On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, the Vermont Sail Freight Project will dock at Shattemuc Yacht Club in Ossining and set up an open air market at 2:00pm – 6:00pm, with a presentation at 6:30pm by VSFP Project Director, Erik Andrus.
The Vermont Sail Freight Project is a sail-powered transportation company, delivering sustainably farmed products to families and retailers along the historic Champlain-Hudson waterway. Their sailing barge, “Ceres”, named for the Roman goddess of agriculture, ferries shelf stable foods from the Champlain Valley, Vermont and the Adirondack region down to New York City and ports between maximizing wind power over costly and polluting fossil fuels.
The project partners their own farm with over 30 other participating farms, Greenhorns (a young farmer activism and advocacy network) and the Willowell Foundation. This joint endeavor benefits farmers and markets in the lower Hudson while providing an outstanding experiential education opportunity for students and communities, and for making friends and building connection along the way.
The barge’s cargo for sale includes: non-perishable and preserved agricultural products such as jams, jellies, pickles and condiments, storage crops, dry beans, rice, dried herbs, maple syrup, honey – all sustainably produced by farmers in our community. Products subject to availability.
For more info:http://www.ferrysloops.org/event.php?id=150