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At Rye's Farmer Market, ‘Local’ Means 'To Market and Back in a Day'

Rye's farmer market features fresh produce, meat, cheeses and bread through Dec. 16.

A press release from community markets: As more people want to know our food sources, mass marketersare learning to imitate the calls of courtship with words like “all-natural,” “sustainable,” and “artisanal.”How are shoppers to know what’s authentic?

On Saturday, May 26th, Community Markets will open their 21st season of managing farmers marketswith the guarantee of one essential word: local. At their venues throughout the Hudson Valley and NYC,shoppers can buy directly from farmers and food producers, who are all 'local', meaning they travel “tomarket and back in a day.”

“Since 1991, when we started our first farmers market in Ossining, New York, the goal has always beento connect people directly with farmers. Even with our artisanal producers, we make sure that theysource their ingredients from area farms. We’re doing our job when we’re able to help keep farms andlocal businesses healthy,” said Miriam Haas, Founder of Community Markets.
This year the company will run 15 farmers markets.

The market began on May 27th and runs every Sunday through December 16th, 2012, 8:30 am – 1:00pm

Where: Parking lot behind Purchase Street stores (Street address: 9 Theodore Fremd Ave)

Who:Vendors returning for 2012 season:Valley Shepherd Creamery, Fishkill Farms, Newgate Farms,Migliorelli Farm, Pika’s Farm Table, Go-Go Pops, Tierra Farm, Doc Pickle, Bombay Emerald ChutneyCompany, Kontoulis Family Olive Oil, Feather Ridge Farm, American Pride Seafood, Alpacatrax, andMeredith’s Bread.

New vendors to market: Flourish Baking Company.

Since 1991, Community Markets has curated farmers markets that provide shoppers with an excitingdiversity of local foods. Our vendors are family-scale farmers and artisanal food producers who work intandem with nature’s seasons. We are committed to three core goals: Creating economic opportunitiesfor local farmers, processors, and consumers to trade with one another for mutual benefit; Celebratingour food culture together to enhance community life; and Cultivating knowledge, awareness, andpractices among consumers and producers to build the local food economy. Visit communitymarkets.bizfor more information.

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