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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Host Wellness Weekend This Saturday
Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Host Wellness Weekend This Saturday

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, in partnership with The Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo, will host its second Wellness Weekend at the market on Saturday, Aug. 11. In addition to the market’s regular weekly vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products and produce, the wellness event will feature several health-related vendors and fun activities.

Participating in the Wellness Weekend will be the Erie County Department of Health, Emergency Preparedness, Catholic Health Systems, the Public Policy and Education Fund, Swing Buffalo, Youth Advantage/Salvation Army and The Wellness Institute. Swing Buffalo will offer music and dance lessons, and participating organizations will provide free health information, handouts and item giveaways.

Providing musical entertainment at the market on Saturday, Aug. 11, will be Robert Graziano from 10 to 11:30 a.m., followed from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. by Azure James. 

Wine-tasting this week will be courtesy of Niagara Landing Wine Cellars and Freedom Run Winery. The market will also welcome two community groups this Saturday, including the Lexington Cooperative Market and the SPCA Whisker Wag’n. Martin Cooks will be cooking up some great breakfast and lunch offerings utilizing market produce and products.

The Electronic Benefit Transfer system is once again in place at the market for the 2012 season. The EBT system allows individuals receiving public assistance to purchase products from eligible market vendors. EBT patrons who purchase $10 worth of market tokens will receive an additional $2 coupon to be used at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. Sponsors of the EBT coupon program include the Lexington Co-operative Market and the Erie-Niagara Tobacco-Free Coalition. The coupon initiative will continue until funds earmarked for the program have been exhausted.

The market is also partnering with the Erie-Niagara Tobacco-Free Coalition to promote a smoke-free environment at the market this season. For a complete list of market vendors and events, please visit the market’s website at www.elmwoodmarket.org. Frequent updates are also available by following the market on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ElmwoodBidwellFarmersMarket.

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market: Always fresh, always seasonal, always local!


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