Aurora Farmer's Market Reopens on the Wells Campus

June 8, 2017
vendor at farmer's market table

The Aurora Farmers Market reopened for the 2017 season on June 2 and will be open each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Just look for the Farmers Market flutter flags, sandwichboard signs, and product signs along Route 90.

Returning vendors include:

  • Gimme Waffles, serving up fresh-cooked waffles with sweet and savory topping options. Julie will also offer vegan fudge and toasted marshmallow and cookie sundaes.
  • San Pedro Sister Community selling purses and hammocks handmade by artisans in San Pedro, El Salvador (Aurora's sister community). The volunteers will also be selling Fair Trade coffee (packages of ground Coffee and whole bean), chocolate bars, almonds, and hot cocoa mixes.

New vendors joining our market for the first time:

  • Karen Arnink will sell beautifully hand-painted terra cotta pots.
  • Delaney's Aromatherapy will offer handmade personal care products: cosmetics, lotions, creams, sprays, soaps, lip balms, roll-ons, etc.
  • Malloryville Pottery will offer assorted handmade pottery: veggie garden markers, leaf soap dishes, Finger Lakes tiles, hanging planters and birdbaths.
  • VErduras will sell homegrown field green variety bags (salad bowls), bunches of kale, bags of young turnip greens, a variety of herbs (rosemary, dill, and some mint). They will also offer handmade cards made from original photographs, mostly of flowers from their yard and garden.

A number of other approved vendors will to join us as their produce comes in. For the Jun 2 opening, acoustical musical act Nuclear Ukulele provided entertainment including favorite pop and folk standards in a wide variety of genres.

The Aurora Farmers Market is part of this year's Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail, and the Trail is kicking off its season with this Spring Fling week. Stop by and enter to win a Farmers Market Goodie Basket, filled with treats from this week's market vendors. If you buy something from a market vendor, you can also get a free Sweet Treat Trail shopping bag.

The Aurora Farmers Market is a project of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment at Wells College, with additional support from Wells College.

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