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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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