SALAMANCA – Spring has arrived and locals are eager to see what the Salamanca Farmer’s Market has to offer this year when it opens for the season May 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through the month. of October.
As in the past two years, the market will be located at 768 Broad Street near the Seneca Gaming bingo hall. Vendors will offer an assortment of fruits and vegetables, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, fresh eggs, flowers, plants and a variety of crafts.
Market manager Rachael Ferguson said this year’s setup might be a bit different. She said a meeting with the bingo hall manager in the next two weeks to come up with a nicer setup that would be best for everyone.
“We are delighted to have new suppliers this year,” she told reporters. “There will be two new vegetable vendors and two new craft vendors.”
Ferguson, co-owner of The Mad Crazy Batter Bakery in Great Valley with Dawn Rowland, said they would be bringing a wide assortment of various baked goods from their bakery, including fresh homemade bread.
Ferguson became market manager in 2020, which she says has been her toughest year. They were lucky enough to be able to open the Farmer’s Market in 2020 and 2021 during the pandemic.
With coronavirus precautions and safety procedures in place, the long-running Farmers’ Market continued to be open for these two years while many other businesses and events were closed, she noted.
“The Farmers Market is a great place to shop local and meet our local farmers,” she said. “Also, it’s nice to meet and shop together in the summer and be in the fresh air.”
Ferguson said they are no longer accepting new vendors for the year, but interested vendors may be put on a waiting list. If one of them retires in the middle of the season, they bring in someone from the list.
The Salamanca Farmers Market will run every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. until October 25, rain or shine, unless the weather is extreme.
For more information and updates, call or text (716) 860-8419 or follow “Salamanca Farmers Market” on Facebook.