Two farmers markets were held throughout the area Saturday offering residents a variety of local products.
Over at the Watson Homestead in Painted Post, the fourth-annual Finger Lakes Regional Market showcased a large variety of locally-made and locally-sourced products from throughout the Finger Lakes region throughout the day Saturday.
“Everything is handmade or produced by our vendors,” said Finger Lakes Market Manager Terra Peterson. “We really want to promote local, and let people know there’s some great things right here in our own backyard, and we just have to search and find them.”
Some of the products available throughout the Finger Lakes Regional Market included locally-produced cheeses, local produce from farms such as Ort Farms, Parulski Farm, Ford Farms, and craft drinks from local producers such as Keuka Craft Ciders, Brewery of Broken Dreams, and Four Fights Distilling. There were also live demonstrations and food trucks.
Over on West Pulteney Street in Corning, the First Congregational United Church of Christ held its biennial Flea and Farmers Market, with tents set up throughout the grass outside the church.
The event featured dozens of tables with a variety of different goods available, such as jewelry, linens, books and produce. All of the proceeds benefit the church.
Event organizers said a variety of people came together to help organize and coordinate the event.
“I can’t thank everyone enough for all the hours they put in getting stuff and sorting it and tagging it and doing all of that,” said event coordinator Bruce Graf. “We had a lot of help from all over the place.”