On Thursday, there was a ribbon cutting for Nyack’s first-ever indoor Winter Farmers’ Market at the Nyack Center.
The new indoor market will pick up where the outdoor Farmers’ Market left off on the day before Thanksgiving, and will continue every Thursday from 8 am – 2 pm during the winter months through May 2, 2013. Free parking will be available during Market hours in the Artopee Way lot. The outdoor market reopens on May 9, 2013.
Building on the 15 years of success enjoyed by the Nyack Farmers’ Market, the new venture is a partnership between the Nyack Chamber of Commerce and the Nyack Center.
There were opening words from Carlo Pellegrini, Chamber Member and President/Owner of Amazing Grace Circus
“The Nyack Center is all about community and this was truly a collaborative effort,” said Kim Cross, executive director of the Nyack Center.
Along with Cross and Pellegrini, those that were present during the grand opening presentation were: Marie Lorenzini—Nyack Village Trustee, Glenn Meyerson—Nyack Center board member, Jen Laird-White—Nyack Mayor and Susan Wilmink—Nyack Center Board chair.
22 works of art were on display at the Nyack Center done Bill Batson, who became the Market’s artist-in-residence last May. The Nyack Chamber of Commerce is donating the artwork permanently the Nanuet Library on a rotating display.
Nyack Library Interim Director Mitch Freedman was on hand at the Market opening to accept the artwork as a permanent loan from the Chamber of Commerce.
“We invited Bill to be our first Artist-in-Residence because of his commitment to recording the history of Nyack. We think the Farmer’s Market has a story to tell about the vibrant and diverse commercial life of the village,” said Chamber of Commerce President Scott Baird.
“We’re starting a new tradition in Nyack with the Winter Market, and we expect it will enjoy a similarly long and fruitful life in the heart of our special Village,” added Baird. “We also expect to see the same kind of crowd – lots of Nyack natives, but also friends and neighbors from far and wide who love good food, fresh local products and the special home-made delicacies you can’t find in a supermarket.”
Market regulars will recognize many of their favorite vendors at the new venue, including Dish Catering, Hummingbird Ranch, Kiernan Farm, Meredith Country Bakery, Mostly Myrtle’s, Orchards of Concklin, Pie Lady & Son and Taiims Falafel Shack. Vendors new to the Winter market include Hudson Valley Harvest, Gajeski Produce, and Ronneybrook Farm products.
Sponsors of both the indoor and outdoor farmers market include the Green Meadow Waldorf School and Green Mountain Energy. R&R Music provided live entertainment.
For more information, go to the Nyack Chamber’s website: www.nyackchamber.org.