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Skaneateles Farmers Market

Millie Bednarski, right, of Bednarski Farms in Lysander, sells asparagus to Nancy Cihon at the Skaneateles Farmers Market May 23.

There are several farmers markets in Cayuga County, and starting June 8, another one will be added to the list. 

The New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center will host the Taste NY Auburn Regional Market from June until the end of October. The weekly market will feature a "good mix" of vendors, artisans and entertainment from Cayuga County, Seneca Falls and Syracuse, said Courtney Rae Kasper, the center's visitor experience manager. 

At least 12 vendors will be present at the regional market's opening day, including Zera Farm, Boo Radley's Garden and House of Honey. Kasper said the market is still accepting applications for more vendors. Also on June 8, family yoga will be led by Christine Bartolotta from 10 to 11 a.m., and Xarika, a singer-songwriter from central New York, will perform from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The market will mostly be held outside of the ERHC rain or shine (with the exception of thunderstorms), including children's activities like face painting, arts activities and magic shows. 

The regional market will "offer something in downtown Auburn for families to come and enjoy," Kasper said.

She added that the market's attendance should grow as the season goes on, and that the market is meant to complement other markets in the area, which will be promoted at the ERHC. 


Cayuga County-area farmers markets

Auburn Farmers Co-op Market

WHEN: Open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, June 1 through Oct. 31

WHERE: Curley's parking lot, 96 State St., Auburn

INFO: Call (315) 704-8609 or visit auburnfarmerscoopmarketinc.com

Taste NY Auburn Regional Market

WHEN: Open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, June 8 through October

WHERE: NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center, 25 South St., Auburn

INFO: Call (315) 258-9820 or visit historyshometown.com

Aurora Farmers Market

WHEN: Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, June 1 through September

WHERE: Wells College Boathouse, Route 90, Aurora

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INFO: Call (315) 364-3304 or visit facebook.com/auroranyfarmersmarket 

Moravia Farmers Market

WHEN: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays, June 6 to Oct. 31

WHERE: Kinney Drugs parking lot, 130 Main St., Moravia

INFO: Call (315) 496-2235, email moraviavillage@cayuganet.org or visit facebook.com/moraviafarmersmarket 

Owasco Farmers Market 

WHEN: Open 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 12 to September

WHERE: Owasco town shelter, 7198 Owasco Road, Owasco

INFO: Call (315) 253-9021 or visit owascony.gov

Seneca Farmers Market

WHEN: Open 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, June 11 through Oct. 8

WHERE: People's Park, Seneca Falls

INFO: Visit senecamarket.com

Skaneateles Farmers Market 

WHEN: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 24 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays though Oct. 19

WHERE: Austin Park Pavilion parking lot, 1 E. Austin St., Skaneateles

INFO: Call (315) 727-9320 or visit townofskaneateles.com

The Citizen's list of local farmers markets will continue to appear Fridays in the Lake Life section. To add a market to the list, email the information to citizenfeatures@lee.net or mail it to David Wilcox, The Citizen, 25 Dill St., Auburn. All listings are free. For more information, call (315) 282-2245.

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Staff writer Dan Orzechowski can be reached at (315) 282-2239 or dan.orzechowski@lee.net. Follow him on Twitter @OrzechowskiDan

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