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PO Box 66, New Paltz, NY 12561, (845) 255-2145
Website by Alex Liguori

Community Links

I love the area that we live in! It's health-conscious, environmentally-conscious, and there's a deep love for the outdoors. Here are some links to connect you with some of what this amazing community has to offer.

FARMERS' MARKETS
 

Great resources for local food - veggies, fruit, bread, eggs, cheese, meat, among other things. You may want to ask each vendor about their growing practices.

 

New Paltz
Church Street
June-October
Sundays 10:00-3
www.newpaltzfarmersmarket.com
 

Rosendale

December-April: 2nd and 4th Sunday, 10-2; Rosendale Recreation Center
June-October: Sundays 10-2; behind the Rosendale Theater

www.rosendalefarmersmarketny.com

Kingston
Wall Street
May to November Sat: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
December to April Every Other Sat: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
www.kingstonfarmersmarket.org

FARM STANDS

These are local organic or certified naturally-grown (no pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, or GMO's) farms that sell their produce (and other things) at the farm.

Taliaferro Farms
187 Plains Road, New Paltz
This is a CSA, but non-members can also buy produce on pick-up days.

www.taliaferrofarms.com

CSA's (Community Supported Agriculture farms)

These are local farms - you buy a seasonal share of anticipated produce - shares are paid for in advance, then they grow beautiful food and you pick up your share of several pounds of produce weekly or every other week throughout the season - usually June through October; check with each farm about its growing practices (a good place to start is their websites).

 

Choosing to eat fresh, seasonal, vegetables contributes to good health and plays an important role in the local, rural economy -helping to keep small farms small farms -not small subdivisions. Your entire food dollar goes directly to the farmer, and is not divided between fuel companies, freight lines and large produce distributors. (Huguenot Street Farm website)

 

NEW PALTZ

Huguenot Street Farm
205 Huguenot Street, New Paltz
www.huguenotfarm.com

 

Phillies Bridge Farm Project
45 Phillies Bridge Rd, New Paltz
www.philliesbridge.org

 

Taliaferro Farms
187 Plains Road, New Paltz
Sylvester and Robin Taliaferro, (845) 256-1592
www.taliaferrofarms.com

 

GARDINER

Four Winds Farm/Second Wind CSA
158 Marabac Rd, Gardiner
users.bestweb.net/~fourwind


New Paltz Health and Nutrition Center
15 New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz
(845)256-0256
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Health-Nutrition-Center/127623933949847

High Falls Food Co-op - open to the public
1398 Route 213, High Falls
(845)687-7262
www.highfallsfoodcoop.com

 

Jack's Meats & Deli - they have a selection of organic, hormone-fee, antibiotic-free meat - including meat from Veritas Farm, a local farm
79 Main St, New Paltz
(845) 255-2244

My Market - they carry a selection of organic products including vegetables, dairy products, and meat
140 Route 32N, New Paltz
(845) 255-1025

GARDENING

New Paltz Gardens for Nutrition - community garden in New Paltz comprised of 135 plots - you rent a plot for the season and grow your own garden - they provide tools and a water system
Full Plot: 20x30 $40/season
Half Plot: 20x15 $25/season
Seniors (62+): discounted rate
www.gardensfornutrition.org

 

Four Winds Farm - Organic Heirloom Seedling Sale - every May
158 Marabac Rd, Gardiner
Jay Armour, (845) 255-3088
users.bestweb.net/~fourwind

 

Catskill Native Nursery - specialize in "nursery-propagated North American perennials, fruits, shrubs, and trees"; Wildflower Festival in May; ugly plant sale
www.catskillnativenursery.com

 

Organic seeds - the High Falls Co-op and the New Paltz Agway have selections of organic seeds (and some organic seedlings). You can also order them directly from suppliers:
Seeds of Change: www.seedsofchange.com
Horizon Herbs: www.horizonherbs.com
Local Seeds: www.seedlibrary.org

HEALTH FOOD STORES/STORES THAT SELL HEALTH-CONSCIOUS FOOD

We are so lucky to live in this area! It is unbelievably beautiful and it's filled with people who are determined to preserve it.

