Our mission is to provide a marketplace for high quality locally grown food and handcrafted products for the community, offer healthy food options, promote a strong local economy, and contribute to the preservation of small family farms.
Thanks to all our wonderful patrons!
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Winter Market 2018
Escape the Black Friday madness, & shop in our relaxed & family-friendly market! All of us who are a part of the Fredonia Farmer’s Market are truly thankful for our customers & the community of supporters who make our market thrive.
Now through Dec. 15, we are collecting non-perishable food items & cash donations for the Friendly Kitchen & the Fredonia Food Pantry. Please consider giving generously our effort to support these 2 local causes.
Saturday Nov. 17
Hopefully, this week won’t be so snowy! Despite last week’s storm, 8 vendors got to market, & we had a surprising number of customers. Join us this Saturday to stock up for your Thanksgiving celebrations. More vendors will be joining us, including Green Heron & Standfast Farm.
For the next month, as a way of paying forward the blessings that our market receives from our loyal customers & community, we will be collecting non-perishable food & monetary donations for the Friendly Kitchen. Please help us support our neighbors who need us!
Saturday Nov. 10
Join us this week for our second week of winter market, 10am-1pm, at the Fredonia Masonic Lodge! Last week we had so many vendors that we were crowded! Most of our regular winter vendors are back, in addition to several summer farms who are trying winter mkt for the first time. We also have some brand-new folks joining us. As always, Tom DeGolier has free pancakes for everyone!
This Saturday, Nov. 3, we are finally moving in out of the cold & rain! We will be back at the Fredonia Masonic Lodge on East Main Street, 10am -1pm
Many of our summer vendors continue throughout winter, & we have some new vendors as well. And, as always, DeGolier’s Maple Products will be serving up free hot pancakes!
2018 Summer Market
this will be our last outdoor market for the season: next week we move indoors to the Masonic Lodge, 10am-1pm.
Due to last Saturday’s awful weather forecast, we postponed our Halloween celebration until this week. So, wear your costume to market on Saturday! We will have pumpkin decorating & trick-or-treating for the kids, in addition to our usual bountiful selections of produce, baked goods, meats, eggs, plants, & artisan craft goods!
Due to the dismal weather forecast, we are postponing pumpkin decorating & trick-or-treating until next week, Oct.27! See you then!
This week at market, we will be celebrating Halloween a little early! Come on down in your costume & decorate a pumpkin, & do a little trick-or-treating.
Also this week, we will be collecting food for the Feeding Fredonia Challenge. Please consider sharing with our community members who are in need!
In addition to our excellent foods, crafts, & plants, this week we have two special events:
The Barker Commons Improvement Project will be at Market. Members of the design consultant team will be present share information & listen to input about potential restorations & improvements. This is an important opportunity for us all to understand & participate in the vision for our Commons! The team will be at Market from 9AM-1PM.
FFM is also very pleased to welcome Rockabilly Steve & BR3 back to our street stage! They were with us earlier in the season, & had us all dancing in our stalls… bop while you shop, from 11AM-1PM
The smell of grapes is in the air,& the canning kettles are going full blast! Join us at Market this week for a food demo by our own Karen Taverna of Aeress Designs: make your own locally-sourced marinara sauce.
Whether you’re shopping for dinner, or storing up for winter, FFM is the place to shop!
Elvis is coming to Market! Rock while you shop this Saturday to three decades of Elvis hits with nationally-known young tribute artist Nathan Pittendorf. He will be performing live on Church St. from 11am-12:30pm.
FFM provides the very best in produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, plants, & artisan-quality crafts, & music to feed your soul!
This week’s featured vendor is Fred Farms of Dunkirk. This farm was started by Roberto and Milagro Fred in 1990, on Temple Road. They began with 400 acres, mostly producing grapes. Over the years, they have changed the focus of their production to stay attuned to an ever-changing market picture. These days, in addition to their fields, their six greenhouses have expanded the scope of their produce to include oranges and bananas!
