For Immediate Release
June 14, 2017
Clarkstown Holds First Annual Farmers
Market on Historic Traphagen Property
Market to Showcase Local Vendors,
(New City, NY) – Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann today announced
the inaugural opening of the Annual Farmers Market to be held on the Town’s
historic Traphagen property located at 131 Germonds Road, West Nyack. The farmers market will be
the first in the area coordinated by a municipality and hosted on a historical
“This Farmers Market will not only highlight local and regional
vendors, but solidify Clarkstown’s leadership in the the county as the number one place to do business,” said
Supervisor Hoehmann. “The market will give our residents access to
agricultural products and return this unique and historic property to its roots
as a farm. I can’t think of a better
place to spend a Saturday morning.”
“I think it's wonderful that Clarkstown will finally have its
very own Farmer's Market,” said Clarkstown Superintendent of Recreation and
Parks Elaine Apfelbaum. “I am very excited to
help launch this and many other new programs being
offered by the Clarkstown Recreation & Parks Department.”
Officials will mark the opening of the Farmers Market with a
ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 17th at 11:15am.
The market will be open Saturdays from 9am to 1pm from June 17th
to October 28th, giving local businesses an opportunity to share
their products with residents and visitors. Vendors at the market will be
selling vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs, fresh eggs and other farm fresh
Startup expenses for the market will be covered by a grant from
the Rockland County Health Department through their Healthy Kids initiative.
The Traphagen property includes the
1791 Vanderbilt-Budke House and the 1820 Traphagen House, and was recently added to the New York
State Register of Historic Places. Supervisor Hoehmann has made it one of
his priorities to restore and renovate the houses and property to preserve our history for future generations.
Supervisor Hoehmann worked receive $500,000 in grants to restore the Traphagen Property that includes the Vanderbilt-Budke House.
For more information about Clarkstown’s
Farmers Market residents can call the Recreation office at 845-639-6200.