The Niagara Falls City Market will host what organizers hope will be the first annual “Artisan Day at the Market.” This event is set for Friday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 779 E. Market St.
Organizers said, “Celebrate the fall harvest and stock up on seasonal produce, pumpkins and fresh-pressed apple cider. Over a dozen local artisans will take part, selling handmade items, jewelry and specialty goods. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.”
Vendors expected to participate include Artful Badger Designs, Bark of the Park, Cozy Living Aromatherapy, Flicker & Flora, JC Tees, Laurel Tree Bindery, Lend-a-Leaf, Moxes Boxes, M & M Pickles, Nancy’s Loft-Quilted Goods, Paradise in Pink and The Whole Empanada. Participating local restaurants include Judas Tree, Marketside Restaurant and Starry Night Café, providing recipes and samples made with produce from the market. Niagara County farmers will sell local apples, pumpkins and squash, while live music will come courtesy of Snobknockers.
Field & Fork Network took over management of the Niagara Falls City Market earlier this year.
“We’re looking for fun ways to bring the community together to celebrate local artisans and farmers,” project director Tom Lowe said. “We want the market to be a destination for residents where they can access fresh produce and spend an afternoon with family and friends.”
The market accepts SNAP/EBT, cash, credit cards and Double Up Food Bucks. Double Up is a nutrition incentive program that launched at the market this year. Anyone with SNAP benefits can participate and will receive a $1 for $1 match on their purchase, up to $20 per day, which can be used to buy fresh, local produce.