2014 May3rd - Nov22nd Sat 9-1 Rain or Shine 6th & Columbia
He will be missed...
"Milt was truly the founder of the Hudson Farmers' Market. Inspired by a visit to the Saratoga Market, he had a vision that Hudson should both support small farms and bring clean, fresh food into the City. He accumulated the first vendors, of which we were one, by going farm to farm and by not taking "no" for an answer. When he felt that he couldn't be the manager of the market, he continued his service by running the coffee kiosk and greeting customers. His children got him a Hudson Farmers' Market cap, which he always wore with great pride. He was also a great
"encourager" and there will never be another one like him and I will miss him terribly."
"Milt was a farmer till the end. In his mid 80's, long after retirement from dairy farming, Milt still could be found out on a tractor raking hay for a friend one day, at the farmer's market every Saturday morning selling coffee, planting in his own garden, or just chatting about the weather at the coffee shop.His involvement in civic activities, and his strong friendships were a testament to his character. His passion for farming lasted his whole life, and he will be greatly missed!"
"Milt, my neighbor at the Hudson Market, was a humble multi tasker. "I'm a farmer" one week, "I'm a realtor", "I'm collecting money for the food pantries through my temple" "I'm working for Obama" He did it all. Rain or shine, he was in his coffee tent, sometimes with his grandson who sold Cedar Closet charms, but always with a big smile and a super positive attitude. I was sorry to only have known Milt in the last two seasons, but his weekly schmooze with me on Saturday mornings, our swap of my chips for his coffee and the attending conversations let me know he was a stellar guy. I will miss him this farmers marketing season!
"I didn’t know him long but I was blessed to have crossed paths with him!"
"Milt was a man with a happy appetite. He knew the secret to the good life was simple: sharing real food with friends and neighbors. I'm grateful that he made his work sharing the good life with all of us."
"Milt was an inspiration to me personally. He lived his life with great respect for the land on which he lived and great love for the community within which he made his home. I am grateful to have had the chance to get to know him and will remember him fondly"
"Milt loved the Hudson Market and participated rain or shine. He was full of good old farm stories from the local area. For some reason he called me Bob, but I did not mind. Rest in Peace Milt."