At its meeting this week, the Administrative Services Committee gave a favorable recommendation to a request to extend the Oswego Farmers’ Market by two more weeks. It will run Oct. 20 and 27.
Starting this week, smokers will be asked to refrain from using Tobacco products at the Oswego Farmers’ market. The Tobacco Free Network of Oswego County, with the support of the city of Oswego, the Oswego County Health Department and the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, announced the market will be a tobacco-free event starting Aug. 25.
The children dressed up as various fruits and vegetables, sang and danced, and distributed information on healthy eating choices.
On Aug. 13, the Fulton Farmers’ Market in partnership with Oswego County AmeriCorps and Furenzi Family Day Care, will host a Nutrition Play in which various children from Furenzi Family Day Care will be dressing up as fruits and vegetables.
It would have been hard to ask for better weather on the opening day of the Oswego Farmers’ Market. An hour before the event started, West First Street was much quieter than a regular day; but by the new 4:30 p.m. starting time it was clear that people were excited to see what vendors were offering.
Chamber wants to reverse the Independence Day Parade’s route so that it ends at Fort Ontario this year in keeping with the theme “Back In Time.” The full council will also consider resolutions regarding Pumpkin Fest, the farmers’ market, an Oswego triathlon and the Fulton Jazz Fest.
Several merchants in the Port City are banding together to get the Downtown Oswego Energetic Retailers up and running again. One of their concerns is the way the chamber is handling the weekly farmers’ market during the summer. The merchants need to have a larger voice in how things are being done, they said.
Representatives from Oswego County Opportunitiesâ€™ Cancer Services Program Partnership and the Facilitated Enrollment Department were at the chamber booth at the Oswego Farmersâ€™ Market recently to discuss health insurance options with the community.
Local book clubs have joined forces with the newly formed Oswego Reads to help spread the word about the first community-wide reading initiative. Each week, a table with information about the community read and the Pennies for Peace project as well as the selected book, â€œThree Cups of Tea,â€ will be at the Oswego Farmersâ€™ Market, in front of the riverâ€™s end bookstore. Book club members will be on hand to help with questions about the book, which is available for three age levels – adult, young adult and children â€“ as well as the Pennies for Peace project.
Last week, at the fourth farmersâ€™ market of the season, many people enjoyed the beautiful weather and the products the market has to offer; though some concerns linger regarding the new, earlier schedule.