Sunday, July 05, 2009

John and Janine Fallon Mower



We have fun while working hard. We spend every weekend with our large extended family, at Mower's field on Maple Lane.

Free Hugs


This is the mood most people were in today in Woodstock. The air is clear, the temperature is warm, gentle breeze blowing away all the dampness in the grass on the field.

Lucky Chocolate


New on Sunday's at Mower's Market on Maple lane, Lucky Chocolate is set up
today featuring the BEST Shaved flavored ice this side of the Hudson River.

Stroll by and try one out, it's a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Saturday July 4 2009

We will be open, it looks like the weather is going to cooperate. Woodstock seems to be busy, people can be seen walking along the side walks, shopping bags in hand. The restaurants are full, the spirit of summer vacation is in the air. Mower's field on Maple lane will be full to capacity today.

God Bless the USA!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Why is this man called the " village idiot"?



This is the second year of the farm festival in Woodstock and look at who now attends. A local person who grew up here! He's in the target population that we are hoping to draw into town for shopping on a Wednesday, locals who don't like to come to town during the busy summer weekends. Alan is wearing a t shirt that is expressing his opinion while walking around at the farm festival. It's the same phrase that was on another local man's t shirt last week, expressing a similar opinion about a current town board member. FREEDOM of EXPRESSION in all its forms is what the Woodstock State of MIND was about in 1903 and 1969. Let's keep FREEDOM of EXPRESSION as one of our treasured attributes here in Woodstock, in the 21st century as well.

Wednesday Farm Festival June 17 2009





The rain finally stopped and gave us a break in the gray weather we have been experiencing here in Woodstock. The community sing along was so much fun. How amazing it was to watch dozens of people from all walks of life sharing their voices having fun on Maple

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Platte Clove Naturals

New this year for the Wednesday market, I purchased some Maple Ginger Granola yesterday and wow- not to sweet, just the right mix of pecans and walnuts.
They can be reached at platteclovenaturals@gmail.com

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Mower's Flea and The Farm Festival

We will open today, setting up at 2 PM. Let's hope the "Mower Corridor"
keeps the rain to the south of us!
See you at the market.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Drumming at the flea market


Sunday's is drumming day in woodstock- at 4 PM on the green
we drum all day at the market!

Sunday hot dog!


Sean has a contest each week. Stop by and tryout the gourmet hot dogs or
veggie dogs

Army Football


This Sunday we had representatives from WEST POINT ARMY Foot ball come and hold a free raffle drawing for Army foot ball tickets.
You just never know who is going to come by the market!

Jelly Bill


Home made jelly's are available every Saturday and most Sundays. Jelly Bill is amazing, he makes all his own jellies from fresh picked fruits.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Street musicians- Tuba Skinny

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Magnificent New Orleans style street music. This is part of the beauty of Mower's Saturday Market, you never know who is going to be there, and who might set up and play. It has been fun to watch the people passing along and stop and listen to the music this weekend. There were many world famous ( locally known ) musicians in the audience, and they would step over and congratulate the musicians as they finished their set. People were break into a dance, kids would sit, eyes fixed on the young people making music on a wonderful warm spring day in Woodstock

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Shandaken THeatrical Society

"Anything Goes" (Cole Porter, et al) at the Shandaken Theatrical Society. Opening night is Friday 5/22 at 8PM. It run at 8PM Sat. and Sunday matinee at 4PM. It's running Fri, Sat and Sun through June 7th. Great musical comedy.

For those of you who don't know where it is, the theater is at 10 Church street in Phoenicia. Go into town and take a right at the convenience store. It's right behind the store.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Opening Day May 16th






Frank sells Amish food goods and so much more
Shauna Kanter, Woodstock Jewelry artist skantervt@yahoo.com
Marianne finds the most wonderful household items.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Opening Day in Woodstock


Joey's Hot Dog's!
They sold out on the first day! We made it thru a day that was forecast for rain, without any showers on Maple Lane.

Opening Weekend

We get the latest weather report from Weather Underground and the Weather channel
We'll open today and hope that the showers will hold off till after 5 PM
There were a lot of tourists in Woodstock on Friday, which is usually a good sign for the weekend.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Fence needs a little maintenance

We are grateful for the extra hands

Graces's Daddy


All Grace had to say was -" Wow DAddy! "

Log movers

A ride on the ride on Mower


For the first time in a few decades, John used a ride on Mower to get the field ready for opening day.

