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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Kicks off 17th Season

Elmwood-Farmers-MarketingSaturday, May 9 marks the first day of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers’ Market. Over the winter, a number of the market venders set up inside the Horsefeathers building on the city’s West Side, but now that spring has sprung, they are heading back outdoors on Saturdays through November 28 (8 am to 1 pm, rain or shine).

In 2015, visitors can expect to find:

  • An enhanced EBT program, “Double Up Food Bucks” and “Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables!” – these programs afford access to healthy foods to low income families, while combatting obesity
  • Three new vendors – K&B Farm, Kindred Kreek and Niagara Distilling Company
  • Talented local entertainers
  • Two Wellness Weekends (The Wellness Center) July 18 and Aug. 15
  • 40 vendors selling fruits, vegetables, baked goods, organics, fresh meat, cut flowers, wine, craft beer, eggs, dairy, honey, cheese

“We are thrilled to be offering the program again this season at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market,” said Lisa Tucker, co-founder and executive director of Field & Fork Network. “Elmwood-Bidwell was one of the top markets during our program pilot in 2014, and we had an overwhelmingly positive response to the program from both customers who were able to increase their buying power and from the farmers who benefit from the redirection of federal food assistance dollars into the local food economy.”

“The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market is the perfect place to conduct group nutrition education,” said Sarah Stimpson, RD, CDN, nutrition resource manager at the Food Bank of WNY. “The ‘Just Say Yes’ program is fun and interactive and will benefit both the customers and the farmers at the market. The Registered Dietitian will give customers new recipe ideas for the produce available at the market each week, which could also increase sales for the farmers. I am thrilled to be involved with such a great opportunity in Western New York.”

EBFM entertainment

The market, a program of the Elmwood Village Association, will feature entertainment from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each week. Following is the 2015 lineup, subject to change and weather conditions.
         9:30-11                         11-12:30
May 9 Rob Falgiano                                  Buffalo Urban Music Project
May 16 Acousticopia                                  No Illusions
May 23 Monica Huntz                              Porcelain Train 
May 30 Paul Arata                                     Nickel City String Band
         9:30-11                         11-12:30
June 6 Paul Arata                                      Brian & Peg
June 13 Nickel City String Band             No Illusions
June 20 Monica Huntz                            Birdie Cree
June 27 Rob Falgiano                               David Adamczyk
         9:30-11                         11-12:30
July 4 No Illusions                                    Pat Arata
July 11 Rob Falgiano                                  Brian & Peg
July 18 TBA                                                 Porcelain Train
July 25 Buffalo Infringement Festival       David Adamczyk 
         9:30-11                         11-12:30
Aug. 1 Buffalo Infringement Festival           David Adamczyk
Aug. 8 Kela Walton                                  Brian & Peg
Aug. 15 No Illusions                                 Birdie Cree
Aug. 22 Monica Huntz                           Brian & Peg
Aug. 29 Kela Walton                              Nickel City String Band
         9:30-11                         11-12:30
Sept. 5 Rob Falgiano                               Paul Arata
Sept. 12 Acousticopia                             Porcelain Train
Sept. 19 Monica Huntz                           Birdie Cree
Sept. 26 Chris Jones                               No Illusions
         9:30-11                         11-12:30
Oct. 3 Paul Arata                                     Porcelain Train
Oct. 10 Monica Huntz                             Brian & Peg
Oct. 17 Rob Falgiano                                Birdie Cree
Oct. 24 TBA                                               Nickel City String Band
Oct. 31 Paul Arata                                    David Adamczyk

*Kristin Derby was the winner of the market’s annual poster competition

 

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