Monthly Archives: June 2017

Massachusetts Ave Farmers Market

Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) Growing Green Mobile Market

Massachusetts Ave Farmers MarketMAP operates both a Mobile Market and an urban farm in Buffalo. We grow most of the produce we sell and source the rest from other local farmers so that we can bring fresh, local, natural or organic produce to areas where it is not easy to find grocery stores.

When is the market open?  The market is open Thursdays 4 PM-6 PM (Elim) and Fridays 11 AM-1 PM (Moot); June-October.

Where is the market located?  The market is located at Elim Christian Fellowship, 70 Chalmers Ave. Buffalo, NY  (Thursdays) and BFNC Moot Senior Center, 292 High St. Buffalo, NY  (Fridays)

Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? Yes, and we also accept FreshConnect checks, where you receive a $2 check for every $5 you spend in SNAP Benefits. We also administer and accept Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB), where if you spend $10 from your SNAP Card at a participating farmers market, we give you another $10 to buy fresh fruits and veggies at the market! We also accept Senior and WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks. As a SNAP vendor, we partner with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Eat Smart NY program to bring nutrition education to our customers.

What products do the vendors offer? The market offers a variety of in season fruits and vegetables.

What makes your market special?  In addition to providing fresh produce, we focus on youth development – we hire youth in the community to work on advocacy, gardening, customer service, and creating value-added products.

Special Events: None planned yet, but stay tuned to our Facebook page and sign up for our newsletter at mass-ave.org so you don’t miss anything!

For more information about Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) Growing Green Mobile Market, visit their website http://mass-ave.org/  and their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MassachusettsAvenueProject

Check out what is being picked this week*:

Peas, Lettuce, Beets, Greens, Radishes, Green Onions, Strawberries, Cherries, Cabbage, Broccoli and Cucumbers.

*Availability will vary by market, due to differences in growing zones.

 Recipe of the week: Cheesy Cabbage Casserole

http://snaptomarket.com/?recipe=cheesy-cabbage-casserole

 

 

Dansville Farmers' Market

Dansville Farmers’ Market

Dansville Farmers' MarketThe Dansville Farmer’s Market is the oldest open-air market in Livingston County.

 When is the market open?  The market operates May 26 through the first week in October, every Friday from 11am until 4pm.

Where is the market located?  We are located in the Airport Hangar Parking Lot at 50 Maple Street in North Dansville.

Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? Yes. We also distribute Fresh Connect checks with increase SNAP consumers spending power. When you purchase $5 at the market using your SNAP benefits, you are given an extra $2 FreshConnect Check to be used to purchase additional foods at the market.

What products do the vendors offer? Dansville Farmers Market offers a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and other locally produced foods. All brought to the market by local farmers and producers.

What makes your market special? We are a vendor run market and our focus is in bringing fresh, local foods to our community.

For more information about Dansville Farmers’ Market, visit their website at their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/NYS-DansvilleMt-Morris-Farmers-Market-FM/1011206332254648____________

Check out what is being picked this week*:

Peas, Lettuce, Beets, Greens, Radishes, Green Onions, Strawberries, Cherries, Cabbage, Broccoli and Cucumbers.

*Availability will vary by market, due to differences in growing zones.

Recipe of the week: Cheesy Cabbage Casserole

http://snaptomarket.com/?recipe=cheesy-cabbage-casserole

 

 

 

Amsterdam Farmers Market

Amsterdam Wednesday and Saturday Farmers Market

Amsterdam Farmers MarketWe are one of the area’s largest ‘producers only’ farmers’ markets in the area. We make it our mission to bring fresh, healthy, local produce to the people of Amsterdam!

When is the market open?  The market is open Wednesdays from 3 – 6 PM and Saturdays from 10 AM – 2 PM; May 27th – Mid-October

Where is the market located?  The market is located at 100 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY.

Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? Yes, and we add to a shopper’s buying power with the Fresh Checks Incentive Program — for every $5 a customer spends with their SNAP benefits, they will receive $2 in Fresh Checks to spend at the market!

What products do the vendors offer? Our vendors offer Fresh produce in season, baked goods, beef, pork, eggs, and soaps.

What makes your market special? The City of Amsterdam is surrounded by many rural areas with local farms producing fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, natural products and flowers throughout the growing seasons. We encourage all residents to come out to support your local farmers. Enjoy some of the best farm fresh produce that New York offers.

