Farmers' Market of the Week: CCE- Walton, Sidney, Deposit

Farmers' Market of the Week: CCE Walton, Sidney, Deposit

This week's market is the Walton Farmers’ Market, Sidney Farmers' Market, & Deposit Farmers’ Markets the three local farm markets sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County.

Walton Farmers’ Market:
The Walton Farmers' Market is open every other Friday from July through September. Located at Veterans Plaza, 181 Delaware Street, from 10 AM–2 PM.
2018 dates: July 6, 20; Aug. 3, 17, 31; Sept. 14, 28.
FMNP and WIC coupons are accepted and *Fruits and Veggies Prescription Program.

Sidney Farmers’ Market:
The Sidney Farmers' Market is open every other Tuesday from July through September. Located in the parking lot of Video Entertainment at 89 Main Street, from 10 AM-2 PM.
2018 Dates: July 10, 24; August 7, 21; Sept 4, 18.
FMNP and WIC coupons are accepted and *Fruits and Veggies Prescription Program.

Deposit Farmers’ Market:
Join us for two days only on Thursday, August 16th and September 20th from 10 AM–2 PM at the United Methodist Church at 107 Second Street. FMNP and WIC coupons are accepted and *Fruits and Veggies Prescription Program.

This year all the markets welcomes back Russell’s Products and Produce and East Brook Farm and new vendor Fantasy Fruit Farm. Produce available includes: beets, chard, herbs, melons, berries, onions, peppers, spinach, cabbage, beans, apples, squash, tomatoes and other fresh vegetables and fruit.

*This summer of 2018 Cornell Cooperative Extension ushers the South Central NY Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program into Delaware County. Designed by the Rural Health Network of South Central NY and implemented in Broome County in 2017, the program exists as a strategy to help prevent and manage chronic diet-related diseases by increasing affordability and access to nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms.

Focused on Medicaid patients, participants can be referred to this program through Registered Dietitians and Wellness Coordinators at UHS Walton / Delaware Valley.  Enrollment gains the patient regular meetings with a Registered Dietitian, Wellness Coordinator, or Community Health Worker over a six to eight month time period. These meetings will provide participants with their prescription in the form of vouchers. Patients then use these vouchers as their method of payment at Cornell Cooperative Extension’s farmers’ market. Vendors are reimbursed after turning in voucher and log information into the Rural Health Network of SCNY.  Prescription includes only the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables from participating markets and stands.

Questions? Farmers who want to sell local foods at the Cornell Cooperative Extension markets can contact market manager Jeanne Darling at 607-865-6531 or email vsd22@cornell.edu for more information