2015 Winter Craft Show

November 10th, 2015

Please come join us for our next event on December 19th, we will be Lothrope School in Pittsford.  Hours from 9:30 AM to 2 PM.  Setup at 8:00 am and out of gym no later than 3 PM.

Attached is a PFM application to fill out and return form to the address below or contact Beth Richards via email at jandbofvt@comcast.net or call me at 802-773-2843 to attend the craft show.  We expect many vendors so please fill out your application and mail with the associated fee’s as we are on a first come basis for reserving spaces.

2015 Pittsford Farmers Application – craft fair

2015 Pittsford Farmers Policy and Information – craft fair

2015 Pittsford Farmer’s Market

July 24th, 2015

Enjoy local produce, baked goods, preserves, artwork, jewelry, crafts and more!

2015 Market Dates are as follows:

  • June 27
  • July 18
  • August 1
  • August 15
  • September  5
  • September 26

Pittsford Town Green from 10am – 2pm



June 9th, 2014

Opening for the Season Saturday June 14th, 2014

From 10 AM – 2 PM every Saturday on the green by the Pittsford Congregational Church ~ Special Dates TBA

Vendors and Members welcome!

Visit our Facebook page

Visit the Farmer’s Market webpage

Contact Info:

Pittsford Farmer’s Market
P.O.Box 28
Pittsford VT 05763

802. 483.2829 – Vanessa

Download the flier here!

Featured Vendors at the Town Hall for the Shopping-After-Hours Event

December 9th, 2013

So far our featured vendors for 12/13 include:

The New England Maple Museum

The Marble Valley Grange

The PBCG Raffle & Bake Sale

Natures Gifts by Kelley Lyon

Jewelry by Erica Loso, Dorothy Hurst, and Lyn Underhill

The Gourmet Candy Dish

Massage station by Petra O’Neil

Doll Clothes by Sassy Cassy

Otter Strange blown glass

Purses/Bags by Andrea Michaud

The First Responders famous “Pasta Bar”


 There’s still time to sign up to be a vendor!

Click here for the vendor application or call/email Kelley: 483-2218, vtmusictherapy@comcast.net.

Updated Raffle Prizes!

December 9th, 2013

The Final Raffle Prize List for PBCG by Kelley


Participating Venues for the 2013 Shopping After Hours Event

November 25th, 2013


Holiday Raffle Prize List

November 25th, 2013



Holiday Decorating Contest Information

November 25th, 2013

The Town-Wide Decorating Contest, starts Friday, Nov. 29th!

Categories include: Residential, Commercial,and Municipal. Participants will be judged by volunteers – based on creativity, appearance and theme. Formal entries may sign-up online below, or contact Kelley Lyon at 483-2218, vtmusictherapy@comcast.net.

Festive residents who may not be aware of the contest will also be considered possible “entries”, during the judges tour.

To be eligible to win, you must be located within the Pittsford/Florence town limits. Judging will take place the week of December 16th. Prizes will be presented at the Community Caroling (TBA)starting at the Congregational Church. Winners who are not present, will be notified by phone.


Holiday Decorating Contest Entry Form

2013 Holiday Shopping After-Hours Event Ad!

November 22nd, 2013

Here is our first ad for the 2013 Holiday Shopping After-Hours Event & Raffle!

Click here to download the ad.


Call for Participants and Prizes!

November 15th, 2013

The Pittsford Business Community Group & the Recreation Dept. are once again co-sponsoring this year’s Holiday Events:

The Town-Wide Decorating Contest, starting Friday, Nov. 29th. Categories include: Residential, Commercial,and Municipal. Participants will be judged by volunteers – based on creativity, appearance and theme. Formal entries may sign-up on line at our website www.pittsfordbusinesscommunity.com, or contact Kelley Lyon at 483-2218, vtmusictherapy@comcast.net. Festive residents who may not be aware of the contest will also be considered possible “entries”, during the judges tour. To be eligible to win, you must be located within the Pittsford/Florence town limits. Judging will take place the week of December 16th. Prizes will be presented at the Community Caroling (TBA)starting at the Congregational Church. Winners who are not present, will be notified by phone.


The 3rd annual Holiday Shopping After-Hours Event & Raffle will be December 13th, 4-8p.m., (give or take an hr.). Participating Businesses and Venues will be decked out with cheer, and have Raffle tickets for you to buy starting Friday, Nov. 29th- ending Sunday, Dec. 15th. Prizes are being donated by various Businesses and Individuals all over Town. Tickets are $1 each or 8 for $5 (look for those PBCG bright red cans on the counters). Daily listings of Participants and Prizes will be posted on our website, fliers, and on Facebook. Winners of the Raffle will be notified privately, by phone.

Current venues include:
The Town Hall/Lothrop Gymnasium is hosting: a fantastic “Pasta Bar” for dinner, Home made Baked Goods & Desserts, Artisan Jewelers, Crafters, Gift Wrapping, Maple Products, Canned Goods, Nature’s Gifts, PBCG Raffle, and more.

