OSWEGO, NY – Oswego Farmers’ Market Manager Gail Goebricher of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce joined forces with members of the Farmers’ Market Federation of New York to help set up and prepare the NYS Farmers’ Market and Pride of New York displays at the New York State Fair in Syracuse.
Representatives also manned the booth as fairgoers could purchase fresh produce each day.
Located in the Horticulture Building, the display showcased the wide variety of fruits and vegetables that can be found at local farmers’ markets throughout New York State and educated fair goers about the importance of adding fresh, local food into their diet.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œItÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s was a great display that focused on the benefits of shopping at your local farmers market,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Goebricher.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œFarmers’ markets provide community members with the opportunity to purchase locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, sweet and savory baked goods, farm fresh eggs, wine, jellies, maple products and much more.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â It also serves to help bring the community together and support local agricultureÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
The Oswego market is held each Thursday from 5 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ 9 p.m. on West First Street through Oct. 9.
The Fulton Farmers’ Market is held each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Canal Point Landing parking lot on Route 481 in downtown Fulton through Oct. 25.
For more information on the Oswego or Fulton farmers’ markets, contact the chamber at 343-7681.