Friday, June 08, 2012

Hudson: Farmers’ Market

Hudson: Farmers’ Market.  The Hudson summer Farmer’s Market has just reopened for the season in the center of town, just off Warren Street. The farmers' market provides the city and its county residents and visitors with convenient access to high quality locally grown, farm fresh produce sold directly by local farmers, and it provides local farmers with a direct outlet for their farm produce in the city.
Above. No Farms, No Food bumper sticker is displayed to help raise the awareness about the importance of farms and ranches and the delicious, fresh foods they produce.

Hudson: Farmers’ Market – Blue Star Farm. Mark and Sue Decker of Blue Star Farm.  Located in beautiful Columbia Country with spectacular views of the Catskill Mountains, Blue Star Farm grows 130 different varieties of vegetables, herbs and cut flowers “At Blue Star Farm we are aiming for nutrient-dense foods through sustainable farming practices that enrich the soil, protect our water supplies and offer people healthier food choices. Our crops are herbicide and pesticide-free.” Sue explains.


Hudson: Farmers’ Market – Blue Star Farm. Just a small corner section of the stand of the fresh organic products.  The Deckers are well known for their mix of eleven fresh salad leaves, which come washed and packed and ready to be eaten.

Hudson: Farmers’ Market – Loaf Bakery.  With a shop on Warren Street, next to Swallow the coffee shop, Gabby and Rachel also sell their fresh baked bread at the Farmers’ Market on Saturdays. The Loaf Bakery assortment is vast, but its better to book as the bread is so delicious that it doesn’t last long in the market. Among the variety you can buy; baguettes, loaves made with different flours like honey wheat, sourdough, also croissants, cakes, cookies, brioches, just to name a few.

Loaf’s Cinnamon Swirls

  Loaf’s Baguettes

Hudson: Farmers’ Market - Cedar Flower Farm.  Marilyn Cederoth, above, with her sister Kate Swift run the Cedar Flower Farm near Ghent. They are flower brokers and sell only wholesale to the best shops and designers.  They have five greenhouses and twenty acres of field planting and grow zinnias, sunflowers, anemones, ranunculus, clematis, roses, callas, chocolate cosmos, scented geranium, flowering kale, perennial sweet peas, … and the list goes on.

 Cedar Flower Farm’s Tussie Mussie Bouquet

Hudson: Farmers’ Market - The Red Barn. The famous hand made Wicked Good Sweet Potato Chips from The Red Barn.

Hudson: Farmers’ Market - Cheese.  Michael Harris a former interior decorator is a he cheese monger at the market, he scouts the finest local cheeses produced in the Hudson Valley and sells them at the farmers’ Market. He also owns Lick the delicious ice-cream shop on Warren Street, but that’s another story.

Just a few of Cheese's goats cheeses

Hudson: Farmers’ Market - Everyone’s Favorite Beer. Lee Seinfeld of Dive Bars.   The beer is produced exclusively by Chatham Brewing for Dive Bars. The brewery boasts that their beers are all-natural and are made from just hops, barley, malt, yeast and that magic elixir called Chatham water.  They also believe in recycling which is why they sell their beer in reusable growlers, kegs or bottles. And have just been named the Best Craft Brewery in the Hudson Valley.

 Dive Bars also sell Doc's Draft Apple Cider

photograph and copyright by manfredi bellati

Seen at the Hudson Farmers’ Market cookbook author Susan Simon and museum curator Martin Kunz.
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