A Local Growers Market

Produce Auctions are growing throughout the country. A produce auction is a wholesale market for fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers. Growers bring their produce to the auction where it is auctioned to wholesale buyers. The buyers retail the produce to the general public at their own locale. Buyers bid what they willing to pay for a given lot of produce, and then the highest bidder pays the auction house. The auction house then pays the grower. A commission is deducted by the auction house to pay for the running of the auction.

Maybe a Produce Auction can be created in Potter County to support local farmers. Until then, here is a list of regional Produce Auctions that are within 150 miles (generally considered local produce):

Name Location Days and Times Contact
Chautauqua Produce Auction 7844 Rt. 474
Clymer, NY 14724
Tuesday and Friday at 10:00 am ‘til mid October 716-355-6500 or 716-355-6391
Finger Lakes Produce Auction 3691 State Route 14A Penn Yan, NY 14527 MON.-WED.-FRI. at 9:00 am James Lightfoote, (315) 531-8446
Buffalo Valley Produce Auction 22 Violet Road
Mifflinburg, PA 17844
Tuesday & Thursday at 9:30AM & Friday at 5:00PM Neil Courtney, 570-966-1151
Morrison’s Cove Produce Auction 174 Windy Acres Lane
Roaring Springs, PA  16673
  Jake Zimmerman, 814-793-9384
Snyder County Produce Auction RR 1  Box 96
Port Trevorton, PA 17864
  Roger Lauver,
717-374-0284
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