Farm Fresh Food at the Cambridge Valley Farmers' Market
The Cambridge Valley Farmers’ Market has been attracting customers to purchase locally grown food for 18 years. Last year they moved from the green space in the village to Cambridge Central School to allow for more space for vendors and customers. The pandemic forced many farmers’ markets to adjust their space and layout to allow for social distancing. As a result, some farmers’ markets relocated to allow for the new regulations. Although the location is different, the market remains the same with both returning and new vendors this season. Located in the rural village of Cambridge, the market is currently managed by Debby Jaffe. She describes the market as a place where people can buy their groceries. Debby said, "Our market is a cozy home-town market that is really a community."
This season the Cambridge Valley Farmers’ Market is featuring a variety of vendors offering locally grown and produced food products. The vendors include:
- 518 Farms specializing in culinary and medicinal mushrooms
- Happenchance Farm selling certified organic hoop house tomatoes and a wide variety of vegetables
- Joint Venture Farms with farm fresh eggs, chicken and pork
- K & L Hollow farm is offering locally and ethically raised meats including pastured duck, turkey and quail
- Long Days Farm with culinary and seed garlic and a variety of vegetables
- Owl Wood Farm is offering Certified Naturally Grown vegetables
- Lot 32 has farm fresh cut flowers for sale
- Feathered Fox Farms has an assortment of body products and honey
- On a Limb is selling hand pies stuffed with delectable local meats and seasonal veggies, salads, sauces, and grain bowls
- Earth Sky Time Farm has for sale European style bread, croissants, sauerkraut, kimchi, veggie burgers and granola
- Coffee And is offering Coffee and English muffins, cinnamon rolls and specialty breads
- Slavonian European Café is serving homemade Slavic food including pierogis, stuffed peppers and other to-go prepared food
- Giese Beef Farm is new to the market this year and is selling pasture-raised beef.
In conjunction with the Sunday farmers’ market, Cambridge Valley FM operates an online store and curbside pickup of pre-orders is available. Debby said “People like different kinds of farmers’ markets. We really are a farmers' market where people can purchase locally grown and produced food directly from the farmer."
For more information about the Cambridge Valley Farmers’ Market, please visit http://www.cambridgevalleyfarmersmarket.com/.