Main St. Program Revitalization Community Arts Small Business


PBInc Resource Center and Pocket ParkPhilmont Beautification, Inc., is a grass-roots, charitable organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.                         See the brochure                                               

Making a contribution to assist the Philmont Market & Cafe Cooperative would be the page turner we're all looking for in 2014! Click on the image to take you to the Appeal.  Keep an eye on Kickstarter - the Co-op is aiming at May for a crowdfunding appeal to help finish the interior renovations of 116 Main St. and equip the value-added 20-C processing kitchen to get the store open in time for the outdoor markets season at the site.  With community support, the earlier the store can open!                          

Philmont Beautification, Inc., has four main program areas designed to work together as programs providing opportunities for the Philmont community to come together to contribute towards the revitalization of the Village of Philmont, NY in the spirit and tradition of a rural barn raising.   See our mission statement

                                                                                            Our programs are developed with reference to over 200 suggestions made by community members in the 2003 Philmont Comprehensive Plan.  See the suggestions                                                                                                                                                        We believe the revitalization of a small rural community can be achieved more effectively through a sustained effort of community involvement, and by working alongside with volunteers for community-driven projects.  See a sampling of downtown improvement projects 2007-2013

Local 111 - a farm-to-table restaurant opened in 2007Main Street Program:  This program provides financial and technical assistance for storefronts, commercial buildings, and affordable housing that have experienced sustained neglect and are located on the Main Street. See more                                            

Village Pocket Park on the Main Street restored in 2010Revitalization Program:  Designed to work with community volunteers serving on project developement and selection committees to accomplish projects that contribute towards an improved quality of village life. See more                                                                                                                             

Changing Environment - an exhibition of wildlife at the Summit ReservoirCommunity Arts and Fine Craft Trades:  Aimed at increasing the involvement and promotion of local arts and fine craft trades as a vital part of contributing towards community revitalization.  See more                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Historic Design Standards, and technical assistanceSmall Business Program:  Provides financial and technical assistance to assist new small business join the Main Street.  See more                          

        Revitalization Program                                                                                                                                                                   Current revitalization project: Summit Reservoir Area Revitalization project. This project intends to create a community-informed plan for the Summit Reservoir Area aimed at restoring the Summit Reservoir and the surrounding area, including, the re-use of potential strategic sites and historic buildings for new uses such as housing, retail, commercial, and public amenities like lake-side parks. See more          

        Small Business Program                                                                                                                                                                                                   Current small business project: Assisting the Philmont Market and Cafe Cooperative start-up by serving on the 116 Co-op Collaboration Team aimed at producing a business plan and feasibility study to open a direct-market producer/consumer food co-op in the heart of the downtown located on the Main Street creating a community-based food system working with local and New York State farmers and food producers.                                               Future site of the Philmont Market & Cafe Cooperative                                          Join us to be on the volunteer team to help turn this site into a renovated space as a small business food incubator to house the Philmont Market and Cafe Co-op, and a new building addition as Phase II to house facilities for a small bakery, a value-added processing kitchen, and root storage for local growers.                                2011 community gathering 2013 building & facade renovations                                                                                                                                      Three years in the making from A-Q!  Nearly there for 2014 to take us to Z!  Want to help paint the interior of the store and put in the finishing touches?, send us an email at                                                                                                                   

           Philmont Farmers' Market                                                                                                                                      at the Philmont Market and Cafe Cooperative  116 Main Street, Philmont.                             2014 season opens Sunday May 25th Memorial Day weekend supporting "Growing Our Co-op Together."                                          Every Sunday from 10am-2pm May 25th-October 12th                             Bringing over 12 local farmers, food producers, and craft vendors to the downtown for a seasonal market since 2009.                                                                      Food on a Tight Budget Sustainable communities are ones that are environmentally sustainable, economically viable, and socially just, including access to affordable foods supporting the local farming economy.