Monthly Archives: July 2017

Peaceful Soul

Peaceful SOUL Farmers Market

Peaceful SoulThe Peaceful SOUL Farmers Market supports a vibrant community farmers market that provides fresh, wholesome foods grown by local farmers. It also offers space where native craftspeople can sell their artisan works. Shoppers will find a great variety of inexpensive food choices and have the chance to meet local farmers!

When does it open? Opening day is June 6. PSFM is open every Tuesday 9 am — 2 pm through October 2017.

 Where is it located?   11359 Southwestern Blvd, Irving, NY, 14081- Native Pride

Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? PSFM proudly accepts SNAP, Senior and WIC FMNC, WIC fruit and vegetable checks and the Fresh Connect Check program, which gives $2.00 checks for every $5.00 of SNAP benefit used.

What do the vendors sell? Our market offers an array of fruits & vegetables, meats, honey, eggs, fresh baked goods, flowers, plants and gifts. Our education programs teach you more about how to cook your selections and the nutritional value of the foods available at the market. Special events include activities for families and children.

Special Dates:  Eat Smart New York –Aug. 29; Sept. 5 and 26; Oct. 3 and 10. Petting Zoo and Pony Rides –Aug. 8 and 29; School Giveaways Aug. 8 and 22; Sept. 12 and 26.

For more information on the Peaceful Soul Farmers Market, please visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Peaceful.SOUL.Farmers.Market/

 

 

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Check out what is being picked this week*:
Tomatoes, (round, grape, cherry), Beans, Cucumbers, Pickles, Hot peppers, Sweet Bell Peppers, Onions, Eggplant, Beets, Lettuces, Greens, Cabbages, Sweet Corn, Potatoes, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Broccoli, Carrots, Blueberries, Cherries, Peaches

 

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

 

Recipe of the week:

Yellow Summer Squash in the Oven

This easy recipe from Peg at www.allrecipes.com is easy and quick to prepare!

 

 

Old Forge Farmers Market

Old Forge Farmers’ Market

Old Forge Farmers MarketThe Old Forge Farmers’ Market has become THE place to start your weekend in the area. It’s where you come to buy your fresh goods, see the latest offerings from local artisans and craftspeople, meet your neighbors and old friends and make new friends!

When is the market open?  The market is open every Friday from June 23 to October 6, from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Where is the market located?  The market is located at the corner of Lamberton St. and Park Ave., and behind the Old Forge Hardware store in the village of Old Forge.

Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? Many of our vendors are Farm Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) farmers who also accept SNAP tokens and coupons/vouchers from WIC, Herkimer County Office for the Aging, Fresh Connect checks — receive $2 in checks for every $5 in SNAP benefits you spend — and Veterans coupons. In addition, our market has its own local $2 cap-21 tokens that are given to people that our Food Bank determines need help in purchasing healthy fresh foods. Last year, the market donated $4,846 to support this program!

What products do the vendors offer? This market offers flowers, wine, honey, vegetables, heirloom tomatoes, baked goods, maple products, goat cheeses and red tail venison.

What makes your market unique? Every market day, we offer free space for local non-profits and government agencies so they can get their information out to the general public.

Special Events: This year marks the market’s 10th anniversary and we’re celebrating with live music during market hours.

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

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Old-Forge-Farmers-Market/113000532135221

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Check out what is being picked this week*:
peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, broccoli, cabbages, potatoes, greens, lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, beans, peas, beets, tomatoes, herbs, pickles, carrots, kohlrabi, sweet onions, sweet corn peaches, blueberries, raspberries, black raspberries, cherries, and sour cherries

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

 Recipe of the week: Mild Salsa

http://snaptomarket.com/?recipe=salsa

 

 

sunnyside

Sunnyside Farmers Markets

sunnysideMore than an opportunity to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, our market looks to help people live a healthy lifestyle – in mind, body and spirit. We have three locations.

When is the market open? The Baldwin market is open Fridays from 4 – 7pm, June 9 through October 27; the Lindenhurst market is open every Saturday from 9AM-2PM beginning June 3 and ending October 28; the Westbury market is open every Sunday, 9am – 2pm, June 11 — September 24

Where is the market located? Lindenhurst – Village Gazebo, Corner of E. Hoffman Avenue & N. Wellwood Avenue; Baldwin Historical Society Municipal Parking Lot, 1980 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY; and in Westbury, Piazza Ernesto Strada, 200 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY.

Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? Yes, all 3 locations accept SNAP benefits. At Sunny Side Farmers’ Markets, we believe all our customers should have access to healthy local food.

