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June 3, 2011

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CONTACT: Frankie Rowland              
(914) 923-4837, ext 202; C: 248 705-9481          
frowland@communitymarkets.biz             June 3, 2011

2011 New Rochelle Farmers Market Opens

Ossining, NY (June, 2011) – The New Rochelle Farmers market opens for its 3rd season of delicious locally-grown food and vibrant locally-based atmosphere on Friday, June 17, 2011, at the Library Green, Huguenot Street and Lawton Street, 8am-3pm. 

Gather, Friends, Gather Recipes, Gather seasonal favorites, Gather 'round the table!
Create memorable recipes; create memories of mealtime, weekends spent at the market with friends. Create connections with the local food movement. Share! Share memories. Share recipes. Share ideas. Share knowledge. Locally. Local farms, local food artisans, local community partners, local friends, local meeting spot.
Community Markets has been at the forefront of sustainable food for two decades now and continues to develop markets that most profoundly embody the term "Local." Community Markets' (CM) 2011 season opens with a newly elaborated mission that applies to its shoppers, vendors and community partners alike: Gather. Create. Share. Locally.

News_Farmers Market (2).JPGEvents- 2011 means new events at the markets, as well as the perennial favorites. Events at the markets may include container garden workshops, locally-sourced yarn/knitting get-togethers, and a "community table" program, which will provide local businesses with a chance to connect with shoppers in a casual, fun atmosphere. 2011 markets will also host the Community Markets annual beloved events such as tomato & apple tastings, corn roasts, and cider pressings.  

Chef at the Market- This season CM continues its Chef at the Market Tradition. With Chef Karen Symington Muendell and Chef Emily Elliot and looks to expand the cooking demos by featuring local chefs within the market locations. The Chefs at the Market bring customers lively seasonal cooking demos, recipe ideas and cooking tips.

A refreshed Community Markets website will launch in mid-summer, and will allowNews_Farmers Market (3).JPG shoppers to check in to the local food scene 24/7. In addition to information, recipes and what's-in-season, the website will feature seasonal recipes, farmer profiles, cooking tips, and act as an online resource center for information about the dynamic world of local food.   Concurrently, the CM Facebook and Twitter accounts will continue to flourish and synthesize the happenings at the markets and in the local food movement.
CM was recently recognized with the Spirit of the Community Award by Trinity Church, Ossining, NY.  The group has also been awarded a grant to promote canning within their Ossining , Croton, Morningside Park, Pelham and Tarrytown
markets from Jarden Home Brands, makers of Ball™ Brand Fresh Preserving Products; Community Markets are one of only 2 market organizations within New York State to receive this.
ommunity Markets is celebrating their 20th year of dedication to making each of their markets a place for community members to come together, relax, be entertained and engaged with local food.  

For more information visit: www.communitymarkets.biz.

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