UTICA – The first day of the Genesee Street Market kicked off Friday outside the Utica State Office Building, located at 207 Genesee St.
The new destination for buying local and shopping fresh was announced Friday morning by RoAnn Destito, commissioner for the New York State Office of General Services.
The market will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday until Aug. 31, on the plaza outside the building. Visitors of the market will find things such as artisanal breads, locally raised meats, local honey and honey products, and hand-grafted gifts.
The market will also feature live music from 12-1 p.m. on the last Friday of each month. The performance schedule includes:
- June 29: Piano favorites with Keith James
- July 27: Bluegrass with Nick Piccininni
- August 31: Jazz with Jerry Dee and the Dovetones
OGS continues to accept applications from farmers and food and craft vendors to sell their products at the Genesee Street Market. If you’re interested in applying, click here or call 518-473-2982.