Supporting Members

Supporting Members include community individuals (or families), local organizations and businesses who support the mission of the Fredonia Farmers’ Market. Supporting members have an opportunity to participate as a volunteer with the market, may speak at meetings and are eligible to serve on the Market Board of Directors as delimited in the Organization Bylaws. Supporting members are not, however, allowed to vote on issues brought before the membership. Annual membership fee: $10.00**

How are membership fees used? Membership fees provide a secure foundation for the market and help to cover the underlying expenses of the organization, including liability insurance, rental fees for the Masonic Lodge, purchase of equipment (tents, tables, chairs, etc.), programing (cooking demonstrations, educational presentations, entertainment, etc.), as well as advertising & promotions (flyers, cards, mass media comm., etc.).

The Fredonia Farmers’ Market greatly appreciates the strong support provided by the following community members and organizations:

Village of Fredonia

From Wikipedia
The village that is now Fredonia was most likely first occupied by early Mound Builders, then the Erie people (13th to 17th centuries), then the Iroquois (specifically, the Seneca).[5] In 1791, Robert Morris purchased the Fredonia land from Massachusetts and sold it to the Holland Land Company.[5] Parcels were sold to pioneers around 1800, and the first settlers came around 1803 or 1804.[5]

In 1821, William Hart dug the first well specifically to produce natural gas in the United States on the banks of Canadaway Creek in Fredonia. It was 27 feet (8.2 m) deep, excavated with shovels by hand, and its gas pipeline was hollowed out logs sealed with tar and rags.[6] It supplied enough natural gas for lights in two stores, two shops and a gristmill (currently the village’s fire station) by 1825. Expanding on Hart’s work, the Fredonia Gas Light Company was formed in 1858, becoming the first American natural gas company. A stone monument in downtown Fredonia marks the site of the first gas well.


Forest Lodge 166 F. & A.M.

Our mission is guided by the enduring and relevant principles of our fraternity:

  • Brotherly love. We value respect, freedom, kindness, tolerance, and our differences – religious, ethnic, cultural, social, generational, and educational – and strive for harmony in our individual lives, in our lodges, and in the global community.
  • Relief. We take responsibility for the well-being of our brothers, our families, and the community as a whole. We provide relief through philanthropy, community involvement, and delivery of excellent care.
  • Truth. We stay true to our personal code of conduct and ethics – honor, integrity, personal responsibility, and the continuous pursuit of knowledge.