This week at the market

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It’s a full market tomorrow with many monthly vendors making their visits. One of those vendors is Christiane of Kaffee & Klatsch- so named for the German custom of gossiping over afternoon coffee that developed among housewives in the late 19th century because women weren’t welcome in the public coffeehouses.  Christiane honors the tradition by handcrafting the pastries and baked goods that were often served alongside the coffee and the gossip. Try her linzer tart, apple crumble squares, and other seasonal German delicacies.

Other notable attendees:

  • Wil-Hi Farm- pick up some lamb chops and make this easy recipe that pairs the tender meat with a South American chimichurri sauce.
  • Clean Ridge- their lilac lotion is divine!
  • Broken Bow Brewery- football fans rejoice with growlers for your viewing parties.
  • Samosa Shack- the bhel puri is a market favorite
  • Ready Set Sharp Knife Sharpeners

This Saturday is “Glean on Me” day–when the Farmers Market collects fresh produce for the Hastings food pantry. Please buy an extra head of lettuce or an extra squash for our neighbors who aren’t always sure where their next meal is coming from. The food pantry (located in the Community Center) serves 25 families. Each week the Market Committee purchases eggs and fruit to donate. And once a month, we turn to you to contribute more fresh food. Please look for the collection basket at the Market Tent and thank you for your generosity.

Coming up next week–September 23--gather the young ‘uns for a fun class that will make them love their veggies. “Cooking with Kids” is a free class for children ages 5 to 12, accompanied by a parent. The class will be held between 10 and 11:30. Instructors include health coaches and a chef, and features a scavenger hunt and guidance on making yummy dishes without heat.

Also next week is the bone marrow drive coordinated by Hastings native Sam Brecker. Sam, who is a Hastings police officer and Captain of the Volunteer Fire Department, is holding the drive in memory of his father, Michael Brecker, a world famous, 15-time Grammy winning jazz saxophone player. In 2005, he was diagnosed with Leukemia and sadly passed in 2007.  Please stop by to enroll in the bone marrow registry- a few moments of your morning could save someone’s life.

Neil Nathan performs.

See you at the market!

Vendor List (subject to change)

Alex’s Crepes
Bien Cuit
Big Bang Coffee Roasters
Bread Alone Bakery
Broken Bow Brewery
Clean Ridge Soap Company
Cooperstown Cheese Company
Deep Roots Farm NY
Dr. Pickle
FarmEats
Hudson Valley Duck Farm
Kaffee & Klatsch NY
Kontoulis Family Olive Oil
Riccardo Befi. Lasagna Preziosa
Mariachi Mexico
Meredith’s Bread
MOMO dressing
Morgiewicz Produce
The Orchards of Concklin
Painted Goat Farm
The Peanut Principle
Pie Lady & Son
Pura Vida Fisheries
Ready Set Sharp Knife Sharpeners
Samosa Shack
Southtown Farms
Stone & Thistle Farm
Sun Sprout Farm
Taliaferro Farmstand
Township Valley Farm (mushrooms)
True Food
Wil-Hi Farm
Wild Culture Waffles
Wrights Farm

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Please park at the train station. Free parking on Saturdays and “granny carts” are available, courtesy of the farmer’s market. No early birds!

 

 

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Please park at the train station. Free parking on Saturdays and "granny carts" are available, courtesy of the farmer's market. No early birds!

CRAFTS AT THE SUMMER MARKET

Join us for Nature Crafts
by Blue Rock School
1st and 3rd Saturdays, 9am to 12pm