OCO Community Service Center to host Mexico Farmers Market

Residents in Mexico and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to enjoy the goodness of fresh fruit and vegetables as Oswego County Opportunities’ Community Service Center, 5871 Scenic Ave., will host the Mexico Farmers Market.

An initiative of the Nutrition Collaboration of Oswego County, the Mexico Farmers Market will be held 4 to 7 p.m. today, Aug. 7.

According to Amy Roland, director of OCO Nutrition Services and a member of the Nutrition Collaboration, a variety of vendors will be offering a selection of in-season local produce. Nonprofits will display their services and Garafalo’s food truck will be on hand.

“We are excited to be bringing a Farmers Market to Mexico,” said Roland.  “The Nutrition Collaboration has been working on the concept of a farmers market in Mexico for more than year. Making fresh fruits and vegetables readily available fits nicely with the Nutrition Collaboration’s mission of promoting proper nutrition.

“The focus of the Nutrition Collaboration is to increase individuals’ knowledge of nutrition and educate them so that they may make informed decisions about proper nutrition for themselves and their families,
Roland continued.  “Our members work together to positively affect nutrition, wellness and hunger in Oswego County.”

The Mexico Farmers Market will promote local agriculture and the many types of produce and products that are grown and harvested in Oswego County.

In addition to the variety of vendors, the market will host food tasting and demonstrations during each market and the committee is currently planning on having entertainment on hand as well.

For more information on the Mexico Farmers Market or how to join the market as a vendor, contact Roland at 598-4712, ext. 1811.

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