Oswego County Offers Free Transportation to Farmers’ Markets

June 14, 2024

The Oswego County Department of Mobility Management offers free round-trip transportation to the Fulton, Oswego and Pulaski farmers’ markets. Rides to the Fulton Farmers’ Market are available on Saturdays now, while transport to the Oswego and Pulaski Farmers’ Markets will begin Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19, respectively.

“We’re thrilled to continue offering free transportation to our area farmers’ markets,” said Oswego County Director of Mobility Management Heather Snow. “Rides to the Pulaski Farmers’ Market are new this year, so we’re very excited to be able to expand our services to ensure residents can access nutritious food sources.”

The Fulton Farmers’ Market runs from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and transportation is through fixed Centro bus routes. The bus will stop at the following locations around the city where bus passes will be distributed to cover the fare.

  • Fulton Mills Apartments, 265 W. First St. South
  • Oak Street Apartments, 205 Oak St.
  • Pathfinder Courts: Emery/Gilbert Grove Apartments, 1100 Emery St.
  • The Maples, 453 Park St.

The Oswego Farmers’ Market is held on Thursday evenings from 4 to 8 p.m. Beginning Thursday, July 18, two buses will provide transportation from both the east and west sides of the city.

Buses on the East Route will stop at:

  • Hillcrest East Mobile Home Park, 5350 NYS Rte. 104
  • Hilltop Mobile Home Park, 956 Middle Rd.
  • Champlain Commons, 6 Samuel Way
  • Shadowbrook Senior Housing, 21 Shady Lane
  • Simeon-Dewitt Apartments, 150 E. First St.

Stops on the West Route include:

  • Minetto Senior Housing, 12 Schuyler St., Minetto
  • Luke Apartments, 131 W. First St.
  • Sunset RV Park, 61 Co. Rte. 89
  • Morningstar Residential Center, 17 Sunrise Terrace
  • The Gardens by Morningstar, 132 Ellen St.

Residents of Towpath Towers in Fulton can also get a free ride to the Oswego Farmers’ Market. This special route is run by Centro and will make multiple round trips. Towpath residents should check with building management to obtain their free bus pass, courtesy of Oswego County.

The Pulaski Farmers’ Market runs from 4 to 8 p.m. on Fridays. Starting Friday, July 19, the bus will stop at the following locations around the Pulaski area:

  • Selkirk Landing, 96 Bella Rd.
  • Town & Country Mobile Home Park, 3839 NYS Rte. 13
  • Driftwood Motel, 5240 U.S. Rte. 11
  • Springbrook Apartments, 4920 N. Jefferson St.
  • Port Lodge Motel, 7351 NYS Rte. 3
  • Nolan Apartments, 41 Nolan Dr.

Designated pick-up and drop-off spots for each location will be marked with “Farmers’ Market Free Shuttle” signs. Larger facilities will have two to three spots for easier accessibility.

For more information or to obtain a full bus schedule for the farmers’ market routes, contact Oswego County Mobility Management Coordinator Kristen Fragale at 315-746-4221 or kristen.fragale@oswegocounty.com