Batavia Public Market: much more than food
The Batavia Public Market (4535 West Saile Drive, Batavia) will make its debut this Saturday, May 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will feature over 50+ vendors. This is not your typical farmers’ market; its food and so much more. The event will run every Saturday until October 31, 2015.
The brainchild of Michelle Farina, the Batavia Public Market will feature fresh locally-sourced foods, food vendors, food trucks and other culinary treats. But where this market stands out regionally, is that there will be a slew of vendors selling household items. From folk art to Adirondack chairs, there will be many items available from our local retailers. A large portion of the items for sale will have been made by local artists or craftsmen. So you can feel good knowing that your purchases will help support the local economy. Not all at the market will be about shopping. A children’s area will be on-site that features youth-oriented entertainment. There will also be gardening activities for patrons to participate and learn. Each week will also feature live musical entertainment.
One other neat aspect of this market is their willingness to support young entrepreneurs (children and teens) who may have a craft to sell. The Batavia Public Market will give these young Donald Trumps a free vending spot. Already there’s a lot of buzz about this market. Judging what we’ve seen and heard so far, this is going to be a homerun for shoppers and the local economy this summer/fall. The Batavia Public Market's Facebook page can be found here.