Farmers Market | Keeseville Column

Unfortunately, I have not been able to get to the market due to the demands of my day job. I have been very impressed with the last couple of years’ markets and have heard this one is even bigger and better. I received an email from MaryAnne Goff of the library updating me on the market. She reports that the market now has a new farmer Thundercrest Farm with lots of great homegrown vegetables.

Also, we have Winding Brook Farm with all-natural pasture-raised chicken, grass-fed beef, eggs from free range chickens; we have Hid-In- Pines Vineyard, North Country Creamery and a whole lot more.

I purchased some ground beef at last year’s market and was amazed at the incredible taste of it. A tremendous difference from store bought ground beef.

I can’t believe July has already passed us by, and we are in August. Don’t forget to visit the Anderson Falls Heritage Society Museum or the North Star Underground Railroad Museum, which does close down during the fall for the winter season.

The Anderson Falls Heritage Museum is open Tuesdays from 9 a.m. until noon and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is located at 96 Clinton St. up the road behind Adirondack Hardware.

The North Star Underground Museum is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located right next to the Ausable Chasm at 1131 Mace Chasm Road. Both museums have an incredible collection reflecting the amazing history of our area and both are very much worth at least one visit, if not many.

Keeseville had an horrific fire in 1878 engulfing the Prescott factory alongside the Ausable River. Much of Front Street was damaged or destroyed by the fire including the suspension bridge next to the factory. The bridge itself was a metal bridge, but the towers connecting it were made of wood, which caught fire weakening the entire structure too much collapsing the entire bridge into the river. William Robear was paid $50 to remove the wreckage. Almost 10 years later in 1887, a new bridge was put in place with supports made of granite and sandstone. That is the bridge we use to this day over 130 years later.

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