Get Fresh! September 24

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The monthly nutrition tent has been a wonderful contribution to the market. Make sure you stop by for free health screenings and blood pressure testing. They’ll also share great ideas for healthy cooking with everything you find at the market.

Austin Charnis returns from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. playing beautiful classical guitar. Remember, he’s available for private parties and weddings!

austin-charnis-on-bank-streetThis week’s vendors:

PickleLicious
DoReMe Farms
Three Petite Madeleines
Cooperstown Cheese
Eight Mile Creek
Fi-Dough
Will-YUM Spice
Suds & Suds – Ferrari Beer and Vita Pulita Soap – the Ferrari’s are back on the block!
Wright’s Farm
Hudson River Apiaries
Romarsi Pesto
Meredith’s Bread

Arch River Farm
Rolling Ridge Farm
Bread Alone
Healthway Farm
Jack Knife Sharpening

Stone Age Winery – comes back to the market October 1st
Neversink Spirits – coming to the market for the first time October 15th

 

Get Fresh! Saturday Sept 10th

It’s going to be another great week at the farmers’ market! Pack some delicious school lunches full of healthy food from the farm.

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Kastania Olive Oil

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DoReMe Farm

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WILL-YUM Spices

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Rolling Ridge Farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

PickleLicious
DoReMe Farms
Three Petite Madeleines
Cooperstown Cheese
Eight Mile Creek
Fi-Dough
Will-YUM Spice
Suds & Suds – Ferrari Beer and Vita Pulita Soap – the Ferrari’s are back on the block!
Jeneric Bags
Wright’s Farm
Hudson River Apiaries
Meredith’s Bread
Arch River Farm
Rolling Ridge Farm
Bread Alone
Healthway Farm
Jack Knife Sharpening

Neversink Apple Brandy – coming to the market for the first time October 1st
Stone Age Winery – comes back to the market October 1st

Romarsi Pesto Back at the market on September 24
Edenesque – Back at the market September 17

Get Fresh! September 3

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Clean Ridge Soap

This week at the market: The once a month return of Rebecca and Clean Ridge Soap. Stock up!

Rolling Ridge Farm has been a vendor at our market for many years. Some think that they are Amish, but they are a Mennonite family living in rural PA. Two of their kids are currently living in Nepal as part of a program where they do service through their church. Amos has been there for a few months and will be there for another year or two. Emma decided to stay for a few months after a family visit this past Spring. Amos has been sending email updates on his experiences and I’d like to start sharing them with you.

Click here for more details on Amos and Emma's Nepal Adventure
Displaying image.pngMonsoon is basically over and we have been seeing the mountains some lately. This pic is from Nagarkot but is a typical village scene.
Paper work is winding down and our manager is taking care of most of the business work so we have more time to do what we were sent here to do. So if we aren’t busy with our business or tract work then we do what we did today. We are building a house for a poor family about 45 minutes north of us. Today we carried bricks and mixed cement while 2 Nepali guys did the rest of the work.
A normal Saturday
This is our basic church service. So far we worship in our house but this week we will start having Church in a separate apartment. The attendees are our little household, Jesse and Georgianna from Gospel Tract, Jim and Donna (who are here for 3 to 5 months), and the Nepali attendance is anywhere from 1 to 6 adults and 2 cute little girls. So far we been having Sunday School after a few songs. Usually a few songs in Nepali and the rest in English. After Sunday School a short flannel graph lesson for the kids, a song, then the message. If some attendees don’t do English then it is all translated.
A normal Sunday
Once a week Eugene and I find ourselves heading to an orphanage about an hour out-of-town. Along the way we buy 4 to 5,000 rupees (40 or 50 dollars) worth of veggies, fruit, chicken and eggs to give to the children. The drive up there is, of coarse, scenic. I say up there because it is north and maybe a thousand feet higher than the valley. Along the way we go thru the ancient city of Bhaktapur and pass the world’s tallest statue of Lord Shiva, which is a 144 feet of copper, zinc, concrete, and steel and was built for only 130,000 USD. We see people bowing and crossing their hand from their head to their heart as they drive past it. A while back there was a huge crowd right at the side of the road facing the statue looking down the bank so of coarse we got off the motor bike and joined the crowd. We found out the object of focus was a motor bike that drove off the edge and fell about a 150 feet down (down as in down) the cliff. It makes me wonder if the driver had his eyes on the idol and forgot his driving duties, thus failing to make the curve. We assumed the victim or victims were on the way to the hospital already since we had just passed an ambulance. Here a typical ambulance is just a 2 wheel drive jeep with sirens and lights. Most of the time people actually make way for the ambulance. Sometimes even bikes, cars and trucks make way. Makes me wanna be an ambulance driver. OK, back to the orphanage. So we arrive at the children’s home and are promptly sat down and fed food. Mostly edibles. Sometimes if Eugene isn’t feeling good I eat his food when the hosts aren’t looking and other times vice versa. The 17 cute little kids come home from school and we gather together in a room and we all sing a few songs. Some Nepali and some English. The songs that we taught them so far are ‘This Little Light of Mine’ ‘Peter, James, and John’, and the first verse of ‘Dare to be a Daniel’. Next either Eugene or I tell a bible story on a flannel graph. Then a prayer and goodbye’s…..til next week…and a fun drive home.

That is all that comes to my mind so I guess that’s it. If you have any comments or questions, don’t hesitate to comment or ask…..
Thanks for all your prayers, they are much appreciated and needed…

Amos

 

PickleLicious
DoReMe Farms
Three Petite Madeleines
Cooperstown Cheese
Eight Mile Creek
Fi-Dough
Romarsi Pesto
Wright’s Farm
Edenesque
Hudson River Apiaries
Meredith’s Bread
Arch River Farm
Rolling Ridge Farm
Bread Alone
Healthway Farm

Not for profit – The Peekskill Chapter of the NAACP

 

 

Get Fresh – Stay Healthy! August 27

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As part of the continued efforts of Hudson Community Health Alliance (HCHA) to promote healthy lifestyles throughout Westchester and Rockland Counties, HRHCare Community Health, the lead agency of HCHA, will be participating in the Peekskill Farmers’ Market on the fourth Saturday of each month through November, 2016. With the theme of “Get Fresh – Stay Healthy”, the HRHCare Nutrition Tent will feature interactive demonstrations including the chance to get healthy eating tips from an HRHCare nutritionist, free blood pressure screenings, cooking recipe giveaways and fresh food sampling.

The HRHCare Nutrition Tent will be at the Peekskill Farmers’ Market, located on Bank Street between Park and Main, from 8 AM to 2 PM on Saturdays August 27th, September 24th, October 22nd and November 19th. The Nutrition Tent is made possible through the partnership of Hudson Community Health Alliance and HRHCare, with the Cornell Cooperative Extension “Eat Smart New York Hudson Valley” program, the Peekskill Farmers’ Market and the Peekskill BID.

This week – free bags to shoppers buying fruits and vegetables.

Also – Jack Knife Sharpening will be here this week  and then every other week for the rest of the season. Unless he changes his mind and comes more often, which he sometimes does. I’ll let you know when I know.

See you Saturday on Bank Street!

PickleLicious
DoReMe Farms
Three Petite Madeleines
Cooperstown Cheese
Eight Mile Creek
Fi-Dough
Suds & Suds – Ferrari Beer and Vita Pulita Soap – The Ferrari’s are back on the block in September!
Romarsi Pesto
Wright’s Farm
Edenesque
Hudson River Apiaries
Meredith’s Bread
Arch River Farm
Rolling Ridge Farm
Bread Alone
Healthway Farm
Jack Knife Sharpening