Do you have Falcon Ridge vendor traditions? We chat with the owners, chow down on our favorite dishes, and answer Falcon Ridge Folk Festival when asked, where did you get that beautiful dress, bag, jewelry, wind chime, chair …
They miss you, too. Some vendors have been coming for over 20 years. This is a summer of no festivals for most of them and that means no $$$ coming in. Please visit them virtually before, during and after the fest. Below are those that are online, with messages and discounts from some.
Miss You All! Peace, Leslie Sullivan Sachs, Vendor Coordinator
Acoustic Live Visit for a listings guide of the NY tri-state area or sign up for his newsletter. He’s carrying on with postings of virtual music events, and reviews. acousticlive.com
Apsara Ethically traded organic cotton and bamboo fiber garments, textiles, and tribal jewelry. Thom is offering a discount if you order during the festival and mention Falcon Ridge. apsarastore.com
Aquarius Dreams Experimental graphic art and body painting. It was Ryan’s first year in 2019 and he fell in love with us all. aquariusdreams.com
BH Upcycled Designs Handmade upcycled clothing and accessories and goods for the home. Bethany is offering a discount if you order during the festival and mention Falcon Ridge. bethanyhomecrafts.com
Black Bear Americana Music Festival Check out this four day festival at the Goshen, CT Fairgrounds in October. They are still selling tix so… who knows? blackbearmusicfest.com
Center for Amazon Ecology Campbell is home in the states. His non-profit helps artisans from the Peruvian Amazon create and market handcrafts from sustainably harvested plants to create sustainable livelihoods for their families, support forest conservation, and strengthen their communities. AmazonForestStore.org You can view photos from last year’s Falcon Ridge booth on their MyShopify page here Campbell wrote, “Our online sales are starting to slowly pick up, but we are focusing most of our energy now trying to raise funds to deliver medicines and other vital supplies to 13 partner communities in Peru that are being hard hit by COVID. You can read our rather emotional report on how our team and partners are confronting COVID“
Community Radio WPKN 89.5 FM Listener-supported, non-commercial, non-profit radio from Bridgeport, CT. wpkn.org
Donnelly/Colt Sustainably made posters, post cards, buttons, stickers, banners, flags and more. If anyone orders from our website/catalogue during the four days that would have been the 2020 actual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, mention that they visited us at the festival last year and we’ll take 10% off the total merchandise cost of their order. Only during the days July 30, 31, August 1, and 2 – ’til 11:59 pm E.D.T. Sunday night. “Virtual” anything just can’t compare to the actual everything. donnellycolt.com
Eagle Ray Traders Quality, hand batiked clothing made in Bali and Indonesia. eagleraytraders.com
Eat More Kale Vermont’s original design, hand printed tee shirts. Eatmorekale.com
Green Mtn. Energy Co. Info on their 100% pollution free electricity, wind and sun power made in the USA, including NY State. greenmountainenergy.com
Hands and Feet of Hope is a 501c3 nonprofit committed to helping the families of Kenya climb out of poverty through equipping & empowering local people through social action. We provide clean water, access to education, and micro loan opportunities to people and families in desperate property. All proceeds from the show will be used for Covid relief efforts at our partner schools and villages in Kenya Africa handsandfeetofhope.org
Leslie Gray/Michael Jordan Clothing and bags designed by the owners, made from recycled and hand processed silks, brocades and other fabrics from India, Thailand and Indonesia. Ethnic style jewelry.
“We do not have a website, but if anyone should want to contact us folks can email firstname.lastname@example.org. We have just been staying close to home, digging in the garden, and going for walks.”
Living Foods by Ben & Zazzletoys Ben creates organic raw snacks using local ingredients whenever possible, packaged from camping and festival snacking convenience. livingfoodsbyBen.weebly.com Flow ring toys Zazzletoys.com “My best to everyone involved with Falcon Ridge, and I hope that a lot of joy is spread thru this year’s festival! With appreciation, Ben.”
