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Park Slope

Park Slope Sunday Farmers’ Market

Park SlopeSituated at the crossroads of several neighborhoods, Park Slope’s Down to Earth Farmers Market is a great mix of people as well as a variety of fresh produce. Friendly farmers and lots of nearby cultural offerings make this a unique shopping experience.  The market features New York State fruits and vegetables, fresh fish, free range beef and sausages, artisanal breads and baked goods, local wines, specialty foods, pickles, and much more! It is one of 15 farmers’ markets operated by the Down to Earth company. Down to Earth Markets has been creating and managing farmers markets in down state New York for over 25 years. We bring cooks and eaters together with regional farmers and local food makers to create food communities, improving access to fresh, local foods, strengthening the local food system and supporting small businesses in the New York area.

When is the market open? Market open Sundays, 10:00AM – 5:00PM, 05/07 – 12/24

 Where is the market located? 4th Street — closed street off 5th Ave at Washington Park & the Old Stone House, Brooklyn, 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 the Park Slope Sunday Farmers’ Market, please visit the website at:  http://downtoearthmarkets.com/markets?region=brooklyn&market=park+slope+sunday+farmers+market

and their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Park%20Slope%20Farmers%20Market

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Oswego Farmers Market

Oswego Farmers’ Market

Oswego Farmers MarketThe Oswego Farmers’ Market is in its 53rd year of serving area residents with locally grown fruits, veggies, goodies and crafts handmade by Oswego area residents. Come early to make sure you don’t miss out on the latest rage – edible cookie dough from The Sweet Shop!

When is the market open?  Thursday evenings from 4:30pm to 8:00pm, May 25 to October 5.

Where is the market located?  West First Street, from West Oneida St. to West Bridge St. by City Hall.

Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? Yes. We also accept WIC benefits.

What products do the vendors offer? Locally grown and handmade products

Special events:  The Oswego Summer Band Concert series follows the Farmers’ Market, so get your fresh veggies and stay for the music!

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

https://www.facebook.com/oswegofarmmarket/

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: Fresh Pea Soup

http://snaptomarket.com/?recipe=fresh-pea-soup

Elmira East Side Farmers Market

Elmira East Side Farmers’ Market

Elmira East Side Farmers MarketElmira EastSide Market has been welcoming area residents to come and enjoy local products and crafts for 11 years. Support local farmers and crafters and eat healthy!

When is the market open? 2017 season runs from June 9-October 13, every Fridays from 2:30-6 pm.

Where is the market located? The market is located on the west lawn of the Holiday Inn Elmira-Riverview, 760 E Water St.

Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? Many of the vendors accept EBT SNAP, WIC fruit and vegetable checks and Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) coupons. For those vendors who do not accept SNAP, the market has a Cornell Cooperative Extension table where customers can use SNAP benefits to buy tokens that they can use with all vendors. We also offer NYS Fresh Connect checks that help your SNAP benefits go farther — 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 meat, eggs, maple syrup, honey, jams, jellies and baked goods.

What makes your market special? We welcome local organizations and non-profits to set up tables at no charge. We have a weekly kids’ activities table and ice-cream truck, as well as live entertainment. The market will also have craft vendors, a food truck, and educational displays.

For more information about Elmira EastSide Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/EastSideMarketElmiraNY/

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: Fresh Pea Soup

http://snaptomarket.com/?recipe=fresh-pea-soup

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

Snap To Market

How to Use Your SNAP Benefits at the Farmers Market

Having farm fresh produce available on a weekly basis is an excellent resource for maintaining a healthier lifestyle. Much like our grocery stores Farmers Markets are becoming more and more accessible to everyone. Thanks to the Farmers Market SNAP Benefit program all EBT cardholders are able to purchase goods and produce at participating Farmers Markets. If you’re a cardholder here is what you can expect when you head out to your local Farmers Market.

When you first arrive look for a table with a banner that reads “Use Your EBT Card Here”. Hand your card to the cashier and purchase as many $1 tokens as you need. While shopping look for the market booths with an “EBT Tokens Accepted Here” sign. You do not have to use all of your tokens in one shopping trip. Unused tokens can either be refunded back onto your card or you can use them the next time you shop at your Farmers Market. Keep in mind that the tokens are market-specific and cannot be transferred between markets.

The overall experience of being at a Farmers Market is more enjoyable and the selection is always fresh and unique. What can you buy with your tokens? You can purchase everything from fruits and vegetables to fresh baked bread and dairy products. Sometimes meats, fish, and poultry are also available making it easy to plan dinner that night.

It’s not a bad idea to take note of your favorite venders so you can go back and spend time with them during your next visit. The farmers and vendors are always willing to share recipes and preparation tips with their customers. They can keep you informed on what’s in season and what will be in the future. Making it more about the experience is beneficial to both you and the vendors. So take your time and enjoy!

What’s being picked this week: Grapes, Beets, Cabbage, Broccoli, Beans, Zucchini, Peppers, Eggplant, Potatoes, Winter Squash, Onions, Raspberries, Collards, Kale, Apples, Brussel Sprouts

Recipes: Looking for a way to make your lunch exciting? (http://www.honeyandbirch.com/grilled-chicken-salad-lettuce-wraps/)

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