Summer of Music, Food and Fun at the Public Market
The city of Rochester is lining up a summer of special events at the Public Market.
City officials gathered at the market to outline the schedule which includes plenty of food and music, and a new event this summer: the Flour City Brewers' Fest on August 22nd.
Commissioner of the Department of Recreation and Youth Services, Marisol Ramos-Lopez, says the events highlight the growth of the Public Market.
She says during the summer, the Public Market is an entertainment venue in the evening, and it also strengthens the growing relationship between the market and surrounding market district businesses.
She says the Public Market continues to serve the community by not only being a place where people can buy healthy, locally grown food at amazing prices, but as a cultural gathering place for all people.
"Just Say Yes at the Market" returns this year, encouraging the use of food stamps to buy fresh local produce.
Jim Farr manages the Public Market for the city.
He says around 2.5-million to 2.7-million people visit it each year.
Farr adds it's not uncommon to have 40-thousand people on a Saturday, or 5-thousand to 6-thousand attendees during the popular Food Truck Rodeos.
Here's a link to this summer's schedule at the Public Market.