PBI is pleased to bring you news of the farmers’ markets in collaboration with the Philmont Market and Cafe Cooperative, and the Co-op Collaboration Team in Philmont.
The farmers’ markets on Friday 4-8, Saturday 10-2, and Sunday 10-2 are open and generating lively conversations about the Co-op creating a community-based food system.
What is a community-based food system?, how is it working for the Philmont Market & Cafe Cooperative?, the Curbside Cafe?, and the farmers’ markets?
Here it is in a nutshell; a community-based food system is all about creating a direct-market food supply which enhances the local economy by eliminating brokers and middlemen in your food supply, and is committed to producing affordable food prices by reducing high profit margins by offering food as direct-market shopping! It’s that simple.
The Philmont Market & Cafe as a direct-market cooperative is creating a community-based food system by operating as a producer and consumer-owned cooperative, which means both sellers and shoppers can join, and where non-members can also access fresh, locally sourced whole foods at the farmers’ markets connecting producers to shoppers on Friday 4-8, Saturday 10-2, and Sunday 10-2, at special market events, and at the Curbside Cafe open on Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat, & Sun 7-2.
Every time you shop at the farmers’ markets on Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday you are helping the Co-op a step closer in “Growing Our Co-op Together” to finish the renovations for the store to open and to operate a year-round producer and consumer direct-market retail grocery cooperative dedicated to marketing Hudson Valley and New York State farmers’ and food producers’ products.
Every farmer and food producer attending the farmers’ market, and the Curbside Cafe chefs are producer-owner-members of the Co-op committed to creating a community-based food system; committed to direct-market selling aimed at producing affordable food prices; and committed to eliminating middlemen and the need for regional transportation and tariffs which increase the price of our food.
By shopping at the farmers’ markets you will be a part of creating a
community-based food system in Philmont and for Claverack and you will be helping the Philmont Market & Cafe Cooperative, the farmers’ markets, and the Curbside Cafe to encourage a deeper community connection to the source of locally grown and produced foods.
Early evening market promoting locally sourced healthy to-go foods & shopping farm-to-market.
Thrifting & Artisans
Market for local thrifting, hand-crafted artisan products, & shopping farm-to-market foods.
Sunday morning market to stock up for the week ahead.
PBI is pleased to announce this project is a recipient of funding assistance from the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets. Click on the link to see Governor Cuomo’s award announcement.
Please join us in supporting our local farmers and the Philmont Market & Cafe Cooperative!