BASILICA FARM & FLEA SPRING MARKET
Saturday, May 7, 10AM – 6PM
Sunday, May 8, 11AM – 5PM
$5 entry fee covers admission for the entire weekend, and children under 12 are free of charge.
Basilica Farm & Flea – part timeless flea and farmer’s market, part 21st century craft and design fair – is inspired by the abundance of passionate and talented farmers, collectors, and artisans in the Hudson Valley. 2016 marks the inaugural Spring Market, featuring a wide range of independent makers, collectors and farmers offering a variety of seasonally appropriate products, including spring and summer-specific apparel and ephemera. It promises to be a dynamic weekend of celebration and renewal – picture spring dresses, vintage garden sets, wild edibles and maybe even a maypole. And, of course, all things Mothers’ Day!
2016 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT
Basilica is thrilled to announce its 2016 season, which will once again include a wide range of innovative, avant-garde live performance, music, film, literary, farm and community programs. We’ll kick off the season with the second annual 24-HOUR DRONE, and the addition of a Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market. Summer brings freaky favorites on Flag Day and the newly added Read & Feed, bringing together artisanal makers of food with artisanal makers of literature. In Fall, we’ll return with Basilica SoundScape, the Basilica Farm & Flea Holiday Market, and more very special events to be announced!
As always, we’re excited to be working with a far-reaching group of extraordinary artists, makers, and talented community members. We look forward to welcoming audiences from all over, whether they be from around the corner or from around the world. (more…)
2015 IN FOOD + COMMUNITY
Season Five: Year In Review
We were floored by the response and turnout of the 3rd annual Basilica Farm & Flea, hosted in collaboration with the glamorous and hardworking women of Hudson River Exchange, which brought 12,000 visitors to Hudson. The wild and mythical ramp was again hailed, deliciously interpreted, and tasted at this year’s annual Ramp Fest held in collaboration with Swoon KitchenBar. Our 4th annual (FREAK) FLAG DAY presented our first-ever community flag-making workshops, so people could create flags to represent their individual identity, which may – or may not – be reflected in the Stars and Stripes. The Oral History Summer School honored six Hudson residents in an audio procession of cars departing from Basilica Hudson in Automotive Archive: A Roving Memorial. In the realm of community action, we were pleased to host and participate in the Buy Local Chamber of Commerce Expo and The Regional Alliance for a Creative Economy’s panel discussion on Creative Placemaking. And as always, we are proud to host the ever-curious children and educators of Kite’s Nest. Also, this happened.
BASILICA FARM & FLEA
In collaboration with Hudson River Exchange
Thanksgiving Weekend, November 27-29
Fri. November 27, 2-5 PM | Basilica Farm & Flea Kick-Off + Sales
Fri. November 27, 5-9 PM | Black Friday Soirée with Cocktails + Sales
Sat. November 28 – Sun. November 29, 10 AM – 6 PM | Basilica Farm & Flea Market
This Thanksgiving, the wildly successful Basilica Farm & Flea – the marketplace held at Basilica Hudson – returns on November 27 – 29! Created as an alternative to “Black Friday” culture, the annual market brings together a collection of quality products presented by a diverse group of about 125 regional makers, farmers, chefs and vintage collectors to promote the talents and resources within our community.
2014 IN FOOD, COMMUNITY + EDUCATION
Season Four: Year in Review
John Waters popped our fundraiser cherry! October 18th, 2014, marked our first, major annual fundraiser event. Inspired and lead by our daring guest of honor John Waters, who offered gracious support of Basilica and the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York. Photo above of the simply stellar turnout with special guests Amanda Palmer, Jemima Kirke, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Jennifer Venditti, Jesse Peretz, Natasha Lyonne, Fred Armisen, and the man himself – you don’t want to miss next year! (more…)
WOWEE, BASILICA FARM & FLEA 2014
Over 6,000 people celebrated with us THANKSGIVING WEEKEND! #FARMFLEAFUN #BFFHUDSON
A total magical success! Thank you to ALL who came, participated and supported. This was only our second year and we doubled in attendance! This promises to be one of our strongest annual events for years to come.
Basilica Farm & Flea aims to highlight the abundance of small, authentic businesses located within the Hudson Valley. We chose Thanksgiving Day weekend to provide an alternative to the Black Friday “Big Box” holiday shopping experience. Hudson is increasingly being recognized as a destination for quality food, art, antiques, vintage, and history enthusiasts. It’s about time we all come together and celebrate that!