Metal Magic Paintings & Tin Can Lights Handmade cards, prints, and paintings by your favorite former Metal Magic tin can lights creator, Lennie Laumzha. There is still inventory of his metal magic lights for sale on his website tincanlights.com/ Lennie says, “I have five new paintings. Keep in touch! Really looking forward to next year.” email@example.com
Mexica Crafts Handmade leather crafts – boots, mocs, purses, hats & hair ties, all reflecting the family’s Aztec culture. Visit their shop in Woodstock, NY. Lisa and Gabe have instructional videos on their Facebook page that are worth watching and you can shop there, too.
One Kind Boutique Upcycled, handmade baby swings, tote bags, neck coolers, and hula hoops. Original artwork, etched glasses, vintage clothing and decor. www.etsy.com/shop/OneKindBoutique
Pacha Mama Native American (Southern and Northern) arts and crafts, musical instruments and tapestries, dream catchers, Alpaka stone jewelry, clothing and bags brought to you by Cesar, a master weaver, and his sister. Visit their shop in Woodstock, NY. pachamamashop.com
Peace Soap Handmade natural vegan soaps, crafted by the owner in Sea Cliff, NY. Bug repellant, lip balm, shea butter, peace catchers, peace warrior bracelets. You can ‘visit’ Diane in her studio making her soap on YouTube here Her website is Knowpeacesoap.com and she is on Facebook.
Primitive Technologies Jeff and Judy recreate the material culture of prehistoric Native American life. Wood fired pottery and masks, bark and gourd work, flint knapped items, stone, bone, feather, shell and antique trade bead jewelry. “We are hunkered down on our little farm with our very big garden, a trout stream, some chickens, a mini horse and a goat! Although we are missing all our friends on the road, we feel very fortunate to have this place to live. We have been off the property only a handful of times since the middle of March!” primitivetechnologies.com
Rainbow Kids Hand dyed clothing and accessories for people of all ages from newborn to adult 3XL, using organic and conventional cotton. rainbowkidstiedye.etsy.com
RC Sales Rope and deck chairs, love seats and fold outs to get you swinging comfortably through these home bound times. They’ve got a sale going on, too. airchair.net
Transient Design East meets west clothing using linen (flax), hemp, cotton and hand dyed and woven textiles. “Ethical production, pay it forward profits.” thetransientdesign.com
Voices Café The music of freedom combines with the actions of social justice during folk music performances at the Voices Café in Westport, CT. voicescafe.org
Women’s Peace Collection Fair trade, high quality crafts made by women in twelve countries around the world, who are paid a fair wage, are treated ethically, using eco-friendly methods that promote environmental sustainability. womenspeacecollection.com
WFUV Radio 90.7 FM New York’s source for music discovery has been a noncommercial, member-supported public media service of Fordham University for more than 70 years. WFUV has received national recognition for its unique weekday format, music and news. wfuv.org
FALCON RIDGE FESTIVAL FOOD
Ah! The scent of baking chocolate, Italian pizza, 100% Fair Trade organic iced coffee, local farm fresh veggies and so much more. No Dead Presidents for Falcon Ridge Bucks in 2020. Whip out your card & get your favorite grub via the web.
Pierce Brothers Coffee The Pierce Brothers, Darren and Sean, are hanging in there with their coffee business located in Greenfield, MA. You can order Fogbusters and other favs on their new, user friendly website: piercebrospromos.com. If you want to touch base with Randy and Joe, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Crescent Foods – Build your own “Benevolent Burrito.” Quesadillas. Breakfast burritos, French toast and pancakes. All fruit smoothies, organic fresh lemonade, organic iced teas, and gourmet coffee. crescentfoodscatering.com
Crooked Stick Pops – Handcrafted, tasty and locally sourced ice popsicles, changing flavors every. Healthy and delicious treats, and if you live near their base in Easthampton, MA, go on-line and order, or check out the list there of local shops that carry the pops. crookedstickpops.com
MacDonald Farms – All sorts of pickles, plus sauerkraut, garlic kraut, kimchee, mustards, plum products, and organic apple cider vinegar. Naturally fermented and probiotic since the early 1970s. macdonaldfarms.net
Maple Valley Ice Cream Super smooth, premium ice cream from Hadley, MA made with local rbST free cream and milk, all natural and gluten free. At their farm store in Hadley MA you can buy their milk, cheese and ice cream. maplevalleycreamery.com
Root Juice Fresh fruit and vegetable juices, apple cider, and fruit smoothies plus vegan and gluten free desserts like Chia fudge and chocolate mousse. They bought an old Airstream this spring and are busy tricking it out. Check their progress on Facebook.com/rootjuiceorganic/
Short and Stout Tea – At the fest, their specialty is Bubble teas: sweet and creamy tea-based drinks with tapioca pearls. On-line, they sell specialty teas: four different Machas, and three Chai Spice teas (Chocolate Chai, anyone?). Falcon Ridge has been a highpoint of the summer for their three little girls, and they’ll miss us. shortandstouttea.com
Skinny Pancake – Full menu of sweet or savory crepes featuring meats, cheeses, veggies, fruits and sauces, sourced as locally as possible. Order on-line from their 7 Vermont locations. skinnypancake.com Please check out their Covid-19 mutual aid venture, Shift Meals!
