RECAP: Sunday May 29th
Day 15 of the March for Farmworker Justice began in Saugerties with a big crew and our flags waving high. As we marched along 9W out of town with the Hudson River on our right, the RMM bus and van distracted us from the heat with frequent cool water stops and shady respites for participants.
At mile 9 we stopped for lunch by some soccer fields, and enjoyed music by Creek Iversen, a marcher, musician and member of Tinhorn Calico (a band made up of farmers), while we chowed down on chili, rice and cookies donated by Triform Camphill Community in Livingston.
Recharged, we completed the last three miles into Catskill, kicked off our shoes and enjoyed the breeze outside the Catskill Mill on Main Street, once again picking up instruments and sharing music with passersby. We feasted on cheese, bread, spinach/arugula salad, and chilled frittatas donated by Hawthorne Valley Farm, before the crew dispersed for a well-earned night of rest.
"I was so moved and inspired by everyone’s energy and momentum! What a privilege to be part of such a strong and loving community of individuals. So many marchers joined us at different moments throughout the day’s march, providing fresh energy to the core marching group and a push to keep us all going" says Briggin, Day Captain for May 29th.
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MARCH SEGMENT A: 9:00am- 1:00pm Trinity Church (32 Church Street, Saugerties) to Holcim Fields (27 Embough Road, Catskill) 9 miles
LUNCH: 1:00-2:30pm Holcim Fields
MARCH SEGMENT B: 2:30- 4:00pm Holcim Fields (27 Embough Road, Catskill) to The Catskill Mill (361 Main St., Catskill NY 12414) 3.6 miles
EVENING dinner and discussion: 5:00-7:00 PM
Uniting Farmworkers, Farmers, and Consumers
The Catskill Mill
361 Main St., Catskill NY 12414
Lunch sponsor: Triform, Copake
Dinner sponsor: Hawthorne Valley Farm
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