2020 Medina Farm to Table Dinner Cancelled, Canal Village Farmers’ Market Will Operate as Usual

What would have been the fifth annual Farm to Table Dinner in Medina has been cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns. 

The annual August event is organized by the Orleans Renaissance Group with Zambistro of Medina. The dinner features a gourmet five-course meal using as many local ingredients as possible from Medina’s Canal Village Farmers’ Market.  The table is set for over 200 guests and stretches the entire length of North Main Street in Medina’s Historic Downtown District. 

“It’s a monumental undertaking,” said Chris Busch, ORG President. “Given circumstances as they currently stand, it would be logistically unfeasible.  I have no doubt that we’ll be back better than ever in 2021.” 

The Canal Village Farmers’ Market is currently open with limited offerings, and will open for their summer season on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 9:00am. 

Canal Village Farmers’ Market on West Avenue in Medina

“The market has remained open with limited offerings throughout the winter and spring,” said Busch. “Market Manager, Gail Miller with Ken and Rose Baker of Baker Farm have done an absolutely amazing job providing local meats, eggs and more to customers during the COVID-19 crisis.  When the crisis hit, they stepped up in a big way.  They’ve done an incredible service to the community for many, many weeks.” 

Busch said hundreds of pre-packaged orders have been sold and delivered weekly via the market, and a similar system will be available during the regular market season. More weekly information can be found on their Facebook page. 

Masks and social distancing are required to visit the market as per current NYS farmers’ market regulations.  The market operates Saturdays, 9:00am – 2:00pm at 127 West Center Street in Medina.