New downtown event debuts

Gianna DeLilli, general manager of the Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, asks Alice Tomchik of Johnstown to guess the number of jellies in the jar. (Photo submitted)

Gianna DeLilli, general manager of the Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, asks Alice Tomchik of Johnstown to guess the number of jellies in the jar. (Photo submitted)

GLOVERSVILLE — Beth Gaige’s reason for coming to Gloversville’s first Twilight Market was simple —“I came for the cookies,” said the Fultonville resident.

Joe and Amanda Moore of Electric Cookie Jar sold the cookies she bought. Joe said traffic to their stand was steady even though overcast skies forced the market to leave Main Street for the Farmers Market Pavilion.

“We came with six different flavors, and we’re down to three now,” he said.

Despite the weather, “we’ve had really impressive numbers all night long,” said Jennifer Jennings, downtown development specialist in charge of the event.

More Twilight Markets are planned for Aug. 11 and Sept. 8.

Chris Ioele holds his daughter Laurel on his lap after Janelle Krause painted pineapple on her cheek at the Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market. (Photo submitted)

Chris Ioele holds his daughter Laurel on his lap after Janelle Krause painted pineapple on her cheek at the Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market. (Photo submitted)

“Actually I’ve sold quite a bit tonight,” said Linda Horlbeck, who knits gloves and other clothing from the Horlbecks’ alpaca herd at Merry Hill Farm in Amsterdam.

“Sales are good,” said potter Christine Wagoner of Johnstown, owner of Peace of Pottery. “People like my work.”

Richard Rugen of Hope Valley Farm in Hope Falls, Hamilton County, said his sales of vegetables and flowers were so-so.

He said it has been a late season for vegetables and fruits. “Too much rain, too much cold, and too little sunshine,” he said.

Quinlan Davey and his wife, Catherine, of Fort Plain said they came to the market because it brings people downtown, and “the town needs some help.”

Junk Rocket provides music at the Gloversville Twilight Market Friday. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

Junk Rocket provides music at the Gloversville Twilight Market Friday. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

Jim Winnie of Gloversville came for the music, which was by the group Junk Rocket. “It’s relaxing,” he said. “I love the music. It costs you nothing.”

Because of the threat of rain, the Twilight Market was split between Main Street events and the pavilion.

The Glove Theater showed a children’s movie. Micropolis had an art exhibit at the Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market. Children’s coloring, face painting and a contest to guess the number of jellies in a bottle were held there.

Janelle Krause did face painting. The kids “loved it,” she said.

“It was really a lot of fun having them come,” Krause said.

Jeanne Teetz of Gloversville, right, chats with Christine Wagoner of Johnstown at Wagoner's Peace of Pottery both at the Gloversville Twilight Market Friday at the Farmers Market Pavilion. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

Jeanne Teetz of Gloversville, right, chats with Christine Wagoner of Johnstown at Wagoner's Peace of Pottery both at the Gloversville Twilight Market Friday at the Farmers Market Pavilion. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

“The kids were giggly.”

Mike Hugo of Amsterdam, a guitarist, and Henry Fernandez of Albany, a saxophonist, played jazz at the coop.

Jennings expect the July and August Twilight Markets to be better–weather permitting.

Joe and Amanda Moore of Schenectady were able to sell out of three of six of their cookies at the Gloversville Twilight Market Friday at the Farmers Market Pavilion. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

Joe and Amanda Moore of Schenectady were able to sell out of three of six of their cookies at the Gloversville Twilight Market Friday at the Farmers Market Pavilion. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

Richard Rugen of Hope Valley Farms in Hope Falls offerng vegetables and flowers for sale. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

Richard Rugen of Hope Valley Farms in Hope Falls offerng vegetables and flowers for sale. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

Linda Horlbeck of Merry Hill Farm in Amsterdam said she was happy with sales of her alpaca knitted items at the Gloversville Twilight Market Friday at the Farmers Market Pavilion. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

Linda Horlbeck of Merry Hill Farm in Amsterdam said she was happy with sales of her alpaca knitted items at the Gloversville Twilight Market Friday at the Farmers Market Pavilion. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

Gianna DeLilli, general manager of the Mohawk Harvest Copperative on Main Street, points out "Summer Light," her favorite painting by featured artist Takeyck Walter on display at the Micropolis in the coop during Friday's Gloversville Twilight Market. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

Gianna DeLilli, general manager of the Mohawk Harvest Copperative on Main Street, points out "Summer Light," her favorite painting by featured artist Takeyck Walter on display at the Micropolis in the coop during Friday's Gloversville Twilight Market. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

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