OVID, N.Y. — The Ovid Farmers Market will be opening this Friday, June 19th from 3PM to 7PM, on the lawn area closest to Main Street in front of the Three Bears complex. After a successful first season, the market has expanded its season by opening earlier and will be closing later. Shop every Friday from now until Friday, September 25th.
Come and find local, fresh produce of all kinds! Fresh picked right down the road. Also, there will be farm fresh eggs, local maple syrup, local honey, fresh baked goods including pies, breads, cookies, and sweet rolls and cut flowers and flower arrangements. What better way to spend a Friday afternoon than buying fresh and local.
The market will have produce vendors that accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons (given to senior citizens who qualify and to WIC recipients) and SNAP recipients will be able to spend their SNAP benefits on any SNAP eligible items at the market. For every $5 a SNAP recipient spends from their benefits, they will receive a free $2 coupon to spend at the market.
We all want to experience some normal activities again, but please remember to wear a mask (as all of the vendors and managers will be doing), keep socially distanced from others, use the hand sanitizer that will be placed at every vendor booth and please stay home if you are not feeling well. Also, we ask that you not touch vendor products, but instead let them bag your items.
All of our safety precautions are to protect you, your family and the vendors. Thank you for being courteous and helping us to keep your market a safe, enjoyable place to shop. For updates and market information, we now have a Facebook page, @ovidfarmersmarket, so please like and share the page.
The key to this community farmers’ market is promoting locally grown and produced items and providing residents with access to local, fresh fruits and vegetables and other products. We have the vendors coming to the market, now all we need are customers! So plan to attend this Friday and every Friday through the end of September, rain or shine! Hope to see you there!
If you have any questions, contact Patti at Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension at 315-539-9251 or email@example.com.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Seneca County
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