And so, in 2016 Hudson Valley Farm+Flea was born. It has become an annual event where a community of curated “local and regional farmers, designers and manufacturers could bring American-made products to a wider market.” Laurie is very purposeful about curating Makers since it is her hope to feature vendors who are all about local integrity. This year’s market is being held in a venue that looks like something like Little House on the Prairie. Museum Village, in Monroe, NY, is a picturesque depiction of 19th century rural life. The event’s location couldn’t be more representative of Laurie’s vision, as it continues to come to life, modeling traditions of the past. If you’ll be in the area on October 9th, grab your tickets here to Shop Farm and Flea.
You don’t have to invent or even reinvent the wheel to support sustainability. Contributing to your local economy by supporting small businesses reduces your carbon footprint by shortening the distance (and therefore the emissions) that food and products have to travel. Be a good human. Shop Farm+Flea.
Also, if you'd like to learn more about Laurie, find her here.