Lakeside Farmers Market: More than a market for produce, craft beer and fresh cheese

Greenwood Lake.

| 04 Sep 2023 | 01:25

It’s the peak season for harvesting fruits and vegetables; tasting fresh-baked pies, muffins and croissants; sampling craft beers and spirits; and procuring fresh and aged cheeses at the Lakeside Farmers Market in Greenwood Lake.

But it’s also the place to learn about upcoming community events and activities.

On Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, while the sun shone bright along Winstanley Park in the village that’s home to Orange County’s largest fresh water lake, visitors flocked to the Lakeside Farmers Market to discover several important community causes that were about to unfold:

‘Do It For Dale’

On Sunday Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon, GWL Skatepark Corp. will host its first “Do It For Dale!” 5K Run/Walk which will begin at Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park and take a course through the village of Greenwood Lake.

Registration begins at 8 a.m.; the race starts at 9 a.m. Registration is $30.

The race is named after Dale Hirrel, a tall 16-year-old sophomore and an avid camper and skateboard enthusiast, who was killed in a car accident in May 2016 while returning home after his junior prom.

Working in partnership with the Village of Greenwood Lake and Super Race Systems, a professional race organizer, the event is open to both professional and fun runners and walkers.

All runners will receive a commemorative T-Shirt, race bib and timing device with their registration. All profits from the race will be donated to the GWL Skatepark Corporation, a registered 501c3 charity in their continued efforts to raise the necessary funds to construct a professional concrete skatepark in Greenwood Lake which will benefit the local and surrounding communities. To register click on

Village Art Mosaic Community Art Project

The photo mosaic is the brainchild of four Greenwood Lake residents: artists Jill Lyons and Susan Baresel, with Village Trustee Nancy Clifford and her husband Jim Clifford. There is a twist to this project, however.

While residents young and old are encouraged to participate, they will not be told what the aggregate target image their individual pieces will produce.

The finished piece will measure approximately eight feet by eight feet and will be comprised of 576 individual paintings submitted by residents.

Village Trustee Clifford hopes to complete the distribution of the individual squares before the end of the month. Participants who want to obtain a piece of the assigned squares are urged to contact her at

Greenwood Lake Centennial Cocktail Party and Kickoff

The Kickoff Cocktail Party on Oct. 8, from 4 to p.m., will feature: Live entertainment by Lauren Davidson; a delicious food menu catered by Sarah Cox, featuring passed hors d’oeuvres, and several food stations; souvenir wine or beer glasses for choice wine and beer, or the event’s signature cocktail; soft drinks, of course, will also be available.

In 2024 the village will be celebrating its 100th anniversary since its incorporation in 1924. Information about all the upcoming events throughout the year will be on display as will historical artifacts from Greenwood Lake residents.

Upcoming events will include a Casino Night in November, a Trivia Night in January 2024, a special commemoration of the first Air-Mail Rocket flight of the Gloria Rocket in February 2024, and many other events and activities for the whole family.

For ticket information click on:

The Bed Race

The Village of Greenwood Lake will also be hosting the return of its famous Bed Race event on Saturday, Sept. 9.

For more information about this and other remarkable events upcoming to this lakeside community visit,