Thursday, July 1, 2010

For Farmers and Local Folk

  • VENDORS WANTED
The Knox Conservation Advisory Council is planning its first annual Helderberg Hilltowns Fall Festival for October 9th from 10 am -3pm. There will be live music, activities for children, farm vendors, crafts, and more. They are seeking farm, craft, and other vendors from Berne, Knox, Westerlo, and Rensselaerville. Those interested in participating should contact Cheryl Frantzen, Chairperson, at 872-1199, 573-5949, or by e-mail at cfrantzen@knoxny.org.
  • HELDERBERG HILLTOWNS ASSOCIATION -The third meeting of the Helderberg Hilltowns Association was held on Monday, June 28. The following agenda items were discussed:
- Update on data gathering activities
- Update on Helderberg Market activities
- Updates on projects from last meeting:
Fall Hikes - Chad Jemison
Turkey Hunting classes - Jack Milner
Weekly Coupons - Michelle Catalano
Genealogy Day - Jane McLean
- Discussion of supporting activities for agriculture
Farm Tour
Farmers Market
Store front off the Hill
Month-to-month featured agricultural activities
Heather Ridge Farm
  • HELDEBERG MARKET
The Heldeberg Market - a new, low-cost service that markets Hilltown farmers' and home industrialists' goods online to customers throughout the Capital Region launched in June.
To take advantage of this service visit theHeldeberg Market web site. For more information please contact owner, Sarah Avery Gordon at 518-669-3446 or Sarah Gordon.
  • MARKETING HELP
Marketing help from Sarah Gordon - I would be more than happy to host a community message board, announcements, maps that guide customers to local farm, home and commercial businesses, or other items that would help get the message out about goods and services available in the Hilltowns. I could integrate these features into the Heldeberg Market website. I think that coordinating in this manner could be very beneficial to a wide range of efforts in the Hilltowns, given that I will be pursuing widespread marketing, outreach, and awareness raising activities throughout the Capital District. Coordinating efforts would increase public exposure and create something like a one-stop virtual window into the Hilltowns.

Sarah Avery Gordon
Sarah Avery Gordon Environmental Consulting, LLC
D/B/A Heldeberg Market
371 Hamilton Street, 2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12210
(518) 669-3447
Sage Consulting
SAGEnvironmental Consulting
Heldeberg Market
  • KIWANIS CLUB OF THE HELDERBERGS
Kiwanis Club of the Helderbergs
Kiwanis Club of the Helderbergs - now has a page on this site. This an active club with approximately 30 members from the Berne-Knox-Westerlo area. We meet almost every Wednesday at The Highlands Restaurant on Route 156 (1670 Berne Altamont Road, Altamont, NY 12009) in Knox. For details about club activities and the procedure for joining with us (we are always looking for new, active members), please contact our secretary, Zenie Gladeaux at 872-1469.
On May 19, 2010, we celebrated our 50th Anniversary at the Octagon Barn in Knox. As part of the celebration we gathered historical information from many sources. The articles and pictures below will give you a detailed history of the club and an idea of our current projects.
Thanks to John Eberfeld for postings on the Kiwanis Club.

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