Updated 06/12/2012 07:43 AM
Farmers' market opens in downtown Syracuse today
It’s been a summertime staple in downtown Syracuse for 40 years. The downtown farmers' market will open in Clinton Square this morning and will remain open every Tuesday, through October. Our Brad Vivacqua has more on this year's market.
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Organizers say a little rain in the forecast shouldn't stop you from getting down to Clinton Square for today's opening. Some folks have been setting up early Tuesday morning, as the 40th annual Downtown Farmers' Market will officially open at 7 a.m.
This will mark the third year the market is in Clinton Square after it was located on East Washington Street for many years. The market is a great source of fresh fruits and vegetables with between 40 and 50 vendors on hand every Tuesday. You can find many of the region’s best products, from strawberries and corn to tomatoes and apples as the seasons change through October.
Organizers say there's just something about the market downtown that makes it attractive.
"The atmosphere, the ambience, the ability to barter with your farmer. They'll share a recipe with you, they'll teach you things that you won’t pick up in a grocery store, so I think that's very important,” said Chuck McFadden, Downtown Committee Operations Director.
Organizers say it's always hopeful the market will attract many of the 30,000 or so employees who work downtown every day. You can also expect to find entertainment a few times each month on Tuesday.
The market will run every Tuesday through October 9th from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.