Just so you know… Rhinebeck Health Foods Rock!

In case you missed it, here is a  letter to the editor sent to Hudson Valley News regarding corrections to a recent article.  ~ Amy

To Christopher Lennon, Hudson Valley News

I read your article last week announcing the opening of Breezy Hill Farm Store in Rhinebeck with much interest.  I must take issue with your statement that “ever since the local IGA closed its doors, finding fresh produce in the Village of Rhinebeck hasn’t exactly been easy.”

Rhinebeck Health Foods has been selling fresh organic produce since before the IGA closed its doors.  In fact, Rhinebeck Health Foods, owned and operated by Lynn Forman since 1978, has carried a multitude of locally produced products including at one time those produced by Breezy Hill Farms. 

In addition to farm fresh produce, shoppers will find fresh local eggs and dairy products, locally smoked meats and fish, fresh local poultry, beef and pork, fresh fish, fresh locally baked breads and sweets, and a wide array of specialty products from local purveyors including local granola, maple syrup, honey, pickled products, fresh made hummus, dressings, pasta sauces and raw organic dark chocolate.  We are also a full service health food store stocked with vitamins, herbal and homeopathic remedies, healthful pantry basics, fresh ground organic peanut butter, bulk foods and bulk spices, books, magazines and our own Garden Street Cafe.

Every year Rhinebeck Health Foods has participated in the Taste of Rhinebeck to benefit the Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation, we’ve encouraged the newest additions to our ever-expanding local lines to participate.  This year’s event saw Rhinebeck Health Foods awarded the title of “best use of local products.”

Christopher, we would like to invite you to take a trip to the “other side of town” (really just two blocks from Breezy Hills’ store) to see what you’ve been missing.  We are located at the end of Garden Street and have plenty of parking.  We are open Monday through Saturday 9:30am – 6pm and 10-3 on Sundays.  As a small business trying to survive the current financial climate, we would readily welcome an article by your paper highlighting our long-standing and continuing efforts to provide fresh, affordable locally produced items for our Rhinebeck neighbors both old and new!


Amy Byrne

Manager, Rhinebeck Health Foods