Wilson’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Nurtures Spot for Varying Vendors, Area Residents Flock to Visit

In the Village of Wilson, a trip to the Farmers’ Market doesn’t always mean you’re looking for produce.  Janet Hoffman, the lead organizer at the Wilson Community Farmers’ Market, allows for a variety of goods to be platformed every Tuesday evening near the Methodist Church on Lake Street.

“We are here every other week selling,” explained Jennifer, representing the Wandering Gypsy Brewing Co.  She expanded, “We are a new brewery opening up in Wilson.  We’re going to be over on Braley Road where Midnight Run Winery currently is.”  Excited about the brewery’s anticipated arrival, Jennifer added, “We’re just waiting to close on our property to get in there by the end of Fall.”

Trade Wind Soaps has a spot at the market, selling a scented variety of handcrafted soaps and sanitizers.  “Amy makes the soap, and I do the packaging.  The soap is made with palm, olive, coconut, and castor oils” explained Amanda, one half of the Trade Winds crew. 

Amy, the other half of the team, elaborated, “You just need some Everclear, aloe gel, eucalyptus and time.”

Rebecca Reisch, Owner of The Drunken Candle, has a Tuesday booth at the Wilson Community Farmers’.  She gleefully reported on sales, “We have been doing great.  In less than an hour open we’ve already sold four candles.

Rebecca formerly ran her shop from a Bazaar in Brooklyn.  She ventured back home within the last year, making her goods available around Western New York.


Wilson Community Farmers’ Market runs every Tuesday from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. You can find it on Lake Street near the Methodist Church.