Winter Farmers' Market in Chaumont

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Vendors and shoppers were brought together in the middle of winter at a farmers' market in Chaumont. Carol Porto is one of the organizers. She owns Breakers Restaurant in Cape Vincent along with her husband.

"We opened early at nine A-M and it's open until five tonight. And we have not hit a time where there haven't been patrons walking through the doors," said Porto.

Dozens of vendors and not enough space.

"We've got vendors that we've had to turn away. Unfortunately, they're on a waiting list. We've only got so much space in the fire hall."

Space that's now full of vendors offering everything from meats and cheeses, to wines and liquor.

"Our new product is our bourbon whiskey. That we just bottled a couple weeks ago. And then we've go vodka, gin, and moonshine. And then we've also got a line of flavored liquors," said Kim Aubertine, Clayton Distillery.

And there's produce in February.

"We wholesale, and most of it all comes from the Syracuse Regional market. So it comes from California, Florida, wherever into this area. Because obviously with the weather we've been having we can't grow it," said Karen Jessman, Roadside Relics, Three Mile Bay.

Last Sunday was day one for the farmers market. It'll continue each Sunday until the end of the month. And maybe longer if it continues to be a hit.
Friday, April 18, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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