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.