Without a doubt, opening day for the Goshen Chamber of Commerce Farmers’ Market can be called a success: picture perfect weather, local dignities coming to honor the day, vendors set up ready to sell their products at 9 a.m., and plenty of browsing and buying customers.
“This is one of the most wonderful events in the community of Goshen. Here is provided freshly grown and locally grown produce and baked goods. These are products produced by local vendors to have for the citizens,” said Town of Goshen Supervisor Doug Bloomfield.
Attending his first opening day ceremony, Scott Wahl, deputy mayor of the Village of Goshen, labeled the market “amazing,” listing from the great variety of vendors offering farm fresh eggs and Madura’s mushrooms to the variety of breads.
“I’m pleasantly surprised with the number of vendors and the variety. Everything that’s needed for nutrition and health is right here,” said Wahl, who with his wife, Susan, were very pleased with their purchases. “This is a grocery store.”
Again this year, the Goshen market is being held on the front lawn of the Orange County Government Center, 255 Main Street and will run every Friday through the end of Oct. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“We’re glad to be able to provide the Goshen community with fresh fruits and veggies and other treats,” said Kristen O’Donnell, coordinator of the farmers’ market. “The Goshen Chamber of Commerce is thankful to the county for hosting the event for us. We appreciate the extra parking.”