Crowds Pack New City Festival

By Adam Littman | September 20, 2010

There were numerous booths filled with clothing and jewelry, as well as organizations like the New City Fire Department and the Rockland County Democratic Committee. There were also people who don't have stores, but make things from home, like David Pritchett, the Bee Charma.

Pritchett, of Pearl River, was there selling various sizes of local honey, as well as combs, from the 40 different hives he has at locations in Pearl River, Riverdale, NJ, and Goshen. He's raised bees for a couple of years, but just started selling honey this year.

"I find bees fascinating," he said. "[Raising bees] is something that I've just always wanted to do."
He said the locally grown organic and raw honey has health benefits, such as providing an energy boost, and it contains numerous vitamins and can help in relieving morning sickness, among other benefits.

It was the first time at the festival for Pritchett, who was there with his wife Amy. He said his honey is sold at a few locations, including Van Houten Farms in Pearl River and Dr. Davies in Congers.