City’s Farmers Market opens
Gray clouds, threatening weather, and scattered raindrops had little effect on opening day at the Dunkirk Farmers Market. Rain or shine the Dunkirk Farmers Market will be open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Ruggles Street. The Market accepts coupons provided by the Farmers Market Nutrition Program and will soon be accepting EBT cards. Local farmers offered an array of seasonally fresh fruits and vegetables. Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Eat Smart New York provided refreshing cucumber water and a citrus drink with no added sugar, as well as quick, easy and tasty recipes. NOEP Coordinator for SNAP, Brooke Barone, was on hand to provide information on eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The Dunkirk Farmers Market is managed by the Dunkirk Local Development Corporation in partnership with the Chautauqua County Health Network’s Creating Healthy Places Initiative, funded by the NYS Department of Health.