The Rochester farmers market has become a popular place to gather and convene for the Rochester community at large. To have a place where once a week everyone comes together to buy local produce at the Rochester farmers market makes the community and the people living in it feel far more connected and it encourages a sense of belonging. The Rochester NY public market can be so noisy and pushy; many complain that the Rochester public market employees do not seem to have the same personal investment in the products and produce as the farmers at the Rochester farmers market would. This is what has led many people away from the public market Rochester residents had traditionally patronized for a more personal shopping experience that they can get at the Rochester farmers market in town.
The farmers market Rochester began through the flow of ideas and suggestions that many residents were contemplating about wanting and desiring a local produce selection that was fresh and made specifically to suit the needs that many Rochester residents had for a healthy sampling of produce. With more discussion and the lending of ideas to local farming merchants, they were soon able to bring forth their very own Rochester farmers market that yielded fruits and vegetables that were local to the area and were grown by locals. This gave a sense of pride and ownership to the people that were able to bring them forth and also provided them with a close network of people that had long wanted to find a new means of reaching the public. In addition to this, the Rochester farmers market team has been able to give their customers an education about the produce at hand for those interested to learn. This has given Rochester farmers market a name in the community and a sense of belonging to the people.