The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market has become a highlight of summer, not just for those living in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village, but for a growing number of loyal customers spread throughout Western New York. But when the market ends its 2012 season in mid-December, several vendors will take part in a brand new indoor winter market that will serve customers every Saturday until the summer market opens again in May for the 2013 season.
Karl Frizlen, treasurer of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market and owner of The Frizlen Group Architects, will open a Winter Market on Saturday, Jan. 5, in the 115-year-old Horsefeathers Building, located at 346 Connecticut St. The once vacant West Side building is currently being renovated by Frizlen’s company, which has a long and successful track record of green urban projects and historic restorations in the City of Buffalo.
The Winter Market will feature a minimum of 12 vendors selling a wide variety of local produce and products. The market will be held in the building’s renovated basement and first floor. Several food tenants will also do business out of the Horsefeathers Building, including Martin Cooks Restaurant, The Pasta Peddler and “press raw food & juice.” Twenty-four loft-style apartments will fill the building’s top four floors.
Hours at the Winter Market will be 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Jan. 5 through May 4. Vendors interested in participating in the market can contact Diane at The Frizlen Group at 881-0046 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.