By Xuefan Shi
OSWEGO, NY– The Oswego Farmer’s Market held every Thursday on West First Street was supposed to close for the season by October 5th. This year the market will extend their season an extra two weeks.
The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, the non-profit organization in charge of the farmers market, cooperated with the city of Oswego to extend their season a few more weeks.
Oswego Farmer’s Market Manager Gene Schoonmakerfranczek said that the extension is the result of apple season. “This is the middle of apple country. And we are still in the middle of apple season. It is not so fair for the farmers to quit that early.”
GMB Beckens Farm Owner Sherri Bauer said she found out when she arrived at the market and is is very excited about the extension.
The last day of the Oswego Farmer’s Market will be Thursday, October 19, until next Spring. Farmers from the market will continue to travel to Syracuse where a farmers market will be held until Thanksgiving day.
For more information on the Oswego Farmer’s Market, visit their Facebook https://www.facebook.com/oswegofarmmarket/