If you live in this beautiful city of Rochester, New York, then you must surely know about how amazing the Rochester Public Market can be. Yet, if you live here and do not know of the grandeur of the Rochester Market, shame on you. You have been missing out on so much in good, fresh food. You absolutely must attend the next gathering, so clear your calendar.
The Rochester Farmers Market is a year round affair. It does not matter the weather, the season or the crop. You will find vendors 52 weeks a year, six a.m. to one p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and five a.m. to three p.m. on Saturdays. Obviously the summer months will prove more fruitful, pun intended, for your trips to the Rochester Market, but even during the winter, you can find plenty to choose from. The bakeries and pasta makers do not rely on the seasons. Nor do those farms that deal in proteins. They can stagger their slaughter and product to make the freshest, healthiest, purest meats available all year.
But you can still find produce in the colder months. Very late into the season you will continue to see root vegetables and the heartier produce, but there will also be vegetables and fruits in the form of canned and pickled goods. These were processed at the end of the summer in order to preserve the stock from that season. Between the potatoes, fresh bread and waves upon waves of pickles, the winter months can prove just as bountiful as those in the summer.
Remember to bundle up, as sometimes the winter marketing is even better. There are far less people, you get a good choice of the top product, and do not have to show up at five in the morning just to get it. Regardless of when you go, the market has something for everyone. There you can find all of the seasonal classics and even fun produce that you may have never tried before. And since you have gone out on an adventurous limb just in going to the market, why not try something new and different while you are there?