Clinton Farmers Market opens for season June 6

Nicole A. Hawley
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Posted 5/30/19

CLINTON — Fresh from the farm produce, craft items, flowers, plants and everything “local” will make its way to one of the largest farmers’ markets in the region — the Clinton Farmers …

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Clinton Farmers Market opens for season June 6

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CLINTON — Fresh from the farm produce, craft items, flowers, plants and everything “local” will make its way to one of the largest farmers’ markets in the region — the Clinton Farmers Market.

Opening day will be Thursday, June 6, and the market will run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each consecutive Thursday through Oct. 3. There will be no extended hours in 2019.

“We’re looking forward to another successful season at the Clinton Farmers Market,” said Clinton Chamber Executive Director Jackie Walters. “The Clinton Farmers Market is one of the largest markets in the Mohawk Valley region with over 70 vendors filling the Village Green on Thursdays from June 6 until Oct. 3.  They sell locally grown fruits, vegetables, fresh-cut and dried flowers, jams, jellies, meats and cheeses, maple syrup, honey, baked goods, and much more.”

Walters said shoppers can also expect to find a selection of handmade arts and crafts items including watercolor paintings, jewelry, clothing, and many other interesting items for sale. 

“The location of the Clinton Farmers Market provides the picturesque farmers market setting for visitors,” Walters said. “It’s bustling activity and occasional live music make it a great place to spend the day with family and friends.”

The Clinton Farmers Market accepts EBT SNAP benefits. Look for the information tent at the market under the “Use Your SNAP Benefits Card to Get Tokens Here” banner. Shoppers can use their EBT SNAP benefits to purchase tokens at the manager’s booth.

Tokens can buy fruits, vegetables, plants that produce food, breads, meat, fish, poultry, dairy products, maple and honey products, seeds for plants that produce food, baked goods intended for home consumption, jams and sauces.   

POP Program

Returning this year will be the Power of Produce (POP) Kids Club — a free program for children. POP Club kids receive $2 tokens to spend on produce at the market. This year the program will be available every week. To register or for more information, patrons are asked to visit the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce tent at the market.

Also by visiting the chamber information booth, customers can check out the free activities held each week for kids ages 5-12. There will be free POP tote bags for children who register, with a limited number of bags available.

The program, supported last year by a Community Heath Award from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield insurance, is designed to educate children about making healthier food choices, empowering them to make healthier food purchases and introducing them to where their food comes from. The driving theme behind the program is to encourage the development of healthy eating habits at an early age.  

Children register to participate in the program by completing and signing a “Passport to Health” at the market. A parent’s signature is required for each child registration completed. As they attend market sessions, their Passport to Health card is marked for their attendance and they receive $2 in wooden tokens to spend on fresh fruit and vegetables during each market visit. 

SNAP Tokens

The Clinton Farmers Market accepts SNAP tokens. Customers are asked to stop by the Clinton Chamber Information Booth for more information.  

Coupons

Patrons can get a $2 FreshConnect Check (FCC) for every $5 in SNAP benefits used at the Clinton Farmers Market.  The FreshConnect Checks can be used at all vendors who accept SNAP.  To learn more, visit: freshconnect.ny.gov.

Entertainment

Those who attend the weekly event will have the opportunity to experience the Clinton Farmers Market while listening to music from local musicians who donate their time to entertain market goers.

The type of music will change from week-to-week and can be a solo act or an entire band of music makers. Other forms of entertainment are also welcomed. 

Styles of music may range from blues, jazz and pop to bluegrass, folk, country, or Americana. Tips for the musicians are appreciated.

Vendors for 2019

B & B Burnables of Constableville
Candles, votives, potpourri oils, perfumed body oils, incense sticks 
bpainter@twcny.rr.com

• Barbie Fashions By Caryl of Rome
Barbie and American Girl doll clothes 
spinkcj@twcny.rr.com

• Bell Tower Order of the Eastern Star of Clinton
Hot dogs, cold sodas and snacks (chips).

• Bolivers Gold & Silversmith of Croghan
Solid sterling silver necklaces, bracelets, rings, anklets, earrings and pendants.

• The Cabbage Cove Richfield Springs
Fermented cabbage.
thecabbagecove@gmail.com 

• Cats in the Attic Cards of New Hartford
Homemade cards and gift boxes.
catsintheatticcards@gmail.com  

• Champagnes Gourmet Bacon of Herkimer
(Accepts SNAP)
Bacon chocolate, bacon novelties. 
mcchamp1@msn.com 

• Cheese Filled of Syracuse
Cheese filled, pepperoni, pickles, summer sausage, spread and pickled pepperoni.
cheesefilledcompany@yahoo.com 

• Clinton Historical Society of Clinton
Books and memorabilia.

