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Jamestown Renaissance Center
he Jamestown Public Market continues on Cherry Street in Downtown Jamestown, celebrating the most bountiful time of the season with a variety of family friendly activities this fall, made possible by 2019 title sponsor, UPMC Chautauqua.
September 14 the market will host a fun exercise class with The Chautauqua Center’s Alicia Ekstrom. POUND® is the world’s first cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. The class will begin at 11:30 and is free for the public, of all ages, to join.
September 21 is the market’s inaugural Fall Fest, featuring a variety of activities including a food preservation demo with a local master food preserver. Customers of the market can learn, at no cost, simple food preservation techniques to make the most of their fall produce purchases.
The Fall Fest will also include food tastings with Cornell Cooperative Extension EFNEP Educators, live music with Rebecca Mcilvain, activities with CASAC, and a squash decorating activity at the SPROUTs tent.
Public Market Manager Linnea Carlson is excited for the harvest options community members can find at the market. “Fall is one of the best times to shop at a public market. There is such an array of produce options, including heirloom garlic, variety of squash and melons, concord grapes and of course apples and pumpkins.”
Other events planned for fall include live musical entertainment, made possible through the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation’s Greater Jamestown Leadership Fund. Musical acts scheduled include: Patrick Liberte, September 7; Russell & Hamels: September 14; Juli Bessey September 28.
The market is open rain or shine, until the last Saturday in October. Other fall events planned include a second food preservation demo on October 12, as well as continued SPROUTs activities with the Chautauqua Connections Children’s Coalition.
The Jamestown Public Market is open Saturdays, from 10 am to 2 pm, located on Cherry Street in the heart of Downtown Jamestown. The market accepts EBT benefits, credit/debit cards, and participates in the Double Up Food Bucks New York Program, which helps individuals receiving EBT benefits stretch their dollars towards the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables. For more information on upcoming event programming at the market visit Jamestown Public Market on Facebook or jamestownrenaissance.org