Erin Erickson, marketing director for the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, handles the annual ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday (May 18) to celebrate the Hamburg Farmer’s Market, which runs every Saturday through Nov. 2.
From mushrooms to wine to meats, the 2013 edition of the Hamburg Farmer’s Market is offering a variety of new vendors and products, along with the traditional favorites.
With the mild early season weather, the market has been drawing large crowds each Saturday, as goers continue to support a market whose origins date back to 1977.
“The market’s been going really well,” said Hamburg Chamber of Commerce Marketing Coordinator Erin Erickson. “It’s been completely packed.”
For those who are wine connoisseurs, Vetter Vineyard, a winery from the Chautaqua region, is at the market each Saturday.
This year’s market also offers a variety of new food products.
This includes Hanzlian Sausage. Thomas Hanzlian is there each week offering a variety of pork, chicken, beef and breakfast sausages.
According to Erickson, they draw good crowds to their stand because they cook products right there.
“It smells so good,” Erickson said.
Also, Laurie Wellman of Boston Valley Gourmet Mushrooms is on hand each week selling different types of mushrooms, including oyster, gray dove, Italian and pink.
Genga Ponnampalan of “Go Veggies” will be at the market through the rest of May and into June selling items such as veggie burgers, veggie roles, soups, curries and mango pudding.
Darleen Robbins from “Robin’s Nest Country Market” is on hand and sells farm frsh beef, pork, ribs, steaks, barbecue sauce, maple syrup and brown eggs.
Another new addition is “Hard Pressed Farm,” where Carl Keele from the company will sell sauerkraut, plants, vegetables, flowers and herbs.
Erickson said another popular favorite who joined last year, Suzie Cukes Pickle Company, is back this year.
For those looking for desserts, Trice Patterson from “Sweets by Trice” is selling baked goods each week.
The Hamburg Farmer’s Market runs each Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside of the Hamburg Village municipal parking lot.
It will continue from now through Nov. 3.