By the time I had met Milton, he was already an older gentleman. And he was already well established in his place at the Hudson Farmer's Market. But he always had a friendly smile, and a cup of coffee at the ready. He and I often talked of grape growing, and the heartbreak involved in growing them in such hostile environs.
As the local food movement gains more and more momentum, it is so important to pay respect and honor to those who helped pave the road before us, and acknowledge the great debt of gratitude we owe them.
Thank you, Milt.
Milton Meisner, 88, of Claverack, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady.Born November 15, 1921 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Hyman and Rose (Antislovsky) Meisner.Milton was a graduate of Hudson High School. He managed and worked the family farm for most of his life. He was a partner with his brother, David, of the Kaiser and Frazer Car Dealership in Chatham.