Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Farmers Market to Return to Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay, NY  (June 4, 2012)

The Hamlet of Oyster Bay will welcome back the Farmer’s Market at Town Hall, 54 Audrey Avenue, on Saturday June 16,  through November 17, 2012 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Regional producers will be offering fresh products including vegetables, certified organic produce, herbs, fruits, jams, fresh bread, baked goods, eggs, cheeses, pickles, maple syrup, allergy sensitive baked goods, all natural dog treats, and much more.

In 2010 Diane Meltzer and Danielle Olesen, board members of the Oyster Bay Main Street Association, had the vision of starting a Farmers Market downtown.  This was something the town had wanted for many years, and it quickly became a favorite weekly destination for residents and non-residents alike.  This year, 2012, it was decided that the time was right to turn this enterprise over to a professional Market Manager.  Ms. Meltzer and Ms. Olesen are thrilled that Friends & Farmers Inc. plans to continue and expand the concept of a Farmers Market in our historic, charming downtown.

“We are very excited about the 2012 Farmer’s Market in Oyster Bay and feel that moving the market from Friday afternoon to a Saturday morning will allow residents better access to the market and local products.  In addition, the Town Hall parking lot location is good utilization of limited space, so there will be plenty of parking and room for growth ” Bernadette Martin, Director Friends & Farmers Inc.

Long Island produce will be available from Young’s Farm - Glen Cove, Garden of Eve - Aquabogue, and SustainAbility Farm at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay.  SustainAbility is a one-acre organic garden tended by supervised young adults with autism and related developmental disabilities.

About the Oyster Bay Farmer’s Market
The Farmer’s Market accepts SNAP/EBT benefits, Debit cards, WIC and Senior Checks from the NY State Famer’s Market Nutrition Programs. The Market will be administered by Long Beach based Friends & Farmers Inc. If you would like to schedule a tour, promote your local restaurant or want to play live music at market, please contact Bernadette Martin at info@ligreenmarket.org for more information and a listing of a our 2012 market locations go to www.ligreenmarket.org.       

Bernadette Martin

No comments: