Indium Corporation Global Headquarters is located in Clinton, NY and every Thursday, from June to October, the village hosts a Farmer's Market. Going to a farmer’s market is a great way to promote a healthy community and to preserve the rural farmlands that surround the area. The market is always packed, filled with people of all ages. This market has everything from food trucks, to vegetable stands, to homemade soaps, and jewelry! There is a little bit of everything, and this diversity brings in a large crowd to the village green on Thursday afternoons.
During our lunch break, the summer interns working in the headquarters office support local businesses by attending the market and tasting what they have to offer. This has been a nice way to get outside and do something together as a group. It has been nice enjoying the warm summer weather, and seeing what the local community has to offer. At the farmer’s market, many times, they have live music performances which has made our lunch break even more enjoyable.
After walking through the farmer’s market we all frequently stop at Utica Coffee, before returning to work.
We attend Lunch & Learns every Wednesday in which local restaurants cater our lunch. From this experience we have had the ability to try many foods from the area. It is important to be involved with the community to have a sense of pride about where we work, and the community in which we work in. Being exposed to the many great parts of Utica has been an awesome experience this summer, especially since the interns are from all over, even from India!
On our first trip to the farmer's market, Kendra Walker had me try, for the first time, Utica Greens! Another favorite of the interns is a man we have dubbed “The Gyro Man”. The last time we went to the farmer's market, I got a smothered burrito and fresh-squeezed strawberry lemonade from Kara’s Lemonade and Kantina. One of the best parts of being in the Utica area is the great food; such as Chicken Riggies, Tomato Pie, Utica Greens, and Half Moon Cookies. Which one is your local favorite?
May the force be with you, Meaghan.