Tuesday, 24 January 2017 12:08

Farmer's Market Undergoes Positive Transformation for 2017

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Farmer's Market Undergoes Positive Transformation for 2017 Emily Purce photo

The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce announced today the newest renovation of the Oswego and the Fulton Farmers Markets.

 "The 2017 Fulton Farmer's Market has a new home! Bullhead Point, at 711 West Broadway, is where we will be from here on in, and we couldn't be more excited!" said Jackie Zaborowski, the Farmer Market Manager at the Chamber. "I am currently going through market manager training with Farmers Market Federation of New York to ensure our market continues to be the high quality, farmer friendly place that it has always been."

Changes are also being made to the Oswego market as well. The first change is in the direction in which the market will face. "Inward," said Zaborowski. "This will increase our ability to keep the market a safe place to be, for all shoppers." The market will now face the center of W. First Street, utilizing the center of the street for market shoppers. In addition, they will have acoustic music throughout the market. The musicians will be allowed to take "tips" and sell their merchandise. Zaborowski has committed to the regulated 60% of participants being local farmers and limit community tables to two per week only.

One major change will be to secure service, student, and other organizations to be on hand at each market to carry purchases for seniors, back to their vehicles and thereby allowing for the ability to make larger purchases each week.

"Becoming certified will help to bring new resources to our market, resources that we have not been able to obtain in the past," stated Zaborowski. "In addition, we are also trying to secure shuttles for the Fulton location (only) in order to make market-going for our seniors there, a breeze!"

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