With the 2012 season of the Downtown Jamestown Farmer Markets' coming to an end, the Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation will continue its effort to increase accessibility to local produce and wellness resources.
For November, December and January, the Dr. Lillian Vitanza Ney Renaissance Center will be holding a Winter Market from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursdays. The market will showcase local artisan vendors and two of our currently participating local farmers; Busti Cider Mill and Small Meadows Farm. The farmers will be using greenhouses to grow for the winter months along with traditional ground growing methods. Various local produce will be available such as, spinach, lettuce, Swiss chard, carrots, eggplant and tomatoes. Locally grown dried herbs and several home baked goods including breads, pies, cookies, jams, jellies, and popcorn will also be offered. Specialty products the market feature are eggs, fresh frozen meats, local honey and maple products, goat milk fudge and goat milk soap.
Throughout the 14-week season, the market will have special events on various weeks including a cooking and canning demonstration on how to can local produce, exercise sessions and childrens' activities.
Similar local products that will be available at the new Winter Market opening Nov. 1 in the Dr. Lillian Vitanza Ney Renaissance Center.
Vendors are being accepted. Vendors or farmers interested in participating can call the DJDC at 664-2477, ext. 226, or Christina King at 969-9848 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants would require a 14-week commitment with a $10 a week vendor fee. Space is limited. Applications are due by Oct. 18.