Canandaigua Farmers Market Opens June 2
Bringing together local farmers and food producers for our 17thyear;
New Market Mural to be painted during first two Saturdays in June
CANANDAIGUA, NY May 29, 2018– The Canandaigua Farmer’s Market will open for the 2018 Summer/Fall season on June 2ndat 8:30 am.
For the past two years the market has raised funds for a market mural. Thanks to donations from market customers, local organizations including the Canandaigua Rotary and grants– local artist Amy Colburn will be at market working on a mural to span two walls inside the Mill Street Pavilion.
Colburn was also the designer and lead artist of the History Happened Here Mural on Coach Street and the Train Station Mural Artist at the Main Street Railroad Tracks, two very prominent Downton Canandaigua Murals. For over 20 years she has created numerous custom, hand-painted murals, both exterior and interior, throughout the Finger Lakes region. In addition to murals, Amy creates oil paintings in the style of contemporary realism. Her signature vintage style done in a “snapshot” style can often be seen exhibited locally. Her website is: https://www.amycolburn.com
Running every Saturday from June through October, Canandaigua Farmer’s Market vendors offer farm fresh and local products including jams and jellies, maple syrup as well as mountains of fresh salad greens, brightly colored vegetables, sweet smelling flowers and plants, freshly baked goodies and golden local honey – just to name a few of the goodies available each week.
It is the 17thyear of operation and it’s Ontario County’s only farmer-run market. The Canandaigua Farmers Market is an association of farmers and small scale food processors consisting of approximately 30 vendors who live within a limited radius of Canandaigua, NY.
This year the market will have three special events:
June 16: Celebrate Market Day
Aug. 25: Kids Day
Oct. 27: Harvest Fest
New vendors this year include Andy’s Specialty Garlic & Produce; Mrs. Brakes Spices;Wagers Cider Mill;My Little Farm; Love Grow Farm; Happy Pickle and Bristol Mushroom. Market favorites such as Seneca Vegetableswill be starting the season with a variety of herbs, bedding plants, and hanging baskets; Riedman Happy Hiveswith spring and fall raw local honey as well as honeycomb; F. Oliver’s will feature their extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars, spice blends, their line of mustards and Flour City Pasta; Mrs. Brakes Spices will have on hand a variety of unique and assorted spices; Wohlschlegel Naples Maple Farmwill feature a new item – maple BBQ and dipping sauce as well as their wide variety of maple syrups and products.. Happy Pickle, a new vendor, will feature crispy fresh pickles offering free samples with over 15 different flavors.
“Come on down to watch our market mural come to life and celebrate and support local farmers and food producers,” said Rich Riedman, president of the Canandaigua Farmer’s Market and owner of Riedman Happy Hives (and longtime vendor at the market). “Enjoy a great family community atmosphere every Saturday morning. We hope to see you there.”
The market is located in downtown Canandaigua just south of Rochester in NY’s Finger Lakes Regionand is within an hour’s drive of most wineries and major attractions in the region. Emphasizing the culinary tourism aspects of the area, it is just up the street from the world class NYS Wine & Culinary Center, which uses many products from market vendors in its culinary activities.
The market hours are from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM each Saturday and is located in the pavilion on Mill Street, one block east of Main Street in Canandaigua. This year’s market runs from June 2 to Oct. 27thrain or shine from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm. Just follow the Farmers Market signs.