Longtime vendor Nunda Valley Produce run by the Andy Nisley family offers a huge variety of fruits and vegetables every week from May through October on the Public Square. On a recent Saturday they offered 16 different items including green beans, potatoes, cabbage, eggplant, peppers, carrots, beets, kale, tomatoes, sweet onions, zucchini, watermelon, squash, pumpkins, and gourds! All produce sold at the market is grown within 25 miles of the square.
Throughout the market season the Nisleys offer asparagus in the spring, strawberries in the early summer and sweet corn in the late summer. All are very popular. Shoppers line up early to start buying from the Nisleys way before the market opens at 9 a.m. each Saturday. You’ll find Nunda Valley Produce on the south side of the square.
The family farm is located on Nunda Road and working it is a family affair. Andy, his wife, Verna and children Andy Junior, Lois, Katie, Sarah, and Moses all staff their tents at the market.
Verna says her favorite part of the market is, “They [shoppers] are getting good, local vegetables that are not shipped in from California. They are fresh and delish.”
During the off-season the Nisley women are busy sewing and baking. Lois will start teaching first through eighth graders starting in November. The family plans to return to the market next year.
The Nisleys do not want their pictures taken but images of their beautiful produce show you the high quality of everything they grow.
The market continues through October 29th from 9 to noon on Mount Vernon’s Public Square.
Those who would like information about becoming a vendor for the 2023 market may contact Market Manager Marty Trese by email at Farmersmarketmountvernon@gmail.com or call/text 740-501-7019.