The Lyons Farmers Market is holding its first “Garlic Day” on September 7th, 2019, in the Lyons Central Park. The Lyons Farmers Market is the longest operating farm market in Wayne County, celebrating its 45th year. We are very proud of our history and the market is a testament of the importance of our continuing farming heritage.
The market offers fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables for our communities. One of the most healthy and popular market offerings is garlic, for its many health benefits along with, of course, the protection from vampires. We are celebrating this popular cooking vegetable with a whole day of garlic fun. There are several guest garlic growers, offering different varieties of garlic. We are excited to have local garlic expert, David Stern, join us. David will hold a Q & A along with a “garlic braiding” demonstration.
Joining as well will be Smoke N Barrel and El Rincon Mexican food trucks. Also planned are fun games, and a fantastic raffle basket themed, you guessed it, “Everything Garlic”. Look for special garlic items, such as market vendor Jam Sessions’ garlic jam and special sauces. Attendees will also be able to pick up a variety of garlic recipes from the different vendors.
David Stern is the Director, contributing writer, lecturer, and co-founder (1985) of the Garlic Seed Foundation. He came to live in Rose, NY in 1973. He began transitioning into organic farming in 1979 and completed his farm, Rose Valley in 1984. Rose Valley is one of the first farms to be certified “organic” in New York State.
Guest garlic growers are: Wunderful Life Farm, Jim Miller, LaPlant’s Market along with Amy’s Acres and Young Farm. If you are interested in joining please let us know. The more the merrier.
Since we have an exciting and fun day planned, the market has extended its hours and will be open until 3:00PM on Garlic Day. Market will open with all our favorite farm and craft vendors at 7:30 a.m. as usual.
Join us for a wonderful “garlicky” day!
Market hours: 7:30 AM- 3:00PM – Location: Lyons Central Park, Church St.