What’s not to love about your local farmers’ market—corn on the cob, watermelon, juicy peaches, ripe tomatoes, and the list goes on and on. While summer may be winding down, many farmers’ markets continue running into the fall, offering the delights of the season. And for someone with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, this makes for a stress-free shopping trip. No label-reading or wondering if there’s gluten hiding behind some foreign ingredient that you can’t pronounce. Meal planning is fresher, cleaner and simpler when you load up at the market. Some vendors even have fresh-baked gluten-free goodies. Check out www.nfmd.org and plug in your zip code to find the farmers’ markets near you.
If you leave in the Central New York area, check out these gems:
Central New York Regional Market
2100 Park Street, Syracuse
The beauty of this market—aside from its variety of vendors—is that it runs from 7AM-2PM on Saturdays, year-round and on Thursdays, (same hours) from May-November. (This is an indoor market.) If you go, make sure you visit Deborah’s Sweet Treats; she specializes in gluten-free baked goods (www.deborahssweettreats.com).
Fayetteville Farmers’ Market CNY
Parking lot of Fayetteville Towne Center
Corner of E. Genesee and Burdick Streets
Runs from 3PM-7PM Thursdays, through October 30
Camillus Farmers Market
Camillus Municipal Building
4600 W. Genesee Street, 315.488.1234
8:30AM-1:30PM Fridays, through October 31
Town of Skaneateles Farmers Market
1 E. Austin Street
3:30-6:30PM, Thursdays and 9AM-1PM, Saturdays, through mid-October