OSWEGO, NY – It would have been hard to ask for better weather on the opening day of the Oswego Farmers’ Market on Thursday evening.
An hour before the event started, West First Street was much quieter than a regular day; but by the 4:30 p.m. starting time it was clear that people were excited to see what vendors were offering.
“Things are going smoothly,” said Linda Deyo, market manager for the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce. “There are a lot of people starting to come in and we have a good number of vendors.”
More and more vendors will join the crowd as the season progresses.
Beth Hilton, executive director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, said she was relieved to get the market off to a successful opening night,.
“It’s going great. We have a nice crowd for opening night,” she said.
One market-goer told Oswego County Today that she had to get some kettle corn. While she is out west, she can’t find any as good as she does at Oswego’s farmers’ market.
“I have had some others that was pretty good, just not as good as they make it here,” she explained. “This is the very best.”
She purchased several extra bags; they can be stored in the freezer and enjoyed later, she pointed out.
The market is every Thursday from 4:30-8:30 p.m. on West First Street between Bridge and Oneida streets.
Each Thursday through the summer, the market hosts a different band at 6 p.m. and throughout the season has a variety of different theme nights.
Although every vendor did not participate in the first week, opening night at the market still had a lot to offer.
There were vendors selling fresh produce, homemade candies, bread, flowers, jewelry, bottles of wine, hot food and an assortment of other things.
To protect visitors, the use of bicycles and skateboards are prohibited on West First Street during market hours. For the safety of the pet, as well as the general public, animals are prohibited from the market.
The market area is also smoke-free.
Electronic transactions such as credit, debit or food stamp cards can be accommodated at the chamber’s market booth as customers may purchase tokens that function as cash within the market.
For more information, call Deyo at 343-7681 or visit www.oswegofultonchamber.com