Cold weather crops taste sweeter in winter and our loyal shoppers know it. Winter market provides year-round stable income to our local farmers and food artisans. The forecast can be dicey some days, but we want you to know how important your ongoing shopping is to our vendors. Since we opened a winter market in 2012 at Shemanski Park, then moved it to PSU in 2015, our winter shopper counts have nearly doubled. Thank you for sustaining and growing our local food system year-round. Join us at the PSU Farmers Market every Saturday, 9am–2pm. Photo by Alan Weiner.
Looking to make this your best year (or decade)? Here are the top 5 New Years Resolutions and how the farmers market can help you achieve each of them:
Get Moving. Our favorite exercise is a brisk stroll through the farmers market getting some much needed fresh air. Consider walking or biking to the market if you’re able.
Feel Your Best. What better diet is there than locally-grown, fresh produce? When you fuel your body with peak-of-the-season nourishment, you’ll feel the difference.
Save money. A great way to save some serious cash is to cook at home more and eat out less. Get ingredients, inspiration, and practical cooking tips from your local farmers and food artisans at the market!
Eat healthy stuff. Farmers market food travels only a short distance from the farm to your fork, which preserves peak nutrition and freshness.
Pamper Yourself. Sometimes you need a little R&R. We’ve got you covered with CBD products, beeswax candles, tinctures, and more!
What’s in Season
This time of year you’ll find an abundance of cold weather crops like turnips, kale, cabbages, onions, and radishes. The lower temperatures actually help make these winter staples sweeter through kick-starting the conversion of starches into sugars and preventing bolting. Stop by winter market at PSU this Saturday from 9am-2pm to taste the difference for yourself!
Big news from our longtime PSU Market vendor Cherry Country; Marsh & Mike are closing the chocolate factory in order to focus on the family farm. The last day to pick up your favorite Cherry Country chocolate products at market will be Saturday, January 25th. Catch them again in the summer during cherry harvest season!
While delicious, local food may be the backbone of our markets, community is the soul. We believe community thrives when we both give and receive; when we invite our neighbors to participate in markets via community booths, celebrate alongside our neighbors at local fairs, and partner with local change-making organizations. Read more about how we build, appreciate, and participate in our communities.