Vendor Training and Recruitment Fair, April 17

 

Alfred Farmers Market invites you to attend our Vendor Training and Recruitment Fair.

Sunday, April 17th
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Alfred Village Bandstand (corner of Main Street and Saxon Drive)

Learn about how to be a successful market vendor and meet some of our current vendors.

Also, a chance to purchase local produce, meats and alpaca products, and Eisenhearth wood fired pizza.

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Welcome to Holly Harris, our new market manager

The board of the Alfred Farmers Market is proud to announce we have a new market manager, Holly Harris of Alfred.

She will begin her duties soon and will help us plan a great market season.

Please join us in welcoming her.

Market moving to Powell Campus Center beginning October 26

This Sunday’s market — October 19 — will be the last outdoor market of the season.

Beginning on October 26 and through November 23, the market will be located on the lower level of the Powell Campus Center on the Alfred University campus (building #27 on this map).

 

Want to be a farmers market vendor? It’s not as hard as you think!

Have you ever thought about being a vendor at a farmers market but didn’t know how to get started?

To learn more about what it takes to be a vendor, come to an informational meeting at 6 pm on Thursday, March 13, at the Box of Books Library on Main Street in Alfred.

Peg Eisenhardt, owner of Hedgerow Farm Bakery, will explain what’s involved in selling crafts, vegetables, plants, eggs, meat, baked goods, and prepared foods at farmers markets in our area.

Planning underway for 2014 market

It may be cold outside, but the Alfred Farmers Market is busy making plans for the 2014 season.

First, a big thank you to everyone who helped to make the 2013 season a success: the vendors, the shoppers, our market manager who keeps everything running smoothly, the musicians, contributors to the educational program, and Alfred University who provides the space.

In 2014, the market will continue to meet 11 am to 3 pm on Sundays, from July 20 through November 23.

The market is located on the Alfred Village Green, at the corner of Main Street and Saxon Drive, in the Village of Alfred.

When the weather turns too cold, the market will be moved to the McLane Center on North Main Street in Alfred, on the Alfred University campus.

We’re exciting about the upcoming season and look forward to seeing you there!

Market moves indoors this weekend

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!

Upcoming talk by Amanda Khodorkovskaya on “Choosing the Road Less Traveled?”

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.