Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market returned to our solar-powered factory for its biggest outing to date, with 100 regional independent vendors, including 45 Basilica Farm & Flea first-timers. Featuring makers of all kinds, light and bright spring food and a family-friendly range of activities, Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market was a dynamic and celebratory way to spend a rainy Mother’s Day weekend.
New vendors joined us, bringing everything from innovative and unusual lamps and homewares (Elyse Marguerite) to colorful Mexican embroidery (Nahual), while old friends like Tivoli Tile Works returned with their striking hand-thrown ceramics.
New vendor YiYi Mendoza brought her mom along, just in time for Mother’s Day!
Jewelry designer Shana Lee scoured the whole of Farm & Flea, picking up her own haul from Nahual, Maya’s Jams, Olivia Clementine and The Binderie.
Sculptor Whimsical Jackson offered up some songs on his homemade instruments.
With our longtime friend and collaborator Nicole LoBue providing delicious chowder and biscuits, and new friends Edible Roots supplying brisket and crab bisque, Farm & Flea-goers were spoiled for choice.
Hudson’s own WM Farmer & Sons collaborated with the Hudson Standard to offer a mouthwatering selection of botanicals-infused cocktails.
Stottville’s No 6 Depot made their welcome Farm & Flea return, fuelling vendors and shoppers alike with coffee through the weekend.
Our talented local artist friends joined us in force for the return of the Basilica Shop, from Christin Ripley‘s marbled pillows to Margot Becker‘s 24-hour weave pieces, produced during a marathon weaving session at this year’s 24-HOUR DRONE.
FLOWER CROWN MAKING
With foraged and donated greens & blooms from Petals and Moss, Weathertop Farm and Olivia Clementine, Elise from LikeMindedObjects led popular free kids’ flower crown-making workshops.
Artist Aurel De Saint Andre returned, taking striking black and white portraits in his VW van and giving kids and moms free portraits on Mother’s Day.
BASILICA BACK GALLERY
Local stonemason, musician and citizen historian Chris Neumann shared artwork exploring the Hudson river fish and wildlife, including painted wall pieces and sculptural installations.
Our young friends at Hudson’s Perfect Ten After School Program returned to show off their entrepreneurial spirit, with henna, face-painting and stuffed animal-making – featuring the iconic Hudson whale!
New media partners Edible Hudson Valley and Made + Collected took part for the first time, joining long-time Farm & Flea partners Rural Intelligence.
IMAGE CREDITS: all photos Elise McMahon of LikeMindedObjects, Hudson Valley Made, Elyse Marguerite, Tivoli Tile Works, Nahual, YiYi Mendoza, Shana Lee with her Farm & Flea haul, Whimsical Jackson playing his homemade instrument, Hudson Standard cocktail by WM Farmer & Sons, coffee by No 6 Depot, Christin Ripley pillows, Margot Becker’s 24-hour weavings, flower crown workshop, Chris Neumann’s Back Gallery sign, Perfect Ten’s booth, Made + Collected