Seneca Falls Farmers Market report for 9/10

The kids are back to school and cooler weather is setting in, but that doesn’t mean the farmers market has ended! In fact, the market is at its’ peak with all kinds of fresh, local produce and other products. The vendors tables are laden with the fruits (and vegetables!) of their labor and they need customers like you to buy it each week. Just be sure to come to the Seneca Falls Farmers Market, People’s Park tomorrow from 9AM to 1:30PM and shop! All locally grown and harvested within hours of coming to the market…peaches, plums, nectarines, apples, raspberries, tomatoes, sweet corn, sweet and hot peppers, summer squash, cantaloupes, and other fresh picked produce. Perrine Farm has non-GMO grain and grass fed, free range lamb, chicken, beef and pork! Great meat from a long time vendor at the market. Come down and chat with Meyrick Peterson, owner of Perrine Farm with her husband and family.Seneca County CCE nutrition staff will be on hand to sample a plum salsa made with ingredients purchased at the market. Come and taste this new recipe and take home the ingredients to make it yourself. Schrader’s Farm Meat Market will be serving breakfast sandwiches once again. And for lunch they will be serving Buckboard Bacon Bleu Burger and a hot pastrami sandwich, all made with their own meat. Schrader’s also sells fresh and frozen naturally raised meats that they raise and process themselves at their USDA certified facility just down the road in Romulus.Enjoy chatting with friends and neighbors and the vendors who raise the produce and make the products they sell.And don’t miss out on gluten free cupcakes, honey, maple syrup, eggs, cheese, maple flavored popcorn and maple coated cashews, baked goods, jams and jellies and handmade items. Come and see what is being offered this week. There are still a few Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) coupons left for qualifying seniors age 60 and over so come down and get your free $20 worth of coupons to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables at the market before it’s too late!Besides the abundance of fresh, just picked veggies and fruits don’t forget about the vintage lavender filled linens, plants in pretty pots, homemade soaps and homemade jewelry.Come and use your EBT/SNAP card and for every $5 in tokens that are purchased, you will receive a $2 coupon FREE to spend on any food stamp eligible item at the market. Come and use your EBT card and get free products! If you purchase $20 in tokens, you will receive $8 in coupons! What a great way to stretch your food dollars to eat fresh and buy local! Stop by the market managers table for more information on the Fresh Connect Program. And pass the word along to anyone you know who has SNAP benefits.Pass this email on to your friends, family or coworkers who might be interested. Have them send us their email to be added to this weekly “blast”. Like Seneca Falls Farmers Market on Facebook to get weekly updates. www.facebook.com/senecafallsfarmersmarketThe market would not be possible without the support of the Seneca Falls Development Corporation and the Town of Seneca Falls. Thank you to them for helping support local products and businesses!See you in the Park! The vendors will be waiting for you to support local agriculture and the local economy!

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