The Ticonderoga Area Farmers Market will feature several special events this summer. Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce in coordination with Inter-Lakes Health, the farmers market is held Saturdays through Oct. 12 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Route 9N south of Moses Circle and Liberty Monument.
The Ticonderoga Area Farmers Market will feature several special events this summer.
Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce in coordination with Inter-Lakes Health, the farmers market is held Saturdays through Oct. 12 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Route 9N south of Moses Circle and Liberty Monument.
The July 27 market will be moved downtown as part of the annual StreetFest celebration.
New for 2013 are special days at the market including education and interactive programs, entertainment and a youth market.
“Making Healthy Choices,” sponsored by Essex County Public Health/Creating Healthy Place to Live, Work & Play will be held July 13. This special day will include education on making healthy food and activity choices, public health information and free healthy recipes.
Local Girl Scouts will hold a bake sale at the market July 20. A variety of baked goods will be available, including healthy options.
The fifth annual StreetFest in downtown Ticonderoga will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 27. The market will move from its regular location to Montcalm Street to be part of the festivities. It will include sidewalk sales, vendors, variety of food, live music, children’s activities and more.
“History Day,” sponsored by the Ticonderoga Historical Society, will be held Aug. 3 at the market. A historic program will be presented by the society.
Plans are still being made for special activities at the farmers market Aug. 10 and 11.
“People interested in offering a program, entertainment or getting involved with the market can contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce,” said Matthew Courtright, chamber executive director. “In addition, the chamber is working on establishing new and additional vendors for the market.”
Also new in 2013 is a youth market July 13 through Aug. 17. The youth market is being implemented as part of a Girl Scout Gold Award project. Becky Barber from Ticonderoga is taking the lead and has been working with the chamber, Essex County Public Health/Creating Healthy Places, Nadeau’s Greenhouse and the Ticonderoga Community Garden at the First United Methodist Church. Youth are growing produce and will be purchasing local produce which they will then sell at the market.
“Essex County Public Health – Creating Healthy Places, a grant funded program by the New York State Department of Health, is thrilled to support the efforts toward developing and expanding the Ticonderoga Area Farmers Market,” said Meg Parker from Creating Healthy Places. “We have been collaborating with the chamber of commerce to create special days at the market, including youth vendors. Our goal is to create better access to fruits and vegetables. We hope to see you at the market.”
Farmers, vendors, businesses, local artists and organizations interested in participating in the market can contact the chamber at 585-6619, firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.ticonderogany.com or stop by the office located at 94 Montcalm St. in downtown Ticonderoga.