Farmers’ market in Medina provides chance for local agencies to meet with public

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 22 August 2023 at 8:24 am

Photos by Ginny Kropf: Cameron Boysen, who recently moved to Medina, stopped to talk to firefighter Nick Lee and see the fire truck on display at the Canal Village Farmer’s Market on Saturday.

MEDINA – The Canal Village Farmers’ Market had a special attraction on Saturday, with a visit from Medina fighter Nick Lee with a fire truck.

Market coordinator Gail Miller said they welcome the presence of non-profits in the area who want to come and set up a display.

Now that the market has moved back to the corner of West Center Street and West Avenue, there was room for the fire truck to park, where it caught the attention of visitors to the market.

One visitor was Cameron Boysen, who recently moved to Medina from Idaho. He was looking for a change in his life and had a good friend in Medina, so decided to come here.

He is very happy he did.

“I never knew Medina had so much history,” he said.

The fire truck caught his eye, as he spent five years as an apprentice to learn about sprinkler systems, and he stopped to talk to Lee.

Lee said they visit the market several times a year to promote awareness in the community. The Medina ambulance had also been there for a while, but got called out several times.

Pam Canham, who volunteers at the market every weekend, said they encourage non-profit groups to come to the market. This past weekend, both PAWS and Head Start had a table set up.

Any non-profit wishing to set up a display at the market can call (716) 628-3078.

The summer market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 8. Then the winter market will open at 345 Main St., the former NAPA parts store.

Medina firefighter Nick Lee brought a fire truck to the Canal Village Farmer’s Market on Saturday.