The Oneida County Farmers' Market opens Saturday by the old Railway Express Agency building adjacent to Utica's Union Station. It's understood that the market will eventually be in the REA building once it is renovated.
This is great news! Who doesn't like fresh food?
While some are concerned about competition with the Utica Farmers' Market located in Chancellor Park on Bleecker Street on Wednesdays, Utica seems large enough to support both markets -- especially considering the large foreign born population for whom such markets were a daily occurrence in the "old country."
What is especially exciting about this development is the new use being given to an old building. The building always seemed to be tailor made to be a market . . . the subject of blog posts here in 2006 and 2007.
I don't get to say it very often about Oneida County, but this seems to be something done right!