HUDSON — The Hudson Farmers Market will return to the outdoors Saturday and the Hudson Wednesday Market is returning May 26, a few days before the long Memorial Day weekend.
Hudson has two regular outdoor farmers markets, the Hudson Wednesday Market, formerly known as UpStreet Market, in 7th Street Park on Wednesdays and the Hudson Farmers Market in the parking lots on Columbia Street between 5th and 7th streets on Saturdays.
The Hudson Farmers Market has been indoors at the Elks Lodge, 201 Harry Howard Ave., and is moving back outside Saturday. Vendors will be set up every Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Nov. 20. The market will return indoors Dec. 4th.
The Hudson Wednesday Market begins May 26 and will run 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Wednesday until Oct. 27. The Wednesday Market does not have an indoor market.
The two markets are not affiliated but there is some vendor overlap.
The Hudson Farmers’ Market was founded in 1997 with five vendors and now has over 30. There will be customer limits, mask requirements, hand sanitizer and distancing recommendations to prevent COVID-19 transmission.
Two spots at the market will have a rotating selection of artists and craft persons from small and independent local businesses. The vendors assigned to each week, as well as live musicians, can be viewed on the market website at hudsonfarmersmarketny.com.
The market will have new vendors this year, including Shaker Creek Farm with vegetables and apple cider, Endensque with artisanal nut milks, Hany’s Harvest with fire ciders, cider vinegar and other root infusions, Hudson Valley Fisheries with steelhead trout and Wayward Lane Brewing with craft beer, according to a press release from the market’s new coordinator Brandon Bjerke. Returning farm vendors include Bonhomie Farm, Blue Star Farm, Farm at Miller’s Crossing, Scarecrow Farm, Martin FarmFresh, Samascott Orchards, Red Oak Farm, Northern Star Farm, Township Valley Farm, Chaseholm Dairy, Ardith Mae Farmstead, Sparrowbush Farm, Raven and Boar and Highland Farm. Cedar Flower Farm, PuraVida Fisheries, Trixie’s Oven, Spacey Tracy Pickles, Rock n Raw/Cooperstown Cheese, Happy Belly, Micosta, Hudson Chatham Winery, Berkshire Mountain Distillery and Billy’s Italian Market will also be at the market.
An information tent will have EBT/SNAP services.
“The Market prides itself on having everything customers need to make a great meal, including locally grown fruits and vegetables in season as well as mushrooms, meats and fish, eggs and dairy, prepared foods, beverage options and fresh flowers,” according to a statement from Bjerke.
The Wednesday Market was founded in 2014 by the Common Hands Farm, 257 Stevers Crossing Road, in Hudson. The market is formerly known as the Upstreet Market and takes place in 7th Street Park.
The market was founded “with the intention to create an accessible space for diverse vendors and community members to gather,” according to market organizers.
Twelve vendors took part last year and the market hopes to have the same amount or more. This year’s vendors include Common Hands Farm, Trixie’s Oven, Tivoli Mushrooms, Flower Blossom Farm, Pogliani Select Pantry Essentials, Crumble and Melt and others. The market is accepting applications for pop-up vendors and local artisans can email email@example.com to sign up.