• Common Thread CSA  of Madison
(Accepts SNAP, FCC and FMNP)
Mixed vegetables and herbs, CSA
info@commonthreadcsa.com

• Conley Farm of Lee Center
Goat milk soap and lotion, wool dryer balls, upcycled feed bag, cookies, muffins, jam, farm pictures, pastured raised chicken and eggs.
amymconley23@gmail.com

• The Cremeria of Clinton
Freshly made gelatos and sorbets of varying flavors. 
Info@thecremeria.com

• Dark Hollow Farms of Smyrna
Fresh cut/dried flowers, fresh cut herbs, vegetable, flower, herb plants, maple syrup.

• Dianne Porcelain of Vernon
Hand painted porcelain.
granmadede@@aol.com 

• Drover Hill Farm of Earlville
Pasture raised beef, pork, lamb and chicken.
droverhill@aol.com 

• Exeter Park Produce and Garlic of West Winfield
(Accepts SNAP & FCC)
Naturally-grown produce and herbs; culinary and seed garlic.  Eggs, hens, bison meat. Pies, breads and rolls, cookies, jams and jelly.  Cut fresh and dried flowers.
exeterparkny@gmail.com 

• Floral Root of Canajoharie
Succulents – soft and hardy. Herbs – annual and perennial. Cut flowers.
lmdean23@gmail.com 

• Friendly Designs of New Hartford

Handmade aprons, summer dresses for kids and adults. Purses, wall hangings 
catherinedesigns123@gmail.com 

• Fruit of the Fungi of Earlville
(Accepts SNAP and FCC)
Mushrooms – fresh and dried.
kc@fruitofthefungi.com  

• G & M Farms of Morrisville
(Accepts SNAP, FCC and FMNP)
Fresh produce, jam, hot sauce, salsa and pickles. 
info@gandmfarms.com  

• Gentle Breeze Alpacas of Burlington Flats (August – October Only)
Alpaca products, yarn rolling, hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, socks, rugs and honey.
gbreeze@oecblue.com 

• Goatchard Farms of Vernon
(Accepts SNAP, FCC and FMNP)
Goatmilk soap, lotions, bees wax products, hops, honey, honey straws, organic 
vegetables, lip balms, eggs, mushrooms, popcorn seed, gen corn.
tgeer2@yahoo.com  

• Grandma & Grandpa’s Kettle Corn & Lemon Blizzard’s Affair of Liverpool
Kettle corn, lemonade and waffles with fruit and ice cream.

rbobandanna@aol.com 

• The Grapevine Restaurant of New Hartford
Gyros, grape leaves and wraps.

• Gypsy Girl Pizza of Sherrill
On-site wood fired pizza.
gourmetgypsygirl@gmail.com 

• Heidelberg Bread of Herkimer
Pies, pastries, cookies, baguettes, specialty flavored breads and rolls.
heidelbergcafe@mail.com 

• Hidden Hearts Honey of Syracuse
(Accepts SNAP and FCC)
Honey, honey products, beeswax candles, beeswax wrapping cloth, lip balms. 
hiddenheartshoney@gmail.com 

• Hunka Foods of Baldwinsville
Specialty baked goods: gluten free, dairy free, vegan, paleo, cookies, bars, cake, cupcakes, muffins, brownies, etc. 
suzanthony@hunkafoods.com 

Impressions by Linda of Clayville
Photography and decoratively framed inspirational sayings; water colored and photo 
cards.
Labraham26@aol.com 

• In the Fold Apparel of Whitesboro
Tie dyed clothing and accessories.
info@inthefoldapp.com 

• Jakes Bakes of Clinton
Wheat-free dog treats.
marylisa.nolan@yahoo.com  

• Jones Family Farm of Herkimer
(Accepts SNAP and FCC)
Cheeses: goat, sheep, cow; aged, semi-aged and fresh meats, and frozen desserts
info@anotherjonesfamilyfarm.com 

• Kara’s Lemonade/ Spring Creek Farm of Trenton Falls
Fresh squeezed lemonade, produce, handmade signs, cutting boards, fresh flowers.
karakeeley1@gmail.com 

• Kid’s Market, Inc. of New Hartford
(Accepts SNAP, FCC and FMNP)
Homegrown fruits and vegetables, homemade baked goods and fruit breads; fall deco including pumpkins, gourds, corn stalk and potted flowers.
Amy_m_benoit@yahoo.com 

• Kingfisher Farm of Clinton
(Accepts SNAP, FCC and FMNP)
Certified organic fruit and vegetables; eggs from free-range chickens.
Redwingfarm.jason@gmail.com 

• Kingsley Street Artisan Soaps of North Syracuse
Handmade cold process soaps, shea and aloe lotion, sugar scrubs, soy blended candle, lip balms and scrubs, natural deodorant, clay and mud masks, bath bombs, natural bug spray, loofah foot scrubs, foot care products, facial creams, men’s shaving products.
kt1140@gmail.com 

• Kirkland Art Center of Clinton
Marketing and display table to showcase upcoming classes, events, programs.
director@kacny.org 

• Kirkland NY Trails of Kirkland
Marketing and display table to showcase Kirkland Trails. Connecting multi-use trails, paths, and bike lanes in the Town of Kirkland to provide the community with safe routes for recreation and transportation. 

