The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 30 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. Providing musical entertainment at the open-air venue this week, July 2, will be Breckenwood from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The market also welcomes several community groups this week, including UNYTS, Buffalo Animal Shelter, Richmond Ashland National Register Historic District Initiative and Echo Art Fair. Arrowhead Spring Vineyards and Schulze Vineyards & Winery will offer wine-tasting.
UNYTS — Upstate New York Transplant Services — will host a blood drive at the market, or you can just stop by and pick up information about organ donation. You’ve been given the gift of life ... give it back.
Visitors can also Tour and Taste the Market with Christa Glennie Seychew of Feed Your Soul beginning at 10 a.m. Tickets are required; visit www.eatlocalbuffalo.com for more information.
A new Electronic Benefit Transfer system is in place at the market for the 2011 season. The EBT system allows individuals and families receiving public assistance to purchase products from eligible market vendors. And now, the market is also participating in the Fresh Checks program. For every $5 worth of tokens that you purchase at the market using your EBT card, you will receive a Fresh Checks coupon worth an additional $2. Buy $20 worth of tokens with your EBT cards, and you'll receive an additional $8 in Fresh Check coupons, redeemable at participating market vendors. Visit the Elmwood Village table this Saturday for details!
For a complete list of market vendors and events, please visit the market’s newly redesigned website at www.elmwoodmarket.org. Frequent updates are also available by becoming a fan of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market page on Facebook.
The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market: Always fresh, always seasonal, always local!