Thursday, October 13, 2016

Ellenville Farmers' Market FMNP

The 2016 relaunch of Ellenville Farmers' Market has achieved further significant successes that will help to provide a useful basis for the 2017 season's operations.

The NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets now lists Ellenville Farmers' Market as a Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Authorized Market:

The official website of New York State ( now also acknowledges the established status of Ellenville Farmers' Market:

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Encouraging news...

Encouraging news...
As with establishing Ellenville Farmers' Market itself in 2016, several months' persistence and determination in petitioning for the support of Ulster County Tourism has now succeeded.
Ulster County Tourism's backing of Ellenville Farmers' Market now includes this letter of support.
With gratitude to Rick, Fran and team at the Kingston Heritage Visitors Center.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

Ellenville Farmers' Market 2016

Ellenville Farmers' Market 2012-2015

The idea of staging a farmers’ market in Ellenville is not new, but only now is a twenty-week market season being prepared by a manager with full-time dedication.
A group of horticulturalists combined part-time to set up a small farmers’ market here in 2001. However, the initiative struggled over a five-year period to retain vendors in viable number, and preparations for the 2006 market season were abandoned.
A second management team re-launched market trading in 2008, achieving a faithful local support. The facebook group at that time summarized the market:
“Open rain or shine, the Ellenville Farmers' Market is a small, family friendly market in the heart of Ellenville, featuring fresh locally grown produce and regional products from Hudson Valley growers.”
Division among that team regarding operational strategy contributed to the market’s deterioration during the 2012 season. The management team fell apart and Ellenville Farmers’ Market closed for the three years, 2013-15.

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