STUYVESANT FARMERS MARKET IS OPEN FOR THE SEASON
MAY 10, 2010
The Stuyvesant Farmers Market opens for the season on Friday, May 7, just before Mothers' Day, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. This is the fifth year for the local market, which has grown over the years to include fresh local fruits and vegetables; farm-fresh eggs; pasture-raised organic beef, pork and veal; delicious baked goods; flower, vegetable and herb plants; cut flowers and a lively assortment of hand crafts. The Stuyvesant-on-Hudson Garden Club will again be selling their popular hand-made cards and the Stuyvesant Railroad Station Restoration Committee will have tees and totes to raise the funds to continue the work on the historic depot.
This year is also the fifth year for "Movies at the Station". Dan Schoonover will be showing his father’s copy of the film, "The Twentieth Century", starring John Barrymore and Carole Lombard on May 7. Dan picks films with a railroad background and this one is named for the train line which ran from Chicago to New York. The movie is a "screwball comedy" and may be the first of the genre. The click-click of the reel-to-reel projector and the smell of popcorn changes the station into an old-time movie theater. Admission is free. The movie will be shown at the closing of the Farmers Market, at 7:00 PM.
Every week brings someting new. On May 14 the railroad station will become an art gallery displaying the Ichabod Crane Student Art Show from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Parking for this very popular event will be at the Stuyvesant Town Hall, with an easy downhill walk to the railroad station. Dr. Kathryn Schneider will lead a Bird Walk on May 21, along the Hudson River Shore. Leaving the Farmers Market at 4:00, we hope to see eagles, osprey and great blue herons. May 28 will bring a new celebration to the Stuyvesant Farmers Market, a Baked Potato Day, featuring hot potatoes dished up by Stuyvesant Falls Explorer Post 65.
The Stuyvesant Farmers Market meets every Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 until the end of September, rain or shine. Located on the grounds of the historic Stuyvesant Railroad Station, at the intersection of Riverview Street and County Route 26A, it is down the hill from Route 9J. For more information, check out www.stuyvesantfarmersmarket.org or call (518) 758-6474.