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, June 23, will be Casey Bolles from 10 to 11:30 a.m., followed from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. by Sean Hook. Wine-tasting will be courtesy of Leonard Oakes Estate Winery and 21 Brix Winery.
The market welcomes several exciting community groups this Saturday, including Buffalo ReuseIT, Border Community Service Project, Canopy of Neighbors, Richmond Ashland National Register Historic District Initiative and The Dude Hates Cancer. Martin Cooks will also 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!