Did you know, according to the City of Rochester, the Rochester Public Market has been serving the Greater Rochester Area since 1905? 52 weeks a year for 108 years means that the market must be providing a well-needed, well-loved service to Rochestarians and people from surrounding areas. If you have never been to the Rochester NY Public Market, here are three ways you have been missing out.
- The Food
- The Culture
- The Savings
The food culture at Rochester Public Market is incredible. If you are looking for the freshest fruits, vegetables, seafood, and meat around, look no further than the Rochester Farmers Market. The market shifts with the seasons to make sure you only get what is locally fresh and available. Apple season is fast approaching WNY. Rochester residents need a central location to find all the best varieties of apple the region has to offer, and they can find that at the Farmers Market Rochester.
The Rochester Public Market is also well known for its long standing vendors selling prepared goodies. Cherry’s European is famous for its amazing perogies and incredible polish sausage. Boulder Mountain Coffee Co. and Juan and Maria’s offer attendees the best coffee and fresh empanadas around, respectively. Whether you are looking for ingredients or a meal, the Public Market Rochester has it.
It is not just the amazing, fresh food that draws visitors to the Rochester Public Market. The venue, located at 280 Union St North, also plays host to a variety of cultural organizations and musicians. You can regularly find buskers strategically setup throughout the crowds playing a wide variety of music. If you are interested in international culture, there are far worse places to study them than the market. Representatives of Islam, Indian immigrants, and Chinese fish mongers all call the market home. If you want to have a conversation about the world and expand your horizons, stop by the market.
One of the most attractive features of the market for attendees is the incredible price of food and crafts. $40 worth of produce at the Rochester Public Market would cost you at least double that in the supermarket. As an added bonus, the produce found here is much fresher. Need to find cheese, fresh ground coffee, incense, and handmade clothing? The market offers that in spades and at great prices.
Whether you are a resident of Rochester or a visitor from the surrounding areas, the Public Market has something for you. Foodies can find flavors from all over the world to satisfy their palate. Those interested in culture can find a wide variety in the vendors, musicians, and emissaries at the Union St venue. Thrifty shoppers can find unbelievable prices. What are you waiting for? Head to the Rochester Public Market for the quintessential Flower City experience.