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.
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.