Downtown Syracuse Farmers Market Wraps Up 2022 Season Downtown Syracuse Farmers Market Closes For 2022 Season

Residents and vendors share what the market brought to the community this year.

“It’s the last day for the Syracuse Farmer’s market…”

MADDIE STELK: For many Syracuse residents… this farmers market is no secret… Iris Maxwell says she’s been coming for over a decade….

IRIS MAXWELL: “The kids love it, and you know they come out here and play, and the food is good…and you support.”

MADDIE STELK: After a four month long season… Maxwell’s great granddaughter now too— holds special memories here in Clinton square…

MAXWELL’S GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER: “It feels great because whenever I spend time with her it feels like I have fun.”

MADDIE STELK: But all the fun hasn’t been possible without the vendors… Market Director Rob Travers describes them as heroic…

ROB TRAVERS: “They come rain, shine, cold. No matter what they’re here.”

MADDIE STELK: Farmer Mark Pawliw says it’s the bond he has with the community that motivated him to come every Tuesday…

MARK PAWLIW: “It’s nice to have the people and the businesses that work down here come together.”

MADDIE STELK: Syracuse has a long winter ahead before the market reopens in June of 2023… but for now… to wrap up the 2022 season… Maddie Stelk, NCC News.

Thank you very much.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– The Downtown Syracuse Farmers Market wrapped up its 50th Anniversary season on Oct. 11. Residents walked around Clinton Square one last time to enjoy live music, eat fall goodies, and support the local vendors.

Iris Maxwell has been coming to the farmers market for over a decade. This year she was able to bring her great grandkids along with her.

“The kids love it,” Maxwell said. “They come out here and play, and you support the vendors. That’s been my favorite part.”


A display of fresh vegetables sits in baskets underneath a vendor's tent.
Each week, farmers and produce dealers sold fresh, seasonal vegetables, fruits, baked goods, flowers, plants and more.
© 2022 Maddie Stelk

Over 60 vendors participated in the Farmers Market this year, according to the Downtown Committee of Syracuse.  Rob Travers, the director of the market, described the vendors as heroic.

“They come rain, shine or cold,” Travers said. “No matter what, they’re here for us.”

Mark  Pawliw, a farmer for the Eden Fresh Network, shared that the bond he has with the community motivated him to set up his tent every Tuesday morning.

“It’s nice to have the people and the businesses that work down here come together,” Pawliw said.

The market will reopen in June 2o23, according to the Downtown Committee of Syracuse website.

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