Please take a moment to read our F+F NEWSLETTER and meet some of the vendors on our BASILICA TUMBLR: www.basilicahudson.tumblr.com
Thank you Hudson River Exchange for collaborating with us this year, your hard work and commitment radiates!
Gratitude to our Sponsors and Supporters: Hawthorne Valley, Camphill Village, Green Mountain Energy, Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, FarmOn! Foundation, Tanamachi Studio, Hawkins New York, and Hillrock Estate Distillery.
Last, but far from least, the Farmers, Makers and Collectors whose talents and hard work bring so much to our weekend and our lives. YOU made this possible. Hope to see you next year!
2ND ANNUAL BASILICA FARM + FLEA
A collection of quality products presented by a diverse group of regional makers, farmer, and vintage collectors. Promoting the talents and resources within our community.
IN COLLABORATION WITH HUDSON RIVER EXCHANGE
// BLACK FRIDAY SOIRÉE WITH COCKTAILS + SALES //
// FARM + FLEA MARKETPLACE //
BLACK FRIDAY SOIREE
Kicking off the Farm + Flea weekend with spirits and fun will be the Black Friday Soirée, from 5 – 9 PM. Admission is free and open to the public. The soirée is an opportunity for shoppers to celebrate and peruse selected food and beverage purveyors in advance of the weekend. The array of tastings and offerings includes craft cider, beer and bourbon; fresh oysters; tonics, elixirs, bitters, and potions, local pork belly sandwiches, impeccable cheeses, witchy wreaths and garlands; lacto-fermented hot sauces; and more by the likes of Nine Pin Cider, Chatham Brewing, Hillrock Distillery, Brooklyn Oyster Party, Raven and Boar, Poor Devil Pepper Co., Chaseholm Farm, Good Fight Herb Co., and Farmhand Flowers.
A signature cocktail will be created for the event with all-local ingredients from Hudson Standard, Harvest Spirits, Lady Jayne’s Alchemy and Comb Gin. Music will be provided by DJ Dan Bunny of John Doe Records and Georgia & Co.
Friday night also features a book signing by Tessa Edick, the Founder and Executive Director of FarmOn! Foundation, who will be selling and signing copies of her newest book “Hudson Valley Food and Farming.” There will also be a chance to preview “For The Record”, a “newsletter-format compendium of ridiculousness” described as if “The Farmer’s Almanac, the Whole Earth Catalog, and a Garbage Pail Kid had a baby and no one knew who the father OR the mother was by local collector and purveyor of thoughts Johnny Misheff!”
FARM + FLEA WEEKEND EVENT AND MARKETPLACE
The Farm + Flea weekend event and marketplace will take place from Saturday, November 29 through Sunday, November 30 from 10 AM – 6 PM. General admission is only $3.00 and free for children under 16.
Items include hand-carved wild-foraged wood cutting boards and spoons; gorgeous handcrafted jewelry; ceramics; health, wellness, and beauty products; textiles and paper goods; furniture, light fixtures and home decor. With the specification that applicants must be independant artists and designers, or collectors of high quality vintage wares, this year’s vendor selection has raised the bar. The superlative selection of vendors includes disciplined craftspersons and community-minded artisans like Owlkill Studio, East to West Woods, Publication Studio, Shana Lee Jewelry, Hudson Naturals, and Wishbone Letterpress. Adorning the space with flags, signs, and garlands will be the work of designer/artist Elise McMahon of Like Minded Objects.
The agricultural bounty of the Hudson Valley at this years Farm + Flea is also not to be missed. Purveying everything from produce, meat, dairy and grains to flowers, herbs, and tinctures will be the diligent farmers and food vendors including Camphill Village, who will be offering candles, wood crafts, biodynamic seeds, woven goods, teas, soaps, handmade books, stained glass, medicinal and culinary herbs and more. Sparrowbush Farm will contribute items including popcorn bagged and hot popped, polenta, flour, vegetables, small wreaths of culinary herbs; while the Raw Milk certified Chaseholm Farm will bring artisanal milk, cheeses, and other local delicacies.
The full list of participating vendors are online at www.basilicafarmandflea.com/vendors.
FOOD + BAR
A sumptuous assortment of farm-to-table eats will be available from caterer and Kite’s Nest Co-Founder Nicole Lobue of Alimentary Kitchen, farmer Ruby Duke of Raven and Boar, and local favorite Truck Pizza. Breakfast pastries will provided by the Placid Baker, along with hand roasted coffee by No. Six Depot. Backyard Cooking Company, Breezyhill Cider, and Brooklyn Oyster Party will be on hand to make sure no bellies are left unfilled!
