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2014 WNY Farmers Market Guide



Christa Glennie Seychew

 

WNY has myriad issues when it comes to connecting consumers to locally grown food. For decades, unlike our region’s forefathers, we’ve traveled to corporate supermarkets for our home groceries and chefs have ordered in trucks of food that are just as likely to come from a South American country as they are a major vegetable growing state like California. Those connections that once brought food from the farms outside of our city to our grandmother’s corner store and to local restaurants have dissipated or become broken due to lack of use. With over 7,500 farms in our region, the ability to grow a wide variety of crops, and the health and environmental benefits of eating food raised mere miles from our doorsteps, this is not only a shame, but an economic issue a region like ours cannot afford to ignore.

The best way that we, as consumers, can show our passion for better, fresher, locally grown produce, meat, and dairy products is to buy and eat them, nourishing our economy along with our bodies. Fortunately, the growing appreciation for local food is most easily seen and tasted in the warmer months, when WNYers frequent the many farmers markets our region offers. These community-based markets provide us with an alternative to travel-weary produce of unknown origin, act as ad-hoc community gathering spaces, and give us the opportunity to meet the folks who work so hard to supply us with delicious and healthy ingredients.

(The markets appearing in red have websites, Facebook pages, or other online information pages that readers can access by clicking on the name.)

 

Erie County

Allentown Farmers Market

Southwest corner of Elmwood and Virginia, Buffalo


Friday, 4–7 p.m.; May 30–October 31

 

Alden Farmers Market

Alden Village Plaza parking lot; 3119 Broadway (Rt. 20), Alden


Saturday, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.; May 17–October 11

 

Blasdell Farmers Market

Ilio DiPaolo’s parking lot; 3785 South Park Ave., Blasdell


Wednesday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.; May 7–November 5

 

Clarence Hollow Farmers Market

Town parking lot; 10717 Main St., Clarence


Saturday, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.; June 7–October 25

 

Clinton Bailey Farmers Market

1443-1517 Clinton St., Buffalo


Sunday–Friday, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
; Saturday, 6 a.m.–6 p.m.; May 1–November 1

 

Connect Market

346 Connecticut St., Buffalo

Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
; May 10-October

 

Downtown Buffalo Country Market

Main St., between Court and Church


Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m.– 2:30 p.m.; May 15–October 23

 

ECMC Farmers Market at Grider

351 Grider St. (lot across the street), Buffalo


Friday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; May 30-October 10

 

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

Bidwell Pkwy. and Elmwood Ave., Buffalo (East side of Elmwood Ave. in May and June)


Saturday, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.; May 10–Nov 29

 

Elmwood/Lafayette St. John Grace Winter Farmers Market

St. John’s Grace Episcopal Church; 51 Colonial Cir., Buffalo


Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m.; November 29–April 25

 

Farmers Market at the Mill

56 E. Spring St., Williamsville


Saturday, 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; May 17–October 25

 

East Aurora Farmers Market

East Aurora Shopping Plaza; Grey St., East Aurora


Saturday and Wednesday, 7 a.m.–1 p.m.; May 3–November 26

 

Gentner Commission Market (The Springville Auction)

341 West Main St., Springville

Wednesday, 10 a.m.-3p.m.; Year-round

 

Hamburg Farmers Market

Village municipal parking lot; Main and Union Sts., Hamburg


Saturday, 7:30 a.m.–1 p.m.; May 3–November 1

 

Holland Farmers Market

Town parking lot; Olean Rd./Rt.16, Town of Holland


Sunday, 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.; May–November

 

Horsefeathers Farmers Market

346 Connecticut St., Buffalo


Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; November–May

 

Kenmore Farmers Market

The Village Green; 2919 Delaware Ave., Kenmore


Saturday, 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; June 21–October 25

 

Lancaster Village Market

4913 Transit Rd., Depew

Saturday, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; May 1–October 26

6148 Broadway St., Lancaster

Thursday, 3-7 p.m.; May 1–October 26

 

North Buffalo Farmers Market

Holy Spirit Church, Dakota near Hertel Avenue

Thursday from 3:30–7 p.m.; June 19–November 2

 

Two-day Springville Farmers Market

Town Hall parking lot and east half of Fiddler’s Green Park; Franklin St., Springville


June 7, 10 a.m.–6p.m. and June 8, noon–5 p.m.

 

Orchard Park Farmers Market at Fox Run

One Fox Run Lane, Orchard Park


Thursday, 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m.; May 8–October 30

 

Roswell Park Cancer Institute Farmers Market

Kaminski Park and Gardens; Elm and Carlton Sts., Buffalo


Wednesday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.; May 21–September 10

 

South Buffalo Farmers Market

The Caz Casino; Cazenovia Park, South Buffalo

Sunday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.;
 Starts June 1

 

University Community Farmers Market

Main St. at Englewood Ave., Buffalo


Saturday, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.; May 17–October 18

 

Niagara County

 

Barker Farmers Market

Village Park, Main St. and Quaker Rd. (Rt. 148N), Barker


Thursday, 5 p.m.–7:30 p.m.; June 12–August 28


Lockport Farmers Market

Walnut St. and Cottage St., Lockport


Daily, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.; April 1–November 30

 

Middleport Community Farmers Market

Wilson Farms parking lot; 79 Telegraph Rd., Middleport

Wednesday, 2 p.m.–6 p.m.; June 11–October.

 

Niagara Falls City Market

Pine Ave., between 18th and 19th Sts., Niagara Falls


Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Year-round

 

North Tonawanda City Market

Payne Ave. and Robinson St., North Tonawanda

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 7 a.m.–1 p.m.; Year-round

 

Town of Pendleton Farmers Market

Pendleton Town Park; 6570 Campbell Blvd. (Rt. 270), Pendleton


Thursday, 3 p.m.–7:30 p.m.; June–October

 

Cattaraugus County

Farmers Market in Franklinville

Park Square; Rt. 16, Franklinville


Wednesday, 3 -6 p.m.; May 21–October 31

 

Olean Farmers Market

JCC Arch Parking Lot next to mall; Olean


Saturday, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.; May 17–October 25

 

Salamanca Farmers Market

Jefferson Park; Salamanca


Tuesday (and Friday, on May 16), 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; May 16–October 28


Seneca Nation Farmers Market

William Seneca Building (summer) Saylor Community Building (winter); Rt. 438, Irving


Tuesday, 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Year-round

 

 

 

Christa Glennie Seychew is Spree's senior editor. Please send market updates or changes to cseychew@buffalospree.com.

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