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Farm 2 Preschool

Farm 2 Preschool

Child Care Council offers farmers markets in Rochester and Buffalo as part of its Farm 2 Preschool program. Farm 2 Preschool connects preschool children in child care and their parents and caregivers with local farmers and their produce.

In addition to fresh local produce, the farmers markets also offer food tastings, recipes and educational materials on buying and using local produce. Accepted forms of payment include WIC Fruit and Vegetable checks, Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks, Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, credit cards and cash.

The Rochester markets are located at:

  • YMCA Metro Child Care, 444 Main Street
  • Volunteers of America Children’s Center, 214 Lake Avenue

The Buffalo market is located at:

  • Ripen With Us Childcare, 500 Kenmore Street, Buffalo

In 2016, 1,410 parents and children purchased local fresh fruits and vegetables from the farmers markets.

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