Moving logs


We use logs as parking barriers.
There will be more sunflowers and zinnias planted on the field side this year
You can't have enough color in life!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Entrance to Mower's Saturday Flea Market


Yesterday was a nice rainy day in Woodstock. Perfect for planting the begonias in the garden that is at the entrance to the flea market.
Just a little more work to do this week and we will be ready to open
on May 16th

Saturday, May 09, 2009

New Hosta Garden



I have hosta at my house that the deer continue to eat, so I've decided to relocate it
to the south eastern corner of the field.
The cottage in the back ground was built by Walter Mower for his growing family

The drinking rock



We do have a number of folks who sit and drink and enjoy the beauty of the Maple lane field. I wish I didn't have to clean up after them!

Friday, May 01, 2009

Frenchtown New Jersey 2009




We've been partners in the Mower's Saturday Flea Market for 32 years. Each year before the season starts, we have a little get away. This year, we celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary in the Delaware Water Gap region. We had a lovely dinner in Frenchtown NJ, just on the boarder of the river. The Universe has been good to us and we are very grateful for that!

The west side of the property




John has learned, always have a plan.

Along Maple Lane

The weather shifted



We went from working in mild 60 degree weather to 80 degree weather. No matter, the work has to get done before May 16th

Herself raking in center court

Himself working along Maple Lane

The North East Corner



Someday- a new garden will be here!

The 6th Generation



Our grand daughter is ready to help clean the field. Getting ready for opening day in
Woodstock

Gratitude Garden



The Gratitude Garden awaits new dirt from Woodstock Landscaping, located out by the
Resevoir Inn.

New Garden and better parking


Water erosion has removed the stone material and earth in the parking area here.
Huge rocks have surfaces. Soon they will be covered over and a new
garden will appear along the fence line. Mint and Bee Balm are this years
transplants

The Long Tarp



It's the longest tarp we have ever used to haul leaves. Every corner gets raked and we have a compost pile at the south east corner of the field.

A place to stay while visiting the Woodstock area.

The Cobblestone Motel in Phonecia New York is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival by giving all queen, standard of king rooms for $ 69 dollars per night for a two night stay, Sunday thru Thursday till May 22. Take that well deserved break and enjoy the tranquility of the Spring awakening of our gardens and the mountainside. Call 845-688-7871 for reservations www.cobblestonemotel.com

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Fleamarket in Lambertville NJ

It's called the Golden Nugget Antique Market. We paid our second visit to this year round market that has been open since 1967. It's on River Road, just south of Lambertville, where they are having a huge shad festival this weekend.
They boast over 250 out door vendors and 60 indoor antique shops.

Some of the vendors are under permenant cover, some have tents and some are baking outside in the sun.

We love our market in Woodstock, just the right size, on a 2 acre grassy field, the vendors are part of our family. We can't wait to open on May 16th

Friday, April 17, 2009

A new tea shop




The gelatiaria is gone and there is a new tea shop in its place.

Fresh woodchips



The debris will disappear and the wood chips will be spread around to proved soft walking material where the grass has stopped growing

Spring Cleaning at Mower's Saturday Flea Market in Woodstock NY




Sunday, March 08, 2009

John reads from American Tapestry


John reads the verse written by Allan Mower " Take Me to the Flea"

Celebrating the Mower's Flea market family



In less than 90 days, we will all be on the field!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Commercial Real Estate in Woodstock

I'm here at FreeStyle realty in Woodstock. There are almost a dozen commercial properties available for sale, at reasonable prices, even in this seemingly uncertain economy. You see, I am the eternal optimist. I do believe that there is someone in the universe that would love to come to Woodstock and own a business or buy a building to put their dream business in. The prices range from 600,000 to 1.5 million.
Do you have a dream you would like to put into action?
I'm here and I'm ready!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Al and Anne Mower

Al met an rollerskating in Kingston. He grew up on the Maple Lane property where their son
John and his wife Janine and their family run the flea market in Woodstock NY