On Saturday August 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Market Square Park on the corner of Niagara Street and Amherst Street, there will be a farmers market set up for just one day. The purpose of the one-day market is to bring the neighborhood together to celebrate summer and the local bounty that it provides. It's also a chance for young entrepreneurs to get a sense as to what it's like to set up and sell... there will be neighborhood vendors as well as workshops throughout the day. The market coincides with the Black Rock and Riverside Tour of Gardens
If you're familiar with Market Square Park, then you know how perfectly situated it is. It's the best spot for a community event of this sort. In fact, I would think that this park would be the perfect place for events throughout the summer - live music, food festivals, cultural performances, etc. I love the fact that there is a farmers' market setting up... if even for a day. The market will feature freshly grown fruits and vegetables, home-baked goods, and handmade crafts. There will also be a Veggie Swap that day!
Massachusetts Avenue Project will be on-hand along with the Buffalo State College Business Center, Westminster Economic Development Initiative, and Fancy and Delicious Bakery, in order to present workshops and provide information for anyone looking to grow a business. Whether you're just visiting for the food, or selling at the market, help to spread the word that this corner will be the place to be on August 4.
West Side NHS will continue to accept applications for vendors through July 24, but space is limited so sign up soon. Sign up online now.