Farmers’ Market in Medina will add Holiday Market, stay open most of winter
Press Release, Canal Village Farmers’ Market
MEDINA – The Canal Village Farmers’ Market in Medina is well into its second Winter Market season and this year will begin a new holiday tradition, a Holiday market this Saturday.
“Our market continues to grow and develop,” said Gail Miller, the market manager. “Last year, we began a successful winter market and this year as part of the effort to grow that market, we’re adding a special Holiday Market on December 16.”
Market volunteer, Stacy Knights Pellicano, came to Miller with the idea of a special holiday market.
“It’s a concept we were playing around with this past summer as we were preparing for the winter market,” said Pellicano. “With the ever-growing popularity of Downtown Medina, a holiday market for the Canal Village Farmers’ Market would give a great opportunity to showcase all that Medina has to offer!”
The Winter Market is located on the same site as the market in summer (127 West Center St. across from the Post Office) and offers a surprising variety of products. So far, participating vendors include Human Farms & Greenhouse, Baker Farms, McB’s Hoof & Feather Farm, Stone Hollow Bakery, and Nice Farms.
“We offer Brussels sprouts, cabbage, winter squash, potatoes, garlic, onions, kale, eggs, bacon, local pork and sausage, locally raised chicken, duck, lamb, and goat; baked goods of all kinds including breads and scone, honey, jams and this Saturday we’ll have extra vendors and some Christmas treats,” Miller said.
Pellicano teamed with Nicole Goyette to organize the Canal Kids activities at the summer market. Pellicano said Santa will be making a special appearance at the market this Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
“Santa will be stopping by for a few photos and we’ll have hot chocolate and cookies for the kids,” she said. “We’re so lucky to have the best Christmastown USA in Downtown Medina and we hope to grow the Holiday Market tradition in the coming years.”
The market operates every Saturday morning thru May from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“We may take some time off in January – we’ll see what the weather brings,” Miller said. “Other than that, we’re always here!”