Seneca Falls Farmers Market to open Wednesday

It is finally spring in the Finger Lakes and one sure sign of that is the opening of local farmers markets! And at the Seneca Falls Farmers Market you can get fresh, local produce and many other locally made products. The market will start its’ seventh season on Wednesday, June 11th canal side in People’s Park in Seneca Falls from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM. With fifteen vendors signed on to participate you are sure to find something to take home. Lunch will once again be served in the park for you to enjoy while relaxing at the picnic tables. If you can’t make it the first week, come out any Wednesday until mid-October and buy locally (New York State) grown fruits and vegetables. In addition look for homemade baked goods, jams and jellies, honey, eggs, fresh meats, plants, lavender sachets, hand crafted jewelry & ceramics, and cut flowers. We have again added some new vendors, so come by and visit your old favorites and check out the new sellers. The market will again be promoting locally grown and produced items. All of our produce vendors will be accepting Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons, available through the WIC Program and Office for the Aging for families and seniors 60 and over who meet the criteria. Also available will be the ability for food stamp participants to utilize their Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards to purchase qualifying items at the market. And for the first time one of the produce vendors will be accepting checks from the WIC Vegetable and Fruit Program.Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) will be at the market every week with an information table and new recipes to help you use the fresh, local produce you purchase at the market. The table will be staffed by an Extension staff member or volunteer. Healthy Pride of New York food demonstrations, with free samples and recipes, will be presented on specific dates, so look for announcements. Gardening questions will be answered by volunteer Master Gardeners.The market is a joint effort of Seneca County CCE and the Seneca Falls Development Corporation. For more information or a vendor application, call Patti at Seneca County CCE at 315-539-9251.

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