Farmers Market OPENING May 14
We're pleased to announce that the Nyack Farmers Market will re-open on a modified basis starting next  Thursday, May 14  from 8am until 2pm. This Market day is a first step toward a full re-opening sometime in the future. 

The realities of COVID-19 require that we all observe new guidelines to protect individual and public health. So it's very important that all Market participants adhere to protocols we've developed to ensure the safety of our shoppers, vendors and Chamber of Commerce staff and volunteers.

We ask that you read and observe all of these protocols:
  • Require that shoppers and vendors wear masks at all times
  • Require that vendors wear gloves, as well as masks
  • Preclude shoppers from handling merchandise
  • Limit the number of people in the Market at any given time
  • Regulate how food and money are handled 
  • Regulate how people enter, move through, and exit the Market
  • Strongly encourage pre-orders, pre-paid, for pick-up 

You'll see below the list of vendors who will be present physically or virtually at the May 14 Market. We've provided their contact information. We've divided the vendors into three groups. Those who will: 
  • Have a physical presence at the Market and can handle pre-paid orders for pick-up at the Market on Market day
  • Have a physical presence at the Market and will take orders/process orders on site 
  • Handle orders remotely as in previous weeks, but will not have a physical presence at the Market on May 14

Please see the full list of guidelines that shoppers and vendors must adhere to below.
We strongly recommend that shoppers place pre-paid orders for pick-up as they can.   We're pleased that Nyack Mask Makers will have free masks on hand for those who need one.

Parking fees at muni-meters are currently suspended throughout the village (though overnight regulations have changed recently). Be prepared to line-up (with social distance) to enter the Market.

As with so many of the activities we once took for granted, the Market hiatus has been difficult in real terms for our shoppers, vendors, and staff. We look forward to returning to the quality of life we once enjoyed, but assure you that our efforts to re-open have included extensive research into best practices currently in place at other regional markets, as well as data on the status of the virus in Rockland county. 

Our May 14 opening is a dry run. We acknowledge that plans rarely survive contact with reality, so we ask for tolerance and patience. Thank you for your cooperation and continuing support for the Market. 

Roger S. Cohen
President, Nyack Chamber of Commerce
Bill Batson's book
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New subscribers please sign up here . If you’re already a subscriber and would like to enter the raffle, please send an email to Pam Moskowitz at  and let her know that you've forwarded this newsletter to a friend.

The winner will receive their prizes at the May 14 re-opening.
Guidelines for Shoppers and Vendors
As we re-open the Farmers Market, we ask that all vendors and shoppers read and observe all of the following guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Only shop at the Market if you're feeling well. If you're sick, please stay home to ensure your well-being and the well-being of others.
  • Healthy shoppers should consider shopping for elderly neighbors, friends or relatives. 
  • Please keep your Market trip as abbreviated as possible. We suggest making a list of items before you leave your home to make your visit to the Market more time efficient.
  • The Nyack Farmers’ Market encourages pre-orders with vendors and pre-paying as much as possible to cut down time spent at the Market. 
  • The Nyack Farmers’ Market encourages the use of digital/credit card payment instead of cash.
  • We ask for your patience when arriving and entering the Market as we will need to monitor the number of customers in the Market.
  • You must practice social distancing and keep at least six feet apart from other shoppers and vendors at all times.
  • You must wear a face covering while at the Market. This can be a cloth mask, bandanna, scarf, etc.
  • Please refrain from congregating and/or stopping to eat while in the Market.
  • No onsite food consumption will be allowed.
  • No customers will be allowed in the vendors’ booth areas. (Customers will have no access to product until it has been purchased and handed to you by the vendors).
  • Be sure to wash all produce purchased at the Market, especially if you plan to consume the products raw.
  • Any vendor that feels sick, has a temperature above 99 degrees or has the subjective feeling of a fever, must not attend the Market. No penalties for non-participation will be enforced for vendors who do not participate due to health issues.
  • Vendors will be encouraged to provide two staff members per booth (one for product handling, one for cashier/payment).
  • No sampling will be allowed.
  • Vendors must use deli-style tables which will be placed in front of products. This will ensure that no customers will have access to products until products have been purchased and handed to them. Booths must be set up such that customers cannot walk in.
  • All vendors will be required to keep their areas COVID compliant (i.e. frequently cleaning booth areas with disinfectant).
  • The wearing of masks and gloves is mandatory for all vendors – both product handlers and cashiers.
  • All vendors are encouraged to offer prepaid pre-orders, and to accept credit card payments onsite to minimize handling of cash.
  • Vendors are requested to play a role in helping to encourage customers to stand six feet apart if a customer line forms.

