Archive for October, 2013

Public Markets Are a Fun Alternative to Busy Grocery Stores

Rochester things to do this weekend

As of National Farmers Market Week, which took place in early August this year, there were more than 8,100 farmers markets listed in the Farmers Market Directory maintained by the USDA. That number represents a 3.6% increase from the year before. In fact, going to public markets is one of the most fun things to do in Rochester NY, and there are many to choose from. With options both right in the city and all over the surrounding area – which is dotted with farms of all sorts – Rochester NY public markets are a great place to find fresh produce, tasty foods, and spend a fun afternoon away from the grocery store.

The autumn might be the best time of year to visit a public market Rochester NY hosts. The fresh air on clear fall days is always fun and, of course, it is apple season. Upstate NY

Read more ...

When Looking for Something Fun in Rochester, Try the Public Market

Rochester zoo

If you ask around for fun things to do in Rochester, many people will tell you to go visit the Rochester farmers market. There are actually several farmers markets in Rochester, including the Brighton Farmers Market, South Wedge Farmers Market, and the Washington Square Farmers market. There are more than 23 in total in and around Rochester, but those are not the markets that people are referring to.

What people really mean when they say the Rochester farmers market is the Rochester NY Public Market. It is a year-round outdoor and indoor market, with three sheds. At the market you can find more than 100 vendors selling produce from their farms, grass-fed and organic meat, cheeses, locally made pasta, and bread, and some semi-famous empanadas. The market is a convenient place to shop even if you receive SNAP be

Read more ...

Fresh Food and Fun at the Rochester Farmer’s Market

Rochester ny market

Among the various fun things to do in Rochester, Rochester farmers markets are among the top of the lists for many Rochester citizens. It may not be like the Lilac, Park Ave, or Corn Hill festivals, but the Rochester Public Market is a lot more than a place to by fresh produce from local farmers.

During the summertime there are several different Rochester farmers markets from which to choose. The most well-known, of course, is the Rochester Public Market. Depending upon the season, the public marketing offers different events that will appeal to almost everyone.

In 2010, the Rochester Public Market won that year’s America’s Favorite Farmer’s Market contest. The American Farmland Trust sponsors the contest, and the winner is chosen by votes that are cast by its supporters. Among the special events that

Read more ...

Visit an Outdoor Market for a More Relaxing Shopping Experience

Rochester ny public market

On a typical day, more than 30 million Americans will head to the grocery store. While some of them are just looking to buy something quick for dinner, others might be stocking their shelves for the week ahead. Whatever the case may be, heading to the grocery store is hardly ever fun, even if you have found some local coupon deals that help cut costs. Grocery stores could have long lines and crowded aisles that make simply buying food a stressful time. Fortunately, the Rochester NY markets that are located outdoors provide a nice alternative.

While they might not have all of the amenities and brand names of grocery stores, Rochester NY markets provide lots of great items. And, perhaps most importantly, they are all fresh. Because all of the food that is sold at markets is brought in by local farme

Read more ...