New Hartford farmers markets starts June 4

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NEW HARTFORD — New Hartford Chamber of Commerce will host its Farmers Market beginning Tuesday, June 4 at 3 p.m. in a new location: the Sherrill Brook Park on New Paris Road/Route 12.

The farmers market will continue every Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. through September in its new location and will coincide with the Picnic in the Park Food Truck Festival happening at the same time.

Tuesdays in New Hartford will become a new tradition of farmers market and food trucks, combined with entertainment and family activities.

The town built two new pavilions in Sherrill Brook Park specifically earmarked for the farmers market. The new pavilions have electrical outlets for vendors requiring power and will provide a shaded area for several vendors.

New Hartford Chamber of Commerce is reporting a total of 29 vendors registered to participate in this year’s farmers market which has changed both day and venue.

Last year, the chamber restarted its farmers market in the New Hartford Shopping Center parking lot on Wednesdays and had as many as one dozen vendors. This year, the farmers market will be on Tuesdays in Sherrill Brook Park, less than 2 miles away from its original location. For a list of vendors, visit NewHartfordFarmersMarket.com.

Picnic in the Park New Hartford will also take place on Tuesdays in Sherrill Brook Park starting May 21 and will run from 4-8 p.m. A wide variety of food trucks will be staged in the parking lot adjacent to the main playground. Picnic in the Park is presented by the Utica Food Truck Association, which also sponsors Picnic in the Park Utica on Friday nights at the Parkway Center.

The chamber plans to host musical entertainment as part of the Tuesday festivities and is seeking solo acts and bands who wish to contribute sets or full concerts to the community. The chamber is also seeking sponsors who wish to help bring paid performances to the Town Park on Tuesdays. Musicians and sponsors are encouraged to complete a form on the chamber’s website at NewHartfordChamber.com.

Vendors interested in participating in the farmers market are encouraged to complete a form on the chamber website or contact Farmers Market Committee Chairwoman Nathalie Nerber at 315-580-2531. In lieu of regular vendor fees, farmers market vendors are asked to join the chamber membership.

Food truck vendors who wish to participate in Picnic in the Park NH should contact the Utica Food Truck Association through their Facebook page or by calling 315-292-0058.

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