After weeks of deliberation and careful consideration, one of the area’s most popular farmers markets has decided to extend its season into November. Earlier this month, the Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market announced its season will be extended until November 16, giving locals, travellers, vendors, and artisans an additional three weeks to experience the very best of what the Hudson Valley has to offer. Traditionally, the market runs from Memorial day until Halloween each year. In 2014, the market decided to experiment with a one-time Holiday Market in December of that year and four years later an entire Winter Market during the winter of 2018, “The vendors welcomed the opportunity to extend their selling period, and many customers were happy to continue to have access to their favorite products. In that regard it was a success” recalls Laura Griffin one of the market’s directors. This year, the market is trying something new yet again, this time in the form of 3-week extension that will allow customers to access the market’s wealth of local offerings right up until Thanksgiving. The market’s Steering Committee made note to consult the vendors before going forward with the extension and, perhaps unsurprisingly, all were in favor. The feeling amongst the market’s various customers matches the enthusiasm of the market’s vendors, whose offerings bring the local area to life for those looking to taste and experience the Hudson Valley. Ms.Griffin looks forward to presenting vendors and customers with another opportunity to explore this local favorite, “The farming season is surprisingly longer than many people think, so our farmers will have plenty to offer, as will all of the other food producers and we have assured everyone that our hours will remain the same as the regular season.”

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