Nyack Chamber Opens New Saturday Farmers’ Market June 7

IMG_4853The Nyack Chamber of Commerce extends its Thursday Farmers’ Market to Saturdays beginning on June 7 at 8 a.m. Nyack’s first-ever Saturday Farmers’ Market builds on a 17-year commitment to local farmers and specialty food producers, drawing crowds of shoppers to the Village every week — both outdoors in the warm months, and indoors in winter.

The new Market will be open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, through November 22 in the municipal parking lot on Main Street at the center of the Village. Live entertainment and fun for kids are weekly Market staples. Free parking is available in the Artopee lot adjacent to the Market, and a new feature will allow shoppers with food stamp benefits to use their EBT cards at the Market.

Opening ceremonies and formal ribbon-cutting will take place at 11 a.m. on June 7. The Chamber will preside and will be joined by Nyack Mayor Jen Laird-White, Village Trustee Louise Parker, South Nyack Mayor Bonnie Christian, Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart, and New York State Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee.

Music will be provided from 9 – 11 a.m. by acoustic guitarist/vocalist Jesse Frayne. Jeff Doctorow, guitarist and curator/host of ArtsRock’s popular “Guitar Magic” series, will perform from 11:30 to 1 p.m. with colleagues from The Old No. 7 band, including Lorena Mann on vocals and Jim Kimak on saxes. Bill Batson, the Market’s artist-in-residence, will add his touch to the proceedings, as will caricatures and face painting offered by Silly Pencils and Jamie’s faces.