foods provided by local, eco-friendly farmers, artisans and producers,” added Pam Moskowitz, Market Manager. “We’re happy to help meet that demand ? and add another month to our outdoor Market schedule.”

The Chamber’s indoor Famers’ Market, produced in collaboration with The Nyack Center, closed on March 27th at 2:00 pm as the Market moves back outdoors for the much-awaited warm season. The Chamber also plans to open a Saturday Market on June 7.

Attracting upwards of 1,000 shoppers every Thursday, the Market’s 22 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, pies and cookies; pasta, hummus and Middle Eastern delicacies; handmade cheeses; fine local wines — and more.

The Market also features weekly entertainment, including live music performed by local artists, as well as other activities such as face painting, caricatures and visits from local health and wellness providers.

The 2014 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, and Pam Moskowitz of the Nyack Chamber (who is also Market Manager). All Market participants are members of the Nyack Chamber. (A full listing of vendors is provided below).

The 2014 Market is sponsored by Green Mountain Energy Company (White Plains) and RevoluSun (Nyack). Green Mountain is the longest serving retailer of cleaner energy in the U.S. RevoluSun installs solar electricity systems in homes and businesses. Media sponsors include Rivertown magazine, Nyack News and Views and Natural Awakenings.

“We appreciate all of our supporters, and look forward to another successful season at the Market,” said Baird. “It’s a great place to stroll, shop and enjoy the fruits of the hard work our local businesses put in every day.”

For more information about Chamber activities and/or about joining The Chamber, go to www.nyackchamber.org/membership or contact the Chamber at 845-353-2221.

Winter Market Opens INDOORS December 5, 2013

Nyack Opens Second Annual Winter Farmers’ Market  

Chamber of Commerce and Nyack Center Partner on Joint Venture

Market Opens Thursday, December 5 at 8:00 am

Entertainment from 11:30 to 1:30

 

Nyack Winter Farmers' Market indoors at Nyack Center

Devotees of fresh food and produce, baked delicacies, savory spreads and sweet “somethings” will not have to hibernate this winter. All are welcome to indulge their love of good things at Nyack’s second annual indoor Winter Farmers’ Market, set to open at 8:00 am on Thursday,
December 5, indoors at the Nyack Center.

Nyack Mayor Jen White, Chamber President Scott Baird, Market Co-Directors Carlo Pellegrini and David Collins, Kim Cross of Nyack Center and Market Manager Pam Moskowitz will be on hand for the 8:00 am ribbon-cutting. Live entertainment will be provided by jazz and blues legend Sam Waymon from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Nyack Center is located at 58 Depew Avenue (at South Broadway). Free parking will be available during Market hours in the Artopee Way lot.

The indoor market will pick up where the outdoor Farmers’ Market leaves off on the day before Thanksgiving, and will continue every Thursday (with the exception of December 26, the day after Christmas) from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm during the winter months through March 27, 2014. The outdoor market reopens on April 3, 2014.

Building on the more than 15 years of success enjoyed by the Nyack Farmers’ Market outdoors, the indoor market is a partnership between the Nyack Chamber of Commerce and the Nyack Center. Sponsorship is generously provided by Green Mountain Energy, Rivertown Magazine and Massage Therapeutics. The Market also acknowledges dedicated volunteers Julie Colt, Abbie Huff and Bonnie Timm.

“We’re excited to continue to offer this valuable resource to the Nyack community,” said Kim Cross, Executive Director, Nyack Center. “The Winter Market is a focal point for families who value healthy lifestyles, and a bright spot during the cold winter months.”

Items on sale will include fresh farm produce, baked goods, cheese, pasta, free-range eggs and chicken, pork and grass-fed beef, pickles, sauerkraut and olives, honey, syrups and jams, milk, yogurt, ice cream, herbs, tea and Middle Eastern specialties.

Outdoor Market regulars will recognize many of their favorite vendors at the indoor venue, including Central Bakery, DOC Pickles, Gajeski Produce, Hummingbird Ranch, Kiernan Farm, Meredith’s Bread/Horn of Plenty, Mostly Myrtle’s, Northern Farmhouse Pasta, Orchards of Concklin, Peg’s Eggs/Hillery Farm, Pie Lady & Son Ronneybrook Farm, Taiim Falafel Shack, Teagevity and X-calibur Knife and Scissors Sharpening. Vendors new to the Market include Pika’s Farm Table and Rockland Farm Alliance.

