Public Market Nutrition Education Center

New Demonstration/Education Kitchen Advances the Market's Nutrition Mission

On May 9, 2019, the ribbon was cut on the Public Market Nutrition Education Center, a new demonstration kitchen inside the City of Rochester Public Market’s new indoor vendor shed “B”.  

This facility is designed to host a wide array of community nutrition and culinary programs, during both regular Market hours, and off hours. Most of these programs will be offered free of charge. With a variety of schedule, hosts, and programming, the Public Market Nutrition Education Center adds even more community offerings and opportunities at the Market. 

See some photos from the grand opening

Bookmark this page to stay tuned to this Center's programming! (See below.)

Current Programming Schedule

Foodlink's Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables
Thursdays and Saturdays, 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. (and occasionally 11:00 a.m.)  Free! 

Foodlink has been a mainstay nutrition education and sampling program at the Market through its Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables initiative, and will continue as a flagship program in the Public Market Nutrition Education Center, with at least two free workshops every Thursday and Saturday morning.  Recipes feature fresh, healthy Market ingredients! Stay tuned to this schedule for any cancellations, postponements, reschedules.

Taste of the Market  by Friends of the Rochester Public Market and Summit Federal Credit Union
On select Saturdays at 12:00 p.m., Melanie Popick will demonstrate and sample healthy and delicious recipes featuring fresh Market ingredients:

July 20    Zucchini Ravioli  See the recipe!
Aug. 3     Tai Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Aug. 10   Summer Cherry Tomato & Olive Tart
Aug. 31   Sweet Corn Chowder
Sept. 14  Apple Balsamic Salmon
Sept. 28  One Pan Roasted Squash, Apple & Sausage Dinner

Copies of the recipes are available at the Market Office, or via the links right here!

Taproot Collective Community Cooking Classes
Thursday evenings, 5:30-7:30 p.m: July 11, July 25, August 8, August 22, September 5, September 19.  

Taproot is a collection of teachers, community leaders, volunteers, and social advocates, all of whom found themselves united in the common goal of employing the vast resources here in Rochester to implement accessible, sustainable and regenerative food systems. Taproot also operates the First Market Farm, right across the street from the north entrance of the Market! Classes are free, but those interested must RSVP to  

Want to offer nutrition and culinary education programming in this facility?

If you'd like to make a pitch to be part of the Public Market Nutrition Education Center programming, give us a call at 585-428-7282 or email us a Note that this facility is for community nutrition and culinary education only, not for rent or use as a “commissary” for restaurant or food business production.  

We look forward to seeing you at the Public Market Nutrition Education Center!

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