Go Bike has added the new North Buffalo Farmers Market to its Mobile Repair calendar this summer. Starting June 26th and through September, Go Bike will be at the market on the fourth Thursday of every month to help cyclists with light tune-ups.
In addition to Go Bike, other community groups such as the University Heights Arts Association are partnering with the new market. Organizations interested in collaborating should contact info@NorthBuffalo.org.
The North Buffalo Farmers Market is open every Thursday from 3:00 – 7:00 PM and is located at Holy Spirit Church. The market currently features organic and locally grown produce, fresh coffee, organic juice and smoothies, baked goods, breads, olive oil, organic honey, and all-natural skincare products.
Market organizers were delighted with the steady stream of people who attended the opening on Thursday, June 19th. According to Market Manager, Patricia Banning, informal exit interviews indicated that shoppers were happy with the offerings. She also heard positive responses from market vendors who were pleased with customer traffic: Arden Farms sold out their produce. The House of Olives said sales for their olive oils and sauces were excellent. And Code Blu Juice Bar’s blender was whirring all afternoon making kale smoothies.
“We are building trust and community,” Banning said. “For me, that is the success I was hoping for.”
This week the market will welcome Mazureks’ Bakery, fresh off their win of the prestigious Buffalo Spree Best Bakery in Buffalo award. In the weeks to follow and as the growing season progresses the market will also host more produce vendors, special guest vendors, an art garden with local craftspeople, live music, and cooking demonstrations featuring seasonal produce and products available at the market. Food Trucks will also be at the market on Thursdays based on their availability.
For weekly updates, visit North Buffalo Farmers Market on Facebook or contact info@NorthBuffalo.org.