What products do the vendors offer? Our vendors offer a wide range of locally-grown fruits and vegetables, from apricots to zucchini!

What makes your market special? We have partnered with the Balwin Civic Association, The Lindenhurst Chamber of Commerce, and the Westbury Council for the Arts to provide a marketplace that connects local patrons with local businesses.

Special Events: The Market is a center point for community gathering and each week our market features cooking demonstrations, gardening tips, kids activities, and more. In addition to our regular market activities, we host weekly live music entertainment as well as exciting special events throughout the season. Please check our calendar of events regularly for updates. www.sunnysidemarkets.com

For more information about Sunnyside Farmers’ Market, their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/FOODFAMILIESFARMERS/about/?ref=page_internal

 

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Check out what is being picked this week*:

peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, broccoli, cabbages, potatoes, greens, lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, beans, peas, beets, tomatoes, herbs, pickles, carrots, kohlrabi, sweet onions, sweet corn, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, black raspberries, cherries, sour cherries

Recipe of the week: Mild Salsa

http://snaptomarket.com/?recipe=salsa

 

 

 

Southern Tier Farmers Market

Southern Tier Farmers’ Markets

Southern Tier Farmers MarketBelmont Farmers Market
This is a seasonal open air market offering vegetables and fruits, plants, honey, maple products and baked goods.

When is the market open:  Thursdays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., beginning May 25 and running through Oct. 26.

Where is the market located:  32 Willets Ave., Belmont, NY

Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? Yes, and we take part in the Double Up program – we will double the amount of SNAP dollars spent at the market, up to $20.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/Belmont-Farmers-Market-117014374990209/

 

Franklinville Farmers Market

Come visit our vendors and get nutritious fresh vegetables and fruits, maple and honey products, and baked goods. We also run special events such as food demonstrations, kid’s games, crafts, book readings, and more. Come every week to be a part of the fun and get your produce.

When is the market open? The market is open Wednesdays, 3 – 6pm from June 14 through October

Where is the market located? The market is located at Park Square, Franklinville, NY

Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? Yes, and we take part in the Double Up program – we will double the amount of SNAP dollars spent at the market, up to $20. We also welcome FreshConnect, Veteran Families, WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, and Seniors’ Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program benefits.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/franklinvillefarmersmarket/

 

Southern Tier Farmers Market at Olean
The Friday afternoon Olean farmers market offers an alternative to weekend shopping.  Enjoy the spacious parking lot and friendly vendors for locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, oak wood products, Avon products, jams/jellies, maple syrup and honey.  Locally made gourmet mustards and sauces and rabbit meat are also offered.

When is the market open? The market is open every Friday, 2 – 6pm; May 19 – Oct 27

Where is the market located? The market is located at 1900 Constitution Ave., Olean, NY

Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? Yes, and we take part in the Double Up program – we will double the amount of SNAP dollars spent at the market, up to $20. We also welcome FreshConnect, Veteran Families, WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, and Seniors’ Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program benefits.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/Southern-Tier-Farmers-Market-165092373544019/

 

Salamanca Farmers Market

This is a seasonal open air market offering vegetables and fruits in season, baked goods, cut flowers, potted plants, bedding plants, hanging baskets, honey, maple syrup and maple products, handmade crafts, jams and jellies.

When is the market open? The market is open Tuesdays, 11 am – 5 pm from May 23 – Oct. 26.

Where is the market located? You can find the market at 12 Park Ave., Jefferson Park, Salamanca, New York

Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? Yes, and we take part in the Double Up program – we will double the amount of SNAP dollars spent at the market, up to $20. We also welcome FreshConnect, Veteran Families, WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, and Seniors’ Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program benefits.

More Information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salamanca-Farmers-Market/337495339671451

Check out what is being picked this week*:

peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, broccoli, cabbages, potatoes, greens, lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, beans, peas, beets, tomatoes, herbs, pickles, carrots, kohlrabi, sweet onions, sweet corn, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, black raspberries, cherries, and sour cherries

 

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

Recipe of the week: Mild Salsa

http://snaptomarket.com/?recipe=salsa

 

 

Friends of Van Cortlandt Park

The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Amalgamated Market

Friends of Van Cortlandt ParkThe Friends of Van Cortlandt Park (FVCP) Amalgamated Market is run by local youth who spend their summer learning about our food system, how to grow food, and the basics of running a small business. They help with cooking demonstrations and become part of the community as they get to know the customers. Our market hosts local school children on trips during the fall and provides them with added extras like pumpkin decorating or fitness classes.

