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Cooperstown independent. (Cooperstown, NY) 1996-199?, September 06, 1996, Image 4

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Friday, September 6,1996 Ideas welcome: Please send ai^r contributions you may have - story ideas, press releases and photos - of local interest to us at PO Box 790, Cooperstown, NY 13326. Regional Calm before The Farmers* Mmeum on lake Road in Cooperstmn is deem- ingly quiet here. Tke seem vHU be mueh d^fereni Sept. M and 15 during the annual Harvest Market offers specialties and surprises PART TWO By PAT GOLDSTEIN Editor COOPERSTOWN - In addition to its array of appetite arousing pro­ duce, the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market offers shoppers a variety of specialty food items, plants and flowers, and assorted crafts. As is the case with a^cultural products, the market requires that these items be locally produced, resulting in a neighborly exchange between buy- ei^ and sellers. Since its inception, the Market has placed a 60-miles-from Cooperstown limit on sellers. Additionally, all crafts must undergo a jury process and be shown by their creators. On a recent Saturday morning at the Market,-the bright blooms of sum­ mer were on sale alongside hand­ some arrangements of dried flow­ ers to last through the months to come. Samantha Schwartz, daugh­ ter of the owners of Black Mountain Flowers, pointed out that the Market was an ideal place not only to sell bouquets but to Samantha Schwarts: of Black Mmntain Flowers says that the Market helys build contacts. Dot FrUts works on her creations End o^ers jams, jellies and sear right at her booth. Her bears soned vinegars. sport all rm n m r o f outfits. Piiotos b y Pat Goldstein PhU Ashe may look familiar to many shoppers. The maple prodr nets m m is a retired teacher. make the acquaintance o f potential customers for the family’s garden design and installation services. Schwartz also charmingly explained the name of the family business, which is located about 10 miles from Cooperstown off Route 28 near Schuyler Lake. “Our name, Schwartz, means ‘black’ in German,” she said, “and we live on top of a big hill.” Gregory Meyding of Summer’s End Orchard in Gilbertsville appreciates the interesting mix of people he meets at the Market. His wares included succulent jams and jellies along with flavored vine­ gars worthy o f a gourmet salad. Phil and Mary Ann Ashe of Pumpkin Hollow Maple have had a sap house for three years and are enjoying their Erst season at the Market. In addition to syrup and maple cream products, the Ashes offer handmade baskets (by her) and leather goods (by him) for sale. At the Dot’s Creations booth. Dot Fritts was putting the finishing touches on a hand-made teddy to be placed among the ranks of her clev­ erly costumed and accessorized bears. Fritts’ animals have found homes all over the country and she was even kind enough to volunteer to tiy and repair one of mine that is currently facing life without a nose. The Market, located in Pioneer Alley behind Shoeless Joe's Cafe, is open Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings through Columbus Day. Thataksgiving and December market days are also planned to accommodate holiday shoppers. T he F armers ’ M useum IN COOPERSTOWN September 14 and 15,1996 10 am to 5 pm Saturday, September 14 11am & 3pm; Precision Riding by the Otsego Coii]% 4-H Mounted OnH Team 11;8Qam & 4pro: Adirondack Songs and Stories tyBiU Smith Nemn: Tradifional Music by Jim IQmball and Gambia 12:39 & 2:30pm: Tiia Magic of Richard Potter - ISfii centuty preslidig'tetfon 1,2 & 4:3C^m: Oickens thaOievm 1:39 & SriSpm: Specif perfoimance by Reel H q u e ” with fradit^nal Mdier ^ M s r bon Woodeede EKIEiiirABiMENr ♦ imiHi}9N«.CRIlFIS 0 SSfSmRKISS ♦ «mmURAL0£HISlS Saturday, September IS 11 & 2:30pm: Dickens the Clown 11:S6am & 2:30pm: Otsego County 4-H Mounted Drill Team CO U P O N \immm at Todd’s General Store { with this coupon ! I 0FFER«®QBSST.I4vIS.l996ONLY! & 4pm: Traditional Music tqf Jim {Qmball and Betsy Gambia 12:S0pin: Adirondack Songs and Stories by Bill Smith 1pm: Ctoncartby Prof. Hillman’s Band 1:30pm; Tha Parade of Champions 2pm: Otsego Storiss Round Robin with Khuki Woolever & Bob Bngstrom-Heg 3pm: Susquehanna Singing School 3:30pm: Leathemtockfng Base Bail Club Championship Game & Concert by Prof. Hiliman’i Band Rej^^Mmksion: Milts - $9, CMIto (7-12) - $4. RUBE: NYSHftMenbeis &CMdt«n under 7 (mnS4?»14S0 1 mite noia of Cflopeistown on Lake Rd. (BumcoopeKlomnetfeysha) PLUS; MANY 1ANBS4IN A C iW I T ilS , PBkFOEMANCES B ¥ MEMBERS OFTHE AMERICAN G m » O F ORGANISTS TeROOGBOOT THE WEEKEND, WORKING ANIMAL PRESENTATIONS DEMONSTRATIONS OF A lOtb-CENTURY APPLE PRESS, FARM DISPLAYS AND MORE! On-going craft demonstrations and woodworking and carving, doll making, tinsmithing, 19th-century decoration techniques, historic paints a n d faux finishes, quilting, basketry, pottery, dried flowers and kerbs, spinning and weaving, and historic boat restoration. Hatv^ Fesfival is funded »H)an fluougji the fflstp Counly Initialive Pnsgram; Olasgo County; WiUier National Bank, Bassett Healltware and m Frances a Rowa Fowtfafioft. Tlie Otsego Cainty litiiieaive Pfogam is administered By fte Upper C a l^ CMrauniiy Giuncil of the Arts. m stuffitwi coa>, cohcepts m wiaic Baimwis, eo«>BSTOWM mm, Hummrv Image program to benefit New York state’s farmers ALBANY-Gov. George E. 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