90% of the produce the Freds sell is homegrown. If you drive out Temple Road between Willow Road & the railroad tracks, you see some of the fields of tomatoes, other vegetables, & blueberry bushes that this hardworking family raise.
In the near future, the addition of a commercial kitchen will expand their product base to include preserves & canned goods.
Roberto is one of seven brothers, who had the good fortune to marry seven sisters. He & Milagro have five children, who all have found success in professional lives.
Fred Farms is present at five farmer’s markets locally, in addition to the Temple Rd. stand, which is open seven days a week.
Stop down at FFM on Saturdays, or visit the Fred Farm on Temple Rd to meet Roberto & Millie , & experience their family-grown goodies!
Red, White, & Blues in Fredonia! We will start the day off at Market with The Dark Road Duo -9:30-11am – a FFM favorite featuring harmonica-driven blues & folk with Vic & Cinde
11am-1pm EatSmartNY Food Demo with Angie – this weeks yummy: Watermelon & Fruit Salad
Stop down at Market this week for all your Labor Day picnic yummies! Meats for the grill, beautiful veggies, & supersweet varieties of WATERMELON!
Stay tuned: next week’s featured vendors – Milagro & Roberto Fred. Sept 8 we will have live music & food demos
Great news! The village has approved our request to create 2 temporary handicapped parking spots for our market patrons. These will be marked & available during market hours. The spaces will be in the “no parking here to corner” spots on Day St. on either side of Church St.
This week’s featured vendors are Richard & Marcia Feinen. They have been a fixture at a number of local farmers markets for many years. Seeing their old red truck traveling into town on Saturday mornings, laden with produce & flowers, is an apt illustration of the old phrase “the fruits of their labors”.
The farm has been in the Feinen family for three generations. Dick’s grandfather emigrated from Germany & began farming in Sheridan. When Dick graduated from school in 1963, he went into the business with his father & brothers. He has been working the 200-acre farm on his own since 1980. Dick & Marcia have three children, two daughters in the medical profession, & a son who is the Sheridan Highway Superintendent.
The Feinen farm produces everything from apricots to zucchini. All seedlings are started in their own greenhouses. In addition to selling at multiple farmer’s markets, the Feinens have a stand at the farm on the corner of Rts. 20 & 39.
Whether you shop at Farmer’s Market , or visit the stand, whether you need one tomato or are ready to can, Dick & Marcia & their employees would love to serve you!
no special events planned for this week, just tons of the very best in fresh produce, baked goods, meats, eggs, & artisan craft goods!
Aug. 11 National Farmers Market Week
come celebrate with us! We will have Kids’ Yoga with Rebecca 10:15 – 11am, and Angie from EatSmart NY will do a food demo from 11am -1pm. This week’s treat: Super Sundaes! Yummy!
Kids’ Yoga with Rebecca – 10:15 – 11:00am – bring mats or towels if you wish – $3 suggested donation
Dark Road Duo – 11:00 – 12:30- Harmonica-driven eclectic blues & folk with Harmonica Vic & Cinde on guitar & vocals. Check them out at darkroadduo.wixsite.com!
We have a new vendor, The Vintage Teagarden! Unusual, beautiful things crafted from salvaged & recycled materials! Check them out on Face Book… & at Market!
Northern Chautauqua County Suzuki students will present music from 11am – 12:30pm, plus free keyboard mini-lessons for the public
Doc Baker’s Musicological Extravaganza 11-12:30 – Fredonia native Ben Baker returns for a hometown performance of his unique blend of acoustic, folk, & indie rock, dubbed “Northern Americana”
EatSmartNY Food Demo with Angie – 11am – 1pm: this week – Strawberry Salsa
Svenska Spelman – 11am – 12:30pm traditional Scandinavian dance music
new fruit & veggies coming in every week, mouthwatering baked goods (including gluten-free & vegan), meats, eggs, plants, & artisan crafts