Montour Falls Farmers’ Market Begins May 2 @ 4pm

The agriculture and community-based Montour Falls Farmers’ Market will be begin on Thursday, May 2, 2018 from 4-7pm at 300 West Main Street in Montour Falls, NY and continues through through October 3. The market’s mission is to offer fresh, healthy, local, food to the community and provide a place to gather and experience everything a farmers’ market has to offer.

Numerous vendors will offer, fruits, vegetables, herbs, poultry, beef, pork, honey, cheese, bread, and more. Joining the market from previous years are Ford Farms, Pine Meadows Angus Beef, Almosta Apiary, Sunset View Creamery, Catherine Valley Crackers, Mann Farms, Mangus Farm, Big Blue Dog Farm,  and more. This year we are welcoming Jamie Arcangeli, Nora Starr, Story Times and activities presented by Montour Falls Library. prepared food and live entertainment. Stay tuned to Facebook and Instagram for announcements.

The Montour Falls Farmers’ Market is the only location in the village of Montour Falls that accepts SNAP (food stamps) to purchase fresh, local products. Recipients of SNAP can have their card swiped for a dollar amount of their choosing in exchange for equal value in tokens to be used at participating vendors for eligible items. The market participates in the FreshConnects Checks incentive program which gives a FreshConnect coupon for $2 for every $5 spent in SNAP to be used for purchasing food at market. They are disbursed on a first come, first served basis.

The Montour Falls Farmers’ Market looks forward to serving its community by providing healthy food, resources, and a place to gather and enjoy each other’s company. Here’s to another great season!

For more information, kindly contact Jess at 607-742-6798 or email jrw6798@gmail.com

 

Montour Falls Farmers Market: Local Groceries and Food

Local farms and producers present a market on Main Street in historic Montour Falls, NY.

Booths are open for business on Thursday evenings from 4 to 7 p.m., May through October.

This agriculture-based market provides our community with healthy, fresh, local, and affordable food and a great opportunity for residents and visitors a chance to socialize while enjoying a hot meal and entertainment.

Location: 300 West Main Street, Montour Falls, NY

Time: Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m.

Market Season: May through October

  • Local farmers offer vegetables, fruits, meats and cheeses.
  • Food trucks provide hot meals and treats.
  • Entertainment including live music and story time for kids.

Prospective vendor information can be picked up at the Montour Falls Library or downloaded: MFFM Vendor Application 2019

Roxanne Leyes
Market Manager
manager@montourfallsfarmersmarket.com
(607) 742-6798
MF Main Street
The view of downtown Montour Falls, NY from the top of the falls. The farmers market will be easy to find on Main Street each Thursday from May through October.

@montourfallsfarmersmarket

Folk Arts at the Market

Folk Arts at the Market will have its debut event at the Montour Falls Farmers Market on Thursday, May 25th.  Come by our tent at 300 West Main Street, Montour Falls from 4-7 p.m. to learn about the Folk Arts Program and listen to fiddler Kit Fallon, with guest Jess Youngquest, play Old Time Tunes from 5-6 p.m.

Folk Arts at the Market brings the Folk Arts Program at The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes to local Farmers Markets in our region. Come meet a local traditional artist performing or demonstrating their work. You can learn about our ongoing folk arts programs and upcoming events, ask our staff folklorist a question, and introduce us to your favorite local lore. At our Mobile Documentation Booth, step up to record a story, tell a tale, or let us know about your traditional art form.

For more information, contact Folk Arts Coordinator Maria Kennedy at folkarts@eARTS.org or call 607-962-1332 ext 206.  Our next event will be at the Watkins Glen Farmers Market on Friday, June 16th.

Kit Fallon has been a performing fiddler for over 40 years. Kit started playing the fiddle at age 19 when she was a student at SUNY Potsdam. She discovered a local group, the St. Regis String Band, and, after many long nights of parties at their remote farmhouse, picked up the old-time string band style by ear. Kit has taught fiddle classes through adult education programs at Cayuga Community College, Finger Lakes Community College, and independently at numerous venues in Rochester and the Finger Lakes region. She is currently a member of The Unholy Alliance (Finger Lakes fiddle/banjo duo featuring Appalachian and Adirondack tunes), Clan Tankerous (Celtic fusion), and Miller’s Wheel (Finger Lakes – original, novelty).

Jess Youngquest started his musical career after seeing legendary giants of blues and jug band at the Newport Folk Fest of 69 and started street singing in NYC in the early 70s. He settled in the Finger Lakes region in the late 70s and has been playing in numerous bands ever since. His style of music might be classified as ‘Celtic Ragtime Tin Pan Alley’ which he plays on acoustic guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, harmonica, and vocals.