The first ever Baldwinsville, NY farmer’s market

Today marked the first ever Baldwinsville, NY farmer’s market. It will be held every Wednesday from 3-6:30 p.m. in the Village Square– aka the middle of the village between the Diner and Sammy’s. It will run from June 5 through Oct. 23. It will feature locally grown foods from nearby farms such as Abbott’s and Reeve’s, food vendors, and handmade products.

Xander and I rolled up around 4 p.m. and found a parking spot in the packed lot by the Baldwinsville Diner. The increased traffic was noticeable. Approximately 20 tents were set up in the square and live music was playing. The market had a nice showing and many people were milling around. This first market, though, was mostly handmade goods and food vendors. You could buy soap, soy candles, earrings (including Bud Light bottle cap earrings) or garden decorations; in addition, you could buy flowers (like snapdragons or marigolds) or vegetables/herbs to plant. We saw a cheese tent and a visiting winery. The only produce available was strawberries. I bought the last box from Reeve’s for $5. Xander opted for a small cup of cherry Italian ice for $2.50. We sat at a picnic table so he could eat it. Overall, it was an enjoyable way to spend 30 minutes and support local businesses.

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Hopefully with time, it will grow to include more produce and vendors… and they will get some trashcans.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GreaterBaldwinsvilleCommunityFarmersMarket

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Pumpkin Picking

We came home with 8 pumpkins after our weekend visit to a local pumpkin farm called Katie’s Pumpkin Patch. How much did that cost us, you ask? Only $16!! We live in farm country, peeps! Anyway, Xander had a blast tripping around the pumpkin patch though he was a little confused as to why all the pumpkins were on the ground… he kept saying “why did they fall off?” as if they fell from a pumpkin tree! We also did a true corn maze… it was quite large and tricky and even Nick and I began to wonder if we’d ever escape! Any trip to a farm isn’t complete without a hayride so we did that too. Our 8 pumpkins now litter our front yard, making our house feel very “fall-ish.”

Daddy & son

He found one just his size!

Our loot

Checking out the corn maze

We kinda got lost in the maze

at least it was a pretty day to get lost!

last but not least, the hay ride