Winter Farmers Market planned in Oxford

The Oxford Winter Farmers Market will offer a local lunch and items from a variety of local vendors on Saturday at the Parish House Community Center of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Oxford. 

The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with parking available behind the church, and a wheelchair-accessible entry at the front of the Parish House. “Burma Shave”-style signs mark the route to the market. 

The Oxford Winter Farmers’ Market motto is “Our Soil, Our Hands, Your Neighbors.” Local producers will offer a variety of kitchen staples, including fresh produce and storage vegetables; dairy products such as milk, butter, cheese curds and yogurt; farm-fresh eggs and pasture-raised meat; fresh-baked sourdough bread, bagels, croissants and pies; a selection of preserves and pickles; local maple syrup and honey; and an array of fruit wines, mead and hard ciders. Also available are handcrafted soaps, lotions and salves, jewelry, faux-fur hats, and table centerpieces. 

The Parish House Kitchen will be serving chicken soup made with fresh ingredients sourced at the Oxford Winter Farmers’ Market. Proceeds benefit St. Paul’s Church.

‘Big Chuck’ D’Imperio to speak in Cooperstown

“Big Chuck” D’Imperio will present “The Unknown Museums of Upstate New York” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Woodside Hall. D’Imperio has helmed a top-rated morning show on local radio station WDOS for more than 25 years. He is also the author of several books, and writes a regular column for The Daily Star. 

At his Jan. 7 reading, D’Imperio will relate several stories he uncovered while writing his latest book, “The Unknown Museums of Upstate New York.” A reception and book signing will follow presentation. 

Woodside Hall, an adult home and social day program, is at 1 Main St. in Cooperstown. RSVP is requested; call 373-7817. 

Fire-stricken farm family to benefit from dinner

The Junior and Senior Deleware County Holstein clubs will have a benefit dinner for the Hymers family from Delhi from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at South Kortright Central School. The Hymers family lost its barn to fire in December and have moved the herd to a different barn for the winter, according to a media release.

The dinner will be by donation.

Farmers sought for online market

​Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County has received a USDA Farmer Market Promotion Program Grant to open a local food outlet and online ordering in Delhi. The store will be located at the E-Center on Main Street and will open on March 1. “Delaware Bounty” will feature food products made in Delaware County.

CCE is seeking Delaware County producers who are interested in applying to be a vendor at the retail and online store. For more information or to request an application, call 865-6531 or email vsd22@cornell.edu.

To learn more about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County’s community programs and events, call 865-6531 or visit www.ccedelaware.org.

Edmeston Fire District meeting set for Thursday

The organizational meeting for the Edmeston Fire District will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the upper floor of the Edmeston Fire House on East Street.

Four County Library board to meet Friday

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Four County Library System Board of Trustees will be at noon Friday in Whitney Point at the Mary Wilcox Memorial Library. 

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