Minnewaska State Park
Day pass: $10 per car/day
Empire State Passport: $80/year

https://parks.ny.gov/admission/empire-passport/default.aspx
 

Mohonk Preserve
Memberships: start at $60/year
Day passes for non-members: $12 for hiking; $17 for climbing/biking
www.mohonkpreserve.org

 

Wallkill Valley Rail Trail - a 12-mile trail that follows an old railroad route from Gardiner through New Paltz to Rosendale - it goes through woods, open fields, farms, and has a few bridges; it's free!
www.wvrta.org

 

Minnewaska Distance Swimmers Association - pass a swim test and pay a $20 annual fee (+ entrance fee into Minnewaska State Park - you might want to get an Empire Passport) and you can swim off of the distance swimmer's beach at Lake Minnewaska - more space to swim than the family beach; you don't have to be an uber-athlete to do this - just take your time during the test and then just enjoy being in the water surrounded by the mountain laurel and the cliffs
www.minnewaskaswimmers.org

 

Ignite Fitness - local, privately-owned, community-minded gym
246 Main St (Cherry Hill Plaza), New Paltz
(845) 255-9355
www.ignite-fitness.com

 

Mike Artega's Express Health Club - nice gym, great pool
3425 Rt 9W, Highland
(845)691-6161
www.mikeartega.com/express-club-info

YOGA

The Living Seed
521B Main Street (Route 299), New Paltz
(845)255-8212
www.thelivingseed.com

 

Yoga Live
71 Main Street, New Paltz
(845)256-0465

www.yogaliveny.com

NP Rock Yoga
215 Main Street, New Paltz
www.nprockyoga.com

Vitality Yoga
271 Main Street, New Paltz
www.vitalityyogaflow.com

OUTDOORS/FITNESS

Pilates of New Paltz
12 North Chestnut Street, New Paltz
(845)255-0120
www.pilatesnewpaltz.com

PILATES

OTHER COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE CLINICS

Kingston Community Acupuncture
Minya Dejohnette, M.S., L.Ac.
284 Wall Street, 3rd Floor, Kingston
845-339-5653
www.kingstonacupuncture.com

 

Rosendale Acupuncture - offers private and community acupuncture
Katie Finley, M.S., L.Ac
449 Main St, Rosendale
(845) 430-8383
www.rosendaleacupuncture.com

Rest Acuptuncture
Yukiko Naoi M.S. L.Ac.
131 Norfolk St, New York, NY
(212) 234-0650
www.rest-nyc.com

MASSAGE

Kelly Collinson LMT
(908)-433-6924
Kjc553@aol.com

 

Jenkinstown Day Spa
45 Jenkinstown Rd, New Paltz
(845) 255-3160
www.jenkinstowndayspa.com

 

Bodymind Massage Therapy
Waterstreet Market, 10 Main Street, Suite 321B, New Paltz
845-255-3228
bodymindmassagetherapy.com


Mid-Hudson Region Small Business Development Center - they offer free one-on-one mentoring for people starting up small local businesses
(845) 339-0025
www.nyssbdc.org/centers/centers.aspx?centid=94

 

New Paltz Chamber of Commerce

257 Main Street

New Paltz, NY 12561

(845)255-024

www.newpaltzchamber.org

FAVORITE NEW PALTZ RESTAURANTS

BUSINESS

SELF-CARE


Mountain Float Spa
215 Main St

(845) 256-9800
www.mountainfloatspa.com

Many people make appointments at NPCA with their friends and family members, then they often go out for lunch or dinner after their acupuncture sessions. I'm frequently asked for recommendations for great places to eat in town. So, here's a list of my personal faves.
 

Anatolia - Turkish, ridiculously delicious
76 Main Street
845-255-1424
www.anatolianp.com

Commissary - tea, chocolate, vegan deliciousness

11 Church St

845-288-3426

https://www.lagustasluscious.com/commissary/

Hokkaido - Japanese
18 Church Street
845-256-0621
hokkaidonewpaltz.com

 

Karma Road - vegan, organic; and they have a great juice bar
11 Main Street
845-255-1099
www.karmaroad.net

 

Lola's Cafe - delicious whole foods in a cafe setting

49 Main Street

845-255-6555

www.lolascafeandcatering.com/location/lolas-new-paltz/

Main Course - farm-to-table
175 Main Street
845-255-2650

 

Main Street Bistro - eclectic American; lots of vegetarian options
59 Main Street
845-255-7766
www.mainstreetbistro.com

 

Village Tea Room & Bake Shop - seasonal menus inspired by traditional European cooking; many local ingredients
10 Plattekill Avenue
845-255-3434
www.thevillagetearoom.com

MISCELLANEOUS


Made With Love Skin Care Products
Natural skin care products handcrafted locally by Michele Tomasicchio. Her Succulent Body Creme keeps my hands super soft even after washing them all day in clinic. I love her products! I use her Healthy Home Spray in the clinic when I clean the booths in between patients. They make great gifts, too.
845-674-3715
www.madewithloveskincare.com

Alex Liguori

Photographer- who designed and took some of the clinic photos for the website and Facebook.

845-417-5451

www.alexliguori.com