Small Business Revolution
Last night, Fredonia won the Season 5 Small Business Revolution! Many of our local businesses will be applying for a spot on the show, including the Fredonia Farmer’s Market. We will all support each other in this effort, as if some win, we all win. Please come to Market this Sat. 2/1 to help us make a video to include with our application! We appreciate your continued friendship, business, & encouragement…
Thank you all for voting! Now we wait! The announcement of the winner will take place on Tues. Jan 28 at 8PM. A rally will be held at the 1891 Opera House – get there early! Fredonia was #1 at the last update, but The Dalles was hot on our heels. No matter what, this has been great for our community, & whether we win it or not, we need to keep this ball rolling!
Fredonia Farmer’s Market is a cooperative effort by local family farms & vendors to provide the best in produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, maple products & honey, herbal products, & artisan-quality craft goods. Please continue your support for the Fredonia Small Business Revolution quest: we’re in the top 10 nationally, & Tues. 1/14 at 6:30AM at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House, we’ll find out if we’ve made it into the 5 finalists!
Please come to the announcement event, & continue to share & post #myfredonia… all our local businesses are so important, & we need to support each other in this.
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!
Our website is in the process of renovation & updates, so please keep checking for the most current information as we progress!
Winter Market 2019 – 2020
Thanks to all our customers & friends who turned out last week to help with our photos & video for our Small Business Revolution application! Many businesses have applied, but we feel that we will ALL win in this. The support of our community far & wide has lifted us all up, & we are all grateful.
Come see us this week for great ingredients for your soup pot, & bread to go with it. We have eggs for your breakfast, springrolls & salads for your lunch, to fill out the rest of your meals. And Tom’s hot buckwheat pancakes to feed you while you shop…
All our vendors would love to see you this week! At 11AM, we will be making a video of our market, & would love to have all of our customers & friends share their thoughts about what our market means to our village!
Market is back this week in full force! Last week is the first ever we’ve closed for the weather, but the ice made travel too dangerous. So come visit us this Saturday for al your favorites: spring rolls & salads, baked goods, maple products, eggs, meats, Tom’s buckwheat pancakes, & great company. Stay tuned for upcoming special events!
Put your mudboots on & come visit us at market! It’s dry & warm, & we have lots of yummy foods to cheer you up, DeGolier’s buckwheat pancakes, hot coffee, & good company for this dreary Saturday! #myfredonia
Happy New Year! Come visit us this Saturday for the first market of a brand new decade. All our vendors look forward to serving you for years to come! #myfredonia
Santa will be with us again this week, before he returns to the North Pole to make final preparations for his big trip! Our vendors will have many lovely gift ideas for you, as well as food for your holiday table. Come visit us on the Winter Solstice… we’ll have lots of warmth, light, & love to share!
This Saturday is our annual Holiday Celebration at FFM! Santa Claus will be with us, to listen to those Christmas wishes & perhaps read a story about his adventures. We’ll have some music, & card-making activities for the kids.
Our vendors will have lots of edible goodies for your holiday table, & many lovely handmade local gifts for the ones you love.
Please show your support for the Fredonia Farmer’s Market by attending the Small Business Revolution Rally on 12/11 at 1:30 PM on the steps of Village Hall. See the front page of this last weekend’s Observer for details about this program. FFM has submitted an application to be featured in this program as a venue for many small local businesses
We at FFM love our community, & hope that all our customers & friends will support this effort to build up our village!
In addition to our many varieties of foods, Fredonia Farmers Market vendors offer a great selection of holiday gifts! Handmade jewelry, maple products, lovely herbal & natural lotions, soaps, & remedies, handmade hats, rugs, & yarns, pure beeswax candles, & much more.
Next week, 12/14, we’ll have our Holiday Celebration, with Santa, music, & card-making for the kids. Watch for more info!
Here’s who’s at Winter Market so far this year: DeGolier’s Maple Products, Gong Gardens, Om Nohm Bakery (gluten-free!), Ceres Farm, Fred Farms & Feinen’s (as long as the produce lasts), SpiderHerbs, Standfast Farm, Toboggan Hill Farm, Dandelions & Dreams, Aeress Designs, Fredonia Presbyterian Free-Trade Coffee & Chocolate, Green Heron Growers (sometimes), Jentle Creations, Joy Farms, & Lake Country Baskets.
