Seneca Falls Farmers Market report for 6/8

The Seneca Farmers Market opens today (Wednesday, June 8th) at 9 am. Come on down to People’s Park in Seneca Falls and support local businesses and local agriculture! Buy fresh produce and other great local items like honey, maple syrup, eggs, maple flavored popcorn, baked goods, grass fed beef, free range chicken, plants, jams and jellies and handmade items. Featured produce this week will be strawberries, just picked greens of many varieties, rhubarb, asparagus and beets. Baked goods include homemade breads, sticky buns, whoopie pies, cupcakes (gluten free too!) and muffins. Come and meet the people who grow the food you buy! The market runs until 1:30pm and we’ll be there rain or shine! If you’re hungry, come enjoy a meal in the shade at the picnic tables in the park. Mary Kay Reed of the Tastes of Wine Country Cafe will be serving breakfast baked goods as well as lunch throughout the market day. Besides the abundance of fresh, just picked veggies and fruits don’t forget about the handmade jewelry, vintage lavender filled linens, Watkins products, plants in pretty pots, and many other baked goods. Many of your old favorite vendors will be there as well so come and see what new things they have grown or made for this season. Come and use your EBT card and buy anything the vendors are selling that is food stamp eligible. The FreshConnect Program is back this season! For every $5 of SNAP benefits a person uses, they will receive a $2 coupon to use at the market on any food stamp eligible items. So if you use $10 of your food stamps you will receive $4 Free! Stretch your food dollars with local foods! Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension will have a nutrition educator at the park every week this season with recipes using in season produce to taste and many nutrition tips. This week they will be featuring asparagus soup. Made with local asparagus of course! Come down and sample and get the recipe and take home the ingredients. Please pass this email along to your friends, family or coworkers who might be interested. As well, be sure to “Like” our page on Facebook where we’ll add weekly updates, trivia, news, and upcoming arrivals. Our Facebook page is located at: http://facebook.com/senecafallsfarmersmarket You can also find more information about the Farmers Market on our new website at http://senecamarket.com where you’ll soon be able to view vendor profiles, recipes, market photos, and much more. The 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!

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