The Madison County Historical Society's 8th Annual Cottage Lawn Farmers' Market summer season opens June 7- August 30, every Tuesday.
The Madison County Historical Society's Cottage Lawn Farmers' Market was voted Best of the Best in the Oneida Dispatch's 2022 Readers' Choice category for the best local event. The Farmer's Market summer season opens Tuesday, June 7 through August 30, every Tuesday, from 2 pm- 6 pm on the grounds of the Madison County Historical Society located at 435 Main Street in Oneida. The summer market will feature local, seasonal produce, cheese, eggs, herbs, soaps, maple products, honey, poultry, beef, food trucks, and so much more. Plans are being made to have live entertainment and themed weeks focusing on wellness, families, and recognizing our dedicated service organizations within our community. Other weekly activities offered include guided house tours and storytelling. The Oneida Public Library will be providing free kid activities on the first Tuesdays of every month during the summer market. The Pomeranians are performing on July 19 from 4 pm- 6 pm. There are 13 weeks of the Summer Market- June 7, 14,21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26; and August 2,9, 16, 23, 30.
In addition to the summer market, the Historical Society will be offering a fall market that will run on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, September 6 & Sept. 20; October 4 & October 18 from 2 pm – 6 pm, and a winter (indoor) market that will run on the 1st Tuesday on November 1 and on December 6 from 2 pm- 6 pm. The plan for the winter (indoor) market is to offer a holiday shopping experience where artisans from the Madison County Craft Festival will be joining the market.
There are a variety of farmers, artisans, independent consultants, food trucks, and food vendors participating. Tom Stone of Stone Brothers Farm and Greenhouse of Canastota will be returning to the market each week with fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables, eggs, honey, and maple syrup. Carolyn and Roy Peters of Freedom Farm of Verona are new to the market. Each week they will have USDA grass-fed beef, free-range eggs, free-range chicken, seasonal fruits and vegetables, fruit pies, jams and jellies, cookies, and bread. Ryan Reilly of Vernon Farm and Market of Vernon is also new to the market and will be bringing his organic seasonal fruits and vegetables, banana bread, zucchini bread, wooden signs, candles, and Vernon Farm and Market merchandise. Brian Kirsch of The Farms of ADL of Kirkville is another new farmer participating in the market. The Farms of ADL are a 501©3 charitable organization that partners with Maple Hedge Farms for their seasonal fruits and vegetables and with Mel's Greenhouses for their potted, hanging plants, and vegetable starter plants. Ray Harosia Honey and Produce of Taberg is another new farmer participating in the market. Ray will have raw honey, cut honeycomb, beeswax, fresh herbs, and seasonal fruits and vegetables. Bob Faduski of Bob's Wooden Trivets of Oneida will be returning to the market with his beautiful handmade wooden trivets and more. Debbie Tillman of Debbie's Gift World of Cicero will be returning to the market with her soft soy wax (sprinkles), warmers, accent shades, and soaks for your self-care needs. Lisa Fish of Magpie Mercantile of Oneida is returning to the market with her originally designed semi-precious stone and beaded jewelry wrapped with wire. Butch Hart of Bart's Toys Plus of Barneveld is new to the market with his ornate horseshoe lawn ornamentation. Michelle Sebastian of Missy's Rings and Things of Rome will be returning to the market with her handmade gemstone, crystal, blown glass, and leather jewelry.
Ash Lovett of Flora & Fauna Farm of Oneida is returning to the market. She is the first generation, woman-owned fiber farm specializing in breed-specific wool for fiber artists of every variety. Each week at the market she will be bringing yarn and wool from her flock, vegetables from her garden, comb honey, fresh-cut flowers, and lamb meat. Justin and Shaena Trievel of The Yellow House of Chittenango are new in the market. They are a homestead-based business, specializing in small-batch jams, jellies, fruit pies, baked goods, handmade and upcycled home goods, and decorations. Vanessa Gilbert of Tug Hill Artisan Roasters, LLC, of Lowville is new to the market with her signature roasted coffee beans, and coffee brewing accessories for all you coffee lovers. Brandi Gall of Wooden Moon Studio of Deansboro is new to the market. Brandi creates wooden flower art wreaths, mobiles, and ornaments. She will also have seasonal fresh-cut bouquets, a variety of jams, jellies, tea towels, napkins, and knit baby blankets. Kris Kringle Kettle Korn of Boonville will be at the weekly market with delicious Kettle Korn. La Bamba Mtz of Canastota will be at the weekly market serving authentic freshly made Mexican food- Tamales, Empanadas, Salsa, and Burritos.
The Cottage Lawn Farmers' Market will once again welcome New York State Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Checks at the market.
The New York State Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) consists of two programs: the Women, Infants, and Children Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (WIC FMNP) and the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). Those who are eligible for these programs are provided checks to redeem for fresh, local fruits and vegetables at participating farmers' markets and farm stands.
For more information about the market or to obtain an application to join the market as a farmer, food truck, or vendor please go to the website www.mchsfarmersmarket.org, or call the Madison County Historical Society at 315-363-4136. We hope you will join us at the Cottage Lawn Farmers' Market, every Tuesday to shop locally, enjoy family activities, and tour the historical society! Cottage Lawn Farmers' Market is made possible by the most generous support from The Gorman Foundation and White's Farm Supply. The Madison County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that operates both a museum and the Mary King Research Library located at 435 Main Street in Oneida. The society continues to preserve, collect, promote, and exhibit the history of Madison County and its fifteen towns and one city through the development of programs that enhance Madison County's heritage. The historical society's headquarters are housed in an 1849 Gothic Revival Villa that is listed on the State and National Registry of Historic Places.
Cottage Lawn Farmers' Market Summer season opens June 7- August 30, every Tuesday from 2 pm- 6 pm. The fall market is on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, September 6 & September 20; October 4 & October 18 from 2 pm – 6 pm. The winter (indoor) market is on the 1st Tuesday on November 1 and on December 6 from 2 pm- 6 pm. We hope you will join us at the Cottage Lawn Farmers' Market to support your farmers and purchase fresh, local fruits, vegetables, and more!