Come visit us for the best local foods & artisan craft goods, great company, & Tom’s fantastic buckwheat pancakes!
It looks like we’re moving indoors just in time! Come visit this week at the Fredonia Masonic Lodge as we gear up for the new season. Many of our summer vendors stay with us all year, & several folks who sell elsewhere in the summers return to us for the winter (we are the only winter market in the county!). Stay tuned here, on Facebook, in the Dunkirk Observer, & WDOE/KIX for the latest market news & events.
Summer Market 2019
This week will be our last day outdoors – next Sat., Nov.2, we move into winter quarters at the Fredonia Masonic Lodge, hours 10AM – 1PM.
We are celebrating with our annual Halloween Party! We’ll have pumpkin decorating, hot cider & s’mores on Paul’s Rocket Stove, lots of kids’ activities with the Boys & Girls Club, & more. Dress up & come on down…
We also still have lots of produce available, plus baked goods, meat, maple products, & Mr. Tom’s hot pancakes.
We still have lots of great stuff available at outdoor market! Stay tuned for info on next week’s Halloween party, & remember: we’ll be moving indoors on Nov. 2 to winter quarters at the Fredonia Masonic Lodge, hours 10am-1pm
Piles of pumpkins, surfeit of squash, gobs of grapes, mountains of mums! Plus our usual array of goodies… we’ll be waiting for you!
How can it be the end of September already? We’ll be outdoors until the end of October. Come down & stock up on all the freshest fruits & veggies, plus baked goods, meats, & all the other great products we feature every week
This week, one of our favorites, The Dark Road Duo, returns with their harmonica-driven blend of blues/folk/country music. The weather looks like it’ll be sunny & warm, so come on down for music, great food, & visit with your friends
Visit us this week for an amazing selection of fresh local produce for all your canning, freezing, & mealtime needs. As always, we have baked goods, meat, flowers, maple products & honey, and much more in a friendly small-town venue!
RED tomatoes, WHITE potatoes, BLUE grapes! We’ve that & lots more at market this weekend during the Red, White & Blues Festival. Festival music starts at 11, but we’ll be open at 9, so come on down to the party!
We’ll have lots of great foods available for your weekend picnic needs, as well as flowers, plants, & craft goods. We look forward to seeing everyone!
We are excited to welcome back Fredonia native Ben Baker, of Doc Baker’s Traveling Musicological Extravaganza! Ben’s wonderful & unique blend of acoustic folk, blues, & indie rock is always a delightful way to groove while you shop for the finest in local produce, meat, baked goods, plants, & artisan craft goods.
This week, we will welcome Mason Wienke to market. Mason is a young Fredonia boy who was born with clubfeet, & has undergone multiple surgeries during his life to allow him to walk normally. he has written & illustrated a book about his journey, & all sales proceeds are donated to organizations that supported him in his healing. He also is involved with Laces for Braces, which sends foot braces to children with clubfeet in developing nations. Come visit with this inspiring guy, & please consider purchasing his book & wild shoelaces to help other kids!
As always, our vendors have an amazing variety of fresh foods for your table
How can it be August already? Our vendors have loads of produce for your meal & canning needs. We also have lots of meats & baked goods, & plenty of ready-to-eat goodies for when it’s too hot to cook!
This week, we’ll welcome the Old World Warblers with their wild mix of folk, blues, bluegrass, Celtic & swing tunes, starting at 10. We can’t wait! Check them out on Facebook!
Also, the Chaut Co. Office for the Aging will be distributing Farmer’s Market Coupon Books to eligible seniors 60 & over beginning at . For more info, call the OFA at 753-4471
This week, The Dark Road Duo returns with their excellent harmonica-driven blend of blues and folk from 11-12:30. Our vendors have an abundance of produce, meat, baked goods, plants, herbal products, & artisan-quality craft goods available weekly. Come downtown & visit us – we’re a party every Saturday!
Summer (finally) is here! Fred Farm, Feinen’s, & new vendor Fredonia Farm to Table have a wide variety of vegetables & strawberries available, with more ripening every week. Gary Patterson of Garden Gate is back with vegetable & flowering plants, including lovely hanging baskets.
