Genesee Country Farmers’ Market to open June 9
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Genesee Country Farmers’ Market to open June 9

May 23, 2017

The Genesee Country Farmers’ Market, located at the Downtown Batavia Public Market at Bank Street and Alva Place, opens for the season on Friday, June 9. Market hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with the season running from through Oct. 27.

This is the second year of a collaboration with the Downtown Batavia Business Improvement District, according to Market Manager Mike Bakos.

“The Market, presently in this year’s planning stages, is working to build upon last year’s successful merger of the 10-year-old BID Downtown Batavia Public Market with the 43-year old Genesee Country Farmers’ Market,” Bakos said. “The Market remains a ‘Grow-Your-Own’ market featuring the freshest, locally grown produce along with unique specialty items. Vendors are excited about the upcoming market season with many of last year’s vendors returning along with some new additions. The market will once again participate in the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), NYS FreshConnect, WIC and Senior Farmer’s Market Check Programs. Stop by and talk directly to the people that grow your food.”

Parties interested in joining the market to become a seasonal vendor or day vendor may contact Sharon Brent at (716)-560-0853 or by email at or Bakos at (716) 866-4958 or by email at

Qualifying charities, service-groups, or 501c3 organizations that would like to participate in the market may obtain a free market stall by contacting Bakos.

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