Keeping warm at the Florida Farmers Market

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:11

Florida — This coming Tuesday, Sept. 13, the last of three-part “Warm and Cozy” series organized by the Florida Public Library and Farmers Market will focus on knitting. Special guest Kathy Paternoster, of Our Father’s Farm, will bring to the market fibers from her alpacas along with other hand-made alpaca products Meanwhile, Peter Sullivan, local chef and BOCES instructor, will demonstrate how to make a great seasonal onion soup. Rhythmic acoustic folk-rock songs will be furnished by local songwriter and musician Ken McNally. Additionally, Friends of the Florida Public Library will have their final book sale of the season. Peaches are almost at it’s end and apple season soon to be at it’s peak. September is a perfect time to get the best of all seasonal produce from cucumbers and mixed greens to beets and carrots. On top of local produce, the market provides a center for Hudson Valley’s finest, locally produced products. Loweland Farm beef, Janet’s baked breads, Hillery Farm’s fresh eggs and honey and Gourmet Exchange LLC herbed infused olive oils are just a few of those items. Florida Farmers Market recently finished its another summertime Arts and Music Series. The series, funded by Provident and Walden Banks of Florida, proved to be a success despite several rescheduled events caused by rain. The series comprised of an Amateur Black Dirt Photo contest in which the market costumers selected Paula Geoghegan’s photo as the best photo submitted. For more information, see You also can e-mail Louise Schultz at or call 845-641-4482. The Florida Farmers Market is located on N. Main Street in the Village of Florida, across from Dairy Delight. Dial-A-Bus transportation is available as well as free delivery service to seniors and veterans of Florida, N.Y.