This week (unless it pours), Svenska Spelman returns with Scandinavian traditional folk music. Don Sandy, Kathy Petersen, Tom Gestwicki, & Cheryl Ritch will warm up your dancing feet before you move across the Commons to dance at the Italian Festival.
This we’re excited to welcome back one of our favorite musical guests, Rockabilly Steve & his band/family! They’ll be playing from 11-12:30, so come on down & bop while you shop to their eclectic blend of blues, old rock, country… pretty much everything that gets the joint jumping!
Feinen’s & Fred Farm are back with us for the season… last week the strawberries went mighty fast, so come early.
Saturday is supposed to be a beautiful day, so please come visit us at market for the very best fresh local yummies & fine company!
So last week’s market was wonderful, despite much uncertainty weatherwise! Fiddle Day was postponed till later, as on Friday night the forecast was still very ominous. The Barker Library Plant Swap will take place on June 8. And as soon as our great produce vendors, Fred Farms & Feinen’s, have enough ripe goodies, they will be joining us.
The Vintage Tea Garden is back with us, with her unique planters full of greenery & flowers. Seybold Farm has plentiful rhubarb – get it now while it’s available! Someday Maybe Farm & Standfast Farm offer the very best in meats for your grill, & Gong Gardens has a variety of prepared salads, spring rolls, & veg sushi to go with your meals.
Regular vendors Joy Farms (fresh bread, eggs, & meat), Om Nohm Bakery ( gluten-free & vegan baked goods), DeGolier’s Maple Products, SpiderHerbs & Dandelions & Dreams (pure herbal healthcare goods), Ceres Farm (handspun yarn, handwoven rugs, beeswax candles & raw honey, fruit preserves), and Aeress Designs (handmade jewelry) all look forward to serving you this summer season.
This Saturday we’re moving outside to our summer location on Church St. in downtown Fredonia! Summer hours are 9am-1pm. The weather forecast is looking hopeful, so come on down! Most of our winter vendors will be present, plus as the growing season moves ahead, our summer friends will join us.
We have a busy schedule of music & special events planned for our summer, so keep an eye on our website, our Facebook page, the Observer, & listen to WDOE for all our updates!
Winter Market 2019
This will be the LAST winter market for this season! Next week, May 18, we move to our summer location on Church St. in Fredonia – summer hours are 9am-1pm.
This Saturday our vendors will have plenty of good food for your table, herbal products, & beautiful handmade local craft goods. We will also host the Bud & Bloom Garden Club’s plant sale, just in time for Mother’s Day.
Whoopee! It’s May! This week, we’ll have a food demo with Karen featuring maple products. As always, Tom & Chris DeGolier will have syrup, maple vinegar, & other maple yummies to satisfy your maple cravings.
We will have the finest of baked goods, meats, eggs, honey, fruit preserves, fresh greens & spring rolls for your table, as well as artisan-quality handspun yarn, rag rugs, jewelry, & herbal products.
It’s the last market for April, & we’re itching to get outdoors (May 18)! Come visit us this week for the best greens, baked goods, eggs, maple products, & meats. As always, Tom will have free, hot, buckwheat pancakes for your breakfast!
Visit us this Saturday for holiday meal ideas! We have plenty of eggs, baked goods (including gluten-free & vegan), a variety of carefully raised meats, & much more.
Joy Farms has lots of pork, including chops, steaks, smoked chops, & ham steaks. Be sure to come early if you want Rosie’s artisan breads – she always sells out!
Toboggan Hill has added ham loaf to their extensive offerings of meats.
See you Saturday!
Come see us for the freshest, most lovingly produced food around! We are so grateful for our customers, & always look forward to seeing you.
We are planning a spectacular summer market, with lots of music & special events, as well as our many great vendors. We move outdoors on May 18!
It’s officially SPRING! To celebrate, Fredonia Farmer’s Market will be having a Vendor Chili Cook-off this Saturday from 11am – 1pm. Our folks will be sure to have a wide variety of chili recipes for you to taste… vote for your favorites monetarily in our jars. All proceeds will be split between our FFM equipment fund & the Friendly Kitchen. And there will be Girl Scout cookie sales in case you need dessert!