The Furnace Brook Weslyean Church (now located on Rte. 7 near Gech’s Fuel) is offering free child care & activities- so all the adults can shop with ease, that same afternoon & evening.

The Maclure Library will be hosting “Santa’s Elves Workshop” activities, Art and have Gifts for sale.


If you would like to donate a prize for the Town-Wide Decorating Contest, please contact Kelley at 483-2218, vtmusictherapy@comcast.net. If you’d like to participate in the Holiday Shopping After Hours Event & Raffle, click here for the vendor application.


Many Thanks, Kelley


Updated 2013 Farmers’ Market Craft Shows Information!

November 4th, 2013

CALL FOR CRAFTERS & VENDORS: We have space available for the Pittsford Farmers’ Market Craft Shows. The events are scheduled for Saturdays, December 7th & 14th from 9 am to 2 pm at the Lothrop Elementary School Gym, 3447 US Rte 7 in Pittsford Village. You have your choice of dates, it is not required that you attend both. Please consider bringing your unique talents to the fair. We will have baked goods, jewelry, photography, ornaments, knit & crochet items, nature crafts and more! Call Kelly Connaughton at 802-483-6351 or email kfield16@yahoo.com for info.

Download the Application here.

Pittsford Farmers Market 2013 Craft Show

September 17th, 2013

Hello Pittsford Farmers Market Members,

The dates are all set for the PFM Craft Show on December 7 & 14, 2013 at the Lothrop School Gym/Pittsford Town Hall on Route 7. The deadline for applications is November 25th (if we don’t fill up first!). This year we only have 2 scheduled dates so we expect to fill up quickly. We are offering the application to our members first and next week an invitation will go out to anyone interested.

The fees are listed on the attached application, only $10 per day for members (since your membership is already paid). This year we will NOT be providing tables and spaces will be assigned by the market managers.

Please join us for what will be our best craft show yet!

Any questions, please feel free to contact any of the market managers (info listed on application).


Kelly Connaughton – Secretary
Beth Richards – President


Download the Application here.

Noted Citizen of Pittsford – Kelley Lyon

September 16th, 2013

Town of Pittsford

Noted Citizen of Pittsford

Kel at sing alongWhat is it that a community needs most these days? A good citizen. Kelley Lyon is this year’s recipient of the Marble Valley Grange #567- Community Citizen Award; and one very good citizen for Pittsford to have. “Yes,” said John Haverstock, Pittsford Town Manager, “Kelley contributes an infectious enthusiasm and positive, can-do attitude which helps get things done.”

Ms. Lyon was born and raised in Pittsford, then moved up north for “a spell”, before coming home again. Lyon studied music and music therapy at the Shenandoah College Conservatory of Music. There she received the honor of touring with the Conservatory Choir in Europe, and singing in many of Europe’s great cathedrals. Ms. Lyon has also had the opportunity to perform at The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Recital Hall. Closer to home, Lyon sings with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus. She earned a master’s degree in Music Therapy/Creative Arts Therapy from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. Currently, Ms. Lyon is a music therapist in private practice and a multi-faceted music teacher at her home in Pittsford. She also works with the Rutland Area Visiting Nurses- Pediatric Palliative Care & Hospice Program.

During the last decade-plus, Kelley’s given tirelessly of her talents and time to help make Pittsford a great community. “Lyon shares her musical talents with people throughout the community,” said Marsha Johnson, Grange Lecturer, “from the Congregational Church choir and youth group; Music for the Maclure Library Preschool Story Hour, Pittsford’s Sheep and Wool Festival, the St. Alphonsus St. Patrick’s Day dinners, Pittsford Day and at Marble Valley Grange functions.” She’s everywhere. Most recently Lyon achieved the incorporation and start-up of the Pittsford Farmer’s Market, and is Chairperson for the Pittsford Business Community Group.

Kel wont you buy my flowersLyon shares a vision with the Grange, and that of the town she lives in, that is of “Good Citizenship.” Lyon said, “It is very nice to be recognized for all of my volunteer efforts in the community; however what is most important is for people to have a sense of community. You get that by keeping at it, if you want things to grow.”

Kelley’s actions meet town manager, Haverstock’s definition of good citizenship. I define a “good citizen” as one who is well-informed, active, engaged in civic life and who holds the Town’s best interests at heart.

“Kelley has been an energetic advocate for small business and craftspeople in Pittsford, “said Haverstock. “I try to promote a symbiotic relationship between all of our groups and small businesses. As non-profits go, it helps if we all shore-up each other’s resources, and fill in with our strengths. When events and ideas get bogged down, people in the non-profit sector can go the extra mile to get things done.”

Award Presenter, Marsha Johnson said, “Being a good citizen means being aware of what’s going on in your community and taking part in gatherings and events and helping others, and Kelley has certainly given us all of that.”

