MEDINA - For those who savor the opportunity to buy local New York fresh-harvested produce in downtown Medina, the wait is nearly over.
The opening day for the 2016 edition of the Canal Village Farmers' Market will be celebrated Saturday, June 4, from 9:00AM to 1:00PM at the same location as last year: 127 West Center Street at West Avenue, in the heart of Historic Downtown Medina, NY.
The market operates under the auspices of the Orleans Renaissance Group, Inc. of Medina, and will continue each Saturday through October from 9:00AM to 1:00PM.
In addition to local farms offering the freshest produce of the changing seasons, this year's market will feature an expanded number of vendors offering varied products.
Opening day, market patrons will see Roberts Farm Market, Paneks Pickin' Patch, Stymus Farms, Bob Renko Sausages, SK Herefords, Baker Farm, 810 Meadworks, The Shirt factory Cafe, Herbalty Cottage, Stone Hollow Bakery, Sweet Source bakery and Luna Farms.
Among the products available will be local beef, pork, chicken, bacon, sausage, eggs; fresh-harvested local vegetables and berries including asparagus, broccoli, carrots, herbs, lettuces, mushrooms, peas, spinach, swiss chard and strawberries, along with fresh breads, cheeses, cookies, honey, maple syrup, milk, oils, vinegars, empanadas, pierogies, yogurt, cut flowers, jams, jellies and mead.
Additional vendors will rotate into the market weekly with new and different offerings, including WNY wines, mead and craft beers. Other activities are planned such as cooking demos and family-oriented events. Patrons will also have the opportunity to sit and enjoy the market with the addition of picnic tables and umbrellas.
"We are thrilled to be opening our second season with so many terrific new additions," said market manager, Gail, Miller. "As the season progresses, we will have even more to offer."
The Canal Village Farmers' Market (CVFM) is promoting the market as not only an opportunity for the public to shop for fresh-harvested local produce, but also to visit the wealth of shops and restaurants in Historic Downtown Medina.