Born Thanksgiving Weekend 2013 as an antidote to big box Black Friday, Basilica Farm & Flea is part timeless flea and farmer’s market and part 21st century craft and design fair. With over 10,000 square feet of raw space and over 100 local and independent vendors, Basilica Farm & Flea is designed to support and elevate the Hudson Valley’s creative economy.
Inspired by the abundance of passionate and talented farmers, collectors and artisans in the Hudson Valley, each market features a diverse group of regional vendors selling their wares alongside locally-sourced, farm-fresh foods. With a ‘no barcode, no plastic wrap’ ethos and a love of vintage and recycled, locally-sourced agriculture and the beautifully handmade, Basilica Farm & Flea showcases the splendor of the Hudson Valley’s artisanal talents.
Two markets are presented each year: Spring Market in May and Holiday Market during Thanksgiving weekend.
By participating in Basilica Farm & Flea, vendors and attendees directly support Basilica Hudson’s mission to foster sustainable community. With attendance growing each year, Basilica Hudson is reaching new local and regional audiences while offering important platforms for avant-garde and emerging artists, local chefs, farmers, artisans and other talents to engage and exchange with new audiences. Proceeds from admissions and vendor fees support ongoing operations for the organization, and allows Basilica Hudson to continue to develop and present its programs.
Special thanks to our collaborators and allies who have been with us since the start:
Elise Mcmahon of LikeMindedObjects, bringing the space to life for Farm & Flea.
Elise is an artist and designer who works with furniture and other life accessories. Under the belief that with the right surroundings life can feel as potent as performance, Elise combines machine and hand made manufacturing systems for consistent production of curious one of a kind objects. LikeMindedObjects is also invested in finding and creating alternative avenues for sharing the work of other artists.
Lauren Giambrone founder of Good Fight Herb Co. and Wild Gather : Hudson Valley School of Herbal Studies, bringing the farm + wilds to Farm & Flea.
Community Herbalist and Educator, Lauren has been with Basilica Farm & Flea from its incarnation in 2013. Her work brings her close to the land and the amazing farmers that work it. We are proud to call her a friend, neighbor and fellow organizer and participant in our region and marketplace.
For more information about Basilica Hudson’s mission and programming, please read more here.