The Alfred Farmers Market Opens on Sunday, June 13, 2021 The Alfred Farmers Market will open on Sunday, June 13, 2021, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and is held at the corner of Main Street and Saxon Drive in front of the University Bandstand.
The market this year has some new additions. Along with customer favorites like Living Acres Farm, Mascho Homestead Farm, Whisper Hill Farm, and Canacadea Berries; Living Cultures Farms will be joining the market selling mushrooms, eggs, veggies, berries, sourdough bread, and Lacto-fermented goods. They will also be selling kale chips, dried mushrooms, fermented drinks, beet kvass, water kefir, and pesto.
Jim Eshelman is a new youth vendor who is selling chicken, eggs, vegetables, and possibly lamb. Also new to the market this year are Britt’s Crafting Creations featuring wooden signs and personalized gifts; and Homestead on the Hill selling their hand-crafted goat’s milk soaps, lip balms, and scented candles. Kellogg’s Alpacas will be back with knit, crochet, and felt alpaca products. New Start Farm will join us in mid-July with their herbs, succulent plants, Fall mums, garlic, and cut flowers.
Always a favorite on market days, is Bread for All, selling bread, muffins, veggie pizza, and scones. Back by popular demand is the Ellicottville Distillery selling a variety of distilled beverages. We also welcome back A&M Tie Dyes and More featuring a variety of tie-dyed items and hand-crafted walking sticks and jewelry. Green’s Ware Pottery will be back with beautiful and affordable pottery and stained glass. Perky Ball Bulbs will join us later in the season with garlic and apples. Ceramic Art by Taussy will participate this season, as well.
As the season progresses, other artists, crafters, and farmers are expected to join in. It is not too late to fill out a vendor application online at alfredfarmersmarket.com. Volunteer applications can be found on the website as well. The market welcomes volunteers to help set up and tear down the manager’s tent, put up signs, assist with shopping and help out vendors where needed.
The Alfred Farmers Market is a growers and makers market. This means that everything sold comes from local farmers and artisans. It is a good chance to support your local friends and neighbors.
Providing music on Sunday, June 13th is Dave Mason from Wellsville. Dave is a talented guitarist and vocalist. He plays a wide variety of music and there is something for everyone to enjoy. If you are looking for a market with a festival feel, come over to Alfred and enjoy trying new food, shopping in the great outdoors, and listening to some great music.
Stop by the Manager’s Tent to pick up recipes, pick up a craft for the kids and buy a chance on a handmade raffle item. All proceeds from the raffle go to help support the market with operating costs. The Alfred Market accepts SNAP and Farmers Market Coupons.