As each summer rolls around hundreds of Rochestarians flock to the Rochester farmers market for the best deals on produce and other products that are produced locally. While it is always nice to save money and get the freshest produce in return, it is also conscientious and wise to support the local economy. When Rochester area residents purchase the produce and other perishable and durable goods at the Rochester Public Market, they are doing a favor to local farmers and merchants, and also to themselves.
Although the Rochester Market is open all years round, it is during the summer that the Market truly comes to life. One of the coolest features of the Rochester Market during the summertime is the Band on the Bricks concerts series. Beginning in early July, Band on the Bricks will feature concerts by different bands each Friday night. Past bands have included the Lou Gramm Band, The Song Remains the Same Led Zeppelin Tribute Band, and the Chris Duarte Band.
While many of people come to the Rochester Public Market just for the Band on the Bricks concert series, the concerts definitely attract more buyers who would otherwise not bother with the Rochester Market. However, once folks who come for the concert see first hand the variety of local food and other wares that are available at the market, many of them return. By returning to the public marketing, market goers realize that they can get great deals on high quality local products. When it comes to shopping, what can be better than that?
Regardless of the season, buying from the merchants at the Rochester Public Market is healthy for everyone. It is healthy for you, healthy for local farmers and businesses, and healthy for the local economy. In fact, given the freshness of Rochester Market produce, it is literally healthy for you.