Special Events: We will feature live music on some Saturdays; check our Facebook page for details and dates.

For more information about the Amsterdam Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/AmsterdamSaturdayFarmersMarket/

Check out what is being picked this week*:
Peas, Lettuce, Beets, Greens, Radishes, Green Onions, Strawberries, Cherries, Cabbage, Broccoli and Cucumbers.

*Availability will vary by market, due to differences in growing zones.

 Recipe of the week: Cheesy Cabbage Casserole

http://snaptomarket.com/?recipe=cheesy-cabbage-casserole

 

Newark Farmer's Market

Newark Farmers’ Market

Newark Farmer's MarketThe Newark Farmers Market is a true community farmers’ market. The market hosts events, community organizations and activities that match the needs and concerns of the community. One popular event is the food truck rodeo that brings everyone together for good food and good times. We like to host children’s events as fun ways to teach youth about food and nutrition— it’s education that kids enjoy and parents appreciate. We invite everyone to visit the Newark Farmers’ Market to see for yourself that this market is a great place for local food, education, events and overall fun.

When is the market open? The Newark Farmers’ Market is open Thursdays from 2:30 pm-6:00 pm from June 1 – October 19.

Where is the market located? 100 Church St. Newark, NY

 Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? The market has a token system for SNAP (food stamps) and credit card transactions. We also participate in FreshConnect incentive coupons. That means when you spend $5 in SNAP benefits at the market, you receive a $2 incentive coupon that gives you the opportunity to buy even more SNAP eligible foods at the farmers’ market. Most produce vendors accept Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), WIC and senior vouchers.

 

For more information about the Newark Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at:

www.facebook.com/newarkfarmersmarket

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Check out what is being picked this week*:
Peas, Lettuce, Beets, Greens, Radishes, Green Onions, Strawberries, Cherries, Cabbage, Broccoli and Cucumbers.

*Availability will vary by market, due to differences in growing zones.

 Recipe of the week: Cheesy Cabbage Casserole

http://snaptomarket.com/?recipe=cheesy-cabbage-casserole

 

 

Tarrytown Sleepy Hollow Farmers Market

Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow Farmers Market (The TaSH)

Tarrytown Sleepy Hollow Farmers MarketUniquely located in a picturesque park straddling the two Hudson River villages of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, The TaSH market functions as a “village green” as well as a food destination. Weekly live free music, children’s educational activities, an ongoing interactive community art project and food and nutrition information make this market a community hub. The market is run by Rivertowns Village Green, Inc., an all-volunteer, 501c3 organization dedicated to improving access to local, fresh, healthy food; education and support of cultural and community enrichment.

When is the market open? Saturdays/8:30 am-2pm/Memorial Day weekend through the last Saturday before Thanksgiving. Plus a holiday pop up market the first Saturday in December paired with the Tarrytown Village Christmas Tree Lighting.

Where is the market located?  Patriots Park, Route 9, Tarrytown

Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? Yes! All eligible vendors are required to participate in this program as well as accept Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks for both WIC and Seniors. Through our Double Bucks program, $20 in SNAP benefits are worth $40 to spend at the market. Shoppers swipe their cards at the “TaSH Tent”and receive double the value in tokens to spend at the market.

What do your vendors sell? Shoppers come for a diverse array of Hudson Valley produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, spirits and much more!

Do you have special events? Every week features a different activity for children: yoga, nature education, story time and crafts. On Dec. 2, we have the Holiday Popup Market.

What makes the TaSH Farmers’ Market special? We partner with our local food pantry to distribute $10,000 annually in food tokens to be spent at the market. We also participate in a food rescue program in partnership with Eat Local NY in which we collect unsold food from vendors and distribute to food insecure families in Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow and throughout Westchester.

For more information about the TaSH Farmers’ Market, please visit their website at: tashfarmersmarket.org and their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/theTaSHfm/

Check out what is being picked this week*:
Peas, Lettuce, Beets, Greens, Radishes, Green Onions, Strawberries, Cherries, Cabbage, Broccoli and Cucumbers.

*Availability will vary by market, due to differences in growing zones.

