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Nyack Outdoor Farmers' Market Opens For Spring/Summer Season

The market is open Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Nyack Outdoor Farmers’ Market kicked off its 16th year Thursday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, kicking off the spring/summer season. Nyack Mayor Jen Laird-White was joined by vendors, Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee and Nyack Village Trustee Marie Lorenzini at the ceremony.

The market is open Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Riverspace parking lot. This year's market is sponsored by GrenMountain Energy Compan and Green Meadow Waldorf School.

There are 21 vendors at the market, giving patrons one-stop shopping for items such as breads, fruits and vegetables, pies, honey, pickles, flowers, jams, egg, meat, milk, yogurt, soy wax candles, bars of soap, humus, wine and much more.

The market also has demonstrations and performances each week.

The vendors at the outdoor market this season are:

  • Bill Batson Arts
  • Bluefield Farm
  • Cactus Pete’s Homemade Jerky (once a month)
  • Central Bakery
  • Clean Ridge Soap Company (once a month)
  • DOC Pickles
  • Hummingbird Ranch
  • Gajeski Produce (through May 23rd)
  • GrenMountain Energy Company (sponsor)
  • Green Meadow Waldorf School (sponsor)
  • Jordan Brenner’s Hot-Cha WAA-Cha Sauces (once a month)
  • Kiernan Farm
  • Meredith’s Bread/ Horn of Plenty
  • Mikey’s Marshmallows (once a month)
  • Mostly Myrtle’s Biskookys
  • Northern Farmhouse Pasta (every other week)
  • Olive Oil of the World (every other week)
  • Orchards of Concklin
  • Peg’s Eggs/ Hillery Farm
  • Pie Lady & Son
  • R&G Produce (starting on May 30th)
  • Ronnybrook Farm/Cascade Mountain Winery
  • Taiim Falafel Shack
  • Taliaferro Farms
  • Valley Shepherd Creamery
  • Warwick Valley Winery
  • X-Calibur Knife & Scissor Sharpening (every other week)
Madeline May 10, 2013 at 10:52 AM
This is a great farmers market, but thursday between 8 - 2 doesn't work for this working girl... Wish there were some other options for times.
GWH May 10, 2013 at 01:42 PM
Yeah, come on guys. Figure out a way you can have this on the weekend when normal people who work 9 to 5, Monday thru Friday can go and purchase locally grown and produced items.
willina May 10, 2013 at 01:56 PM
I agree--impossible for anyone who works. Palisades has one on Saturday and Piermont on Sunday, and actually they both have better produce vendors(and many of the same that are at the Nyack one), but it would be nice to walk to one in my own town on the weekend, rather than those stupid street fairs, which are for out-of-towners anyway.
Shawn McDonald May 10, 2013 at 06:34 PM
I was a vendor at the Nyack Market for 2 years, and helped run it for 3 more while employed by the Chamber of Commerce. There are multiple reasons why the market takes place 8am to 2pm on Thursday, but I'll give you "The Big 3": 1. Farming is a 24/7 business from March til October, and most farmers/vendors would either like a day at home on the weekends, or they participate in other, much larger weekend markets, where they make a LOT more money. 2. The market is held from 8am until 2pm for 2 reasons. First, in June, July, August and September, that is the coolest time of the day - ever seen a case of lettuce, or some cut flowers, or a piece of cheese that's been outside for 6 hrs in July? Secondly, during growing season, a farmers day begins at about 4:30 am. No farmer wants to get up at that hour, put in a day's work, and THEN come to Nyack to sell their goods from 4pm thru 9pm, and then pack up, go home, unload, clean up, and get up the next day at 4:30 again. 3. Finally, and this is The Big One - How do you think Nyack merchants would like to see the parking lot closed, ALL day, EVERY Saturday or Sunday, from MAY THROUGH NOVEMBER, so that farmers and vendors from outside the village could set up shop and take their weekend business away? And what do you think that would do to parking and traffic patterns on the busiest days of the week? Wise up, people. These things aren't done to penalize you few - they are arranged to benefit the larger community.

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