The Market’s artist-in-residence Bill Batson also will be coming indoors for the winter — showcasing his work as chronicler of Nyack people and places and author of Nyack Sketch Log, a column that presents a weekly sketch and short essay about Nyack on NyackNewsAndViews.com.

“We invited Bill to be our artist-in-residence because of his commitment to recording the history of Nyack. We think the Farmer’s Market has a story to tell about the vibrant and diverse commercial life of the village,” said Chamber of Commerce President Scott Baird.

New to the Winter Market this year will be a series of regular weekly classes, including early childhood music instruction with Jeffrey Friedberg (http://www.bossyfrog.com/pages/classes), art classes offered by the Nyack Art Collective, and cooking classes led by local restaurant chefs.

“We’re building a new tradition in Nyack with the Winter Market, and we expect it will enjoy a long and fruitful life in the heart of our special Village,” added Baird. “We also expect to see the same kind of crowd — lots of Nyack natives, but also friends and neighbors from far and wide who love good food, fresh local products and the special home-made delicacies you can’t find in any supermarket.”

Click here for a list of vendors.

View a slideshow from last year’s first season of the Nyack Winter Farmers’ Market:

NyackChamber's Winter Market Press Release 11-2013 album on Photobucket

Photo credit: Dr. Arnold Roufa

Celebrate Food Day at the Nyack Farmers’ Market

Food Day, held October 24th every year, is a nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable, sustainable and fair food in the US. October 24th falls on a Thursday this year! To observe the date we’ll have a number of special programs. All are ongoing during Market hours, unless a specific time is noted.

Fourth of July in Nyack

Reposted from Visit Nyack (www.visitnyack.org). Read the original here.

What are you doing on the 4th of July this year? Nyack is the place to be for a Hudson River Independence Day celebration.

Nyack, NY, Farmers' Market, Rockland County

Start your day at the Nyack Farmer’s Market with a delicious Market breakfast of muffins, fruit and coffee. The Market is open July 4th and every Thursday, 8:00am to 2:00pm, on Main Street in the heart of the Village. We have locally grown and locally produced products from New York and New Jersey, including wine and cider; gluten free products; pies, cookies and other baked goods; artisan breads; flowers; humanely raised chicken, beef and pork; fresh eggs; olive oil; maple syrup and honey; and more. Click here for a full list of vendors and their products. Pack your cooler in the back of the car and pick up fixings for your fireworks picnic and stock your fridge for the long weekend.

Next stop, Nyack Beach State Park to enjoy beautiful Hudson River views. Walk or ride or drive north on North Broadway through Upper Nyack until the road ends at the Park. Go down the hill to reach the river; take the upper road to reach Hook Mountain.

For lunch, head to one of Nyack’s many delicious eateries. Most of our restaurants are open on the 4th, so take your pick!

Be sure you include a stop at the Edward Hopper House Art Center, where the recently opened exhibition Dorothea Lange’s America is on view through August 18. Eitherdownload or pick up one of the Hopper House’s self-guided tour brochures and take a walk through Edward Hopper’s Nyack. The Edward Hopper House Art Center is open July 4 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm at 82 N. Broadway.

In the evening, bring a blanket and picnic dinner to Memorial Park to watch our riverfront fireworks spectacular! To put you in the mood, click this link to view a Nyack fireworks video montage, courtesy of Nyack News and Views: http://www.nyacknewsandviews.com/2012/07/nyacks-fireworks-for-the-fourth/

Happy Independence Day!

 

Farmers’ Market Vendor: Clean Ridge Soap Company

Established in 2004, Clean Ridge Soap Company was formed by Mia Camacho-Fitzgerald. An accomplished craftsman, she incorporates herbs and plants harvested from local New York farmers into many of her products.

The entire product line of bar and liquid soaps, shampoos, lotions, soy candles and diffusers are 100% vegan, made with natural vegetable-based products that are free of parabens. Products are gluten-free and ph tested. Soaps smell like real plants and herbs because they’re made from real plants and herbs. Products are all-natural, crafted from the finest ingredients including avocado butter, jojoba and olive oils, with essential oils of lavender, lemon, lime, lemongrass, peppermint and rosemary, as well as ground vanilla beans, almonds, oats, and annatto seeds. There is no animal testing ever.

Bar soaps are mixed by hand in 100-pound batches and hand poured into 50-pound molds. Plants and herbs are pulverized and infused into the formulas. The only preservatives in our bar soaps are rosemary oil extract and grapefruit seed extract.