 

Recipe of the week: Cheesy Cabbage Casserole

http://snaptomarket.com/?recipe=cheesy-cabbage-casserole

 

 

Lockport Community Farmers' Market

Lockport Community Farmers’ Market

Lockport Community Farmers' MarketThe Lockport Community Market is a place for all. This season we will be host to the highest quality food producers, farmers, artisans, wineries and entertainment that Niagara County, and beyond, have to offer. Join us for an array of special programming, including yoga, musical performances, children’s activities, healthy living demonstrations and more! We will now be hosting a community table, where different service groups, organizations and businesses can engage with the community.

When is the market open? Every Saturday, June 17- October 14, 9am—2pm

Where is the market located? 57 Canal Street, Lockport NY 14094

Does the market accept EBT SNAP benefits?  We accept SNAP and participate in the Double Up Food Bucks Plan, matching SNAP money up to $20/ market day, allowing customers to extend their purchasing power.

What do the vendors sell?  Lockport Community Market boasts twenty weekly vendors brining in a full harvest of seasonal produce, honey, maple syrup, dairy, eggs, meats, breads and baked goods, artisan food items, handmade crafts and artwork.

Special Events: July 1—Sept enjoy early morning yoga from 7 am—8 am followed by acoustic music or guest speakers, 8 am— 9 am, at our onsite coffee roaster Steamworks Coffee’s Café. Weekly Music and family activities. July 8: Erie Canal Bicentennial Celebration Day, August 5: Kids Day, Sept. 30: Locktoberfest- “A celebration of Our Community as a Family”, Oct. 14: Last Day of Summer Market

For more information about the Lockport Farmers’ Market, please visit their website at: https://www.lockportcommunitymarket.com/ and their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/lockportcommunitymarket

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Check out what is being picked this week*:
Chard, Kale, Lettuces, Radishes, Green onions, Beets, Strawberries

*Availability will vary by market, due to differences in growing zones.

 Recipe of the week: http://snaptomarket.com/?recipe=greens-with-warm-bacon-dressing

 

 

 

 

Saratoga Farmers' Market

Saratoga Farmers’ Market

Saratoga Farmers' MarketThe Saratoga Farmers’ Market was founded in 1978 as a producers-only farmers’ market with local products from Saratoga Springs, NY. Today, the Saratoga Farmers’ Market provides year-round access to local farm fresh products. We are also proud to be a social gathering spot, offering live music and activities for children and families. Come visit us!

When is the market open? We are a year-round market. From May through October, the outdoor market is open Saturdays, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and Wednesdays 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  From November to April, the market is open Saturdays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and

Where is the market located? May — October: High Rock Park, High Rock Park Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY.  November — April: 65 South Broadway, Lincoln Baths Building, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits?  Our market participates in the FreshConnect Program — for every $5 a customer spends on their EBT card, they receive a $2 FreshConnect Coupon to purchase additional SNAP eligible foods. Many of our vendors also participate in the FMNP Program and accept FMNP WIC and Senior coupons. All questions and assistance can be found at the information table. We are always happy to help navigate our nutrition assistance programs.

What do the vendors sell? Our shoppers choose from dozens of types of vegetables, fresh fruit, honey, baked goods, pasture-raised meat and poultry, cheese, fish and seafood, jams, wine, yogurt and milk, flowers and herbs, complemented by crafters and on-site prepared food. Newer vendors are offering items such as pickles, crackers, and hard cider.

Do you have special events planned? We have special events each month: June-September – (annual) Power of Produce Club for Kids; November – (annual) Opening Day at Lincoln Baths; December – (annual) Holiday Boutique Market; January – (annual) Market & Health Fair; April – (annual) Spring Festival; May – (annual) Opening Day at High Rock Park

For more information on the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, please visit their website at: http://www.saratogafarmersmarket.org/ and their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/SaratogaFarmersMarket/

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Check out what is being picked this week*:
Chard, Kale, Lettuces, Radishes, Green onions, Beets, Strawberries

*Availability will vary by market, due to differences in growing zones.

Recipe of the week: http://snaptomarket.com/?recipe=greens-with-warm-bacon-dressing

 

 

South Bronx Farmer's Market

The South Bronx Farmer’s Market

South Bronx Farmer's MarketThe South Bronx Farmer’s Market, Inc. (“SBFM”) makes it possible for residents to get healthy, affordable, locally grown produce. We want our neighbors to eat right so they fight obesity, diabetes, and malnourishment.

When does the market open? June 17 is opening day and the market runs through Nov. 22. Market days are Wednesday and Saturdays, 10 am – 4 pm.

