October is here! So is our Market!!!

The weather forecast for the market sounds like it will a changeable Fall day – on the cool side and chance of showers. Bundle up and bring an umbrella just in case, but we have lots of canopies you can dart under if showers fall.

The Aurora Farmers Market is open from 9am – 1pm every Saturday through the last weekend in October, located at the Wells College softball field parking lot, on the corner of Route 90 and Poplar Ridge Road. Come by, come buy!

Below is the list of vendors who we know will be at the Farmers Market this week. Will we see YOU there?

Aurora Ridge Gardens will offer a good variety of seasonal vegetables.

Byler’s Baked Goods makes delicious breads, pies, turnovers, cookies, sweet rolls, jams and jellies. Emma also sells homemade quilts.

Colgan Farms features locally grown, gourmet hard neck garlic varieties, as well as some handcraft items.

Dragonfly Hill Farm offers vegetables, fruits, farm fresh brown eggs, and handmade alpaca wool crafts. Mark reports that this week, he will apples, grapes, Asian pears, Broccoli, Roma tomatoes, potatoes, butternut squash, garlic, onions, and red bell peppers. Dragonfly Hill Farm is a participant in the Farmers Market Nutrition Program, accepting WIC and Senior FMNP checks.  If you don’t know what this is, get information on the eligibility requirements for these nutritional support programs at the Farmers Market management booth.

Gimme Waffles by Seed Born Foods LLC will serve up delicious gluten-free waffles with homemade toppings, both sweet and savory, homemade dairy-free ice cream, and fudge.

Knob Hill Hog Farm offers USDA-certified lean pork products, including bacon, chops and roasts, all produced without antibiotics or hormones.

Kozlowski Honey will have Raspberry sourced honey, a fruity spring honey, and a smooth summer blend of wildflowers honey

Red Head Ranch Soaps makes a variety of handmade, all natural, cold process goat milk soaps and vegan Castile soaps, scented with essential oils.

Ridge Run Garlic will have Austrian Hard stem and Spicy Italian Red Soft stem braids and loose garlic.  They are great for cooking and as gifts!

San Pedro Sister Community Project
volunteers sell brightly colored, handmade bags and hammocks, and handmade cards by the women of Sacacoyo, El Salvador.  As a fundraiser, the volunteers also sell Equal ExchangeÔ  Fair Trade-certified coffees (whole bean and ground), tea, cocoa, chocolate bars, and almonds.

Standing Stone Honey Bee Products will include pumpkins. and honey products including fresh honeycomb, pure honey and creamed honey, and beeswax candles.

This week, we will have two special guests:

  • Cooperative Extension nutrition educator Becky Crawford will be back, whipping up free samples of delicious treats using seasonal fruits and offering recipes.
  • Chris M. will be back, offering acoustical music, starting at 10am. Chris is volunteering his time and talent, so if you like his music, think about throwing a little something in his tip jar as a “thank you”.

The Aurora Farmers Market is a project of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment and Wells College. The 2016 season Farmers Market manager is a Wells student, Shania Dauphinais ’18. Joining Shania to help out at the market is Fall Market Intern Elizabeth Reeve ’17.

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