Daniel Fitzpatrick, City Manager
31 Wakefield Street
Rochester, NH 03867
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 26, 2017
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Rochester Farmer’s Market Returns Next Month With Local Food and Entertainment
ROCHESTER — City Manager Daniel Fitzpatrick and the Rochester Farmer’s Market Committee are pleased to announce that the Rochester Farmer’s Market will return next month for its second summer season.
The market will take over the Rochester Common from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Tuesday, beginning June 13 and continuing through Sept. 26. It will feature fresh fruit, produce, meats, cheeses, fresh bread and flowers from a variety of vendors, as well as free entertainment and demonstrations.
“The Farmer’s Market is truly a community hub that enables friends, neighbors, adults and kids a chance to come together to enjoy time with one another while supporting local farmers and businesses,” Fitzpatrick said. “Last year was a great success, and I expect this year’s market to be even better.”
The Rochester Farmer’s Market serves as an opportunity for residents to shop for locally sourced foods and learn new and innovative ways to prepare them while developing a stronger sense of community.
“We wanted to make sure we not only succeeded in providing local, nutritious foods from local farmers, but also create a community gathering space where everyone could come together to enjoy some local entertainment and catch up,” Economic Development Specialist and market co-founder Jenn Marsh said. “We did just that in our first season, so we are eager to see the market return this summer.”
To help make the market accessible to everyone, the Farmer’s Market has partnered with Seacoast Eat Local and earned a grant from HEAL NH that will allow vendors to accept the SNAP/EBT card and offer a dollar for dollar match for the first $10 card users spend.
“We are extremely grateful to Rochester Main Street, the city and our sponsors for their enthusiastic support of the market since the beginning of this effort,” Marsh said. “This would not have been possible without them.”
For more information on the Farmer’s Market, click here.
About Rochester Main Street:
Rochester Main Street is a nonprofit volunteer organization devoted to the preservation, growth and vitality of downtown Rochester. It engages local businesses, organizations, property owners, residents and governmental agencies to work together to make downtown a safe, vibrant and exciting place to work, shop, live and play.