Dutchess County Fair – 2013

We had another huge year at the Dutchess County Fair. From landscaping & floral displays to food demonstrations and new flower varieties, we were well represented the entire week!

Dutchess County Fair 2013

The Adams Landscaping display was awesome, featuring the 4 seasons of the Hudson valley.
Home is where you live and love, make and share memories and experience life all year long. No matter the season, your home and landscape reflect this, with Nature stepping in to do her part. In the Hudson Valley a pristine, sparkling blanket of snow gives way to a quilt of spring flowers, a bountiful summer garden, a rich tapestry of autumn leaves. Each season in our unique valley has its beauty, purpose and promises to fulfill. Celebrate this diversity and make the most of your
surroundings – winter, spring, summer and fall.

The Adams Floral display was awe inspiring. Seasons of Hope was made in honor of cancer survivors and victims. Throughout the fair, the post-it notes grew beyond the capacity of the boards and were soon spilling over to the display itself. Annmarie Plass also participated in an intriguing flower arrangement seminar.DCFair2013_0015

Mark Adams Greenhouses featured some of the new flower varieties of 2014 and saw a huge response in the amount of the entries they received. Here are the winners:

  1. Sunpatiens Spreading Salmon
  2. Petunia Sophistica Lime Bicolor
  3. Angelonia Angelwood Blue

5 Adams department managers shared their recipes and explained their craft to many fair goers.

  • On Tuesday, Debbie Decker talked about local cheese.
  • On Wednesday, Sean Lacey broke down a local pig.
  • On Thursday, Mike Paesano and Phil Jacovino squared off on meatball recipes. And Joe Longendyke made a superb Summer Lobster and Shrimp Spring Roll.
  • On Friday, Gary Mahon finished things off with a discussion of local produce.


Please enjoy more photos below.

Health & Fitness Clinic at Adams Wappinger

On Friday, July 19 our Wappinger store held a Health & Fitness Clinic inside and out complete with local health and fitness gurus.


If you didn’t get a chance to visit with them of Friday, please check out their information below.

Laerdal Medical – CPR Awareness

Do you know four out of five cardiac arrests happen within the home –that means the life you can save with CPR will most likely be a loved one. Click here for more.

Ken Stabler – Ropestone Fitness

“‘Stand for something or fall for anything’ is one of the lessons all TFW familia becomes accustomed with. When you become a student of the TFW system you learn that fitness isn’t just about beating you up in the gym. Anyone can do that. TFW utilizes ongoing evaluation and feedback to adapt specific strength & conditioning protocols to fit your needs.”

Hudson Valley Community Acupuncture

“At Hudson Valley Community Acupuncture, we aim to make acupuncture accessible and affordable to everyone regardless of their income level. We want to empower you with the tools to take care of your own health and wellness.”

Alyson Chugerman – Attain True Health

“My passion for food and its impact on the human body has taken me down a path that has enriched my life, my family and the lives of countless others. It wasn’t always easy so laughter is a big part of the process. If we can find the joy in healthy eating, mindful daily rituals and practicing gratitude, then we can lead a balanced and fulfilled life.”

Dr. Eric Ashburn – Ashburn Family Chiropractic

Ashburn Family Chiropractic Center is a family-centered office on a mission to serve, teach, and inspire our community to reach their full health potential. This is achieved through the application of specific spinal correction, cutting-edge nutrition, advanced detoxification, and fitness.

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2013 Kathleen H. Zwissler Memorial Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Colleen Sickles, the 2013 Kathleen H. Zwissler Memorial Scholarship Winner

Zwissler Award 2013

Kathleen Zwissler was the Poughkeepsie Floral Manager for 22½ years when a fatal auto accident claimed her life. Kathy is remembered for her kind, sweet, generous spirit. Her family desired to perpetuate her memory by creating this scholarship for an Adams employee or child of an employee who was studying business in college. The scholarship is administrated by the Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley.

Make-A-Wish Foundation Grants Wish to Adams Employee’s Family

Dylan DeWitt

All of us Adams are thrilled with the great news that Dylan DeWitt, son of our Newburgh Meat Manager, is cancer free! Click the link below to watch an inspiring video about Dylan’s fight and how Make-a-Wish Foundation helped to grant a wish.

Click here to watch the video on the Poughkeepsie Journal!

Picture and excerpt taken from the Poughkeepsie Journal

“The term “make a wish” has taken on a new meaning for the DeWitt family.

They’ve made a lot of wishes in the last three years.

One was for the health of now-12-year-old Dylan DeWitt, diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma, an “aggressive” cancer nearly three years ago.

Another wish?

An upgraded family room for the boy and his three siblings, Luke, 15, Kyle, 13, and Kayley, 8, to enjoy together.

Burkitt lymphoma, a non-Hodgkin lymphoma, is the third most common childhood cancer, according to”

To see the video and read the original article, click here.

Click here for the PDF version.

Blessing for Brittany Cookout – Adams Newburgh

Adams Fairacre Farms in Newburgh was recently featured on Neighborhood News, a segment on News 12, about the cookout that was held for Brittany Herring, a young lady with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Through the many patrons of Adams, the store was able to raise $5,500 to help defray the cost of her treatment. A big “Thank You” to everyone who participated.

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Brittany.