Beginning this Sunday, October 27, the market will move to the ground floor of the McLane gymnasium on North Main Street in Alfred (building #7 on this Alfred University campus map).
While we love having the market outdoors, we also want our patrons and vendors to be comfortable.
The market will remain in this location through Sunday, November 17, the last market of the season.
We hope to see you at McLane!
Amanda Khodorkovskaya will speak on “Choosing the Road Less Traveled?” on Friday, October 18, as part of Alfred University’s Environmental Studies Speaker Series.
The talk will take place at 12:20 pm in the Roon Lecture Hall (room 247) of the Science Center on AU’s campus. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
Amanda Khordorkovskaya is current President of the Alfred Farmers Market board. She and Sasha Khordorkovskaya own Living Acres Farm in Alfred Station and are regular vendors at the Alfred Farmers Market as well as other local markets. Their products can also be purchased through the farm’s Community Supported Agriculture plan.
Join the Alfred Farmers Market for the second annual Oktoberfest on Sunday, October 6th.
All Day Long
- Live music by local band Sound Foundation, featuring Jim and Mary Ruch of Almond, Bob and Gena Decker of Belmont, and George Johnson of Wellsville.
- Children’s activities organized by the Box of Books Library. Children can decorate and take home a pumpkin. There will also be games and face painting. All activities are free.
- Go shopping! Each week from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm the market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, bread, pasture raised meats, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, locally-made crafts and more.
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Horse drawn wagon rides
The Alfred University Equestrian Center will offer free wagon rides around the AU campus.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Karate and Tai Chi Demonstrations
Shihan Elise Flynn of Alfred Martial Arts will host a karate demonstration. After the karate demo, stay around and catch a glimpse of the quiet beauty of the ancient art of Tai Chi, led by Master Guifung Lui.
Baking contest judging
Bring us your favorite pumpkin or apple dessert. This can be in the form of cookies, pies, muffins, cakes, scones, breads, etc. Let your imagination run wild! The only requirement is that the prominent ingredient be either pumpkin or apple. Prizes will be awarded. There will be a special category for bakers twelve and under. So get the whole family involved and bring down your favorite sweet treat.
We decided to move Oktoberfest, originally scheduled for October 13, to October 6.
We will have lots of vendors, interactive booths, animals to see, and horse and wagon rides.
At this week’s educational talk (at 12 pm in the education tent) Dana Kruser will cover canning 101, including equipment and resources for the beginning canner.
Canning is easy, relatively inexpensive, and the end product is far superior to what you can buy in the supermarket.
Think of what you can do with all of those beautiful and locally produced products!
This Sunday, September 2, Eric Edwards from Sugar Haven Farms will be speaking at the Alfred Farmers Market from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
Eric will be discussing the benefits of grass fed beef for you and your family!
There will be a question and answer period afterward where you can talk with an actual producer of your food!
This is part of the farmers market’s series of educational talks.
Have you tried the chicken from Sugar Haven Farms? They sell half chickens that are great for grilling. Pre-heat one side of the grill to medium high, and then place the chicken on the unheated side of the grill, turning every 10 minutes or so for a total of around 45 minutes. Delicious served with a sauce of fresh herbs, olive oil, and lemon juice.