Liquid soaps and shampoos are made in 40-quart batches, using a traditional process that takes over 10 hours, using natural vegetable oils and butters with Vitamin E as the only preservative. Unlike many commercial soaps, Clean Ridge soaps contain no alcohol.

Clean Ridge also offers 100% soy wax candles in scents that complement their soaps and lotions. Because they’re made from soy, the candles are 99.9% carcinogen free. As an alternative to candles, Clean Ridge also offers environmentally friendly diffusers that infuse your rooms with essential oils like lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus.

Opening Day of the 2013 Outdoor Farmers’ Market

Ribbon cutting, Nyack Farmers’ Market outdoor opening day. May 9, 2013. Photo: Dr. Arnold Roufa

A wonderful group shot of the ribbon cutting ceremony to open the Market’s outdoor season. This photo, and many others on our website, was taken by Dr. Arnold Roufa, who very graciously and generously donates his time and talent to the Chamber of Commerce. We are immensely grateful to him. Check out his website: www.roufamd.com.

List of Vendors for 2013 Outdoor Season

 

Nyack Farmers’ Market, by Bill Batson

Bill Batson ArtsArtist-in-Residence

Bluefield Farmcut flowers, wildflowers, vegetable seedlings, plants and herbs

Cactus Pete’s Homemade Jerky ** – beef jerky made with many local ingredients

Central Bakery  – mountains of fresh bread, mozzarella, homemade tomato sauce

Clean Ridge Soap Company ** – bar soap, liquid soap, shampoo, lotion, lip balm, diffuser oil set, soy wax candles

DOC Picklesfresh pickles, sauerkraut, olives, marinated mushrooms/peppers

Gajeski Produce (through 5/23) – farm fresh produce

Green Meadow Waldorf School *** – sponsor

Green Mountain Energy Company *** – sponsor

Hummingbird Ranchhoney & related products, maple syrup, beeswax products (skin cream, lip balm, candles)

Jordan Brenner’s Hot-Cha Waa-Cha Sauce + Spice Co. ** – hot sauce and BBQ sauce

Kiernan Farmall cuts of grass fed Beef, all cuts of farm raised pork

Meredith’s Bread/ Horn of Plentyfresh baked pies and breads

Mikey’s Marshmallows ** – homemade marshmallows

Mostly Myrtle’s Biskookysgluten free biscotti, muffins, brownies; small batch coffee

Northern Farmhouse Pasta * – Local flavored dried pasta and ravioli

Olive Oil of the World  – Olive oil and vinegar

The Orchards of Concklinfruit, produce, eggs, pies, cookies, honey

Peg’s Eggs / Hillery Farmfree range eggs, chicken

The Pie Lady & Sonpies and cookies

R&G Produce (beginning 5/30) – locally-grown fruits and vegetables

Ronnybrook Farm – milk, yogurt, ice cream, butter, soft cheese

Taiim Falafel Shackhummus, Middle Eastern cucumber salad, babaghanouj, baklava

Taliaferro Farmsorganic produce

Teagevity – organic loose tea, herbs & tea gear

Valley Shepherd Creameryhandmade cheese made from sheep’s milk

Warwick Valley Wineryfine local wines & cider

X-Calibur Knife & Scissors Sharpening  – expert knife and scissors sharpening

 

* Every other week

** Once a month

*** Sponsor

Nyack Farmers’ Market Opens Outdoors May 9, 2013

Fresh produce…breads, pies, cookies…cheese… grass-fed beef…flowers…ice cream…honey…eggs…olive oil… the list of delights goes on as foodies, friends and families welcome opening day at the Nyack Farmers’ Market.  Set for May 9 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, Market day will feature a copious early Spring harvest from the area’s farms and food producers, as well as specialty goods, entertainment for the kids, cooking demonstrations and a special touch of creativity from Bill Batson, the Market’s artist-in-residence.

The Market is run by the Nyack Chamber of Commerce, and will be open every Thursday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, rain or shine, through November 21 in the municipal parking lot on Main Street at the center of the Village. Free parking is available for Market patrons in the Artopee lot adjacent to the Market.

Nyack Mayor Jen White will preside over the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:00 am, and will be joined by Village Trustee Marie Lorenzini and Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart. State Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee will also be on hand to officiate and sample the Market’s offerings.

