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Highland - June 2

Paula Campbell - Community Correspondent
Posted 6/1/20

On Saturday June 6th the Barryville Farmer's Market will re-open to start its second season in the parking lot of the United Methodist Church on Route 97.

I spoke with the Farmer's Market …

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Highland - June 2


On Saturday June 6th the Barryville Farmer's Market will re-open to start its second season in the parking lot of the United Methodist Church on Route 97.

I spoke with the Farmer's Market President, Johnny Pizzolato who told me that given the abundance of caution to keep everyone safe, they have developed a visitor's entrance that will start at the garden and flow around in much the same way it did during the Victory Garden Project's low contact pickup system.

There will still be plenty of vendors: Beaver Dam Brook/Bake House, Hilly Acres, Tonjes, Bialecki Farms, Twin Brooks/ Quails R Us, OHF Orchard, Soraia, Beach Lake Bakery - PRE-SALE ONLY.

Also on the Barryville Farmer's Market's Online Store site you can purchase pre-sale add ons from Catskill Provisions, Stickett Inn, 2 Queens, Forkin' Good Nuts, Tsubo Natural Products, Woodside Blue, Wild Yarrow (limited stock) Hidden Acres which is a new produce vendor and then pick up your purchases on Market day.

The hours for the Market are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and there will be no “early bird” admittance before 10 a.m. This year there will be no parking allowed inside the Market. Market parking is behind Rasmussen Funeral Home across the street where there is plenty of parking spaces.

To keep everyone safe face masks are required for shopping at the Market and masks will be available for sale for a $10.00 donation. Also, for the time being there won't be any live entertainment and the lawn area by the river will be closed so unfortunately there won't be much of an opportunity to hang out. The Church's seasonal thrift shop will be closed for the summer season this year but is expected to return next year.

The incredibly beautiful garden will continue and Laura Silverman, cookbook author, writer and Founding Naturalist of The Outside Institute will be on hand in the garden for expert gardening advice and cooking tips. “Although these are trying times Johnny told me we are excited to have the Barryville Farmers Market open again and our mantra is slow and steady wins the race, so we are asking everyone to be patient as we iron out the kinks.”

The Market's remarkably successful Victory Garden Project has closed for now, but the online store continues as does the donations to support local food programs that are still crucial to support our families. The BFM Online Store hours remain the same- opening on Tuesday 10 a.m. and closing on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Just because we have begun Phase I of our area's recovery, many people's financial situation has not improved at all and they are still struggling with getting enough food. To shop online for a Market day pick-up or donate go to barryvillefarmersmarket.org/shop.

I spoke with Joan Turner, the President of the Friends of the Sunshine Hall Free Library, and she told me that unfortunately the Friend's annual Book Sale has been canceled.

Joan told me that not only is the cancellation out of an abundance of caution due to the Covid-19 virus but also since the Sunshine Hall Library has been closed since March we really don't have enough books to sell and the sale just doesn't seem feasible for the Fall either at this point. We have some thinking to do about how the Friends will move forward in the future and change as the Library will have to adapt to the new changes as well.

Lockdown Tip: “We will now start seeing solid innovation. It's under extreme pressure that diamonds are formed.” - Anisha Singh, Founding Partner, She Capital, Inc., Jury President Cartier South Asia Women's Initiative, Delhi, India.


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