The bar hosts for Saturday and Sunday are Chatham Brewing. Some of the Hudson Valley’s best beers are “Imported from Main Street”- that’s 59 Main Street in Chatham, NY. Chatham Brewing makes a variety of ales, artfully blending malts and hops while using many locally sourced ingredients to create rich porters, citrusy IPA’s, and barrel-aged ales. The county’s first Farm Brewery, Chatham is proud to part of the regional agricultural economy and Basilica is thrilled to have them as our weekend bar hosts.
TRANSPORTATION + ACCOMODATIONS
The address of the Basilica Hudson is:
110 South Front Street, Hudson, NY 12534
– CAR POOLING is the most affordable way to get to Hudson, NY. It’s a 2 hour drive from NYC, and with 4-5 people to a car and one tank of gas, you are here cheap and fast! Don’t have a car? Sign up for Zip Car.
– TRAIN is the funnest way to travel to Hudson, NY. It’s 2 hours from Penn Station, train runs along the beautiful river, has a snack car, and the Basilica is conveniently located 400 feet south of the Hudson NY Amtrak station. However, the trains sell out quickly and get expensive as availability runs out, so you must book ASAP. Train tickets are 100% refundable, better to be safe than sorry – Book now!
– RENT A HOME OR APARTMENT through Airbnb, with more affordable options.
– HOTELS, INN and B&Bs abound in Hudson, each offering something special. We recommend using Trivago to narrow down your search.
2nd ANNUAL BASILICA FARM + FLEA IN COLLABORATION WITH HUDSON RIVER EXCHANGE
A collection of quality products presented by a diverse group of regional makers, farmers, and vintage collectors. Promoting the talents and resources within our community.
FRIDAY, NOV. 28, 5 – 9 PM: Black Friday Soirée with Cocktails + Sales
SATURDAY, NOV. 29 – SUNDAY, NOV. 30, 10 AM – 6 PM: Farm + Flea Market
$3 public admission | vendor applications now accepted through October 15.
// Applicants will be notified by October 20. For applications submitted by October 1, you will be notified by Wednesday, October 8. Booth payment is due in full upon acceptance. Wait-listed applicants will be notified on a rolling basis until October 20. //
Buy Vintage, Local, Handmade…
Nothing boxed. Nothing prepackaged in plastic wrap. Nothing with a bar code. This year, Basilica Hudson in collaboration with Hudson River Exchange will bring Basilica Farm & Flea back to Hudson for a second time. With more than 80 vendors and 3,500 attendees, last year’s Basilica Farm & Flea was a wildly successful Thanksgiving Weekend marketplace showcasing quality products presented by regional makers, farmers, and vintage collectors.
The “Black Friday Soirée,” kicks-off the weekend event and marketplace on Friday, November 28 from 5-9 PM. The marketplace takes place on Saturday, November 29 through Sunday, November 30 from 10 AM – 6 PM and consists of a diverse group of regional makers, farmers, and vintage collectors. Visitors can come to shop, hear music, eat quality foods, attend one of our educational workshops or cultural lectures.
With 17,000 sq feet of industrial interior space, this promises to be the only market of its kind in the region!
Basilica Farm + Flea is being organized by a team of passionate volunteers, consisting of the Basilica Hudson team and local makers, farmers, and shop owners. To apply to be a volunteer, please click here or fill out the form below.
WHY – SUPPORTING ALTERNATIVE ECONOMIES
We would like to highlight the abundance of small, authentic businesses located within the Hudson Valley and provide an alternative to the Black Friday “Big Box” holiday shopping experience. Hudson is increasingly being recognized as a destination for quality food, art, antiques, vintage, and history enthusiasts. We unite in our passion for one-of-a-kind things and the city of Hudson.
WHO – FARM, FLEA + CRAFT
Inviting collectors of Vintage + Small Objects.
Makers of Craft Goods.
Local Farmers + Educators.
Prepared Food Vendors.
Vintage Collectors, Artists, and Small Presses.
Basilica Farm + Flea is looking for farmers and prepared food vendors to join us to showcase the agricultural bounty of the Hudson Valley. Produce, meat, dairy, grain and on farm value-added producers are encouraged to apply for the weekend. Please inquire to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to offer an educational maker or farmer workshop or cultural lecture in the Basilica Workshop please contact us at email@example.com. Relevant topics range from crafts, art, culture, farming, and food.
