If you are a Rochester NY local, chances are you have at least heard of the Rochester Public Market. The Rochester farmers market is a city staple that has served the Rochester community since 1905. The Rochester market is open 52 weeks of the year Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday , and is a way for local vendors to offer their fresh produce, ethnic delicacies, specialty items, and more.
In addition to the great local food, you will find local musicians and artisans helping create a vibrant atmosphere. The Public Market serves not only as a shopping center, but as a community meeting place for all different types of people.
There are also several independent local businesses anchored on Market grounds and in the surrounding Market District. The great thing about Rochester market is that consumers and producers have the opportunity to connect with one another and plays an important role in educating the consumer as to the production and origin of their food.
The market can also be a source of information and inspiration on how to cook and prepare fresh ingredients. Multiple vendors allow sampling of their products, as well as recipes and accompaniments for many of their offerings, which can help transform any morning trip to the Rochester market into an idea for a great meal.
The market is run solely by the vendors and volunteers, and is truly a community effort to keep it going. The Rochester market is internationally recognized as one of the top outdoor markets to visit, and continues to be a community treasure. With a focus on local producers, the market is managed independently by the Monroe Village Task Force and volunteers from the Blessed Sacrament Church. All products sold at the Monroe Village Farmers Market must be produced within a 100 mile radius of Rochester. If you have not yet visited the Rochester market, it is truly worth a visit.