Nyackers who missed buying fresh vegetables and breads this winter can now revel—the Nyack Farmers' Market kicks off next week.
The market will open for the season Thursday, May 10 at 8 a.m. with remarks by Nyack mayor Jen Larid-White, Orangetown supervisor Andy Stewart and New York State Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee.
The fair runs 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Thursday, rain or shine, in the municipal parking area downtown. It features about 20 vendors and attracts around 1,000 shoppers each week.
Free parking is available during market hours; the event runs until November 21.
"Operating for well over two decades, 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, Nyack Chamber of Commerce President. "Today, wer're proud to support local, eco-friendly farmers, artisans and food producers. It’s a great way to boost business and protect our environment."
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This year's market will be sponsored by the Green Mountain Energy Company, a clean-energy supplier whose clients include the Empire State Building.
In addition to and , the Nyack Famers' Market regularly offers entertainment, too, like the Bossy Frog Band, Amazing Grace Circus and .
"We're looking forward to another successful season at the market," Baird said. "It's a great place to stroll, shop and enjoy the fruits of all the hard work our local businesses put in every day."