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CNY Regional Market Authority welcomes new season of fresh, local produce

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The Central New York Regional Market, which is open on Saturdays year-round, will also be open on Thursdays. While attendees may be looking forward to this, vendors said they have been waiting for the Thursday market days since last fall, which last from May until November.

As large as Syracuse is, the farmers market makes it resemble a small town, said Mike Blair, the production manager of Abbott Farms, in an email. By going to the market, he said, families can find high-quality foods at reasonable prices, provide feedback to the producers of the foods they’re consuming and support the local economy.

The farmers market exemplifies a cycle that never dies out, Blair said. Farmers spend their own money on supplies, property, equipment and labor necessary to produce a crop, he said, and then consumers pay the farmers directly, allowing the farmers to spend more on production.

“This internal cycle provides a lot of income and …read more

Thank you Source: Daily Orange

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