The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 35 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, is open for the 2012 season. Hours at the open-air market are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine.
Providing musical entertainment on Saturday, May 19, be singer/guitarist Sean Hook from 10 to 11:30 a.m., followed by the incredible Birdie Cree trio from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wine-tasting will be courtesy of Arrowhead Wine Cellars and market newcomer 21 Brix Winery.
The market welcomes several community groups this Saturday, including Crisis Services, Buffalo ReuseIT and Green Options Buffalo. The market’s registered dietician, Nicole Klem, will be on hand from 10 a.m. to noon to answer any nutritional questions that you may have.
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. Beginning this week, 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!