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Harris-Courage & Grady, PLLC 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.

Broom County

Downtown Binghamton Farmers' Market

Court House Square 80 Collier St

Fri 9am-2pm June -October

Cayuga County

Auburn Farmers' Market

96 State Street Curley's Restaurant Pkg Lot

Tue/Thu/Sat 7am-2pm June -October

Chenango County

Norwich Farmers' Market

East Park Place

Wednesday 10am-6pm

Cortland County

Homer Farmers' Market

Homer Village Green Main St.

Saturday 9am-1pm Wednesday 4pm-7pm May -October

Herkimer County

Herkimer Farmers' Market

Herkimer Arc Association parking lot 420 E. German St.

Monday 1pm-5pm June -October

Jefferson County

Carthage Farmers' Market

Farmers Market Pavilion, Riverside Dr. (behind Carthage Rescue Squad)

Friday 7am-2pm May -October

Watertown Farmers' Market

317 Washington St.

Wednesday 6:30am-3PM May-October

Madison County

Cazenovia Farmers' Market

Memorial Park

Saturday 9am-4pm May 9 -October 31

Oneida County

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

Onondaga County

Central New York Regional Market

2100 Park St., Syracuse

Sat/Sun 7-2 Year-round Thu 7am-2pm May-Nov

Liverpool Bayberry Plaza Farmers' Market

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

Downtown Syracuse Farmers' Market

100 Clinton Square

Tuesday 7am-3pm June 9-October 13

Oswego County

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

Otsego County

Oneonta Farmers' Market

Muller Plaza 205 Main St. (Rt. 7)

Saturday 9am-1pm May-October

Tompkins County

Ithaca Farmers Market

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