Taste Budds Breakfast through late night confections baked on site. Chocolate Cookie bars and BUDDer Meltdowns, crumb cakes, muffins, scones and cinnamon buns — if you can’t make it through the virtual fest without your Taste Budds fix, check out their GIFT BASKET deals or visit them in Red Hook, NY. TasteBudds.com
Vendors without social media or websites
Andean Creations Instruments, shawls, sweaters, hats, dream catchers and jewelry imported from Ecuador by Jaime.
Doshin’s Awakened Heart Feeding the hungry in NY’s Ulster, Columbia & Greene counties.
Earthwares Husband and wife team from Florida. He makes scroll saw work pictures, boxes, earrings, and cigar box instruments; she makes aprons, hats
Faerie Fyne Face and body artistry design by Majalehn: henna, face painting, and temporary tattoos, plus hair tinsels, feathers, parasols, garlands and masques., purses and stuffed critters.
Indigo Moon Ethically traded clothing, bags, backpacks, hoodies, tapestries and blankets.
LightWing Designs Original hand cut, recycled glass and sterling jewelry made in original designs
Magic Forest Studio Hand made in Maine, stained glass wind chimes, sun catchers and jewelry, embellished with wire and beads. Little critters and jewelry made from scrap glass.
New York State Parks Explore the local Taconic Region of NY! Learn more about safe and enjoyable recreational and interpretive opportunities for NY residents and visitors.
Rural Literacy Project of North Adams, MA works to expand literacy in Latin America. Volunteers make Massai design spiral bead, seed bead and tin cutout jewelry, organic recycled paper mobiles, and re-used belts.
Angelo’s – Pizza, fried dough, blooming onions, fresh cut French fries, potato chips chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, onion rings, chicken fingers, Italian sausage subs, Italian ices, and soda water.
Lemongrass Grill Vietnamese fusion! Chicken or Tofu Banh mi, on their own or with salads or mixed with rice. Cilantro, basil and other yummy flavorings.
Nyota’s Ting – Breakfast: vegan blueberry pancakes, grits and gravy, scrambled tofu, & vegan french toast, breakfast potatoes. Nyota’s traditional vegan curries, mock goat, chicken & BBQ specialties. Plus vegan sausage in tortilla, stuffed friend veggie plantains, black bean and corn cold rice salads; collard greens. Lots of exotic drinks plus vegan cakes and pies, and more.
Reggae Boy Café Jerk chicken, curried goat, pulled pork, jerk kabob, sausage & pepper beef patties, rice, fried plantains, rice and peas, collard greens, mac-and-cheese.
Texas Tornado Chips Hot potato chips! Fresh fried mushrooms, mozzarella sticks, curly fries, nachos, fresh fried pickles and lots of toppings, from Windham. NY.
Traveler’s Kitchen – Potato pancakes with sour cream and applesauce. Gourmet vegetarian wraps and quesadillas. Tempeh Reuben sandwiches. Tuscan Tempress Quesadilla, Wild Cat Wrap. Spudwurst Special: potato pancake topped with currywurst. Mint iced tea, grape spritzer, iced chai latte.