John and Janine Mower and family will be celebrating four decades of flea marketing in Woodstock beginning with an opening ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, and festivities that will follow throughout the day.
Though using healthier and sometimes unusual ingredients, Sow Good Bakery is indeed making desserts: cookies, cupcakes, brownies. The owner says she manipulates the ingredients “just enough for them to satisfy a craving, while still being full of cleansing, detoxifying and mood-boosting properties.” It’s medicine, she said, but enjoyable and pleasurable to eat.
In parts I and II, we walked through Woodstock’s main hamlet and counted nearly 50 establishments where one could get a drink and/or something to eat, almost one third of the businesses. This week, we seek answers as to whether that density is sustainable.
“The hot weather is really going to move them along. They’ll ripen very fast.”
Pete bought the property on South Williams in 1932 and installed his kitchen where it still stands today. That was 85 years ago. Little has changed since, but hot-dog experts with more educated palates than I have wax downright poetic when discussing the attributes of Pete’s hot dogs.
Saturday & Sunday, June 10-11: Locally made wine, spirits, hard cider, cheeses and chocolates at the fairgrounds. What’s not to like?
Saturday, June 10: Proceeds from the inaugural festival will go to the Hudson Valley Hero Project, which provides aid to veterans and current military through scholarships, paying overdue bills and offering equine-assisted PTSD therapy.
The Hoot Owl went out of business in 2013, but the place still holds fond memories for many longtime residents.
For part two, we take a walk down Tinker Street, continuing to ask the question: Does Woodstock have too many restaurants?
The market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays at the Cahill Elementary parking lot.