Rochester Public Market

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The City of Rochester Public Market has served the community from this location since 1905. This audio-guided tour highlights the market’s past, present, and future. It features stories of some of the amazing people that bring the market to life, and was created with help from Friends of the Rochester Public Market.

The Market is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, all year round. Vendors fill over 300 stalls on the busiest Saturdays. They sell fresh produce; meats and seafood; eggs and dairy products; ethnic delicacies and all types of merchandise in three covered outdoor vendor sheds and a heated indoor shed.

On many other days throughout the year, the Market hosts a myriad of free special events such as spring plant sales, flea markets, and holiday celebrations. At night, the market often transforms into a wonderful venue for free concerts, food truck rodeos, and more. There’s always a range of dining options, from hotdog stands to upscale restaurants.

Plentiful Free Parking is available in five city-owned lots. On Saturdays, the large lot along the railroad tracks, across Union Street west of the market grounds (accessible from Trinidad or Scio Streets) is recommended. To download the Car / Bike Parking Lot Map, tap this link.

Bike to the Market and take advantage of the Best Parking at the Market program to earn a chance to win Market Gift Tokens. Bike racks are located near the Market Office at the center of the grounds, and near the Union Street, Railroad Street, and Pennsylvania Avenue entrances.

Take RTS Bus #24, which runs from the RTS Transit Center to Bay & Culver via Main Street and Union Street. The Public Market bus stop is along Union Street, just north of Pennsylvania Avenue. For the bus schedule, tap this link.

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