WHERE – BASILICA HUDSON
Basilica Hudson is located at 110 South Front St, Hudson, NY 12534.
Basilica is a reclaimed 19th century factory, artist owned and operated since 2010 and sited just steps from the Amtrak train station, two hours north of NYC & Boston and 30 minutes south of Albany.
HOW – SUBMISSION + VENDOR INFORMATION
A non-refundable $10 application fee can be paid with PayPal or all major credit cards by visiting our application page. Due to limited space availability, we may not be able to accommodate all who apply. Vendors will be selected on the basis of quality and uniqueness, as we are looking to bring together a wide variety of content. If selected, the application fee will be deducted from your final booth fee. Thank you for understanding.
The booth fees are as follows: 6′ x 6′ and 8′x8′ space available in the Main Hall for $225 and $375 for whole weekend respectively. Please let us know if you have someone in mind to share a booth with, but note that each submission will be juried individually. If you are sharing a booth, there is a $25 fee in addition to the booth fee.
Participation in Friday evening’s Soirée event is limited to vendors who sign up for the full weekend, though all vendors are welcome to attend. Please indicate your interest in participating in Friday evening’s event on your application form.
There will be rentable tables and chairs and you are welcome to bring additional racks or other displays if you prefer. All displays must fit within the given space. Vendors will be responsible for bringing their own material to create their display. Tables should be covered in a tidy manner so that any extra inventory kept under the tables are hidden from view. Basilica Farm & Flea organizers ask for vendors’ cooperation to adjust or remove any obtrusive display elements at BF&F’s discretion.
The application deadline Wednesday, Oct 1st. We will notify all vendors with our decisions by Wednesday, Oct 8th. Upon acceptance, full booth payment is due.
Farm + Flea is a juried fair, which helps us to keep a varied and wide range of high quality products.
We make decisions based on:
1. How your wares fit into the vision of independent, handmade, unique and carefully selected products.
2. The consistency and quality of your work, packaging and identity.
3. Diversity of products at BASILICA FARM & FLEA. For example we accept a limited amount of vendors in each category such as, jewelry, clothing, paper goods, lighting, leather goods, baby items, etc.
4. The diversity of designs or products you sell. We are looking for consistency with-in a line of products. We prefer vendors that have specialized in a product but offer a variety with in that genre.
5. How your items are priced and if your pricing is consistent with both the quality of the work and the pricing of the BASILICA FARM & FLEA audience. We are looking for vendors that price there product between $5-$250.
CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS
Unfortunately, Basilica Farm & Flea is unable to refund fees once final payment has been received for the spaces due to the costs that go into the production of the markets.
Vendor Permits Required
+ Vendors are responsible for collecting and reporting sales tax. You can contact New York State’s department of revenue for more info.
++ Food Vendors who participate will be required to have a day permit from the Columbia Health Dept. Call CHD for more info 518.828.3358 x3
VOLUNTEER FOR FARM + FLEA
Basilica Hudson is looking for volunteers to help with the weekends events. CLICK HERE to apply to be a volunteer.
Basilica Farm + Flea Scholarship Opportunities
Deadline: October 15 | Notified by: October 20
Basilica Farm + Flea and Hudson River Exchange are excited to announce scholarship opportunities open to Maker vendors accepted to the upcoming Farm & Flea Thanksgiving Weekend 2014. Hudson River Exchange will oversee the application process and TANAMACHI STUDIO and Hawkins New York will be the final judge of the winners of the Maiden Venture Award and New River School Design Awards (respectively).
Deadline: Oct 15 | Notified by: Oct 20
Maiden Venture Award sponsored by Tanamachi Studio will be awarded to a first time vendor to Farm & Flea who will be required to travel 50+ miles to participate.
New River School Design Awards sponsored by Hawkins New York will be awarded to two applicants to Farm & Flea. Artists, designers, makers creating innovative design and products.
Details and applications on BASILICAFARMANDFLEA.COM
SAVE THE DATE: BASILICA FARM & FLEA 2014
Save the Date: Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30, 2014 in Collaboration with Hudson River Exchange
It’s coming back! Basilica’s Farm + Flea Thanksgiving weekend 2014. And this year Hudson River Exchange will be curating the makers. Applications coming soon. Stay tuned! Click here to sign up for our mailing list and learn more.