As part of a regionwide program to celebrate National Farmers' Market Week, the Fredonia Farmers' Market will sponsor cooking events for both adults and children on Saturday.
The children's program will begin at 10 a.m. with local librarian Kathleen Peterson reading "Who Grew My Soup?" by Tom Darbyshire. Afterward, children will be escorted through the market to purchase vegetables from the vendors to make a pot of community soup. When completed, market patrons will be able to enjoy free samples.
From 10 a.m. to noon, Hannah Farley from Chautauqua County Rural Ministries will demonstrate how to make easy refrigerator pickles using produce from local farms.
These programs are funded in part by a grant from the NYS Dept. of Agriculture and Markets Fresh Connect program.
The Fredonia Farmers Market is located on Church Street in front of Village Hall. Market hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday through the end of October.
Local vendors sell fresh produce and fruits, humanely raised meats and poultry, honey, maple products, free range eggs, bread, baked goods, fresh flowers, knitted wear, beach glass jewelry, baskets, and much more.
EBT benefits, WIC checks, and FMNP Senior Nutrition checks are accepted at the Fredonia Farmers Market for approved food items.
The Fredonia Farmers' Market is a participating market in the Double Up Food Bucks program, a privately funded incentive program which doubles the value of SNAP benefits up to $20 weekly for fruit and vegetables purchased at the market.