By Laura Hayes, Contributing Writer
Hudson – The Hudson Farmers’ Market is returning early this year.
Market organizers are, indeed, launching new spring markets which will take place in front of Town Hall on April 17 and May 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“I have been musing about this opportunity for a few years, and this COVID-19 event gave me the perfect opportunity to create outside markets beyond a traditional farmers’ market season,” Market Manager Sarah Cressy recently said.
Cressy’s interest in these kinds of events comes, in part, thanks to markets she saw while visiting her daughter in Vienna. There, the two saw a series of outdoor outfits that ran even during colder months.
After having success with winter farmers’ markets, Cressy and the other organizers decided to launch this new endeavor.
“The spring markets, like our winter markets, are really farmers’ markets minus the produce,” Cressy elaborated
There will be 11 vendors at the spring markets selling a number of wares, ranging from baked goods to meat and poultry to body butters and soaps.
Currently, vendor spaces for the spring market are full. But Cressy encourages any interested vendors for the summer market who want to get on the waiting list to email her at [email protected].
The flagship annual summer farmers’ markets will start June 15 and run through Sept. 28 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in front of Town Hall.
All this comes four years after Hudson held its first farmers’ market in 2017. That year, alone, marked a milestone as one of the priorities of Hudson’s master plan at the time, had been to start a farmers’ market.