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.


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
Sundays 10:00-3


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

Wall Street
May to November Sat: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
December to April Every Other Sat: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM


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.

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

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)



Huguenot Street Farm
205 Huguenot Street, New Paltz


Phillies Bridge Farm Project
45 Phillies Bridge Rd, New Paltz


The Lo-Farm
187 Plains Road, New Paltz
Sylvester and Robin Taliaferro, (845) 256-1592



Four Winds Farm/Second Wind CSA
158 Marabac Rd, Gardiner

New Paltz Health and Nutrition Center
15 New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz

High Falls Food Co-op - open to the public
1398 Route 213, High Falls


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


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


Four Winds Farm - Organic Heirloom Seedling Sale - every May
158 Marabac Rd, Gardiner
Jay Armour, (845) 255-3088


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


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:
Horizon Herbs:
Local Seeds:


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

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


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!


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


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


Mike Artega's Express Health Club - nice gym, great pool
3425 Rt 9W, Highland


The Living Seed
521B Main Street (Route 299), New Paltz

NP Rock Yoga
215 Main Street, New Paltz

Vitality Yoga
271 Main Street, New Paltz


Pilates of New Paltz
12 North Chestnut Street, New Paltz



Kingston Community Acupuncture
Minya Dejohnette, M.S., L.Ac.
284 Wall Street, 3rd Floor, Kingston


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

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


Kelly Collinson LMT


Jenkinstown Day Spa
45 Jenkinstown Rd, New Paltz
(845) 255-3160


Bodymind Massage Therapy
Waterstreet Market, 10 Main Street, Suite 321B, New Paltz

Mid-Hudson Region Small Business Development Center - they offer free one-on-one mentoring for people starting up small local businesses
(845) 339-0025


New Paltz Chamber of Commerce

257 Main Street

New Paltz, NY 12561





Mountain Float Spa
215 Main St

(845) 256-9800

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

Commissary - tea, chocolate, vegan deliciousness

11 Church St


Hokkaido - Japanese
18 Church Street


Karma Road - vegan, organic; and they have a great juice bar
11 Main Street


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

49 Main Street


Main Course - farm-to-table
175 Main Street


Main Street Bistro - eclectic American; lots of vegetarian options
59 Main Street



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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.

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