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Bringing Two Historic Markets Together… First Inaugural Shuttle

Author: Mark P. Lazzara

For the first time in history, the Clinton and Bailey Farmers Market and the Broadway Market are having an inaugural shuttle that goes between both markets on Saturday September 27th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Decades from now, I believe Western New Yorkers will continue to flock to both the historic Clinton – Bailey Farmers Market and the Broadway Market. These historic landmarks are trying to collaborate to bring the most healthy foods and meats to their patrons.

This partnership brings together the Clinton and Bailey Farmers Market 2014 Harvest Festival & Flea Market and the Broadway Market Fall Train show. Clinton-Bailey Farmers Market and the Broadway Market are a part of Buffalo’s grand history and bright future. As these treasures reinvent themselves, they will not be left behind in the Renaissance of Buffalo.

As a child I have great memories of family time going to both markets, there wasn’t a Christmas Tree that the Lazzara’s had that didn’t come from Clinton-Bailey Market and a butter lamb that didn’t come from the Broadway Market.

“Clinton-Bailey Farmers Market was born out of the Niagara Frontier Growers Co-operative Market, Inc. in October 1930, eighty four years ago. The objectives of the co-op were to promote, foster and encourage products between producer and consumer. Leasing the land from the railroad until the 1950’s when it then purchased the land,” States Sharon Baldi, Clinton- Bailey Farmers Market Manager. “Over the years, many Western New York farmers and growers have brought some of the finest locally grown products to the Market for distribution. Some farmers traveled more than 2 hours to sell their goods at the Market. Horse and buggy, in the early years was the farmer’s only way to transport their goods!”

Take an exciting shuttle ride between Broadway and Clinton-Bailey with discounts/prizes on Sept 27th from 11 am to 3 pm. The Broadway Market is having its fall Train Show on September 27th and the Clinton-Market is holding their Harvest Fest and flea market on September 27th both events will be fun a worth a quick ride on the shuttle. Fresh local vegetables and fresh meats are available at both at both locations.

Keep your eye open for some upcoming winter fun events and collaborative activities. For more information call 716-913-7575.

 

Written by Mark Lazzara

Mark Lazzara

I have a passion for helping my fellow Western New Yorkers and advance the great things that are going on in this region. Buffalo Rising is a great booster and it’s a blast writing and contributing to BR about positive happenings in our neck of the woods. I appreciate the help I’ve received over the years from organizations and people who share my passion and supported me in efforts that put thousands of people to work and resulted in a community give back of more than $115M to Buffalo’s neediest during my days at the helm of AmeriCorps.

I’m especially grateful for the opportunities that enabled me to help cities devastated by Hurricane Katrina and rebuild more than 700 family homes that were destroyed. Back at home, I was able to enjoy a once in a lifetime experience as a coordinator for ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition where we were able to repair, beautify and upgrade homes for an entire neighborhood on Buffalo’s Westside. Other projects close to my heart include a collaboration with Sail Buffalo to build the Cazenovia Boating Center at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor, and my annual Christmas season time is spent at Buffalo’s treasure, the Broadway Market, playing Santa Clause.

In my other life, I am a workforce development, business, marketing, public relations and fundraising professional. Earned a M.S. Human Service Management from Buffalo State, and enjoy my family life that includes four amazing grandchildren!

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