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Grand Reopening Celebrates Farm Store Expansion

A little rain didn’t dampen the spirits of those in attendance at the Farm Store’s Grand Reopening on Sunday, June 28th. Shoppers enjoyed live music by Mark Herschler and Dan Goitien, a lavish spread of baked goods, cheeses, and probiotic drinks from the farm’s artisan production departments, fresh popped popcorn, and maple cotton candy by Maple Leaf Sugaring. Children and adults alike sported fanciful creations from our talented face painting artists, and learned about identifying animal tracks with the Farmscape Ecology Program. Rosalinda Guerra won a $100 Farm Store gift card with her guess of 3,642 peanuts, the closest entry to the actual 3,456 peanuts in the jar.

The celebration netted $266 from shoppers for the Salvation Army Food Kitchen in Hudson. The Farm Store will match the contributions with an additional $500 for a total Round Up for Charity donation of $766. Thanks to everyone for their support!

Farm Store Manager Dana Wagner and Hawthorne Valley Executive Director Martin Ping made brief remarks at the official ribbon cutting, marking the completion of a year-long expansion project. Wagner thanked all of the local contractors, craftspeople, and businesses that were part of the expansion, as well as all of the store’s customers who supported the store during the construction process. Ping added, “We are making a conscious effort to build a local, living, resilient food economy here at Hawthorne Valley,” Ping said. “Our customers are the reason why the store is here.”

Click here to read more about the event in the Register Star.

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