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The Market

dsc_0534The Farmers Market at the Williamsville Mill was founded in 2007 by a small group of community minded Village of Williamsville residents who volunteered their time and efforts learning how to start, organize and sustain a farmers’ market. Truly a labor of love!

The Mission of the Market is to educate the public about the value of eating local farm fresh foods produced by local food producers by:

  • Providing a weekly, seasonal event in which people living in and visiting the Village of Williamsville can meet the farmers and artisans who grow and create the food and food products that they eat;
  • Enhancing these experiences through educational programming and by providing opportunities for non-profit organizations in the community to bring information and demonstrations to the public about healthy and nutritious food choices, safe food preparation, individual health and wellness and environmental protection and conservation;
  • Creating and implementing programming targeted at children, which provides opportunities to engage children in learning about farming, food production and environmental issues, using farm grown and natural products; and
  • Providing information of value to members of the community, about community history and community events focusing on food, good health and the environment.

The Farmers Market differs from a retail grocery or other food related business in that the sale of food and other products is the vehicle by which we educate the public, rather than the end in itself.

Did you know that on average food travels about 15,000 miles to reach your fork? Not at our market! Everything sold at our farmers’ market is grown and produced within 60 miles of our community. Farmers from the Northtowns to the Southtowns bring their seasonal farm fresh fruits and vegetables, which are picked at peak flavor to ensure their freshness and taste . . . oh the taste!

The exchange of food from the farmer’s hand to yours is an experience not to be missed. And the Market’s ambiance fosters a feeling of family style friendship and camaraderie for the hundreds who attend the market each week. Our farmers’ market brings a sense of home, community living and the desire to connect with our roots. We have come to learn, that by supporting farmers’ markets we are helping our small family farms remain viable.

The abundance of quality farmers, specialty food producers, vineyards and bakeries at The Farmers Market at the Williamsville Mill provides a wealth of opportunity to embrace our local bounty. Enrich yourself and visit the market this season!

The Farmers Market at the Williamsville Mill would like to thank our sponsors for their generous donations:

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