Chestertown to host its own farmers’ market

— A farmer’s market is to be held in Chestertown beginning this summer, and the Tri-Lakes Business Alliance, the sponsoring group, is now accepting applications for vending tables from area farmers and artisans.

The market is to be held each Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the front lawn of the Town of Chester Municipal Center from June 20 until Oct. 10.

Spaces at the market are available from $69 for an 8-week commitment to $109 for the entire 17-week season. Applications are available online at: www.chestertownfarmersmarket.com.

The Chestertown market is a “producer’s only” market — all products sold must be grown or made by the vendors themselves.

The market in Chestertown joins a number of established markets elsewhere in northern Warren County, including Warrensburg, Diamond Point and North Creek.

A logo has been chosen for the Chestertown market through a contest among art students at North Warren High School. Votes from the market’s Facebook page provided input for Alliance group in selecting the logo to be used for the enterprise.

A design drawn by North Warren student Martha Torres was chosen. Martha is to receive a $25 prize. The four runners-up in the contest will receive ice cream cones donated by Main St. Ice Cream.

Also, Business owners and individuals are invited to become a “Friend of the Market” by donating funds to help with advertising, insurance, signage, postage and group affiliations.

Mail donations to: P.O. Box 257, Chestertown, NY 12817. Details regarding donation levels and market operations are available on the website.

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