A press release announces the opening of the Farmers Markets in Seneca County this week:
Seneca County is lucky to have three farmer’s markets in the county spread out on different days throughout the week. And all three markets are opening this week!
Be sure to visit one, two or all three to purchase fresh, local produce and other local products. Support your local farmers and producers and keep your hard earned dollars in your local community.
The Seneca Falls Farmers Market is the first one to open, on Tuesday, June 15th. It takes place every Tuesday until October 12th from 3PM to 7PM in People’s Park, Water Street in Seneca Falls next to the Seneca Falls Community Center along the canal.
Next up is the Ovid Farmers Market on Friday, June 18th from 3PM to 7PM, on the lawn area closest to Main Street in front of the Three Bears complex. Shop every Friday from now until Friday, October 8th.
And last but not least, the Waterloo Rotary Farm Market opens on Saturday, June 19th. The market will be in the parking lot behind the Village Offices (22 Locust Street). For July and August the market will move to LaFayette Park and then back to the parking lot on Locus Street for September and October. Shop every Saturday morning from 9AM to 1PM until October 2nd.
Come and find local, fresh produce of all kinds! Fresh picked right down the road. Also, there will be farm fresh eggs, local honey, fresh baked goods including pies, breads, and cookies, cut flowers and flower arrangements, some homemade craft items and much more. Come check out each market and visit their unique vendors and see for yourself..
All three markets have produce vendors that accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons (given to senior citizens who qualify and to WIC recipients) and SNAP recipients will be able to spend their SNAP benefits on any SNAP eligible items at the market. For every $5 a SNAP recipient spends from their benefits, they will receive a free $2 coupon to spend at the market. See the market manager at each location to use your SNAP benefits and buy local!
The key to these community farmers’ markets is promoting locally grown and produced items and providing residents with access to local, fresh fruits and vegetables and other products. We have the vendors coming to the market, now all we need are customers! So plan to attend one (or more!) of the markets, from now until October, rain or shine! Follow each markets’ Facebook page for current information and vendor updates. Hope to see you there!
If you have any questions, contact Patti at Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension at 315-539-9251 or [email protected]