When does it open? The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park (FVCP) Amalgamated Market opens July 12. It is open from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. every Wednesday through November 1.

Where is it? The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park (FVCP) Amalgamated Market is located at the corner of Gale Place and Orloff Avenue, Bronx, NY.

Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park (FVCP) Amalgamated Market does accept SNAP and offers a ‘Health Bucks’ program as added incentive — for every $5 a SNAP customer spends, they receive Healthy Buck, a $2 coupon that can be used to purchase additional locally grown fruits and vegetables. All customers who visit the market eight times gets a health buck and a small prize.

For more information on Friends of Van Cortlandt Park, please visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/friendsofvcp/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf
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Check out what is being picked this week*:
peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, broccoli, cabbages, potatoes, greens, lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, beans, peas, beets, tomatoes, herbs, pickles, carrots, kohlrabi, sweet onions, sweet corn, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, black raspberries, cherries, sour cherries

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

Recipe of the week: Mild Salsa

http://snaptomarket.com/?recipe=salsa

 

 

 

morningside park farmer's market

Morningside Park Farmers’ Market

morningside park farmer's marketWhen is the market open? Market open Saturdays, 9:00AM – 4:00PM, 05/06 – 12/30

Where is the market located? 110th St. & Manhattan Ave., New York, NY

Does the market accept EBT SNAP benefits?  Yes, and to encourage you to use your SNAP card, we offer Health Bucks. Health Bucks are $2 coupons that you receive for every $5 you spend from your SNAP card; you can use the health bucks to buy more fresh fruits and vegetables at the farmers’ market.

What do the vendors sell? Vendors offer a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, meats, dairy; baked goods, specialty foods and plants and flowers; jams & jelly, salad dressings, sauces & salsa, olive oil, chutneys, frozen soups, chocolate, pickles as well as prepared ethnic foods.

For more information about Morningside Park Farmers’ Market, please visit the website at:  http://downtoearthmarkets.com/markets?region=manhattan&market=Morningside+Park+Farmers+Market and their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Morningside-Park-Farmers-Market/118800614848796

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Check out what is being picked this week*:

italian peppers, red/yellow bell peppers, bell peppers, slicing tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, zucchini squash, summer squash, slicing cucumbers, patty pan squash, okra, hot peppers, purple eggplant, tomatillo, greenhouse tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, corn, plum tomatoes, braising greens, spinach, salad mixes, head lettuce, leaf lettuce, chard, kale, asian greens, arugula, broccoli raab, collards, escarole, amaranth/calaloo, dandelion, mustard greens, asparagus, thyme, sage, parsley, mint, dill, cilantro, basil, rosemary, oregano, lavender, raspberries, currants, gooseberries, strawberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, blueberries, plums, peaches, nectarines, sweet cherries, apricots, celery, fennel, leeks, onions, scallions, string beans, italian flat beans, shell peas, snap peas, garlic, snow peas, shallots, haricovert, red beets, carrots, parsnips, french radish, radish, rutabaga, purple top turnip, japanese turnip, bok choy, golden beets, potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, chioggia beets, black radish, specialty carrots, fingerling potatoes, savoy cabbage, napa cabbage

 

Recipe of the week: Yellow Summer Squash in the Oven

This easy recipe from Peg at www.allrecipes.com is easy and quick to prepare!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kingston Farmers Market

Kingston Farmers Market

Kingston Farmers MarketWhen the market started in 2000, the original goal was to encourage people to visit Uptown Kingston on Saturdays. Over the past 17 years, however, the market has become a place for residents to find fresh produce from the mid-Hudson region and to support regional family farms.

When is the market open? The summer market is open every Saturday, 9am – 2pm; from May 13 – November 18; the winter market is open every other Saturday, December through April.

Where is the market located? The market is located on Wall Street between John St and Main St., Kingston, NY.

Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? Yes, we accept EBT SNAP benefits and we offer Fresh Connect checks to increase your buying power by 40% — for every $5 you spend with your EBT card, you receive an additional $2 Fresh Connect check to use at the market.

What products do the vendors offer? Vendors sell local produce and other farm products, including farm raised venison, ostrich, buffalo, mouflon, rabbit, wild boar and quail; wild caught, fresh only, New York State seafood; cow and goat dairy products; and small batch herbal skin care and elixir products.

What makes your market special? We provide live music and activities for kids every week.

