Ogdensburg GreenMarket welcomes two new vendors Saturday
Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 11:48 am

OGDENSBURG -- The Ogdensburg GreenMarket welcomes two new vendors this Saturday in Library Park.

Nate Ellis of Morristown will bring local honey and Guy Drake of Heuvelton, with years of experience raising and selling perennials, will be bringing outdoor plants, houseplants and vines.

The market has fresh and nutritious fruits and vegetables all grown here in St. Lawrence County. This week look for yellow and green beans, summer squash, zucchini, romaine, peas, cauliflower, broccoli, blueberries and blackberries, peaches, salad greens, green onions, cucumbers, carrots, beets, new potatoes, spinach might be ready this week, turnips, fresh basil, kohlrabi, radishes and whatever else is ready for harvest after all this wonderful rain and sunshine. You’ll now find fresh local hot dogs in addition to the sausage, steaks and chops and chicken which are all antibiotic and hormone free. The market also features jewelry, freshly ground coffee, aromatherapy candles and lotions, chair massages, handcrafted note cards, all natural soy candles and lotions, fine art, baked goods and plants.

WIC, Senior coupons and Food Stamps are welcome at the GreenMarket. A note about the food stamp /EBT Program: The Food Stamp/EBT program brings federal dollars into our community by assisting eligible individuals and working families to purchase food, including fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers’ markets. Every $1 spent in food stamps generates $1.84 in economic revenue for our local economy. Yet 23 percent of eligible people in St. Lawrence County have not enrolled – an $8.5 million loss for our farmers and businesses. For a confidential conversation about your eligibility, call (800) 782-0814.

Last Saturday the market welcomed Kelsey Murphy of K.M. Photography and Clem Coryer of Clem’s Garden and U-Pick to the array of vendors.