2016 Lawn and Garden Show

Each year our stores come alive with the colors of spring for our Annual Lawn & Garden Shows, designed and built by our very own Adams Landscaping. Their crew built four unique, spectacular displays of flowering trees and plants, water features, and tributes to special Hudson Valley monuments. This year, our Poughkeepsie store featured a handmade replica of the Mid-Hudson Bridge:Mid Hudson Bridge at Garden Show

There were also ponds and waterfalls at each store. Here, our tropical reflection pond offers a bit of serenity amidst the colorful surroundings:
Tropical Pond at Garden Show

We were excited to feature our Bridal and Food Shows within the Garden Shows. Local vendors and Adams own departments featured and sampled their products and services.
Wedding Centerpiece at Bridal Show

Cake made by Adams Bakery

Ranunculus at the Bridal Show

The Poughkeepsie Journal wrote a feature on this year’s Poughkeepsie Garden Show, complete with more photos and video. Read the article here. 

Organic Microgreens Grown in Poughkeepsie Provide a Truly Local Shopping Experience

Adams is excited to begin carrying the Indoor Organic Greens assortment of microgreens at several of our store locations. These tasty, highly nutritious greens are “smaller than ‘baby greens,’ and harvested later than ‘sprouts,’ and can provide a variety of leaf flavors, such as sweet and spicy.”

Grown in a converted factory building on Main Street in downtown Poughkeepsie, these organic greens are a local delight.

“While most of the Hudson Valley’s current available produce comes from as far as 1800 miles away, the vision is to expand the project to other locations in the City and create a significant Commercial Enterprise that will supply Micro Greens locally in and to areas beyond the Hudson Valley.”

Indoor Organic Gardens

Read the full article by Hudson Valley News Network.

Sign up to be an Organ Donor. Look what it can do!

Pat Adams

Excerpts taken from the Poughkeepsie Journal.

“Patrick Adams didn’t smoke. He didn’t have a history of heart disease, and he enjoyed playing basketball three times a week. He was a healthy man. His heart was fine.

“And then suddenly, it wasn’t.

“Abruptly diagnosed with ventricular tachycardia and cardiomyopathy four years ago, the 55-year-old’s heart began beating 200 beats per minute. Still, he wasn’t worried about dying.

“He was in denial, he said.

“Until he found out he needed a heart transplant to live.”

“‘In the four years since the transplant, I am back working full-time in the family business, I watched my son graduate from high school, I celebrated my 30th wedding anniversary, I went to (the) Grand Canyon and I’m playing basketball again,’ Adams said. ‘Without Jason’s generosity, none of this would have been possible.'”

“The stories of Adams and Ruffing inspired some observers of the Organ Donor Enrollment Day declaration to become registered organ donors early, including 58-year-old City of Poughkeepsie resident Derritt Roberts.”

Expansion at Adams in Kingston!

Steve and Mike Construction

The Daily Freeman recently interviewed Steve Adams on the expansion happening at our Kingston location.

Click here to read the full article and view the video.

Excerpts taken from The Daily Freeman

Steve Adams, a store owner, said the expansion is being done to make more room for its delicatessen and bakery area. Those sections of the 57,000-square-foot store gets “congested” at times, he added.

“We needed to relieve some of that,” Adams said last week.

The expansion work should be completed by Nov. 1, he said.

One addition totals 1,040 square feet for the bakery at the front northwest section of the store, Dutton said. The other one, an additional 1,160 square feet of space, will add to the deli area at the rear northeast, he added.



Donor Awareness Key to Saving Lives


Excerpts taken from the Poughkeepsie Journal.

“‘On any given day, 10,500 New Yorkers are on the national list waiting to receive a life-saving transplant,’ said Aisha M. Tator, executive director of New York Alliance for Donation Inc. in Troy, which serves all of New York state.”

“April is National Donate Life Month, which was started by Donate Life America. According to the group’s statistics, more than 24,000 patients began new lives in 2014 thanks to organ transplants (about 65 every day).”

“‘Patrick was healthy and very active, didn’t smoke, drink or do drugs,’ Barb Adams said. ‘He had none of the risk factors for any health issues.'”

“But within a month, something went terribly wrong. Patrick’s heart was beating up to 240 times per minute. He was diagnosed with ventricular tachycardia, a rapid heartbeat that starts in the lower chambers of the heart (ventricles).”

“‘The doctors thought it was a virus that settled in his heart,’ Adams said. ‘It can happen to anyone.'”

View the full article here.