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Farmers Markets, Always Essential…Now They’re Better Than Ever

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From Mary Gardner-Ruch, 7/29/21, Photo of Canacadea Berries

After a season of uncertainty and following strict COVID guidelines, Farmers markets were Always Essential….now they’re Better Than Ever!  Join us as we celebrate National Farmers Market Week, August 1-7, 2021.  Markets stayed open throughout the pandemic as an essential source of local, healthy food.  Now that the pandemic restrictions have lifted, markets are open to all and finding ways to be better than ever. 

We celebrate our NY Markets, not only as integral to a thriving, local food economy, but for the market experience that they bring to communities: senior and kids programming, family activities, entertainment, recipe demonstrations, incubator spaces for small business start-ups, engagement opportunities with local non-profits, sustainability efforts, local farmer to customer relationships, SNAP nutrition coupon programs, and more!  And guess what?? All these farmers market extras are back and better than ever!

Join us at the Alfred Farmers Market on August 1st as we celebrate National Farmers Market Week.  Our farmers, food producers, and crafters will be here with a full array of products for you.  The market will feature music by the Ukuladies ( Amy Powers and Jami Snyder), making coffee filter butterflies at the Kid’s Tent, and a raffle where you have a chance to win a beautiful handmade market bag by Deb McQueen Quinn. 

The following weekend on August 8th, we welcome AU Alumni and share in the Makers on Main Street Celebration. The Market will feature The Hammondsport Distillery on the 8th.  You won’t want to miss it! 

The market takes place from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm every Sunday on the corner of Saxon Drive and Main Street in Alfred. 

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