Later this morning--at 10 a.m.--the Indoor Farmers' Market at Christ Church will open for the last time this season. During the course of next week, the Department of Public Works will be busy painting the big orange carrots on the street, marking the way to Sixth and Columbia streets, because next Saturday, May 5, the outdoor Hudson Farmers' Market returns for its six-month run, through the spring and summer and into the fall.
This year the Hudson Farmers' Market is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary. With the addition of six new vendors, a total of thirty-two vendors will be at the market this year, offering a wide variety of locally grown organic and non-organic vegetables and fruits, mushrooms, pasture-raised meats, free-range chicken and eggs, fresh seafood, milk in glass bottles, bread and other baked goods, locally produced beer and root beer, honey, salsas and jams, flowers, and crafted items.
There's a big celebration planned for Saturday, May 12, to mark the market's fifteenth year. Lots of local dignitaries are expected to be on hand, as well as one of the market's founders, Dr. Norman Posner.
The Hudson Farmers' Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. The celebration on May 12 begins at 9:30.