The 2015 outdoor Nyack Farmers’ Market season opens on Thursday April 2 — Just in case you needed some reassurance that Spring has finally arrived, the forecast calls for the temperatures to reach 60 degrees for only the second time this year.
The market will be open for business every Thursday through November 25 from 8a until 2p in the municipal parking lot on Main Street. Free parking is available for shoppers in the Artopee lot adjacent to the Farmers’ Market.
Attracting upwards of 1,000 shoppers every Thursday, the Market’s 23 vendors offer a broad array of local products. The Nyack Farmers’ 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.
Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart will officially open the season with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:45a. Acoustic guitarist/vocalist Jeff Doctorow takes the stage from 11a-1p as the inaugural performer.
New this 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 18th 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.”
2015 Farmer’s Market Vendors
American Pride Seafood
Bill Batson Arts
Campanellis Poultry Farm
Green Mountain Energy Company (Market Sponsor)
Green Meadow Waldorf School (Market Sponsor)
Meredith’s Bread/Horn of Plenty
Mostly Myrtle’s Biskookys
Orchards of Concklin
Pie Lady & Son
Rock Hill Bake House
Rockland Farm Alliance/Cropsey Community Farm
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Spoon Me Soups
Sweet Water Bakery
Taiim Falafel Shack
There’s No Taste Like OM
Twisted Foods Pretzel Roll Factory
Valley Shepherd Creamery
X-Calibur Knife & Scissors Sharpening