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New farmers’ market kicks off in Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 July 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – Panek Farms in Albion was selling these raspberries and other fruit and jams today at the new Canal Village Farmers’ Market.

The market opened today for the first time. It will be open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dawn Keppler of SK herefords in Shelby cuts some beef for a sample of the farm’s meat. This is the first time the farm is trying a farmers’ market.

“I’ve been pleasantly surprised,” Keppler said about the turnout. “We’ve got good feedback from people about our locally grown beef.”

The market is located in the parking lot at the corner of West Avenue and West Center Street, formerly used by a bank. The spot is located across from the U.S. Post Office.

This photo shows Bryan DeGraw of 810 Meadworks, left, and Cindy Robinson of the English Rose Tea Shoppe.

DeGraw said the market introduced many people to Meadworks.

“I love this village and I want to see it do well,” DeGraw said.

Jennifer Ohar Scott, an art instructor at Wide Angle Art Gallery, paints on site at the market today. The gallery sold art and also promoted upcoming classes.

Stymus Farms from Barre had fruits and vegetables for sale.