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Farmers Market: A chance to support local agriculture

"I usually come a couple times a month," Palmer said.

Her favorite part of the market? The fresh, locally grown and made products.

Though many of her items are not in season yet and those that are sell quickly, Tina Lader of Mountain Morning Farms on Becker Road was set up selling homemade maple syrup and other products.

"Usually I have a lot of produce," she said, adding that the family grows all-natural and does not use chemicals on their vegetables.

If there's a need for pesticides, they use home remedies such as vinegar that won't leave harmful residue on the produce.

Lader said she has been part of the Skaneateles Farmers Market for about four years, but also takes the family farm's goods to Marcellus Park in Marcellus for the market there on Wednesdays.

Lader and her daughter Taylor said Thursday was beautiful and a good day for the start of market season.

The Skaneateles Farmers Market is open from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday in the parking lot of the Skaneateles Community Center, 97 State St. A majority of Thursday's vendors will also be participating in the Farmers Market on Saturdays, which is scheduled to open June 12.

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