From 9:00am to 12:00pm, Chef George DeMarsico of Xaviar’s Piermont will be a featured guest, with cooking demonstrations and conversation about local foods. Kids’ entertainment will be provided by Jeffrey Friedberg and the Bossy Frog Band from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Adding to the fun, Silly Pencil will do caricatures from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

“Now in its 16th year, the Nyack Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest markets in the tri-state area — a good example of how forward-looking this community is,” said Scott Baird, President of the Nyack Chamber. “Today, we’re proud to support local, eco-friendly farmers, artisans and food producers.  It’s a great way to boost business and protect our environment.”

The Chamber’s first ever indoor Famers’ Market, run in collaboration with The Nyack Center, closed on May 2 at 2:00pm as the Market moves back outdoors for the warm season starting next week.

“As Chair of the Assembly Task Force on Food, Farm and Nutrition Policy, I’m determined to ensure that everyone, especially those who are underserved, has access to nutritious food grown on farms in New York State,” said State Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee.  “The Nyack Farmers Market is a vital partner in this mission. By promoting New York’s farmers and food producers, the Nyack Farmers Market increases access to fresh, local food, helps our seniors and families improve their health, boosts our economy, and brings our diverse community together. I look forward to another fruitful, fun-filled outdoor season.”

Attracting upwards of 1,000 shoppers every Thursday, the Market’s 21 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, pies and cookies; gourmet seafood, pasta and homemade sauces; hummus and Middle Eastern delicacies; handmade cheeses; fine local wines and cider — and more.

The Market also features weekly entertainment, including live music performed by local artists, as well as other activities such as face painting, caricatures and visits from local health and wellness providers.

The 2013 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, and Pam Moskowitz of the Nyack Chamber (who is also Market Manager).

The 2013 Market is sponsored by Green Mountain Energy Company and Green Meadow Waldorf School. Green Mountain is the longest serving retailer of cleaner energy in the U.S. and was the first ESCO (Energy Services Company) in New York City fully dedicated to cleaner energy. One of its most famous customers is the Empire State Building.  Green Meadow Waldorf School, located in Chestnut Ridge, is part of a rapidly growing international movement of Waldorf schools dedicated to a curriculum of innovation and discovery. The school serves children from nursery through grade 12, with a birth to three program for infants and toddlers.

“We’re looking forward to another successful season at the Market,” said Baird. “It’s a great place to stroll, shop and enjoy the fruits of the hard work our local businesses put in every day.”

For information about Green Mountain Energy Company, go to www.greenmountain.com, or about Green Mountain Waldorf School, go to www.gmws.org. To learn more about Chamber activities and about joining The Chamber, go to www.nyackchamber.org/membership or contact the Chamber at 845-353-2221.

 

NyackChamber's Market Press Release 2013 album on Photobucket

New Farmers’ Market Vendor: Eden Farms Greenhouse

Eden Farms Greenhouses will begin selling plants at the Farmers’ Market on 3/21/12, running through the end of the winter market on 5/2/13. They grow their plants in a “plant pie.” Here’s what they say about it:

“As wholesale growers for garden centers and landscapers in northern New Jersey, we have found a better growing method for other growers, homeowners and landscapers. Alan Van Wingerden of Pompton Plains, NJ won the patent for this product in June 2011, and we believe Plant Pie will revolutionize gardening. The product originated five years ago when we volunteered for a local municipal project. We developed a round dish that allows plug combinations to root faster and more evenly. This design allows roots to travel through ribbed channels enabling the root system to develop into a large plug that becomes ideal for transplanting. Since then we have had such tremendous success with this new method, we decided to market this tool as it has exceeded our expectations.

Unlike conventional trays, the pie’s thorough root system provides a longer shelf life, and they can be transplanted at different stages. They can be use for containers, hanging baskets or beddings and save on soil, water and space. The design of the dish allows for easier handling/ transporting and they are environnmentally friendly due to less plastic waste.

The garden centers we supply have found Plant Pie has made gardening easier for their customers by taking the guesswork out of doing their own combinations. Plant pie is price competitive since it cost less than purchasing individual plants. The average consumer enjoys the ease of this new transplanting method that saves on time, labor and clean up. It enables the customer to choose from many combinations for their own containers, beddings and hanging baskets (sun, shade, part/sun). Their customers have found Plant Pie grows and finishes faster than planting individual component plants. They have had great success with repeat customers requesting our
product.

Landscapers have found The Plant Pie saves enormous time and labor. We supply many combinations to choose from in order to design and plan out beddings. They too have discovered the plant pie roots faster versus planting individual component plants.”