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Public Market Opens June 11

The Jamestown Public Market is pictured.

The Jamestown Public Market will open its season Saturday, June 11.

Opening day of the Jamestown Public Market will feature a collaborative partnership with Jamestown Pride for the second annual Jamestown Pride Festival. The market will run weekly Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and once again be held along Third Street, between North Main and Cherry streets.

The market has added several new vendors to go along with the return of community favorite vendors. Vendors that will be visiting market each week include: Abers Acres; Barbara’s Special Teas; Biodome Project; Carlberg Farm; Crafts by Sandy; Ellicottville Distillery; Father Bernard’s Blessed Biscuits; Hidden Valley Produce; Amish baked goods by Lizzie Byler; Macrame by Liz Gifford; Magic Cat Bakery; Maple Run Country Farms; Scott’s Farm and Greenhouse; Spruce Donkey Flower Farm; Sunshine Honey; Thistleway Garden; and Turned n’ Burned. Additional vendors that will be visiting market throughout the season include Eden Valley Creamery; Pearl City Popcorn; and Good Vibe Homes.

The market continues it’s weekly SPROUTs program, where children can participate in a weekly free activity and receive a $2 voucher to spend on local produce, sponsored by Novel Destination.

The market will feature live music, community organization outreach, and food trucks throughout the season. In addition, the market will be partnering with a variety of community events including the Chautauqua Children’s Coalition’s Christmas in July event July 23.

“We are so thankful to be along Third, and so close to a variety of downtown businesses that are open on Saturdays,” said Linnea Carlson, market director. “Take the time to walk around downtown and explore.”

The Jamestown Mobile Market begins June 15 and will operate each Wednesday and Thursday through the end of September. Sites visited include: Silver Tree Seniors, 9 Crane St., Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m.; the James Prendergast Library, Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; The Chautauqua Center, 107 Institute St., Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m.; the TRC Community Health Center, 890 E. Second St., Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m.; Bush Elementary School on Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; and Tower Park, corner of Tower and Willard streets, Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m.

The Mobile Market brings fresh fruits and vegetables to the city, procured from local farms. Anyone can shop at the Mobile Market. Both the Jamestown Public Market and the Jamestown Mobile Market accept SNAP/EBT benefits, WIC/Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks, and participates in the Double Up Food Bucks Program. More information can be found at www.DoubleUpNYS.com or by calling their hotline at 800-682-5016.

In addition, the Jamestown Public Market still has plots available at the GROW Jamestown Community gardens. Community members can rent a plot for $25 and have access to water, tools, and a community compost pile. More information can be found at the market website.

“We are so much more than a weekly farmers market,” Carlson said. “Our vendors keep us alive, and our community keeps us sustained. We hope to continue our outreach and success and couldn’t do it with out Jamestown’s support.”

For more information on the Jamestown Public Market visit www.jtownpublicmarket.org or visit Jamestown Public Market on Facebook or Instagram.

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