If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to Nyack Farmers Market Manager, Pam Moskowitz, at or 845-494-3408.
Nyack Farmers Market Vendors for May 14
Pre-Orders and On-site Shopping
Doc Pickle  will be providing pre-order delivery at the May 14 Market --- or via FedEx or drop off, as necessary. Order online at  and use coupon code "5off" to save $5.00. You can also order by email at  or by calling 973-826-3035. And you can shop pickles on site. 

Edgwick Farm  is taking online orders at . If you can't pick up at the Nyack Market, you can pick up curbside at the farm by appointment. They're just 30 miles away from Nyack, on the same side of the river.  Click here  to view just one of their wonderful baby goat videos, and be sure to follow their  Facebook page  for more Baby Goat Story Times, updates, and more!

Hummingbird Ranch  is offering orders for Market pick-up, mail orders, and other delivery options. Please visit  for details.

Kiernan Farm  and  Campanelli Poultry Farm  are taking special orders of fresh eggs, beef, pork, lamb, chicken, honey and maple syrup. They will deliver pre-orders at the Market, take orders on site, and will make home deliveries for $5 per order. Please contact them directly at  or 845-255-5995 for details.

Orchards   of   Concklin  will be available live at the Market, or you can have them do your picking and packing for you for curbside pickup  daily from 11am-4pm at their Pomona store. Call 845-354-0369 to place an order for Market or curbside pickup.

P & S Seafood  will be delivering orders at the Market. To pre-order, please call or text Steve at 631-946-2447 by next Wednesday. Steve will can also discuss direct deliveries as required, and will take orders at the Market.
Onsite Shopping (No Pre-order)
Bluefield Farms returns to the market with beautiful cut flowers to adorn your spring table.

Dan Madura Jr. Farm offers mushrooms, greens, root vegetables, and more to Market shoppers.

Meredith Country Bakery will be at the market with racks full of breads, pies, cookies, and more, with both traditional and gluten-free options.
Warwick Valley Winery Check out the offerings from this local orchard and distillery crafting wine, cider, and liquor from locally-sourced ingredients.
Open Online and Returning Onsite Soon
Bien Cuit Bakery ,   purveyors of world class "Farmers Market" bread is taking orders for home delivery at . No dough more sour!

Cooperstown Cheese  has various gourmet cheeses including our famous Swaetzakase Gouda that can be grated like a Parmesan and is full of flavor. We also have a creamy blue cheese, which is similar to Stilton; and our ever popular Alice, which is delightfully creamy. $22/lb. For details on logistics, call Anne Marie at 845-641-2768.

Jael's Natural is accepting online orders for their handmade soap products. Visit for details.

Larchmont Charcuterie is taking orders online. Visit for details.

La Talaye is offering healthy pre-portioned meals for 5 days, or feel-good alkaline trays that feed a family of 4. Contact Chef Michelle at 845-304-2998 or or visit for details.

Mangalista of New York is accepting online orders with Thursday delivery to the Nyack area. Please visit their new website or email Robert for details.

Olde York Farm Distillery is providing delivery throughout New York State, and free delivery within 10 miles of Nyack. Please visit and await email confirmation with final steps.
Taiim Shack Mobile will be taking orders on our newly launched website. Go to and place your order in the Catering section. Your hummus will be made fresh and delivered to your home on the usual market day, unless otherwise discussed.

Teagevity is taking mail orders for all teas at or call 917-627-8199.

