Seneca Falls Farmers Market report for 7/22

It’s going to be a great day in the Finger Lakes tomorrow (Wednesday) so why not plan a visit to the Seneca Falls Farmers Market from 9AM – 1:30PM to support local businesses and local agriculture! There is so much fresh, local produce available, all just picked and ready to eat! Lots of cherries, peaches, plums, apricots, blueberries and red and black raspberries to entice you. There will also be plenty of fresh picked veggies like tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, onions, patti pan squash, chard, zucchini, yellow squash, snap and snow peas, green and yellow beans, radishes, broccoli, greens of many kinds, spinach, beets and whatever else is ripe this week! Two great opportunities to stretch your food dollars at the market this week. The $2 FreshConnect checks are now available to anyone using their food stamp benefits (EBT/SNAP). For every shopper who purchases $5.00 of SNAP/EBT wooden tokens that person receives a $2 coupon FREE to spend on any food stamp eligible item at the market. If you spend $20 of your food stamp benefits you receive $8 FREE to spend. So spread the word to anyone you know who receives food stamp benefits.The second program is the senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons that will be available at the market for seniors 60 and over with an income qualification (which is VERY generous). So please stop down if you are a senior and talk to Deb who will give you $40 to spend at the market on fresh fruits and vegetables if you qualify. No paperwork needed. Also stop by the CCE tent where a CCE nutrition educator will be sampling Tangy Cucumber Tomato Salad along with some mint ice tea. And our Master Preserver will be talking about growing and drying herbs. Recipes will be available!Other great local items are also available like honey, maple syrup, eggs, maple flavored popcorn, baked goods, grass fed beef, free range chicken, plants, jams and jellies and handmade items. Baked goods include homemade breads, sticky buns, whoopie pies, cupcakes (gluten free too!) and muffins. Come and meet the people who grow the food you buy! There are two vendors serving lunch, featuring bbq chicken with potatoes and dessert, an Angus bacon cheeseburger or a hot dog with homemade macaroni and cheese. Fresh ice tea and other cold drinks are also available. Or if you’re an early bird enjoy a breakfast sandwich and coffee! Come and see what great items are available this week.Besides the abundance of fresh, just picked veggies and fruits and other edibles, don’t forget about the handmade jewelry, vintage lavender filled linens, Watkins products, some really cute little girls skirts and dresses made from bandannas, plants in pretty pots, tomato plants and cut and dried flowers. All at very reasonable prices!Come and meet your neighbors and friends and talk to the people who grow the food you will eat.

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