Sustainable Revitalization and Farmers Market in Philmont
Sustainable Revitalization brings together our four programs; NYSMain St, Community Arts & Trades, Small Business, and the Farmers' Market working together to help rebuild a community from the bottom up through integrated programs, community participation, and by providing opportunities aimed at developing a more sustainable environment, shared community activities, and dynamic thinking to encourage a vibrant local economy.
Philmont Farmers Market
Creating a community-based food system in collaboration with community members in Philmont aimed at reaching a sustainable community that is environmentally sound, economically viable, and socially just, including access to locally produced affordable foods while supporting farmers and NYS agriculture.
Location: 116 Main St. opposite Local 111 restaurant.
Sunday 10am-2pm, rain or shine. Parking on the Main St, Maple Avenue, and at the back of the Philmont Public Library.
We're transitioning the market this year as the next step for our collaborative project with the Philmont Market & Cafe Cooperative to operate a community-based food system including opening the kitchen, market, and Co-op Cafe in the fall. See the project
A message from Elizabeth Angello and Philmont Market & Cafe Cooperative
"The goal of our Sunday Market this year is to feature produce from each Co-op producer-owner who will be selling year around in our Market. These farmers have made a commitment to be on the ground floor helping us shape the produce department in our Market. We value your opinion on the quality of products. So come to the market, check it out and share your feedback."
- Hans Schober Farm, locally raised homestead grass-fed beef, longtime Columbia County family farm raising antibiotic and hormone free Red Devon Beef, hamburger, steaks, and stew beef, Ghent. Meats available at John Andrews Restaurant in Gt. Barrington.
- Life Force Foods, locally made on-site at The Kitchen returning daily bread to your diet as a nutritious, gluten free whole food. Read more.
- Liberty Farm, a full array of certified Organic vegetables and flowers grown with a deep respect for the soil, the water, the air, the vegetables and flowers. Each vegetable and each flower has a delicious vibrancy and a beauty that Livery Farm are happy to share.
- IronWood Farm, an all women farm getting to work, doing what they love: growing a bunch of delicious and organic vegetables just for you!
- Asia Luna, locally made herbal home and health products, including delicious artisan soaps, natural bug spray, lotions and creams, candles, kid fun bubble wand, and more. Philmont.
- The Co-op Curbside Cafe, offering a healthy farmers' breakfast sandwich, sweet and savory crepes, coffee and teas.
- Farmers accept Dept of Ag and Markets nutritional program vouches, including WIC fresh fruits & veg for mothers & children, and seniors FMNP fruit and veg vouchers.
- Market accepts EBT/SNAP Food Stamps and FMNP vouchers
- Philmont Farmers' Market is a designated FreshConnect market.
FreshConnect Checks for SNAP recipients. Every $5 spent using your EBT card at the market you can receive a free $2 FreshConnect Check to help bring down the cost for purchasing locally produced foods at the market. Program runs from July to the end of November.
Opening The Kitchen at Philmont in 2016
A PBI Revitalization and Small Business program re-adapt project turning a previous downtown gas/convenience store into a commercial kitchen to serve local farmers, chefs, bakers, food producers, new food businesses, programming for children and families, and the Philmont Farmers Market, including a weekly seasonal farmers market table aimed at a Develop/Taste/Test program for consumer tastings of new farmer value-added foods made in collaboration with local food entrepreneurs creating a community-based food system in Philmont.
Philmont Farmers' Market in the news
Click to hear the interview with Dan McManus, of Commons Hands Farm and Sebastian McCabe, Market, Manager
ccSCOOP, Columbia Counties best and only online magazine features the market with a slide show in their Food and Wine section. Thank you ccSCOOP!
Farmer's market is eye in hurricane for change in Philmont (Click on the link)Rodeo, cook-off conclude Fair (click on the link)
Sponsors: Philmont Farmers Market special "Thank You"
History of Flower Barrel Project
This is where it all started - a community gift from volunteers and Philmont Beautification, Inc to brighten up the Main St. back in 2000. Thanks to The Village of Philmont and the DPW for taking on the annual planting of the Main St. barrels in 2010 providing prominent businesses, govt. offices, and the Post Office located on Maple Avenue with summer annuals. We'd like to thank the many local businesses for helping to establish the planting of the barrels as a local favorite to welcome the start of the season on Memorial Day weekend, including Holmequest Farm, Loomis Creek Nurseries, Claverack Agway, GrowMax, and Meltz Lumber who have generously donated to this program over the years.
2008 Flower Barrel Awards presented to:
- The Best Maintained – Philmont Public Library
- Dedication – Cumberland Farms
- The Most Spectacular – Dorothy Stichternath
- The Mostest – Richardson Hall
2007 Flower Barrel Awards presented to:
- The Best Maintained – Key Bank
- Dedication – The Philmont Public Library
- The Most Spectacular – 119 Main St. – Nelson Sterner
- The Mostest – Philmont Car Wash
Lighting up the Main St. – 2008 Holiday Project
The Holiday Season is all about light and sharing the experience.
Many thanks to the 25 volunteers who helped design, install, and bring light to the four vacant storefronts along the Main St. for the 2008 Holiday Season and to the property owners who participated and paid the lighting bills!!