06/22/2012 - The Greater Stamford Area Chamber of Commerce (GSACC) is pleased to announce that the next holiday pop-up farmers' market will be popping up at the Stamford Rotary Club's 34th Annual Antique Car Show on Sunday, July 1st at the Frank W. Cyr Center, located at 159 West Main Street in the Village of Stamford. The Car Show will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The market does not start until 11 a.m.
The mini pop-up market is right before the Independence Day holiday and the vendors will have all kinds of goodies available to help complete your celebration. Food for the car show will be available from the Hobart Rotary Club and, as car show tradition dictates, the Stamford / Hobart Inner Wheel will have their famous brownie sundaes for dessert.
Get to know the farmers and other vendors (and GSACC members), as you shop for local flavors and hand-made goodies. Want to make sure they have what's on your shopping list? You can pre-order directly from them for pick up at the market – just get in touch with them.
Just a small sampling of the vendors that will be there:
Blue Sky Farm and Winery (www.blueskyfarmwinery.com) – offers four varieties that contain blueberries and no other fruit or vegetable. Blueberries are high in antioxidants and are one of nature's super foods. All of these wines go very well with many types of food, including the first cook-out of the season.
La Basse Cour Farm (www.la-basse.cour.com) - farm-fresh eggs and home-made baked goods to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Most Precious Pottery (firstname.lastname@example.org) – South Kortright potter Solveig Comer believes that local food belongs on local plates, and will have a variety of different pottery pieces for you to choose from.
Wintergreen Gardens (email@example.com) – vegetables, blueberries, locally-made cutting boards, garden stones, hypertufa pots, cookies, cupcakes and more bread flavors than you can shake a stick at - Onion Poppyseed, Louisiana Cheese, Homestead Garlic, Honey Wheat, Homestead Oat, Raisin, Rosemary Olive!
General admission to the car show, including the farmers' market, is $ 2 and children under 12 are free.
And don't forget there are lots of other activities to keep you busy around the holiday weekend. There is something for everyone:
Saturday, June 30, the Gilboa Museum opens for the season and will be open every Saturday and Sunday from noon - 4:30 p.m., until Sept. 2. There will be an Open House on July 8 at the Museum. www.gilboafossils.org
Sunday, July 1 – Jefferson Historical Society's Maple Museum Music Series kicks off with The Upper Catskill String Quartet at 2 p.m.
Sunday, July 1 through 8 - Celebrate in the Hobart Book Village with local author signings and samplings of local products. The five book shops on Main Street in Hobart will be celebrating Independence Day with book signings by two local authors and a free sampling of several local products.
During the entire week of the celebration, Adams' Book Shop, Blenheim Hill Books, Liberty Rock Books and The Hobart International Bookport will offer a 20% discount on books related to U.S. History, Biography and Autobiography. Mysteries & More will offer the same discount on books written by American authors. www.hobartbookvillage.com
Wednesday, July 4 – Independence Day Celebration at the Old Stone Fort, which will feature readings of the Declaration of Independence & other historical documents. www.theoldstonefort.org
For more information on other area events, visit www.CatskillMtns.org.