• Kirkland Town Library of Clinton
Story time; kids/youth vendor.
Clinton@midyork.org 

• Lan’s Flower Farm of Clay
Perennials.
lff@lansflowerfarm.com 

• Matteson’s Market of Woodgate
(Accepts SNAP, FCC and FMNP)
Woodgate, NY – 315-571-5600
Produce, baked goods, frozen homemade meals and stuffed breads, flowers and herbs. mattesonsmarket@aol.com

• Michael T’s of New Hartford
Pasta, meatballs, greens, riggies, grilled chicken, salads and soups.
mchlt65@yahoo.com 

• M.Y. Farm/Mizrahi Manor Granola of Sherburne
(Accepts SNAP and FCC)
Handcrafted farmhouse granola (vegan and gluten free), pork, beef, chicken, eggs 
robin@mmgranola.com 

• Napoli’s Italian Bakery & Deli of Utica
Tomato pies, hard crust bread, shells and dough.

• Original Herkimer Cheese of Herkimer
Artisan cheese spreads and cheddar cheese products.
abasloe@originalherkimercheese.com 

• Pickle Hill Farm of Fort Plain
(Accepts SNAP, FCC and FMNP)
Fruits, vegetables, eggs.

• Pleasant Valley Farm & Bakery of Hubbardsville
Baked goods and berries in season.
pleasantvalleyfarm@ymail.com

• Promised Land Farm & BBQ of Frankfort
Ready to eat barbecue sandwiches, tacos, meals to go, meat sales of beef, pork and lamb.
pldfarm@aol.com 

• Quarry Brook Farms of Sherburne
(Accepts SNAP and FCC)
Certified Organic: Grass-fed beef and lamb; pastured, no-soy pork, poultry and eggs. Organic seasonal produce.
adam@quarrybrookfarms.com

• Redmond’s Red Deer Farm of Holland Patent
(Accepts SNAP and FCC)
Farm – raised red deer venison – frozen, cuts and snack products; antler dog chews – treats; antler bling – pens, earrings, necklaces, keyrings.
redmondsdeer@gmail.com 

• Rella’s Originals of Whitesboro
(Accepts SNAP)
Italian marinara sauce and spicy riggie sauce.
info@rellasoriginals.com

• Riedi’s Handcrafted Gifts & Jewelry of Sherburne
One-hundred percent handcrafted jewelry, artwork and wooden items.
cried@yahoo.com 

• Rosemary’s Thyme of New Hartford
Herb plants, topiaries, bonsai, fresh wreaths, bouquets
rosethyme@yahoo.com

• Shaw’s Maple Products of Clinton
(Chamber Member, SNAP & FCC)
Maple syrup and all maple-related products and maple cotton candy.
info@shawsmapleproducts.com 

• Silky Squares and Bombs NY of Clinton
Handcrafted olive oil soaps, lotions, wooden soap decks, essential oils.
Jmrw23@gmail.com  

• Slate Creek Farm of Barneveld
(Accepts SNAP and FCC)
Eggs, poultry, lamb, beef, pork and duck.  Sunflowers.
slatecreekhens@gmail.com 

• Sonoka County of West Edmeston
Farmhouse style inspired furniture and home decor items – built out of reclaimed wood. 
sonoka@sonokacounty.com 

• So Sweet Candy Cafe of Utica
Utica, NY – 315-272-9953 
Fudge, candy and baked goods.
candyjarconfecti@aol.com  

Stone Presbyterian Church/Fair Trade Shop of Clinton
Handmade arts and crafts, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, candy, clothing, gift items.   

• Susie’s Soft Touch of Clinton
Handmade knitted baby blankets, organic soap, sachets, pine soap planks, organic morning oils and facial masks.
susiessofttouch@roadrunner.com 

• Utica Bread of Utica
(Chamber member – Accepts SNAP & FCC)
Utica, NY – 315-624-BAKE
Bread and pastry, baguette, multigrain, ciabatta, rye, raisin walnut, crossaint, pretzels.
info@uticabread.com 

• Weekend Creations of Clinton
(Accepts SNAP)
Handmade stuffed animals, fabric gift bags, photo greeting cards, candles, honey
mrpalmer@twcny.rr.com 

• Willson’s Nursery of Waterville
(Chamber Members, Accepts SNAP)
Plants, annuals, shrubs, trees, hanging baskets.
willsonsnursery@gmail.com

• Woodhaven Market of Rome
Handmade wooden craft products such as wooden shelves, small wooden boxes, mason jars, small wooden signs and decorated small wooden blocks.
woodhavenmarket@gmail.com  

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