May4th - Nov23rd Sat 9-1 Rain or Shine 6th & Columbia
"Dales' Mom, Mrs. Baker....was a real pip! I had many great conversations with her about fruit and baking and which fruits made the nicest tasting pies. We talked about Thanksgiving pies and she gave me few of her hand written recipe cards with Oyster stuffing, Apple Pie, Pumpkin Chiffon Pie and a secret recipe for bread that I can't even mention.I enjoyed watching, on more than one occasion, a subtle eye roll due to some odd antics of a farmers market shopper. Perhaps they were asking too many questions or making too many "inspections" of each piece of fruit in the pint or quart. Whatever, she was her own woman. I liked her smile and enjoyed greeting her at the Hudson market on Saturday mornings before she had to leave the Hudson market to "woman" the stand at the farm.I will miss her this fall, but will keep baking her recipes, with a nod to her expertise in the kitchen, into the future"
"Connie, was a truly remarkable person. I got to know her through her brother John. She always had a smile and kind word. No matter if it was at the farm, markets , or contacting for a donation, she was always willing to be of help.
Rest in Peace, you will be missed."
Phyllis Torchia Brabender
"My husband and I loved seeing Mrs. Baker - we called her the apple lady - at the Hudson Farmers' Market. She was always smiling and friendly to us, and we always managed to buy more than we had intended. I'm sure that was due to her charm. That charm affected the apples as well - we thought they were the best.
We will miss her."
Colleen & Alon
"Mrs. Baker was one of my favorite people at the Hudson Farmers' Market. She always had a kind word and a smile no matter how bleak the weather. She loved to tell me and my new baby Joshua stories of her own children and her lovely grandchildren, of which she was especially proud. She was a strong woman with a mind of her own and a true love of her farm and family. I admired her greatly and will miss her."
Amy Brown Colatrella
"Mrs Baker was as key to the Hudson Farmers' Market as Milt Meisner...calm, good-natured, unperturbed by anything except, perhapse, the cold. I notices her abscence immediately and will continue to miss her.
Debby Mayer, Hudson
"Roxy and I will miss her. We have been going there for almost five years. She was such a spunky little lady that always had a smile on her face and took the time to explain things. I know she Will be looking down from heaven making sure everything is just right on her farm as well as her stand. We Love you and will miss you dearly."
Lisa Toscano and Roxy
"I have known Mrs. Baker for over 20 years, it was always a pleasure to see her at the Farm, and more recently at the Farmers Market in Hudson. She was a lovely person, pleasant and warm. She will be missed greatly."
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1926 - 2010
Concetta Baker of Greenport passed away August 17, 2010 after a brief illness. Born March 30, 1926 she was the daughter of Angelo and Rose (Bucci) Grandinetti. Concetta was predeceased by her husband Donald E. Baker with whom she worked on the Baker family fruit farm for 42 years. For the past 19 years she has resided on the farm and worked with her son Dale E. Baker, current owner-operator of the Don Baker Farm. She began each year selling plants at Dale’s Greenhouse and then welcomed customers to the farm during the u-pick cherry and apple seasons. Each week she enjoyed selling fruit to her many friends and customers at the Farmers’ Markets she attended in Hudson, Albany (Delaware Ave), and Schenectady (City Hall). Concetta is also survived by a daughter and son in law Donna and Thomas Bonville of Catskill, and two grandchildren whom she especially loved, Donald and Amy Bonville. She was predeceased by her brother John Grandinetti, and is survived by three sisters Mrs. Philomena (Robert) Dixon of St. Louis, Mrs. Rosemarie (Roland) Moon of Hudson, and Mrs. Frances and brother in law Harry Soule of Hudson, and several nieces and nephews. Concetta was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Reformed Church in Greenport. Funeral services were held at Mt. Pleasant Reformed Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. There are no visiting hours. Contributions in memory of Concetta may be made to the church. Arrangements are with Bates and Anderson Redmond - Keeler Funeral Home.