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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

 

Millerton Farmers Market

Millerton Farmers’ Market

Millerton Farmers MarketThe Millerton Farmer’s Market, sponsored by the North East Community Center, makes it possible for area residents and visitors to buy and eat fresh locally grown produce; creates a vital village gathering place; helps farmers find markets for their produce; and creates educational and training opportunities for young people.

When is the market open? The summer market is every Saturday from 9am – 1pm, May 20th- October 28th. The Winter Season is November and December, every Saturday 10am-2pm; January-April the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, 10am-2pm.

Where is the market located? The market is located at The Millerton Methodist Church, 6 Dutchess Ave.

Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? Yes, we accept EBT SNAP benefits and for every $5 you spend with your SNAP benefits, you receive a $2 Health Bucks coupon you can use towards fruits or vegetables.

What products do the vendors offer? 16 local farmers, bakers and food artisans offer fruits such as apples, pears, stone fruit, and berries; vegetables and herbs; beef, chicken, eggs, pork from heritage livestock; heirloom vegetables;  locally produced goat cheese; pickles, sauerkraut, maple syrup, raw honey and maple cream and confections; and seasonal blackberry jam.

What makes your market special? The Millerton Farmers’ Market is sponsored by the North East Community Center and allows our community to access local, fresh and affordable foods. It’s also an educational opportunity for teens in our Farm and Food Education and Youth Employment Programs.

Special Events: July 1st: Artisan Day; July 15th: partnering with Oblong Books Jr. for a family game day; September 30th: Apple Pie Bake-off; and October 28th: Pumpkin Decorating.

For more information about the Kingston Farmers’ Market, visit their website: http://www.millertonfarmersmarket.org/index.php and their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Millerton.Farmers.Market/

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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

 

 

 

Schenectady Farmers Market

Schenectady Greenmarket

Schenectady Farmers MarketThe market is the home to over seventy vendors throughout the year, all of whom are producer only. Producer only means that everything for sale at the market has been grown, cooked or created by the people selling the product to you. We’re very proud of our producer only status and so are our vendors! Each Sunday vendors, shoppers, musicians and friends gather at Schenectady Greenmarket and enjoy our festive marketplace. Enjoy live music, prepared food and the region’s freshest local produce.

When is the market open?  The market is open Sundays, 10-2, year-round.

Where is the market located?  May-October the market is located around City Hall; November-April we are inside Proctors Schenectady, NY

Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? The most commonly used benefit at the market is EBT/SNAP. You will receive green $1 tokens for your purchases. These tokens are used just like cash for acceptable products. We also participate in the NYS Fresh Connect check program — for every $5 you purchase on your EBT/SNAP card, you receive a $2 coupon that can be used directly with vendors (for acceptable products) at the market. This program increases your purchasing power by 40%. For example, if you spend $10 in EBT, you’ll get an extra $4 in checks – giving you a total of $14 to spend at the market. We also offer reduced prices on Schenectady Greenmarket merchandise, and we’ve offered reduced prices on our Farm Tour in the past as well.

What products do the vendors offer? Vendors sell fruits and vegetables (in season), baked goods, snacks, eggs, meats (pork and beef, pasture-raised chicken), and seasonal flowers all from within a 100 mile radius of Schenectady.

What makes your market special? Since the beginning of Schenectady Greenmarket in 2008, farm vendors have donated excess produce to help fight food insecurity in Schenectady. Starting in 2014, the market began working with its partners MVP Health Care, the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, City Mission of Schenectady and the Schenectady Ambassadors to bring unsold food to City Mission. The partnership has been fruitful with over 8,000 lbs. of food, or roughly 6,700 meals donated in the last two years. In 2015 alone, from June through October, the market’s vendors donated over 5,400 meals to our neighbors in need.

Special Events: Schenectady Greenmarket is intended to be a destination for the whole family. Each week, we host a Children’s Activities Table with a variety of activities designed to make the market an interactive experience for people of all ages. In addition, we encourage other community outreach groups and programs to assist us in offering these activities so that we can include more of the community and offer a greater variety of activities. Such groups have included Schenectady Boys & Girls Club, the Glenville Children’s Museum, and the Union College Chemistry Club. Enjoy live music at Schenectady Greenmarket every Sunday as we showcase some of our finest local musicians.

For more information about Schenectady Greenmarket Farmers’ Market, visit their website at http://schenectadygreenmarket.org/ and their Facebook page at:

https://www.facebook.com/SchenectadyGreenmarket

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

 

 

 

 

 

Amsterdam Farmers Market

Amsterdam Wednesday and Saturday Farmers Market

Amsterdam Farmers MarketWe are one of the area’s largest ‘producers only’ farmers’ markets in the area. We make it our mission to bring fresh, healthy, local produce to the people of Amsterdam!

When is the market open?  The market is open Wednesdays from 3 – 6 PM and Saturdays from 10 AM – 2 PM; May 27th – Mid-October

Where is the market located?  The market is located at 100 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY.

Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? Yes, and we add to a shopper’s buying power with the Fresh Checks Incentive Program — for every $5 a customer spends with their SNAP benefits, they will receive $2 in Fresh Checks to spend at the market!

What products do the vendors offer? Our vendors offer Fresh produce in season, baked goods, beef, pork, eggs, and soaps.

What makes your market special? The City of Amsterdam is surrounded by many rural areas with local farms producing fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, natural products and flowers throughout the growing seasons. We encourage all residents to come out to support your local farmers. Enjoy some of the best farm fresh produce that New York offers.

Special Events: We will feature live music on some Saturdays; check our Facebook page for details and dates.

For more information about the Amsterdam Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/AmsterdamSaturdayFarmersMarket/

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

 

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!