In addition to our usual great vendors, this week we’ll have live Irish music with Viol Habits, playing jigs, reels, & hornpipes to dance you through your shopping!
We also will have Girl Scouts with COOKIES! Please support these troops in their mission to teach our girls how to grow into strong, capable women.
(Besides, the cookies will give you energy to dance to the jigs!)
Come to market this week & celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with Green Eggs & Ham for the kids, & maybe some stories too! Dress up like your favorite Dr. Seuss character! If you don’t like green eggs, there are always Mr. Tom’s pancakes…
In addition to all of our wonderful vendors, this week we will have a food demo with Karen Taverna featuring a carrot-squash Thai soup! Samples & recipes to warm your tummy!
Also, Mask FX with Perpetua returns with out-of-this-world facepainting – couldn’t we all use a little makeover during these dreary winter days?
Another Saturday in this crazy up & down, cold & warm winter! What’ll it be like this week? Whatever the weather, we’ll be here at market to welcome you.
Gong Gardens is carrying fresh lettuces & kale from Feinen’s.
Our newest vendor, Lana’s The Little House, offers an amazing variety of teas & tea accessories to cheer & warm these bleak winter days.
Planning a special Valentine’s Day dinner for your loved ones? We’ve got the ingredients to make it spectacular! We have meats, baked goods, maple products & honey, jams & jellies, fresh salads & spring rolls, handmade gift ideas, & natural body care & herbal products.
Feb 2. Groundhog Day!
The National Weather Svc. is forecasting 35 balmy degrees this Saturday! So come out of your hole & join us for a wonderful selection of foods, hot pancakes, & warm company!
More snow & cold in the forecast, but we’ll be waiting for you with hot pancakes & Joan’s coffee. We’ll be announcing some special events for February, so stay tuned. See you Saturday!
Saturday Jan. 19
They’re calling for a snowstorm & bitter cold beginning at 1:00pm Saturday, so come visit Market in the morning for comfort food to tide you over! We look forward to serving you!
Saturday Jan 12
It’s COLD! Come to market & pick up soup fixings & delicious bread, salad & spring rolls, yummy desserts. Enjoy hot pancakes & warm company!
Saturday Jan 5
Happy New Year! We wish to thank all our patrons & friends for a wonderful 2018, & go forward with the mission of nurturing our market to make it even better in 2019.
Please join us this week! We’re happy to welcome back the Zollingers with their smoked turkey, & the DeGoliers will return from their holidays with maple products & pancakes.
SpiderHerbs & Dandelions & Dreams will have herbal offerings to soothe your sniffles & dry skin. All our usual vendors look forward to welcoming you.
Our new kids’ table will have free drawing supplies & origami paper to keep the younger folks busy, & we always have yarn for cat’s cradle (the rage that’s swept the market!)
Winter Market 2018
Saturday Dec. 22
We have food for your holiday table and last-minute gift ideas for those you love!
Last Saturday, Santa had such a good time with us that he’s taking a quick break before his World Tour 2018 to join us this week. Our Kids’ Art Table was such a hit that we’ll be making it a continuing thing weekly.
See you Saturday!
Saturday Dec. 15
This week we will be celebrating the Winter Holidays! Join us for live music, kids’ activities, facepainting, & more. The Boys & Girls Club will be selling lovely poinsettias to raise funds for their many children’s programs. Whether you need food for your table or gift ideas for those you love, our many vendors are here to serve you.
We are still collecting non-perishable food items & cash for the Friendly Kitchen & the Fredonia Food Pantry. FFM strives to make the table longer for our neighbors in need.
Saturday Dec. 8
Please join us for our usual offerings of food & artisan crafts! Relax with pancakes & good company… & please consider donating to our collection of cash & non-perishable food items for the Friendly Kitchen & the Fredonia Food Pantry.
Stay tuned for news of our Holiday Celebration on Dec. 15, including music, kids’ crafts, face-painting, & maybe a special visitor!
Saturday Dec. 1
It’s DECEMBER! Come to market this week for soup fixings, herbal sniffle-soothers, & good company. And peruse our holiday gift ideas: warm woolies, maple syrup & fruit preserves, dried natural wreaths & décor.
Please consider donating non-perishable food items or cash to our collection basket for the Friendly Kitchen & the Fredonia Food Pantry!
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