For more information on any of the groups listed in this article, volunteer opportunities, or membership call either:

Kelley Lyon of Kelley’s Conservatory & Vermont Music Therapy- 483-2218, Pittsford Business Community Group www.pittsfordbusinesscommunity.com, Marble Valley Grange #567, Regina Buffum, (802) 353-0422, Pittsford Farmer’s Market- www.pittsfordfarmersmarket.com, and Town of Pittsford 483-6500/www.pittsfordvermont.com.




Upcoming Events!

September 15th, 2013

The Pittsford Business Community Group will be sponsoring a booth at the Bowen Walker- Harvest Fair on Sat. 9/28. We’ll be selling local, Vermont products, Certificates, and Homemade Goodies. Come join in on the fun!

On Thursday, October 10th, 6:00p.m., we’ll be hosting a Business Mixer at the new Bertrand Farms!
Have a go at the Corn Maze or take a Hayride as we welcome Jen & Josh Bertrand to our community.
Please bring a dish to share, and have a cup of hot cider, (rain date TBA).

This summer PBCG started it’s own Facebook page -please “like us”.
We are up-dating our website- to include membership “pop-up” page ads; www.pittsfordbusinesscommunity.com, and we are restarting our Tourism webpage; www.discoverpittsfordvermont.com.

Our Holiday Raffle & Town-Wide Decorating Contest begins Thanksgiving weekend. Then, the Holiday Shopping After Hours- Town Wide Extravaganza will take place on Friday, 12/13, 4-8p.m.,(or more). The Decorating contest will be judged December 20th-22nd.


For more information about upcoming events, seminars and membership, please go to the above sites, and/or; contact either: Kelley Lyon at 483-2218, vtmusictherapy@comcast.net, and Charla Helton at charla-dee@gmavt.net.

Bowen-Walker Harvest Fair

August 22nd, 2013

The Bowen-Walker Fund

Support Steering Committee

It’s that time of year again. Time to start planning for Fall! “Fall?” you ask. YES!

Pittsford’s 9th annual Harvest Fair is rapidly approaching. This year we will again limit our jewelry vendors to 3 so that each vendor can receive the best possible sales. (Vendors with jewelry as a secondary product are not included in this limit.) This worked out well for the vendors last year, and we anticipate that this will again be advantageous to them. Remember to book early to get your spot!

In addition, we’re offering 8 premium INSIDE spaces in the Fellowship Hall of the Pittsford Congregational Church UCC for those who do not wish to chance the weather or who have handmade merchandise that cannot take the possibility of rain. As the dining area and restrooms are inside, the traffic is very good in the Hall. The table and chair rentals are included in this special, and you may receive the early registration and previous vendor discounts should they apply.

So as we look toward another great gathering of artisans and customers under the maple trees, please keep the good vibes for great weather heading skyward. We look forward to seeing you on the Village Green with your decorated pumpkins and ready to SELL!

Kind regards,

Elizabeth Frost

Steering Committee Chair


Download a Vendor Application here

Download a Jack O’Lantern Contest form here

Pittsford Farmers Market – New Partnership

June 18th, 2013

Hello Vendors,

The Pittsford Farmers’ Market, Inc. 2013 season boasts new hours, new location, new management and new vendors! The first weekend of the Farmers Market was a great success! We had plenty of traffic and delicious cake.

The Pittsford Farmers’ Market, Inc. has formed an exciting new partnership with the New England Maple Museum. The market is scheduled to start each Saturday, June 8th, from 10 am to 2 pm through October (weather permitting) at the New England Maple Museum, 4578 US Rte 7 in Pittsford. You have your choice of dates, it is not required that you attend the full season. Please consider bringing your unique talents to the market. The museum will have Maple products & other goods. The market offers local produce, baked goods, jewelry, toys, artwork, knit & crochet items, nature crafts and more! This year the market will be accepting Farm to Family coupons to provide local families with fresh produce. And, look for us on Facebook (Pittsford Farmers Market, Inc). It’s not too late! Please let us know if you would like to join us this season.

We wanted to let everyone know about some special upcoming dates for the market.  Our new location, the New England Maple Museum, has regular bus tours that stop at the museum.  The scheduled bus tour dates are as follows in case you wanted to sign up for those Saturdays in advance:

July    27
Aug    10, 24
Sept   7, 21, 28
Oct     5, 12

There will also be an Antique Car Show on Special date – June 24th (Monday) – 95 + cars….. all day show and the Museum has graciously invited the market to be on site during that event as well.  The fee will be the regular $5 booth fee for the day.  The event details will be sent to all vendors reserving a space.

We look forward to hearing from you,

Pittsford Farmers Market, Inc.
Kelly Connaughton – Secretary
Sally Eugair – Treasurer
Beth Richards – President

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Annual Report

January 1st, 2013

Click Here to Download – Pittsford Business Community Group Annual Report 2012