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Pleasantville

Pleasantville Farmers’ Market

PleasantvilleLocated in the heart of Westchester County, Pleasantville Farmers’ Market is perfectly positioned to provide shoppers with organic, fresh food. Experience the largest, year-round farmers’ market in Westchester, voted “Best of Westchester” in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017!  It’s a great way to support local agriculture and eat healthy year-round.

When is the market open? The market is open Saturdays from 8:30 am -1:00 pm.

Where is the market located? Memorial Plaza (next to train station), Pleasantville, NY. There are seven parking lots nearby. December through March, the delicious good time is inside the Pleasantville Middle School cafeteria, at 40 Romer Avenue.

Does the market accept EBT SNAP benefits?  Yes, and by offering Bonus Bucks, shoppers can earn an extra $2 in bonus bucks for every $5 spent with your SNAP benefits.[i]

What do the vendors sell? During the summer, 56 vendors offer organic produce as well as meats, cheeses and breads. During the winter, shoppers can enjoy abundant fresh, winter-grown produce along with our trademark variety of meats, cheeses, breads, prepared foods, you name it. Fresh winter grown produce including kales, mescluns, carrots, beets, radishes, herbs and more. Also available is a strong selection of well-stored regional foods from the summer growing season including apples, cabbage, beets, carrots, squash, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, onions, broccoli and more.

Special Events: Each week, the market offers creative programming for kids such as magician, LEGO play, chess instruction, science experiments, hands-on instruction on musical instruments, and more. Our weekly music series includes jazz, pop, Western, European, Irish and Bluegrass performances. There are cooking demonstrations from local restaurants and nutrition information available.

   Sept. 9 —  Phelps Corn Roast
Oct. 7 – Phelps Apple Pie Contest
Oct. 21  — Phelps Giant Pumpkin Carving Demo

For more information about the Pleasantville Farmers’ Market, please visit the website at:  http://pleasantvillefarmersmarket.org/ and their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/PvilleFarmMarket?fref=ts

 

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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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

Fredonia Farmer's Market

New York State Farmers Market Profile: Fredonia Farmers Market

The Fredonia Farmers Market came into existence fourteen years ago when three artists began showing their artwork in an old parking lot. Soon the idea grew and relocated to the center of historic downtown Fredonia. It has since become a signature stop for both residents and tourists alike. Once a week during the summer local farmers, food producers, and artisans bring you locally produced foods, delicious treats and crafts. It’s family-friendly atmosphere and weekly events make it a great way for everyone, young and old, to spend the day. Here is everything you need to know about the Fredonia Farmers Market.

Market hours

The Fredonia Farmers Market runs from the month of May through the month of October on every Saturday from 9am – 1pm.

Where are we located?

It is located on Church Street (Barkers Commons) directly in front of the 1891 Fredonia Opera House.

Do we accept EBT SNAP benefits?

Yes! Look for our “Use Your SNAP Benefits Card to Get Tokens Here” banner at our center market table. Someone will be there to assist you in purchasing your SNAP benefit tokens. Once you have purchased your tokens they can be used to buy fruits, vegetables, plants that produce food, breads, meat, fish, poultry, dairy products, maple and honey products, seeds for plants that produce food, baked goods intended for home consumption, jams, sauces, and soups. EBT customers will also have access to our SNAP Navigator, an onsite staff person who can help guide customers in maximizing their EBT benefits.

What is available at the Fredonia Farmers Market? 

The market hosts about 35 vendors each week. Customers will have access to the best fruits and vegetables from Fred Farms, Feinen Farms, Small Meadows Farm, Gong Garden, and Garden Gate Greenhouse. Some of our other local farms such as Avid Farm, Roo Haven Farm, and Someday Maybe Farm offer sustainably grown beef, lamb, chicken, turkey, eggs, and cheeses. It is our mission to increase the awareness of and promote Chautauqua County’s family farms as well as businesses and products that are the foundation for our local economy.

What else do we offer?

Whether it is the weekly free pancake breakfast, market-sponsored musicians, concerts in the park, cooking demonstrations, tot yoga, children’s programming, an ice cream social or other activities, there seems to always be something for everyone. If you’re in the Western New York region come check out the Fredonia Farmers Market this weekend!

What’s being picked this week: Kale, Apples, Brussel Sprouts, Beets, Cabbage, Broccoli, Beans, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Herbs, Peppers, Lima Beans, Eggplant, Potatoes, Sweet Corn, Squash, Blueberries, Pears, Raspberries, Okra, Collards

Recipes: A Fall Flavor Favorite (http://juliasalbum.com/2015/10/roasted-brussels-sprouts-cinnamon-butternut-squash-pecans-and-cranberries/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farmers Markets

5 Charts to Show the Importance of Farmers Markets in the Economy

Buying local at your farmers market with your EBT SNAP may not seem to have a large impact, but your purchases help the environment, local farmers, and the economy. Check out these 5 charts to learn how:

1) Farmers Markets stimulate local economies, preserve rural livelihoods, increase access to fresh food, and support healthy communities

 

Farmers MarketsSource: Farmers Market Coalition

2) And EBT SNAP benefits help employ farmers

 

Snap Benefits

Source: Fair Food Network

3) Buying local saves the environment and money

Buy Local

 

Source: eLocal.com

4)It creates a positive food chain reaction for our communities

 

Farmers Market Local Chain Reaction

Source: US Department of Agriculture

 

 

  • They impact our local communities for the better and we can help support them

 

 

Source: American Farmland Trust

 

Check out what is being picked this week*:

Collards, Beets, Cabbage, Broccoli, Beans, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Herbs, Peppers, Lima Beans, Eggplant, Potatoes, Squash, Sweet Corn, Blueberries, Pears, Raspberries & Okra

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

 

Recipe of the Week:

Incorporate collards into an everyday favorite with this recipe!