OCO Community Service Center to host Mexico Farmers’ Market

MEXICO, NY – Residents in Mexico and the surrounding area will have the opportunity to enjoy the goodness of fresh fruit and vegetables as OCO’s Community Service Center, 5871 Scenic Ave., will host the Mexico Farmers’ Market.

An initiative of the Nutrition Collaboration of Oswego County, the Mexico Farmers’ Market will be held August 7 from 4 to 7 p.m.

According to Amy Roland, director of OCO Nutrition Services and a member of the Nutrition Collaboration, a variety of vendors will be offering a selection of in-season local produce, non-profits displaying their services and Garafalo’s Food truck will be on hand as well.

“We are excited to be bringing a farmers’ market to Mexico,” said Roland. “The Nutrition Collaboration has been working on the concept of a farmers’ market in Mexico for more than year. Making fresh fruits and vegetables readily available fits nicely with the Nutrition Collaboration’s mission of promoting proper nutrition. The focus of the Nutrition Collaboration is to increase individuals knowledge of nutrition and educate them so that they may make informed decisions about proper nutrition for themselves and their families. Our members work together to positively affect nutrition, wellness, and hunger in Oswego County.”

The Mexico Farmers’ Market will promote local agriculture and the many types of produce and products that are grown and harvested in Oswego County.

In addition to the variety of vendors, the market will host food tasting and demonstrations during each market and the committee is currently planning on having entertainment on hand as well.

For more information on the market or how to join the market as a vendor, contact Roland at (315) 598-4712, ext. 1811.