News! June was celebrated as Farmers' Market month by the NYS Assembly this week! Several farmer market managers traveled to Albany to talk about their markets and local farming. PB Inc is scheduled for a sit down with Assemblymember Didi Barrett on Friday to talk about all the wonderful growth taking place in Philmont and just how community involvement is the magic for making it all take shape. We'll be talking Philmont Farmers' Market and our local farmers; the start-up plans for the Philmont Market and Cafe Co-op and the Collaboration Team efforts; the Summit Lake Area Revitalization Project as a NYS BOA Office of Communities and Waterfronts project with the Village of Philmont; and of course plenty of ideas how the Assembly can help with growing our community!
How did the market do last Sunday?
Lots of activity sampling local cheeses at the Philmont Market & Cafe Co-op stand! Great pesto locally made in Philmont by OLIVIA, and we hear the Co-op now has two new members who signed up by coming to the market! Did you try that iced Moca Coffee with that wicked cream on top? Well done for the Co-op, Elizabeth Angello, and all those dedicated volunteers!
A round of applause goes to Common Hands Farm Project - no small feat for a local farmer to produce such great tasting vegetables with the weather as we've seen these last few months.
Thank you Dan McManus and Tess Parker and your project farm helpers - try the kohlrabi and those amazing pea shoots - great for an early summer salad.
Try their CSA to pick up every Sunday in Philmont at the market cutting down your travel miles. Now that's so simple.
Shopping tip: If your vegetables are looking the worse for hot weather when you return from the market - take them out of their bags and stick'em in the vegetable cooler drawer - they'll perk right up again and appreciate your care. Freshly harvested vegetables will last several days longer than store purchased if you treat them kindly.
Marsh Meadow Farm - Germantown
Organically grown vegetables, herbs,
fresh farm eggs, potted plants and herbs for your garden, healthy dog treats, more at affordable prices for healthy living. Try those eggs for $3.50 a dozen (can't beat that price anywhere for sustainably-raised chicken eggs) and amazing tasting English cucumbers for $1.50 each, and garlic scapes 5 for $1.00.
Philmont Market & Cafe Co-op
Market breakfast sandwiches, coffee, local cheeses, locally made pesto, more. Volunteer for the Co-op market stand and earn a $100 membership for 10 hours or more. We hear everyone's having a great time prepping at the Main St. Public House kitchen for the market experiencing how food is costed, and why volunteering with the Co-op is such a lot of fun when you're with like friends all working together.
EBT at the market
Stop by to see Heather for EBT on site.
Pick up a "Families Growing Together" flier for a family cooking course starting in July at the PB Inc Resource Center using fresh herbs from the Firehouse Community Tea & Herb Garden, and more.
Please consider supporting the scholarship program by entering the weekly raffle at the market. All proceeds help towards the market providing four scholarships for local Philmont families to take this great course provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension's master gardener - Beth Horton. A PB Inc project in partnership with the Philmont Public Library and Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Chip Rosien - Hawk Studio and his demonstration making table attending June 17th. Don't miss him - he won't be back until Father's Day.
Hand made leather belts, bags, clothes, and more. His leather dog leashes make tails wag wildly.
SUPPORTING YOUR LOCAL FARMERS and CRAFTERS!
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A small Sunday morning market in a village downtown setting. Local producers only. Freshly harvested vegetables and fruits, pickles, syrups, sugar free jams, Devon free-range beef, artisanal cheeses, bread, eggs, pastries, cakes, pies, cut flowers, potted plants & herbs. Organically produced home & health products, craft demonstration vendors, handmade leatherwork, wooden bowls, market baskets, and farm/food educational events. EBT/SNAP machine on site
Harvesting for June
Philmont Farmers Market
MARSH MEADOW FARM
COMMON HANDS FARM PROJECT
Red preco Radicchio
Purplette Mini Onions
Assorted Radish: Davignon, Champion Sparkler, Black, Watermelon
Green & Red Bok Choy
Gailon Chinese Kale
Hon Tsai Tai
Red & Green Okra
Shiitake & Oyster Mushrooms
WHITE OAK FARM
Pete's B-B-QUE Sauce
Berkshire Bakery Breads
Red Devon Beef