Looking forward to a new season.
Opening June 17
through October 7, 2017
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Located on the Village Green in Holland Patent, NY
We are a producer-only market, which means that everything sold is locally produced. We average about 15 vendors every week. New vendors always welcome.
The market is open every Saturday from mid-June to mid-October from 9:00-1:00.
The Trenton Farmers Market is thriving and is now organized and administered through Foothills and our new co-managers Bill Hajdasz and Bonnie Churcher. Foothills is committed to maintaining a local opportunity to purchase fresh locally grown produce and to supporting our local growers.
Market updates from our vendors can be viewed on our facebook page.
Find information for and about our vendors on the market website https://sites.google.com/site/trentonfarmersmarket/
FRCM is involved with the market in several ways:
1. Coupons For seven years the Foothills Rural Community Ministry has offered $5 coupons to their Food Pantry clients each month to use at the Trenton Farmers Market. We use the same guidelines as Food Stamps – for food purchases only, no change given. We find this a win-win arrangement. It provides a substantial income boost for the farmers, as well as providing fresh produce and baked goods to pantry customers. The farmers are very generous to pantry customers.
2. EBT machine Foothills volunteers operate an EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) machine to enable customers to use their Food Stamp cards at the Farmers Market. We are reimbursed by Efunds Corp. with an electronic transfer directly into our bank account. There is a $10 monthly fee for the machine which is reimbursed by the Farmers Market Federation at the end of the year. Although usage increases as the season progresses, the total number of transactions remains low.
3. Food Sense As long as we have volunteers at the market, we also take Food $ense orders and distribute information about the program every Saturday during the market season.
We also bring in programs from Cooperative Extension and the Food Bank of CNY to teach our customers about good nutrition and the importance and preparation of fresh fruits and vegetables. These and other state agencies provide various coupons to help low income families purchase market produce.