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TFCU Partners with Kitchen Co-Op to Launch Second Annual Farmers Market

January 1, 1970

Credit Union Adopts ‘Teach a Man to Fish’ Approach to Support Local Food Businesses

HAUPPAUGE, NY (June 5, 2014) -- Teachers Federal Credit Union (TFCU), Long Island’s largest member-based credit union, is hosting its second annual Artisanal Farmers Market at its Hauppauge headquarters at 102 Motor Parkway on June 5, 2014. Partnering with Amityville’s food business incubator, The Kitchen Co-Op, TFCU is bringing a host of locally grown produce and artisanal foods from both established farmers and up-and-coming businesses to the local community.

“We are proud to help nurture the next generation of small businesses while providing our community with the best locally grown produce and food products,” says Robert G. Allen, President & CEO, TFCU. “As Long Island's premier financial institution, TFCU is dedicated to supporting these future local institutions as they grow. Our Artisanal Farmers Market helps start-up small businesses get the vital exposure and market support they need to flourish.”

TFCU Artisanal Farmers Market will be open to all Long Islanders starting Thursday, June 5, and appearing weekly on every Thursday from 11 AM until 5:30 PM at TFCU’s Hauppauge headquarters located at102 Motor Parkway until October 30.

“Partnering with TFCU helps our entrepreneurs get out into the market, all while showcasing that Long Island is still very capable of producing healthy, vibrant food,” says Cindy Sierra, co-founder of The Kitchen Co-Op.  

The TFCU Artisanal Farmers Market brings together Long Island’s past and future in one event. “These markets, first established by local farmers and embraced by local artisans from a variety of professions, are the commercial future of Long Island,” says Allen. “It’s important we support their efforts.”

The Market is hosting 23 vendors offering fresh produce, fruit, grain-fed beef, dairy products, locally-caught seafood, gluten-free soups and baked goods, olive oils, hummus, bread puddings, Italian foods, cheeses, pickles, teas and many others.

About TFCU:

Teachers Federal Credit Union (TFCU), one of the country’s largest credit unions, is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution.  TFCU was founded on Long Island in 1952 and now has over $4.9 billion in total assets, serves more than 240,000 members and has 27 full-service branches throughout Suffolk County including: Amityville, Bay Shore, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Central Islip, Commack, East Northport, Entenmann’s, Farmingville, Hauppauge, Holbrook, Huntington, Manorville, Merrick, Nesconset, North Babylon, Oakdale, Patchogue, Port Jefferson Station, Riverhead, Rocky Point, Selden, Shirley, Smithtown, South Setauket, Stony Brook University (2), and Wading River. Members also have access to services at more than 5,000 shared service centers located across the country. TFCU offers financial services to all people and businesses located in Nassau and Suffolk counties (excluding the townships of Southampton, East Hampton and Shelter Island).  More information is available about TFCU by visiting www.teachersfcu.org or by calling (631) 698-7000.

 

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