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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!