This Saturday, July 12, 2014, the Oneonta Farmers Market will hold its annual grill day event, featuring free samples of locally-raised foods hot off the grill, great BBQ recipe ideas, a free drawing and display by Latte Lounge, balloon give-aways, and live music with Heaven’s Back Door.

Visit the manager’s table to try hot-off-the-grill free samples of chorizo and sweet Italian sausage by Stone & Thistle Farm made with grass-fed pork from their East Meredith farm. Pick up a free recipe for this delicious, easy to make meal, perfect for outdoor grilling, or purchase a copy of Otsego County’s local foods cookbook ‘From Farm To Table’. A portion of proceeds from book sales go to support the Oneonta Farmers’ Market’s special events program.

The sponsor’s table will feature a display by Latte Lounge, Oneonta’s favorite coffee shop, with information about their delicious menu offerings, including coffees, teas, desserts, bagels and freshly made salads and sandwiches. Enter a free noon-time drawing to win a $20 gift certificate from the Latte Lounge.

Live music at the event begins at 10am with Heaven’s Back Door, playing acoustic blues and jazz standards with some fun originals mixed in. Balloons are free for the asking and the children’s table will feature fun games and activities for the young and the young at heart.

This week’s vendors will offer a wide selection of fruits and vegetables, including tomatoes, broccoli, radishes, greens, beets, summer squash, strawberries, peas, potatoes, onions, garlic scapes, carrots, and more. Visit Mulligan Creek Acres booth or Stone & Thistle Farm booth for poultry and farm fresh eggs. The market will also have various cuts of locall-raised meats and sausage, cut flower bouquets, potted plants, homemade preserves, homemade granola, honey and gourmet baked goods including gluten free, and handmade crafts.

Authorized produce vendors accept WIC and Senior Coupons throughout the season. The Oneonta Farmers' Market is held every Saturday from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm at Oneonta’s Main Street Plaza under the white canopies right in front of the Clarion Hotel. Rain or shine! For more information call 607-437-0158, visit www.OneontaFarmersMarket.com, or ‘like’ us on facebook.