Help create the Philmont community garden

A plot to thicken community.                                                                                                             Please join gardeners Karin Heide & Peter Buckbee next Wednesday and Thursday – August 10th & 11th from 2pm to 6pm to help launch and volunteer your gardening or hauling skills to create the Philmont Community Garden located at the top of the beautiful stairway leading up to the garden from the Philmont Pocket Park – corner of Summit St  & Main St across from Key Bank.

Karin and Peter's plan is to create a sustainable culinary herb & rose tea garden!  A place to share gardening, learn about growing culinary herbs & rose hip teas, hold a workshop, or simply have a quiet lunch break with a wonderful elevated view of the Catskills from the garden looking westward down the Main St.  up these beautiful stairs made by stonemason Ben Hart

This is a land reclamation project, turning a disused back lot into a beautiful garden on the Main St to be used for community gardening, workshops, selling harvests at the Philmont Farmers Market, and possibly supplying local Philmont farm-to-table restaurants with fresh culinary herbs and garden grown rose hip teas to order.  (you never know!)

The naming of the garden will take place through community suggestions.   Please let us know in reply what your name suggestion would be.     Names suggested already received are:

Philmont Herbal Tea Garden                      Philmont Community Garden and Apothecary

RSVP if you would like to join the volunteer team next week to help launch & create this new garden! – all levels of skills very welcome!  info@pbinc.org, or reply to this Listserve, or call 518 697 0038 which will find us at the 113 Main PB Inc building.

Happy gardening,                                                                                                


Philmont Farmers Market

Philmont Farmers Market opened Sunday June 5th to a steady stream of market shoppers.
The big hit of the day were the freshly baked Apple Dumplings made by Delsia Hilton who is baking for the market this year.  Customers appreciated the free cup of Strongtree Coffee with their purchase of baked goods, and the new market stand featuring a $2 raffle to win a grab bag of fresh market veggies.  Mary Ellen Madison the winner this Sunday was all smiles at the 12noon raffle drawing for the bag of vegetables including a healthy lb bag of spring greens from New Leaf Farm, a bunch of organic beet greens from Et. Cetera Farm, and superb red spring radishes.   Market Manager, Sebastian McCabe said the grab bag will increase in size as the raffle grows and can support the new program.  The raffle is sponsored by the Philmont Farmers Market aimed at supporting free educational workshops for later in the season to be organized by Gianni Ortiz FarmAssist  Productions.
The market runs from June 5th to October 16th from 10am -1PM EVERY SUNDAY  featuring over 10 vendors, including, White Oak Farm with sugar free jams, bread, and fresh produce, Et. Cetera Farm with eggs and organic produce;  Double Decker Farm with potted plants, cut flowers and produce;  New Leaf Farm with starters and produce;  Common Hands Farm Project with produce; Hans Schober Farm with Red Devon beef cuts and hamburger;  Pampered Cow Creamery with cheeses from NY Upstate farms, including Mapledale Farm, Twin Maple Farm, Nettle Meadow Farm;   Delsia Hilton baking for the market including fresh Apple Dumplings, Market Donuts, Banana Chocolate Quick Bread, and cookies;  Strongtree Organic Coffee Roasters with a special blend made for the Philmont Farmers Market;  Asia Luna with green health & beauty products; Studio 55 with African market baskets; Hillabby Mill with birdhouses;  and Furse Photos with postcards, jigsaws, and handmade pottery from Triform Camphill.  

This is a fun and friendly market - one to watch and visit over the market season.  Always introducing fun and new ideas for a farmers market located in the heart of the village of Philmont downtown on the Main St. it has become the favorite market to drop by after having brunch at Local 111,  The Main St. Public House, or the newly opened Vanderbilt House.  Philmont, located at the center of Columbia County is fast becoming the heart of the county; the Philmont Farmers Market is definitely a village market experience.


Philmont Farmers Market 


Opening Sunday June 5th to Sunday October 16th 10AM TO 1PM

Location:  93 Main St. - Tripp Center parking lot / corner of Elm and Main St.


  • Et Cetera Farm, certified organic seasonal vegetables, including locally raised organic rice,  root vegetables, and free range farm eggs.  Harlemville. Foodmiles 3.1 miles. 
  • Common Hands Farm Project sustainably grown pesticide free seasonal vegetables.  Hillsdale.  Foodmiles 2.02 miles.
  • White Oak Farm sweet corn, tomatoes, sugar free jams, honey, Pete's famous B-B Sauce, and White Oak Farm's cake breads.  Hillsdale.  Footprint 7.7 miles
  • Schober Farm, locally raised homestead beef, longtime Columbia County family farm raising antibiotic and hormone free Red Devon Beef, hamburger, steaks, and stew beef, Ghent.  Foodmiles 6.9 miles.
  • Pamerped Cow Cheeses– artisanal farmstead cheeses from Hudson Valley's very much loved cows and goats, including the famous Pampered Cow Hudson Red,  Harpersfield Cheeses, Nettle Meadow Farm goat cheeses, Bier Meck soft cheddar.  Sampling new cheeses at every market.  Ghent. Footprint 3.6 miles.
  • Double Decker Farm, locally cultivated cut flowers from sustainable gardens, potted plants, potted herbs, cut fresh herbs, sustainably grown seasonal vegetables, good gardening advise, and more.  Philmont. Foodmiles 0.48 miles
  • New Leaf Farm, sustainably grown pesticide free seasonal vegtables, and cut flowers.  Hillsdale. Foodmiles 11.61 miles
  • Stongtree Organic Coffee Roasters heirloom, Fair Trade organic coffees. Whole and ground bean lb bags. Philmont Farmers Market blend - India Biodynamic and Java Indonesia blend. Visit the market to enjoy a cup of the best organic coffee in Columbia County!
  • Asia Luna, locally made green home bath and beauty products, including delicious artisan soaps, and more.  Philmont. Footprint 0.10 miles.
  • Philmont Farmers' Market Cafe, providing bistro tables/umbrellas for market visitors.
  • Local crafters, including African elephant grass market baskets from Studio 55, birdhouses from Hillabby Mill made from recyled materials and found objects, artist postcards from William R. Furse,  new crafters added throughout the market season.









Market is now taking applications for the 2011 season

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