To tell you the truth I was not aware that there was an annual Kriskindlemart at the Broadway Market each holiday season. On top of that, I had never even heard of a Kriskindlemart, an event that is meant to attract shoppers looking to load up on seasonal goodies. I would imagine that this event is meant to do for the gift-giving holidays what the Thanksgiving season does for the Broadway Market. Too many shoppers are trained to head to the malls and the mega-markets the second the snow flies. This year, consider foraging for some local alternatives to share with family and friends.
Kriskindlemart is being billed as an occasion featuring ‘jams and jellies, hand crafted virgin olive oils, veggie burgers, organic coffees, unique spices and local wines as well as seasonal crafts along with our always popular Broadway Market traditional meats, poultry and fish, delicious bakery items, candies and fresh produce.’ From the sounds of it, the Broadway Market is attempting, once again, to attract a clientele that might not normally think to visit during the holidays… veggie burgers? Local wines? Organic coffees? Hand crafted virgin olive oils? If the market is fishing for a shopper from the Elmwood or Hertel districts, those are the types of trigger words that just might entice them to explore an alternative market.
*Beginning Saturday November 19 through November 26. Closed Sunday and Thanksgiving Day. Kriskindlemart continues Saturdays in December and daily Sunday December 18 through Christmas Eve. The event is free and open to the public. For additional information on participating wineries, specialty vendors, entertainment and special holiday food demonstrations visit the market’s website at www.broadwaymarket.org or contact the Broadway Market at 716-893-0705. The market is located at 999 Broadway in Buffalo New York and is open every day, except Sunday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Parking is available in the parking ramp attached to the market.