Hudson’s First Indoor Market: It Might As Well Be Spring
It may take more than one swallow to make a spring, but one farmer’s market seemed to do the trick for Hudsonites on Saturday, March 5. It felt as if the entire town had turned out to celebrate this first-ever Indoor Spring Market held in the fellowship hall at Christ Church Episcopal on Union Street between 4th and 5th. In early January co-organizers Marilyn Cederoth and Chris Jones broached the topic with the Reverend John Perry, hoping he would agree to provide an indoor space for their market. Turns out, he and the church deacons were only too delighted to comply, citing as precedent the fact that historically churches the world over doubled as indoor markets. The Hudson Indoor Spring Market will continue every Saturday through April from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The outdoor Hudson Farmers Market resumes in early May.
Kate Swift and market-co-organizer Marilyn Cederoth, both of Cedar Farm Cut Flowers in Ghent, with about-to-bloom potted bulbs, bay wreaths, blooming branches, and fresh-cut anemones and hyacinth; market co-organizer Chris Jones of The Red Barn in Ghent with her winning display of signature prepared foods, including Wicked Good Potato Chips.
Paul Pitman and Maria Crespo of Asia Luna make their essential-oil-based soaps and body scrubs at home in Philmont; Sue Decker of Blue Star Farm in Stuyvesant had spicy mixed greens, sprouts, cresses, bottled sauces (i.e., Tomato-Vodka for pasta) and relishes.
Shopper Erin Goldman of Hudson perusing Berkshire Mountain Bakery‘s pains au chocolates, baguettes, rolls, grainy breads and croissants; Dominique DeVito with a selection of Hudson-Chatham Winery‘s dry whites, reds, sparking white, hard cider and dessert wines.
Monica Jerminario of Tierra Farm in Valatie, roasters of nuts and fair trade coffees; Heather Kitchen and Robert Kitchen of Pigasso Farm in Copake, brought pasture-raised pork, lamb, chicken, and beef, plus breakfast sausage and fresh eggs.
Amy Brown, a partner in Red Oak Farm in Stuyvesant with dried herbs, teas and winter vegetables, promises to have certified organic micro-greens next week; Dale Berlin and Jake Samascott were selling Kinderhook’s Samascott Orchards’ cider, apples, baked goods and cider donuts.