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Lockport Community Farmers' Market

Lockport Community Farmers’ Market

Lockport Community Farmers' MarketThe Lockport Community Market is a place for all. This season we will be host to the highest quality food producers, farmers, artisans, wineries and entertainment that Niagara County, and beyond, have to offer. Join us for an array of special programming, including yoga, musical performances, children’s activities, healthy living demonstrations and more! We will now be hosting a community table, where different service groups, organizations and businesses can engage with the community.

When is the market open? Every Saturday, June 17- October 14, 9am—2pm

Where is the market located? 57 Canal Street, Lockport NY 14094

Does the market accept EBT SNAP benefits?  We accept SNAP and participate in the Double Up Food Bucks Plan, matching SNAP money up to $20/ market day, allowing customers to extend their purchasing power.

What do the vendors sell?  Lockport Community Market boasts twenty weekly vendors brining in a full harvest of seasonal produce, honey, maple syrup, dairy, eggs, meats, breads and baked goods, artisan food items, handmade crafts and artwork.

Special Events: July 1—Sept enjoy early morning yoga from 7 am—8 am followed by acoustic music or guest speakers, 8 am— 9 am, at our onsite coffee roaster Steamworks Coffee’s Café. Weekly Music and family activities. July 8: Erie Canal Bicentennial Celebration Day, August 5: Kids Day, Sept. 30: Locktoberfest- “A celebration of Our Community as a Family”, Oct. 14: Last Day of Summer Market

For more information about the Lockport Farmers’ Market, please visit their website at: https://www.lockportcommunitymarket.com/ and their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/lockportcommunitymarket

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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

 

 

 

 

Downtown Syracuse Farmers' Market

Downtown Syracuse Farmers’ Market

Downtown Syracuse Farmers' MarketWe are an outdoor open air market located in the center of downtown Syracuse, serving an employee population near 40,000 and a residential population near 10,000 all looking for a convenient and local resource to purchase local fruits and vegetables.

When does the market open? The market opened June 13 and runs through October 10. It is open on Tuesdays, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Where is the market located? Clinton Square in the heart of downtown Syracuse.

Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? Yes! We also offer CNY Health Bucks — for every $5 spent at farmers’ markets using SNAP on an EBT card, shoppers receive $2 in Health CNY Bucks.

What do the vendors sell? The Market features more than 50 farmers and produce dealers selling fresh, seasonal vegetables, fruits, nuts, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, flowers, plants, handcrafted items and more.

What makes the market special?  The Downtown Committee will continue to partner with local organizations to promote wellness and healthy lifestyle programs. The Food Bank of Central New York will return to offer cooking demonstrations, showing market visitors how to prepare their fresh produce for meals, as part of the Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables program.  

For more information on the Downtown Syracuse Farmers’ Market, please visit their website at: http://www.downtownsyracuse.com/farmersmarket/

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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

 

 

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!