Stay healthy and safe,
 Pam & Caroline
Nyack Chamber of Commerce News
Here’s a message from the Chamber:  “ Build Back Better .” It’s not too early to think about the post-pandemic world and how we can work together to make it better than the one we left behind in early March. Governor Cuomo has charged New Yorkers to “reimagine New York” – finding ways to make major positive changes that we wouldn’t have done otherwise – just as we did after 9/11.
An important step forward: We’re creating new, closer ties between our health care organizations and the community.  Nyack Nourishes  is one great example.
Nyack Nourishes  provides meals for the health care heroes working at Montefiore Nyack Hospital   and the Nyack Community Ambulance Corps, while at the same time supporting Nyack restaurants.
With community support, Nyack Nourishes sends 50 individually boxed, full course meals each day to our doctors, nurses, medical staff and first responders. Participating restaurants/Chamber members include  8 North Broadway Casa del Sol Patisserie Didier Dumas Hudson Market on Main Maura’s Kitchen Mumbai Dreams Strawberry Place , and  Thai House .
Read more about Nyack Nourishes in  Bill Batson 's  recent  Sketch Log . To donate and learn more about this community effort, please visit .
This week, Nyack Mask Makers  founders Donna Davies Timm and Bill Batson presented the 9,999th and 10,000th masks to Village of Nyack Mayor Don Hammond and Montefiore Nyack Hospital CEO Dr. Mark Geller . Click here to see Rivertown 's coverage in their article entitled "All Heroes Wear Masks."

Launched on March 20, over 380 volunteers have become a finely tuned machine, humming past the 11,000 masks mark . The project is supported by 10 donors, and plans to deliver masks to all Nyack residents. Read more here , at , or on their Facebook page. What lessons are we learning from this effort?
Many businesses are moving forward to help with community needs – and working to stay viable in a very challenging environment. If you're a business with offers, make sure your customers know you’re open.  has created a   business directory  where you can let the public know you're open and how they can find the digital door. You can also access a resource from WCBS

NY Metro Parents welcomes you to post free news or announcements you have for the community on their website by using this submit button . If you haven't done so already, please be sure to send your information to the Chamber at
General Business News

RCBJ  has been providing daily dispatches that are of interest to the small business community. Visit her site to explore how COVID-19 is affecting the local community.

As well all know, governments are working to provide assistance to small businesses during this difficult time. However, it’s not always easy to navigate the possibilities. For information about all of SBA's Coronavirus/COVID-19 relief options, please visit their website for details
Community Notes
These days,   all Moms are pretty much “stay-at-home” Moms. But there’s no doubt that  all Moms are working Moms wherever they are supporting their families, “bringing home the bacon,” and most important, educating and caring for their children. So on this Mother’s Day, Nyack village and businesses reach out to honor Moms on their special day ! This link takes you to special offers from merchants -- and it's not too late to get that special gift for Mom!
Maureen's Jazz Cellar , a live streaming Chamber member, has brightened screens and hearts of a countless many during the isolation of COVID quarantine as only world class live music can.

Check out this week's lineup and join in on the fun!

Be sure to tip your bartender and all of these wonderful musicians!
Strawtown Studio has hatched their new Guide to Nature Learning Experiences! This inspiring guide, accompanied by short videos, will show you how to explore your green spaces and backyards with an artistic lens. Learn how to responsibly harvest natural materials, create art, and connect with family and friends in fun and engaging ways. We invite you to explore these seasonal activities, discover nature’s wonder, and find calm and inspiration in the natural world. New Activities Weekly! Register to have them sent right to your inbox!
At a moment when health care workers are celebrated as American heroes, Rivertown Film  honors nurses.  The American Nurse , which Rivertown Film originally presented in May 2015, has been made available for streaming for free .

Through powerful and compelling portraits of five nurses,  The American Nurse  confronts some of the biggest issues facing America – aging, war, poverty, and prisons.
Every Wednesday at 4pm, Mr. Amazing's Circus Corner presents a half-hour online entertaining educational series. Each episode starts with a physical brain game. Then the host, Mr. Amazing, travels with his friends to ‘The 4 Corners of the Circus’: The Skill Corner, The Clown Corner, The Poetry/Story Corner, The Science/Math Corner. Each week the show will also be visited by a special guest like Nyack's own Mario the Maker Magician . Click here to join their next Zoom show!

Cost: FREE (the only thing you  pay  is attention). But, of course, ringmasters/clowns/aerialists have to eat, too. If you want to put something in our hat, go here !
Nyack Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors 2020
Roger Cohen, President
Scott Baird, Vice President
Nancy Phillips, Vice President
David Collins, Director
Beverly Gopin, Director
Jack Dunnigan, Director
Tom Lynch, Director
Paula Cousino, Director
Katherine Davies, Director
Nyack Chamber of Commerce
Marketing Manager: Bill Batson
Event Manager: Mark Mangan

Nyack Farmers Market
Market Manager: Pam Moskowitz
Market Director: Scott Baird
Newsletter Editor: Caroline Scimone


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