Introducing Todd Hill Farmers' Market Vendors 2022

It's Farmers' Market Season! We are running 1-5pm every Friday from May 27th through October 14th outside the Todd Hill store. We have a wonderful group of vendors this year selling everything from fruit, vegetables, meat and eggs, to cider, meads and spirits. I am looking forward to all the great vendors we will have participating in our Market this year. Be sure to check them all out, and read about what each vendor has to say about their business! 

Cooper's Daughter Spirits, Claverack, NY

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Olde York Farm is a woman-owned and family-operated distillery growing and sourcing Hudson Valley farmed and foraged ingredients to make micro batches of seasonal spirits. We currently lease 10 acres of an apple orchard and Goolds to make gluten free vodkas and liqueurs. We work with small Hudson Valley growers to source ingredients like Thai Basil, Pumpkins, Roses, Rhubarb, Maple Syrup, and Honey to infuse spirits. One of our flagship products is our Black Walnut Bourbon. We go out early each spring and tap black walnut trees for sap just like a maple tree and boil down the sap to a nutty sweet, and almost black syrup. Some of our foraged ingredients include ramps for our Ramp Vodka and the nuts from black walnut trees for our Black Walnut Liqueur.

Taconic Distillery, Standfordville, NY 

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Taconic Distillery is a purveyor of fine craft spirits in the Hudson Valley. They handcraft award winning bourbon and rye whiskies in small batches using grains grown in New York and natural spring water from their farm. All Taconic spirits are great for simple sipping and make great traditional and signature cocktails.
 

Merchant's Daughter Cider, Purdys, NY

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Merchant's Daughter is a small Hudson Valley cider producer that sources heirloom apples from local HV Family owned orchards and applies a winemaker approach to create award-winning ciders that have a subtle balance, pair stunningly well with food, and are immensely drinkable. Our brand is rooted in the historic Purdys, NY neighborhood general store that was passed down from generation to generation via the daughters.  These hard-working women inspire us today as we honor their legacy and share our ciders with locavores, health-conscious consumers and the growing regional cider scene.

Merchant's Daughter hard cider is available in three varieties: Dry, Semi-Dry, and Clara's Reserve across multiple package formats (750ml, 12oz. Bottle 4pks and sixtel kegs). The taste-profile is sophisticated, apple-forward, with a bright, clean finish. Consumers compared our ciders to Prosecco and champagne, but they are still very approachable and appeal to a broad base of consumers.

We've earned media in Westchester, Hudson Valley and Cider Craft Magazines and received awards across our line in the HV Wine & Food, Great American Cider and New York international Cider Competitions.

With Regional Hard Cider sales growing double digits, we believe there is room in the category for multiple brands with distinct offerings. The growth is just beginning for this category and we would love to partner with you. 

Cultivating Dreams Farm, Hopewell Junction, NY

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Cultivating Dreams is a fun, skill building experience available to people being supported through Community Based Services (CBS). Set on a small farm in the heart of Dutchess County, Cultivating Dreams offers a strong emphasis on agriculture activities, pre-vocational skill building and community inclusion. People have the opportunity for hands-on experiences gardening, growing fruits and vegetables, and taking care of small animals. Our activities are designed to be meaningful and to provide each person with enhanced self-advocacy skills and a greater sense of purpose in the community.

Cultivating Dreams shares each harvest with those who helped to create it as well as a variety of local volunteer organizations. A portion of the chemically-free herbs and spices go to the Good Reasons company to help make their delicious all-natural dog treats.

Liberty Orchards, Highland, NY

Liberty Orchards is a first generation farm that provides our store with apples, apple crisps, apple cider, and apple pie. Liberty works with Cornell's research farm, Hudson Valley Lab and uses Cornell tools to monitor pest and disease threats on the farm to inform their orchard management practices. Liberty will be selling strawberries, peaches, pears, grapes, and apples, as they come in season. 

Liberty Farms, Ghent, NY

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Liberty Farms is a 600+ acre Certified Organic Farm with a focus on regenerative agriculture and healthy communities in the Hudson Valley. Our wide range of organic vegetables feed our CSA and farmers' market clients throughout New York State, while our fantastic flowers bring color and joy into their lives. Fertilized by compost we make on the farm, our fields are certified organic by NOFA-NY and incorporate biodynamic and intensive growing methods. We use 0 pesticides, herbicides, or GMOs, and purchase open-pollinated seed whenever possible. Our reward is our vibrant produce that we're excited to share.

We also raise NOFA-NY certified-organic chicken and eggs, as well as certified-animal welfare and pasture-raised lamb, pork, and beef, all with practices that better our land and environment. All our animals are grazed on a rotational schedule that helps regenerate our corner of the earth. Our poultry aerates the topsoil; our ruminants fertilize. We're proud of our low-waste practices, from feeding "ugly" veggies and eggs to our pigs, to producing our own organic mulch and compost that fertilizes our hay fields and gardens.

By using the natural cycles of nature, plant life, and animals, we not only feed communities with healthy, organic food, we also help reverse climate change and rebuild healthy soil. Each life on the farm contributes to reclaiming acres of farmlandfrom our veggies, flowers, and hay to our sheep, cattle, horses, chickens, pigs, and even people.

Our diverse operation also has a full-service equestrian center, hosts weddings in our beautiful events barn, and offers overnight stays at our boutique glamping site. You can visit us at 114 Ostrander Rd. in Ghent NY, 12075 and check out our farm store, open every day from 7a.m.-7pm. Or visit our website at www.libertyfarmsny.com. 

Horton House Scone Company, Fishkill, NY

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All of our Oat Bites (scones) and Cookies are Gluten-Free, Vegan  and now Certified Kosher.  Delicious and healthy, made with Certified Gluten-Free, Organic and Non-GMO Oats and Oat Flour.  Our baked goods contain no refined sugar, salt or preservatives in the base mix. They are made with all natural, kosher ingredients and are lightly sweetened by the dried fruits, nuts, berries, coconut and chocolates. Some are sweetened with a bit of maple syrup.

Clermont Coffee Roasters, Germantown, NY

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We are a boutique coffee roasting company located in Clermont, New York. David and I operate the business ourselves. David hand roasts weekly, we package and deliver to our clients ourselves. We market ourselves by doing Farmers Markets and local Events in our Community. We specialize in single origin super, premium beans, we do not offer any blends. We keep our menu boutique size with three origins and a decaffeinated coffee.

David Bagley has been in the coffee business for 35 years having worked as a trader/importer, roaster, and risk manager. Coffee is in David's blood since the day he started a training job in 2 World Trade Center back in 1984 where he ran the sample/cupping room, learned documentation and logistics and progressed to the trading desk. In his 10 years as an importer David focused on Latin American origins, especially Brazil given his personal and educational background (born in Brazil and majored in Latin American Studies at Cal Berkeley).

Jill Allison Jennings-Bagley has been in luxury hospitality for most of her career. Working in senior management for several of the most prominent and well-known Hotels in Los Angeles. After relocating to the East Coast with her husband David, Jill is now utilizing her operational skills in the coffee industry as COO and co-owner of Clermont Coffee Roasting Company.

Hudson Valley Microgreens, Lagrangeville, NY

Hudson Valley Microgreens is a local family farm in Lagrangeville, NY. The farm specializes in growing highly nutritious microgreens using organic and sustainable growing practices. The microgreens are grown without pesticides in a controlled environment away from pollution.