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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Open on Saturday, May 10

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Open on Saturday, May 10

 

Several new vendors, talented local entertainers and two Wellness Weekends held in partnership with the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo will highlight the 2014 season at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. The selling season kicks off on Saturday, May 10, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 29. Hours at the open-air venue in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine.

Please note that the market will begin the season on the east side of Elmwood Avenue, directly across the street from its usual location. The move is expected to be temporary and is due to lawn maintenance.

Vegetable, Fruit and Flower Share Programs Return to Farmers & Artisans

Vegetable, Fruit and Flower Share Programs Return to Farmers & Artisans

 

As the weather slowly improves and we enter the local growing season, Farmers & Artisans in Snyder is now offering its third annual vegetable, fruit and flower share programs. Available for pick-up on Tuesdays or Thursdays at the store, the programs will run from June through October.

Consumers may sign up for one or all shares, and discounts are available when you sign up for multiple shares.  

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Board of Directors is holding its fourth annual poster contest to promote the outdoor market’s 2014 season. Entries for the poster competition are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 7. Whether you’re a student studying the arts, a professional graphic designer or just someone with a creative streak, you’re invited to submit your design for an 11x17-inch color poster that accurately reflects the feel of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. 

All entries should contain — but are not limited to — the following copy content:

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Farmers & Artisans Now Offering Bulk Produce Purchases

Farmers & Artisans Now Offering Bulk Produce Purchases

 

Bulk local produce straight from the farm — including blueberries, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, peaches, Bartlett pears, Concord grapes and apples — is now being offered through Farmers & Artisans, 4557 Main St., Snyder. The store will be accepting pre-orders for flats, eight-quart and half-bushel sizes, depending on the item as the produce becomes available.

“We know it’s not always easy or convenient to drive out to a farm or visit a farmers’ market,” said Farmers & Artisans owner Julie Blackman. “We hope this added convenience will appeal to our customers, especially those with an interest in preserving and canning so that they can enjoy our nutritious and flavorful local produce year-round.”

South Buffalo Alive Garden Tour Takes Place on July 21

South Buffalo Alive Garden Tour Takes Place on July 21

South Buffalo Alive’s 13th annual Garden Tour, showcasing more than 70 beautiful properties throughout South Buffalo and the Old First Ward neighborhood, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21. 

The Garden Tour includes a wide variety of homes and businesses showcasing amazing gardens, landscaping and other outdoor features. Tours begin at Tim Russert’s Children’s Garden located at 2002 South Park Ave., between Choate and Whitfield avenues and next to the Dudley Library. Participants are encouraged to make this their first stop, where they will receive a tour brochure and information to make the tour very simple to follow. 

VETTE Block Club to Host Annual Block Sale on Saturday, July 13

VETTE Block Club to Host Annual Block Sale on Saturday, July 13

Portions of all sales will be used for beatification projects within the neighborhood, including sustaining the VETTE’s Trinity/Tupper Grassroots Community organic vegetable garden 

The Virginia, Edward, Trinity, Tupper, Elmwood (VETTE) Block Club, invites all bargain shoppers and treasure hunters to attend the historic neighborhood’s annual block sale, with a portion from all sales going to support the beautification efforts of the neighborhood, including sustaining its one-of-a-kind Grassroots Community Garden. The Block Sale will take place on Saturday, July 13th (rain date, Saturday, July 20th) from 9am-3pm on the beautifully eclectic Trinity Place, between Elmwood Ave. and Virginia St.

Peace Corps Adventure Leads Former Volunteers to the WNY Land Conservancy

Peace Corps Adventure Leads Former Volunteers to the WNY Land Conservancy

To say that the newest additions to the staff at the Western New York Land Conservancy — Jajean Rose-Burney and his wife Ana Hernández Balzac — have interesting resumes would be a dramatic understatement. While volunteers in the Peace Corps, Jajean and Ana spent 27 months in Puebla, Mexico, successfully tackling problems that often seemed insurmountable. 

Among other things, Jajean helped protect a globally important wetland twice the size of the city of Buffalo from rapid and unplanned urban development, while Ana enabled nearly 100 schools throughout the state of Puebla to become certified “Green Schools.”