Winter Farmers Market Opens Indoors at the Millerton Methodist Church on Saturday, November 7

 

 

The first Saturday in November kicks off Millerton’s indoor Winter Farmers Market, sponsored by the North East Community Center (NECC). The winter market will move to a NEW location at the Millerton Methodist Church, on the corner of Main Street and Dutchess Avenue, across from Irving Farm Coffee House.

 

The indoor market will be held from 10 am to 2 pm, so, beginning on November 7, you can grab your morning coffee from Irving Farm and stroll across the street to check out our vendor’s products! The Winter Market will be held every Saturday until January, then, from January to April, it will take place on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.

 

The market will continue to host vendors with a wide variety of local foods and specialty items from the Hudson Valley and Tri-State area. “When you visit our Winter Farmers Market, you’re supporting local farmers as well as community members and businesses,” explained Jenny Hansell, NECC’s Executive Director. “The market offers something for everyone in our community and we’re so grateful for its continued success and the support from local businesses.”

 

A large assortment of delicious baked goods, jams, hummus, pesto and more will be available from Coco’s Crumbs and The Canning Jar. Hawk Dance Farm and Moon in the Pond will be offering an array of seasonal vegetables, and Olde Forge Farms will be back with their delicious poultry, eggs, micro-greens and many other veggies. Jacuterie will be offering homemade bacon, sausages, Chaseholm Farm’s artisanal cheeses and more! Love Feast, our favorite vegan Indian food, will also be returning this winter!

 

Our Food Access interns will be conducting cooking demonstrations each week, so there will be many opportunities to sample the market’s delicious goods. We will have more new and returning vendors, so whether you are shopping for yourself or your family, or are in need of a gift for a loved one, stop by the winter market to see all that the area has to offer!

 

NECC is excited to welcome Sheila DePaola as the new Farmer’s Market Manager. After working as an AmeriCorps service member with NECC and Hudson River HealthCare for the past two years, Sheila is excited to take on this new role. “I am thrilled to play a part in bringing the community together to support local businesses and agriculture,” Sheila said. At NECC, Sheila’s passion for providing the community with healthy food options and nutrition education extends from assisting with food-access programs to working with students in grades K to 6 at the Center’s after-school program. Stop by the Manager’s Table at the Market with any questions or just to say “Hi” to our newest Farmer’s Market Manager.

  

The Millerton Winter’s Market will continue to accept debit/credit Cards, EBT/SNAP (food stamps), Senior and WIC Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program checks, and Health Bucks. Donations in support of our Fresh Food Pantry Program can be made at the Farmer’s Market Manager’s table or at www.neccmillerton.org.

 

The market is sponsored by NECC and is funded in part by Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development, Hudson River Bank and Trust Company Foundation, and the Ann and Abe Effron fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley.

 

For more information about the Millerton Farmers’ Market, please visit www.neccmillerton.org, email the Market Manager at sheila@neccmillerton.org or call NECC at 518-789-4259.  Follow us on Facebook for weekly updates and additional market information.

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