South Wedge Farmers Market

South Wedge Farmers Market OpenS June 20, 2019!!!!!

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Check out The WEDGE newspaper for information on the 2019 season.

Vendor applications for  farmers, artists, local businesses, buskers, mini flea marketeers and more now available!!

Here’s a brief recap of Season 2018

The focus was on bringing locally grown, fresh food options to shoppers at a great price!  As in years past, shoppers were able to use their SNAP benefits at the market. The Fresh Connect program was in place, giving all SNAP shoppers an extra $2 for every $5 spent at the market.

There were wraparound activities on tap to complement the Farmer’s Market in an effort to transform the market into a must go Thursday night destination and gathering place for the entire community. The South Wedge Farmers Market included all of your favorite aspects found at the Rochester Public Market (RPM), just on a smaller scale. Instead of the Sunday Garage Sale Super Flea at the Rochester Public Market, shoppers enjoyed the Mini-Flea Market at the South Wedge Farmers Market.  The Mini-Flea is part of the “let it go” movement sweeping the country as more people find that they can do more with less and clearing out clutter is the best way to live a simpler life and share the wealth. Community residents can take advantage of FREE SPACE to sell their stuff. For a mini-flea space application for Market 2019, e-mail info@swpc.org.

People enjoyed many of the same street musicians heard at the Public Market in the South Wedge as more buskers were added to the entertainment line-up on Thursday nights.  The market also featured local artisans and crafters, giving them an outlet to demonstrate and sell their work at the new Riverside Arts and Crafts at the Market. This year, creatives interested in taking advantage of a FREE SPACE at the market can e-mail info@swpc.org.

While the RPM may have the Food Truck Rodeo, the South Wedge Farmers Market put together a Food Cart Round-Up with hot-dog, popcorn, jerk chicken and delicious prepared food choices.  Several vendors offered excellent vegan and vegetarian menu options.

Thanks to our friends at TruYoga, NO-COST riverside yoga was offered to anyone and everyone from 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm each Thursday evening (weather permitting).

New to the Market is a free Hip Hop Cardio class taught by Marcus Bowens every Thursday 6:30- 7 p.m. By day Marcus works at Mechanical Design for LaBella, nights and weekends he leads Hip Hop cardio classes at area locations including 540 West Main, a community space used for discussion, events and classes.

All of these returns in 2019 and more. Get Healthy and stop at the Market information table and pick up a map to become a part of the Rochester Walks movement.  One-mile routes have already been charted through the South Wedge with the walks beginning and ending at the Market. Pick up a Wedge Card at the market information table.  Cards cost $25 and offer great discounts at local businesses along with The WEDGE newspaper mailed right to your home.

Enjoy learning more about your community and all that makes it special at a new feature called “Wedge Talks” while local community groups take up market spaces to promote services important to our families and residents.

The South Wedge Farmer’s Market is working closely with area businesses to help promote the “shop local” movement.  Businesses are invited to take advantage of a complimentary booth at the Market to sell their products and promote their business.

The South Wedge Planning Committee operates the Market as part of its community engagement services.

“We are very fortunate to have our own Farmer’s Market right here in the South Wedge,” said Frank Logan, SWPC board chair. “We are working hard to expand the Market into a true gathering spot for our entire community. I hope people will stop, shop, stay awhile, visit with neighbors and friends, grab some dinner and just enjoy this riverside gathering each Thursday evening.”

Where do I park?

The best place to park is at your house and walk or bike to the market. If you do need to drive, there is plenty of parking for shoppers and visitors. On street parking is available on Mt. Hope Avenue, Alexander, Hamilton and Comfort Streets. Please follow all parking signs, parking on Alexander, Hamilton and Comfort is only on the North side of the street. Parking across the street from the market at DePaul (150 Mt. Hope) is available after 5 pm.  If you after 6 p.m., public parking is available on the far north side of Spectrum’s property. THERE IS NO PARKING in the Spectrum LOT next to the Market.

For more information on being a market vendor, a guest community business, artisan, busker or to participate in the mini flea at the Market, contact the South Wedge Farmers Market at info@swpc.org or call (585) 256-1740 ext. 5.

Check out our website to learn more about us, and stay up to date on all of the latest happenings and pictures from the market via our Facebook page and Pinterest account:

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