Where is the market located? 138th Street between Alexander & Willis Avenues, Bronx, NY

Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? Yes! Vendors accept SNAP/EBT, WIC, FMNP checks and Senior FMNP checks. SNAP/EBT users earn one $2 Health Buck for every $5 spent on their SNAP/EBT card all year long! Health Bucks can be spent at NYC farmer’s markets for fresh fruits and vegetables!

What do vendors sell? Both regional and urban-grown fresh produce as well as affordable meat, dairy and bakery items, eggs, teas and herbs.

What makes this market special? Along with connecting residents and local farmers, the market organizes educational programs — cooking and nutrition demonstrations by Stellar Markets and Just Food. They offer cooking tips, samples, recipes and Health Bucks to spend on the spot!

For more information on the South Bronx Farmers’ Market, please visit their website page at: http://www.southbronxfarmersmarket.com/about-1.html

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Check out what is being picked this week*:
Chard, Kale, Lettuces, Radishes, Green onions, Beets, Strawberries

*Availability will vary by market, due to differences in growing zones.

Recipe of the week: http://snaptomarket.com/?recipe=greens-with-warm-bacon-dressing

 

 

Downtown Syracuse Farmers' Market

Downtown Syracuse Farmers’ Market

Downtown Syracuse Farmers' MarketWe are an outdoor open air market located in the center of downtown Syracuse, serving an employee population near 40,000 and a residential population near 10,000 all looking for a convenient and local resource to purchase local fruits and vegetables.

When does the market open? The market opened June 13 and runs through October 10. It is open on Tuesdays, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Where is the market located? Clinton Square in the heart of downtown Syracuse.

Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? Yes! We also offer CNY Health Bucks — for every $5 spent at farmers’ markets using SNAP on an EBT card, shoppers receive $2 in Health CNY Bucks.

What do the vendors sell? The Market features more than 50 farmers and produce dealers selling fresh, seasonal vegetables, fruits, nuts, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, flowers, plants, handcrafted items and more.

What makes the market special?  The Downtown Committee will continue to partner with local organizations to promote wellness and healthy lifestyle programs. The Food Bank of Central New York will return to offer cooking demonstrations, showing market visitors how to prepare their fresh produce for meals, as part of the Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables program.  

For more information on the Downtown Syracuse Farmers’ Market, please visit their website at: http://www.downtownsyracuse.com/farmersmarket/

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Check out what is being picked this week*:
Chard, Kale, Lettuces, Radishes, Green onions, Beets, Strawberries

*Availability will vary by market, due to differences in growing zones.

 Recipe of the week: http://snaptomarket.com/?recipe=greens-with-warm-bacon-dressing

 

 

Norwich Farmers' Market

Norwich Farmers Market

Norwich Farmers' MarketWhen is the market open? NFM is open year-round, Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where is the market located? Spring/summer/fall in East Park, Norwich, NY; Winter in Howard Johnson’s ballroom just up the street from the park.

Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? NFM is the only market left in Chenango County which offers the SNAP program, FMNP-WIC, FMNP-SR, WIC V&F, CNY Health Bucks — $2 coupons that can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. For every $5 spent at farmer’s markets using SNAP on an EBT card, shoppers receive $2 in Health Bucks. We also accept Fresh Connect Checks — $2 rebate checks for every $5 in SNAP benefits spent at a participating FreshConnect Farmers’ Market.’

 What do the vendors sell? Local farm products year-round (produce, meat, eggs, fiber products, maple, honey, grains & beans), baked goods, local crafts (jewelry, personal care products, etc.). Meat includes lamb, goat, chicken, goose. You also will find Chenango County honey, NYS grown flours, and more.

What is happening on July 26? The MyPlate Scavenger Hunt III.

What makes the market special? NFM is administered by a nonprofit which encourages military veterans to consider a career in farming; supports young people just starting in farming; offers free guidance for home gardeners; promotes the humane treatment of all animals – pets and livestock; offers training in food safety; donates to food pantries, and encourages the spirit of volunteering.

For more information on the Norwich Farmers’ Market, please visit their website at: https://www.localharvest.org/norwich-farmers-market-M61160 and their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=norwich%20ny%20farmers%20market

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Check out what is being picked this week*:

Chard, Kale, Lettuces, Radishes, Green onions, Beets, Strawberries

*Availability will vary by market, due to differences in growing zones.

Recipe of the week: http://snaptomarket.com/?recipe=greens-with-warm-bacon-dressing