Extending from the third Saturday in June to the last Saturday in September annually, the Perry Farmers' Market - on South Main Street’s downtown Festival Plaza (between Borden and Dolbeer) - hosts fifteen to twenty vendors offering a dazzling array of produce for area residents. Weekly music and demonstrations mingle with a festive, colorful atmosphere, places to sit and catch up with friends or just enjoy the sights and sounds of summer.
This year we have a record number of vendors on board, and an expanded program we call our “First Saturdays”. On the first Saturday of the market, as well as the first Saturday of July, August and September, we’ll have an expanded public market with specialty and occasional vendors bringing added diversity to your shopping.
A few more things: check out our locally sewn bags available for purchase; and don’t forget about the Perry Chalk Art Festival and Tour de Perry in July as part of your market day.
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Selection & Variety
The 8:30 - 12:30 market features vendors providing the full spectrum of fresh fruits and vegetables, maple and honey products, meats, fresh baked breads, fry cakes, cookie, and pies, locally roasted coffee, cut flowers and hanging baskets, herbs, eggs, certified organic chickens, and other unique and homemade products. Farmers' Market Nutrition coupons, available through Office of the Aging and Women, Infants and Children (WIC), will be accepted at the market.
Summer Saturday Arts Series
Each Saturday from 10am til about 12:15, we have live music. Performers come from Rochester, Buffalo, and everywhere in between, usually a mix of returning favorites like Maria Gillard, Connie Deming, and The Band Anastazja (Fratterigo family), Mike Strobel, Dark Road Duo, Steve West, the Biggest Little Band, Gordon Mundig and more. In addition, many weeks bring art and craft demonstrations in fields such as Fiber Arts, Tatting, Photography, Sculpture, Flint Knapping and others. There are periodic cooking demonstrations, and in July we even get in on the Shakespeare Festival with preview scenes from Shake on the Lake's upcoming performance.
All this is under the pavilion at the market. There is plenty of shady seating, a restaurant vendor at the market and several hot and cold drink options can be found on Main Street as well.
Vendor applications can be downloaded here.
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