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, Aug. 27, will be singer/guitarist Kate Shaffer from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Members of the Niagara Frontier Plein Air Painters will also make their annual visit to the market to put their creativity on display.
The market also welcomes several community groups this week, including the Richmond Ashland National Register Historic District Initiative, Massachusetts Avenue Project, Assumption Church and Our Lady of Black Rock School, and the popular SPCA Whisker Wag’n! Arrowhead Spring Vineyards and Schulze Vineyards & Winery will offer wine-tasting.
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 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!