There are a number of urban farms in Buffalo these days, both on the East and West Sides of the city. Combined, these farms host a wide array of events as well as programming, from cooking up pizzas to hosting farm luncheons to throwing ice cream socials. If you stop to think about it, the urban farms have now become social gathering stations for neighborhoods, akin to how churches once embodied the social network between families and neighbors.
For years, there was a complete disconnect between farms (both urban and rural) and people. It was as if our food magically appeared in boxes, which was then simply nuked in the microwave. But things are changing, finally, and farms are becoming integral components of society once more.
And the best part is that these farms are opening their doors to us, invited us to explore and learn about their food growing systems.
On Friday, August 23, you’re invited to 5 Loaves Farm. On that day, the Farmhouse will open its doors to serve up some ice cream to the community, while the farm stand will be loaded with fresh fruits and veggies!
Throughout the course of the summer, 5 Loaves Farm has been hosting these socials, and now that the season is winding down there will be limited occasions to partake in these types of activities. So be sure to join in on the fun this Friday, from 5pm to 7pm, for some farm fresh foods and some deliciously refreshing ice cream. It will be a great way to kick off the weekend.
Learn more about 5 Loaves Farm
5 Loaves Farm is located at 70 West Delavan Avenue (corner of West Avenue) in Buffalo.