Sunday, June 17, 2012

Don't Forget...June 23rd is Sullivan Arc Garden Tour

The now annual Garden Tour is hosted by the Sullivan Arc, in cooperation with theSullivan Renaissance, and the Roscoe-Rockland Chamber of Commerce. 
The tour features  exclusive looks at some of our areas most beautiful private gardens.  This years tour features gardens in and around the hamlet of Roscoe on Saturday, June 23, 10am – 4pm.  
You can take a self-guided tour... tickets and maps available for those who want to drive their own vehicles for just $25 per person, or for $35 per person hop a ride on the  guided bus tour, which includes travel on a Rolling V coach bus, guide, door prizes and snacks.  
Wine and cheese reception for all ticket holders and garden owners follows the tour at the Tennanah Lake Golf and Tennis Club. Tour will benefit the SullivanArc Horticulture program.

You can purchase tickets online.

Rock Hill Farmers Market Off To Great Start

Opening of Rock Hill Farmers Market Huge Success

The Full Parking Lot Says It All
Yesterday was the official opening of the 2012 Rock Hill Farmers Market, and saying it was successful would be an under statement.  The parking lot was filled to capacity, patrons were treated to a wonderful array of tasty, healthy, organic food and beverage products (including wine and hard cider), and there seemed to be something there for everyone as the new location took on the feel of a mini festival, a Farmers Market taken to the next level.

I came home with some serious yummies in my short visit there...amazing how a serious sun burn sends you back home for much needed rest.  My own favorite vendor would come down to A)  Tonjes Farm Dairy who makes some wickedly tasty organic yogurts....the Wild Blackberry and Raspberry are ummm ummm good if I do say so myself, and B)  artist and musician Deborah Anne Fisher...I picked up two really nice canvas pieces of hers that I will frame and hang up somewhere in my apartment. 

There was live music under a K-D canopy, and cannot wait till the new gazebo is on site.  There were homemade organic soaps, fresh raised organic meats and treats, even pony rides for the kids.  They say one picture is worth a 1,000 words, so rather than keep typing, let me share a few photographs of the grand opening event.  Make sure you visit every is a great way to support our LOCAL FARMERS.
Yes, Even The Kids Got In On The Act

Pony Rides...Some Need Convincing

Fresh Organically Grown Produce
Even Otto Was Having Great Time

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Volunteer Day & Other Project News

We are having a big Renaissance Project work day on Saturday June 9th from 9am - 1pm. The plants are arriving so any help would be appreciated. We will meet at the new Farmers Market location. If you have them bring shovels and rakes and other implements of gardening.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!...Farmers Market opens up  next weekend, June 16th! 

It's that time of year again..time for fresh, local products!!

For the 2012 season, the Rock Hill Farmers' Market is moving to 223 Rock Hill Drive, at the Trading Post employee parking lot, located across from Dr. Longo's office and next to Pizza the Rock. 

The market will run every Saturday from 
June 16th - September 8th

The new location is part of this year's Rock Hill Beautification project. So if you are interested in helping to spruce up the parking lot, let us know or check out the blog to learn more:
The 2012 season will have even more vendors and more local products to offer!

Our 2012 Vendors include:

  • Bashakill Vineyard: selling locally made wine
  • Beaver Dam Brook Farm: selling vegetables
  • Bettinger Bluff Farm: selling grass fed beef
  • Heirloom Botanicals: selling locally made skin care products from herbs
  • M & S Farm: selling goat cheese, yogurt and eggs
  • Majestic Farm: selling eggs, chicken and pork
  • Neversink Farm: selling organic vegetables, along with cut flowers, eggs and chicken 
  • Northern Farmhouse Pasta: selling handmade past using New York State organic flour
  • Tonjes Farm: selling Sullivan County produced milk, cheese and yogurt
  • Trussbridge Farm: selling vegetables
  • The Cidery: selling locally made hard cider
  • The Bake House: selling homemade baked goods
 For more information about our vendors check out our website at:

We are looking for containers for our Sullivan Renaissance project...more on this later in the week, but if you have some old containers that would make great planters in and around the Farmer's Market, or an old wagon that could be turned into a planter, let us know.