03/16/2012 - The Greater Stamford Area Chamber of Commerce (GSACC) is pleased to announce that they will be sponsoring a pop-up farmers' market at the historic Stamford Railroad Station, located at 21 Railroad Avenue. The market will help kick off the 17th annual New York State Maple Weekend activities and will be held Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 4:30 to 6 PM. There is plenty of parking available around the station.
Get to know the farmers and other vendors (and GSACC members), as you shop for local flavors. Want to make sure they have what's on your list? You can pre-order directly from them for pick up at the station just get in touch with them.
Buck Hill Farm (www.buckhillfarm.com) has been producing a premium maple product since the 1960s, using nothing but the natural sap from sugar maple trees.
Cowbella (www.cowbella.com) butter and yogurt lovingly produced on the family's farm that was established in 1817. The featured flavor of yogurt is maple.
Harpersfield Cheese (www.harpersfieldcheese.com) a farmstead cheese that comes from their own dairy herd to their cheese house to your table. They offer a variety of flavors.
Hobart Book Village (www.hobartbookvillage.com) local books, cook books, children's books and books on Celtic lore, to get your St. Patrick's Day off to a great start!
Peck and Potter Farm (607.652.2107) homemade baked goods from prizewinning baker Carol Bodnar.
The Sheep's Nest (www.thesheepsnest.com) wool and roving from their own Shetland sheep. A mixture of old and new home embellishments that will inspire you to create your own "nest".
Tundra Brewery (firstname.lastname@example.org) select from three varieties ("Ma-Pale" Pale Ale, Red Ale, Brown Ale) of this special brew made with the brewer's own grown barley and hops. The featured flavor will be Ma-Pale, subtly flavored with the brewer's own family maple syrup.
Wade's Towne and Country Florist and Gift Shoppe (607.652.2500) go green and pick up a fresh St. Patrick's Day bouquet.
Weinland Farms (email@example.com) - Home-raised and all natural Hereford Beef, raised on the farm's 800 acres. No hormones and no antibiotics. Wholes, halves, and quarters available, plus individual cuts ready for your freezer.
Continue the maple fun the following weekend by taking advantage of these specials offered by GSACC members:
Pancake Shape Day at Buck Hill Farm on Saturday, March 17.
Hobart Book Village (all Main Street stores) 15% discount on books with a capital "M" in the title.
La Basse Cour Farm, Store and Bed & Breakfast featuring local maple products as part of breakfast at the B & B; baked goods for sale at the farm store or made to order with maple and other local ingredients. And 10% off your stay during Maple Weekend.
Open House at Shaver Hill Farm all day pancake breakfast, wagon rides, tree tapping and boiling demonstrations, activities for kids and maple cotton candy.
So pop in at the pop-up farmers' market! For more information on the market, as well as other things to do, visit www.CatskillMtns.org/events.