WELCOME SUMMER WITH FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES!
June 17, 2015
June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month. What better way to celebrate than by a trip to your local farmers’ market? Farmers’ markets have the freshest, tastiest, and most economical produce around. Fruits and vegetables from farmers’ markets are the freshest you can get, and you will taste the difference. As fruits and vegetables age, they lose nutrients, and they don’t taste as good. For maximum nutritional value and flavor, you want to eat fruits and vegetables that were recently harvested. That’s exactly what you’ll find at a farmers’ market, where many items have been picked less than 24 hours before you buy them. Freezing fresh produce preserves the nutrients. When you find something you love, you may want to stock up and fill your freezer. Then you can enjoy tasty, nutrient-rich produce all year long.
Fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets generally cost less than they would at the grocery store. Because you buy directly from the farmers, you can avoid all the price markups that grocery stores have. It’s also good for the farmers, because they can sell their food to you at a higher price than they would get if they sold it to a grocery store distributor. It’s a financial win for you both. With the great taste and great prices, you’ll find yourself coming back to the farmers’ market for more fruits and vegetables all summer long.
Find a farmers’ market near you using our list below, organized by county. See each market’s website for more information.
Court House Square 80 Collier St
Fri 9am-2pm June -October
96 State Street Curley's Restaurant Pkg Lot
Tue/Thu/Sat 7am-2pm June -October
East Park Place
Homer Farmers' Market
Homer Village Green Main St.
Saturday 9am-1pm Wednesday 4pm-7pm May -October
Herkimer Farmers' Market
Herkimer Arc Association parking lot 420 E. German St.
Monday 1pm-5pm June -October
Carthage Farmers' Market
Farmers Market Pavilion, Riverside Dr. (behind Carthage Rescue Squad)
Friday 7am-2pm May -October
317 Washington St.
Wednesday 6:30am-3PM May-October
Saturday 9am-4pm May 9 -October 31
Utica Farmers' Market
Chancellor Park Bleeker/ Elizabeth Street
Wednesday 8am-5pm June-October
Rome Farmers' Market
1106 N James St. Franklyn's Field (City Park)
Wednesday 2pm-7pm June -October
Central New York Regional Market
2100 Park St., Syracuse
Sat/Sun 7-2 Year-round Thu 7am-2pm May-Nov
Kinney lot 7608 Oswego Rd.
Wednesday 8am-3pm May 6-October 28
Fayetteville Farmers' Market
Fayetteville Town Center
Thursday 12noon- 6pm June 4-October 15
100 Clinton Square
Tuesday 7am-3pm June 9-October 13
Oswego Farmers' Market
West First St. btwn Bridge & W. Oneida Sts.
Thursday 4:30pm-8pm May -October
Fulton Farmers' Market
Canalview Park & Shop lot South Second St. (Rt. 481)
Saturday 8am-1PM May -October
Muller Plaza 205 Main St. (Rt. 7)
Saturday 9am-1pm May-October
Dewitt Park, East Hill Plaza and Hancock Street.
DEWITT PARK Tuesdays 5/5 – 10/27, 9 to 2 EAST HILL PLAZA Wed. 6/3 – 10/28, 4 to 7 HANCOCK STREET Thursdays 6/4 – 10/29