Tuesday, July 27, 2010

2011 Rochester Public Market calendar

The 2011 Rochester Public Market calendar highlights farmers on their farms as well as vendors at the market. The market is open year-round with farmers vendors selling cold-storage produce in the winter and freshly picked local produce and flowers in the spring, summer and fall. Speciality vendors sell fish, coffee, bakery cakes, cookies, and breads as well as kitchen utensils, clothing and spices. The calendar is for sale, $12.00.
To purchase the calendar, contact Margaret at mwmiyake@hotmail.com

At the market and on the farm

When Cole comes with his dad to the market, often he is selling flowers or vegetables he picked the day before.

His dad's zinnia field is a like a rainbow--pinks, yellows, reds, oranges and whites. When driving by, one has to be careful to watch the road, not look at the field. Jeff isn't liable for accidents!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Meeting at the Market

Meeting at the Market features farmers on their farms and at the Rochester Public Market, Rochester, New York. I visited and photographed local farmers to help understand what brings them to the market week after week. Each family has been farming and selling their produce at the market for many years. their farms, some over a hundred acres and other less than ten, are the source of their livelihood.

Jeff Werner and his son Cole are picking eggplant to bring to the Rochester Public Market, Rochester, New York. Jeff's farm is in Rush, New York. His family has been farming since the mid-1980s.