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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

 

 

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

 

 

north buffalo famers' market

North Buffalo Farmers’ Market

north buffalo famers' marketWe, at the North Buffalo Farmers’ Market, believe that choosing to eat locally-grown food is more than a trend – it’s a healthy way of life!  When you ‘eat local,’ it means you can find nutritional, fresh foods. And you will find those fresh fruits and vegetables every week at our market!

When does the market open? June 1. It runs through Oct. 26 and is open Thursdays, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Where is the market located? 85 Dakota (Hertel Ave @ Delaware Ave), Buffalo, NY

Do the vendors accept EBT SNAP Benefits? Yes, and NBFM takes part in the Double Up Food Bucks Program, where you can get more fruits and vegetables when you use your EBT SNAP card. For example, if you spend $10 from your SNAP EBT Card, we give you another $10 to buy fresh fruits and veggies grown in New York State.

What do your vendors sell? A variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Do you have special events scheduled? Yes, a number of them throughout the season! For example, Chef Don Keating appears throughout the summer, creating dishes based on foods he selects from our vendors! On July 13, we will have two chefs competing, and July 20, the kids get a chance to cook with Chef Don!

What makes your market special? We like the fact that our shoppers know the farmer that has produced their food. We also encourage eating local as a way to help the environment and the local economy,  as the dollars you spend on food stay in our local community.

For more information on the North Buffalo Farmers’ Market, please visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/NorthBuffaloFarmersMarket/

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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

 

 

 

Copake Famers Market

Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market


Copake Famers MarketThe Copake Hillsdale Famers Market offers a warm and welcoming indoor-outdoor marketplace that abounds with fresh, healthful and locally-grown foods harvested in Copake, Hillsdale and surrounding areas. Come connect with local farmers, members of the community, visitors and our agricultural environment. We have ample parking, hiking trails, a dog park, and a playground.

When is the market open? We operate Saturdays, 9 am -1 pm, May 27–Oct 28

Where is the market located? Our market is held in the covered Harvest barn at the Roeliff Jansen Park at 9140 RTE 22, Hillsdale NY.

Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? We accept SNAP, FMNP, WIC and participate in the Fresh Connect incentive program, providing a $2 incentive coupon for every $5 in SNAP benefits spent at the market. The coupons can be used to purchase additional SNAP eligible foods at the market.

What do the vendors sell? Farm fresh produce such as seasonal fruits and vegetables, locally pressed cider, grass-fed meats, cheese, sausage and other charcuterie, pickles, pies, artisan breads, jellies and jams, vegan treats, cut flowers, and much more. In addition, we have chef demos, children’s programs, and a variety of local musicians every Saturday.

Do you have special events? We have an Artisan/Specialty food day the last Saturday of each month 6/24,7/29, 8/26,9/30, and 10/28.

For more information about the Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market, please visit their website at: http://www.copakehillsdalefarmersmarket.com and their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=copake%20hillsdale%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

 

 

 

 

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Asparagus

Buy Local: The Benefits of Shopping at a Farmers’ Market

Farm to table is the latest and best trend to hit restaurants since the invention of the restaurant. Whether you’re dining at the newest seasonal gastro pub or you’re picking out produce from the supermarket, most people can appreciate the benefits of locally grown foods.

Why not skip the middleman and hand select your produce, meats or baked goods brought to you by your local farmer? If you’ve never shopped at a farmers’ market you’re depriving yourself from the opportunity to create your own farm to table menu at home.

The benefits of shopping at your local farmers’ market are:

  • The fruits and vegetables are at their peak of freshness and flavor and in season.
  • You’ll be directly supporting your community and more importantly your local farmer.
  • Most vendors accept SNAP.
  • There is no guessing where the food came from. Nothing was shipped across the country in a freezer.
  • You can get food preparation tips right from the farmer.
  • Outdoor markets will give you a good dose of fresh air.

We recommend trying this asparagus and chicken delight, click here for the recipe!