For more information about the Kingston Farmers’ Market, visit their website: http://kingstonfarmersmarket.org/about/ and their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/kingstonfarmersmarket/

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Check out what is being picked this week*:

peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, broccoli, cabbages, potatoes, greens, lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, beans, peas, beets, tomatoes, herbs, pickles, carrots, kohlrabi, sweet onions, sweet corn, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, black raspberries, cherries, sour cherries

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

Recipe of the week: Mild Salsa

http://snaptomarket.com/?recipe=salsa

 

 

 

 

La Familia Verde

La Familia Verde Farmers’ Market

La Familia VerdeLa Familia Verde is a coalition of community gardens in the Crotona, East Tremont and West Farms neighborhoods of the Bronx. We take pride in the fact that we are 5 community gardens and 4 rural farmers working together to make this market a huge success. The gardens serve as education, cultural and social resource centers.

When does the market open? The market opens July 11 and runs through November. It is open every Tuesday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.  

Where is the market located? Tremont Park, Between Arthur Ave and La Fontaine Ave in the Bronx.

Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits?  We honor SNAP, WIC checks, and WIC and Senior FM checks. We also offer Health Bucks — $2 coupons that can be used to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Spend $5 in SNAP benefits and receive a $2 Health Buck.

What makes your market special? Our market is run by community gardeners and we have a slogan as we sing out to our customers “Get your fresh vegetables. We grow’em, you eat em. We grow’em, you eat em!! We take pride in our farmer’s market that no one is denied food if they are hungry, poor or homeless.

For more information on the La Familia Verde Farmers’ Market, please visit their website at: http://www.lafamiliaverde.org/

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Check out what is being picked this week*:
Beets, Cabbage, Potatoes, Onions, Lettuce, and Peas

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

 Recipe of the week: Mild Salsa

http://snaptomarket.com/?recipe=salsa

 

 

Johnstown Farmers Market

Johnstown Farmer’s Market

Johnstown Farmers MarketRun by the Fulton-Montgomery Farmers’ Market Association, The Johnstown Farmers’ Market has all the delicious and healthy fruits and veggies you need to eat right!  Come out and support your local farmers and suppliers of natural goods.

When is the market open?  The market is open every Tuesday from 3 PM – 6 PM from

June 13 – Mid-October

Where is the market located?  The market is located at Sir William Johnson Park, 223 West Main Street, Johnstown, 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? Vendors sell bedding plants, fruits and vegetables (in season), baked goods, snacks, eggs, meats (pork and beef, pasture-raised chicken), and seasonal flowers.

What makes your market special? The Johnstown Farmers’ Market is managed by the Fulton Montgomery Farmers Market Association (FMFMA), a nonprofit organization formed to bring fresh, local foods to our community. FMFMA runs only 100% producer markets, which means that every vendor grew, raised, or made all the products they offer for sale.

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

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

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Check out what is being picked this week*:

Beets, Cabbage, Potatoes, Onions, Lettuce, and Peas

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

Recipe of the week: Mild Salsa

http://snaptomarket.com/?recipe=salsa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alfred Farmers Market

Alfred Farmers’ Market

Alfred Farmers MarketOur market has been celebrating the food, farms and families of the Alfred area since 2012. We offer cooking and gardening demonstrations, as well as booths from local clubs and organizations that focus on helping people have healthy futures. Come for the fresh food – stay for the fun!

When is the market open? July 9 – October 29, Sundays 11am-3pm.

Where is the market located? Alfred Village Bandstand at the corner of Main Street and Saxon Drive

Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? We accept FMNP and WIC checks as well as SNAP/EBT.

What do the vendors sell? We tailor our vendors to sell a wide variety of items. These include: fresh vegetables, artisan goods, fresh fruit, pastries, cut flowers, eggs, bread, honey, maple syrup, beef, pork, and poultry.

Do you have special events? July 9th – Opening Day and Market Sprouts, Activities for kids; August 27th – Tomato Festival; September 17th– Harry Potter Day; October 29th – Harvest market, Closing Day of Market.

What makes your market special? Our market is special because it is a grower’s only market, which means that all our vendors have to produce 100% of the product that they sell, and the vendors working at the table must work at the farm/studio/kitchen. We also are ultra-local — all of our farms and producers are limited to a 30 mile radius (as the crow flies) from the farmers market location.

For more information about the Alfred Farmers Market, please visit their website at: https://alfredfarmersmarket.com/about/

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Check out what is being picked this week*:
Beets, Cabbage, Potatoes, Onions, Lettuce, and Peas

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

 Recipe of the week: Gazpacho

http://snaptomarket.com/?recipe=gazpacho