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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Plans May 11 Opening
Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Plans May 11 Opening

Western New York’s most popular open-air market, the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, will return for the 2013 season on May 11. The market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Dec. 21.

Visitors to the market will discover a few new surprises this year, including several new vendors. Joining the market for the 2013 season are Blackbird Sweets, Bieter and Sons Farm, Plato Dale Farm, T-Meadow Farm and Eveningside Vineyards. Several Western New York wineries will also continue to provide tastings on a rotating basis.

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a program of the Elmwood Village Association, is a producer-only market, meaning that all vendors grow or produce what they sell — no middlemen and no compromises. Patrons know they are dealing directly with the source, helping to create a diverse and healthy local economy.

The market is turning into a popular entertainment venue as well, with three musical acts booked each Saturday. Local musicians are slated to perform from 8:15 to 9:45 a.m., 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., weather permitting. Entertaining the crowds on May 11 will be singer/guitarist Paul Arata, the talented duet of Dan & Leanne, and singer/guitarist Casey Bolles. Casey recently opened for Teddy Geiger during his recent visit to Western New York!

Community groups will also be part of the farmers’ market landscape once again in 2013, with four to five nonprofits and community minded organizations scheduled to host informational tables each week. Week one will feature GObike Buffalo, Precious Paws, Yelp Buffalo and the SPCA Serving Erie County.

The market would also like to congratulate Melissa Blasz, winner of the annual Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market poster competition. Posters will be distributed to businesses throughout the Elmwood Village area and displayed at the market for the entire season. A limited number of posters will also be available at the Elmwood Village Association table at the market beginning May 11.

The market’s Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) program, which allows individuals and families receiving public assistance to purchase products from eligible market vendors, will be in place once again this season. Information is available each week at the Elmwood Village Association table during market hours.  

Additionally, the market is once again partnering with the Erie-Niagara Tobacco-Free Coalition to promote a smoke-free environment at the market. The purpose of the Coalition is to reduce the risk of cancer, heart, lung and other tobacco-related diseases in Erie and Niagara counties by reducing tobacco use and reducing the exposure of all residents to secondhand smoke. For more information, please visit www.tobaccofreewny.com

For more information on the market, please visit www.elmwoodmarket.org. Frequent updates are also available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ElmwoodBidwellFarmersMarket?fref=ts.

 

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