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News Release - Mayor Thomas S. Richards Announces Flower City Days at the Market Returns for 24th Year

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News Release

Patrons enjoying Flower City Days(Friday, May 10, 2013) – Mayor Thomas S. Richards announced that the area’s largest horticultural extravaganza, Flower City Days at the Market, returns to the Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. (map), Sunday, May 12, to mark the 24th year of one of the Public Market’s most popular annual events.

“The site of the Market stalls bursting with color during Flower City Days at the Market is yet another reminder of how fortunate we are to have the Public Market in Rochester,” said Mayor Thomas S. Richards. “The Public Market is perhaps best known for the many opportunities it provides citizens to find fresh, healthy foods at affordable prices. But tending a yard or garden is also a great way to stay healthy, so I am pleased to continue this wonderful event.”

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Flower City Days at the Market will be held on five Sundays in May and June and the Friday and Monday of Memorial Day Weekend. The Flower City Days at the Market times and dates are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19, May 24 (Friday), May 26, May 27 (Memorial Day), June 2 and June 9.

More than 300 vendors, including some of the areas best-known local nurseries, will offer a wide variety of bedding plants, shrubs, vegetable plants, perennials and annuals. Garden tools and accessories will also be on sale.

The Market will continue its regular schedule during this period, when it is open from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

On the Sundays of Flower City Days at the Market, Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County will be available at the Market Office to provide gardening advice. The City will also offer a Give and Take Recycle Program at the Market office. Gardeners can deposit garden pots, flats and containers at the office and take away any that they might need in their own gardens to facilitate transplanting and plant trading.

Call the Market office more information at 428-6907 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or go to www.cityofrochester.gov/publicmarket for more information.


News Media, for more information contact Jim Farr at 428-6866.


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