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First Kauneonga Lake indoor market of the season

Jacqueline C. Herman
Posted 4/5/24

T he Kauneonga Lake Indoor Market, held at the Duggan School March 30, showcased 29 vendors. Highlighted here are several of the entrepreneurs:

Michelle Lorenzo , of Earth Treasures, sells gems, …

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First Kauneonga Lake indoor market of the season


The Kauneonga Lake Indoor Market, held at the Duggan School March 30, showcased 29 vendors. Highlighted here are several of the entrepreneurs:

Michelle Lorenzo, of Earth Treasures, sells gems, crystals, incense and hand-crafted jewelry. As an “energy worker” she claims, “All the things I sell help people increase their sense of wellness. Gems supplement healing: each has its own energy, based on its composition. Fluorite calms, aquamarine brings joy and peace, and amazonite brings money luck and success.” Contact her at earthtreasuresgifts@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/EarthTreasuresGifts, or (845) 701-1709.

Aaron Schor of Ben Ben Farm in Fosterdale, who gained agriculture experience in the medical cannabis industry, has converted a 50 acre dairy farm into a microgreens growing enterprise.  Grown on large trays in a tent in his basement they are fed with well water from the bottom, and organic soil covers the base of each tray. Offered is a variety of microgreens such as Rambo Radish, Waltham Broccoli, and Oriental Mustard. See him at future markets this spring.

Soap Haven, owned by Tasha Watch, sells eco-friendly oils and soaps which heal ailments such as eczema and psoriasis. A brain injury two years ago led her to heal through the process of making soap, a longtime desire. Her kaolin and shea butter soap is fragrance free, and the best seller is one made of goat milk, lavender, and rosemary. An oil made of argon, avocado, grapeseed, and almond can be used on hair and skin. She can be found at the spring and summer KL markets, at the Sunday market in Livingston Manor, and can be reached at (845) 423-0355.

Viewing the art, jewelry, apparel and books crafted by Charley Gips of Cosmic Worlds leads one into a fantasy. A fan of science fiction, her book “The Shades” is a collection of drawings and stories about a race of imaginary beings. The depicted creatures represent the duality of light and shadow as they emanate from the pages. Her earrings are made of resin and dipped into molds before ink is added. Contact her at charley.gips@yahoo.com or Instagram: cosmicworldshop@charley.llama.

The Sullivan County Dept. of Health sends Public Health Educators including the two young women present at the market, Darby Nagpaul and Shannon Hornbeck,  to schools and various groups, who provide information about healthy lifestyles. Displayed were brochures and hygiene accessories such as toothbrushes, hand sanitizer, first aid kits, and Narcan kits (with directions).

Funded by a grant through The Rural Health Network, they also visit The Federation for the Homeless in Monticello and plan to visit Senior Centers in future months. Located at 50 Community Lane in Liberty, they can be reached at (845) 292-5910, ext. 2233 or 2210.

Tweeds Gymnastics, owned by Pedro and Crystal Tweed, presented young students performing various flips and movements demonstrating their skill and agility.

In business for 40+ years, instruction is provided to children 14 and a half months up to high school age. The school is registered with USA Gymnastics and provides both recreational and competitive gymnastics. Currently there are nine classes and 100 enrollees. The next two hour annual show at the Monticello High School is scheduled for May 25 at 4:00 p.m. Located at 33 Lakewood Ave., Monticello, they can be reached at www.facebook.com/tweedsgymnastics or (845) 794-2835.

Susan Harte, of Wild Woven, sells custom designed cotton and bamboo Lux robes for women. She block prints an emblem of a leopard on them to make a unique, lightweight garment in sizes S,M,L, and washable in cold water. Contact her at Wild-Woven.com.

Yoga Space teacher Leslie Lotto has been teaching this calming, tension relieving practice for 12 years. During her class, held in a well-lit room, she explained to attendees a tenet of yoga is Ahimsa, which means nonviolence. She teaches at Yoga Space in Hurleyville, which offers one hour sessions in Vinyasa Flow, as well as Family, Restorative and Hatha Yoga.  Contact Yoga Space at www.facebook.com/YogaHurleyville/ or theyogaspacecatskills.com.

Roots of Heather offers homemade jams, gluten-free cookies and cakes, as well as a variety of microgreens. Strawberry ginger jam contains ginger, lemon and strawberries and is processed by waterbath canning, producing a shelf life of up to one year. Also offered is blueberry basil jam and a positive affirmation is printed on the labels. See them at future spring markets.

Milk & Honey Cookery is owned by Melissa Jaycox, and offers homemade ice cream in caramel, chocolate, coffee, and maple bourbon flavors. Also sold are root beer floats and bags of Easter Bunny Bait filled with marshmallow, popcorn, pretzels, and white chocolate eggs. Her treats are available at Main Street Farm in Livingston Manor and the Callicoon Farmers’ Market.

The KL Indoor Market will be held again at the Duggan School April 27 and May 25, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Starting June 29, the Summer Outdoor Market will be held in the village of Kauneonga Lake on Saturdays through September 7.


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