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Map Pick Up for Amherst Garden Walk

Map Pick Up for Amherst Garden Walk

(Amherst, NY)---The Amherst Garden Walk is Saturday July 23, 2011 from 10 AM until 4 PM, rain or shine.  Maps may be downloaded from www.amherst.ny.us and you may choose which sections of the map you would like to print according to the area of Amherst you would like to visit.

Maps may be picked up at Amherst Town Hall, 5583 Main Street in the Supervisor’s Office, 2nd floor from Monday July 18 through Friday July 22 from

8AM-5PM.

Additionally, a limited number of maps will be available at 1 Earldom Way, off Hopkins Road, 14221 and 202 Bucyrus, off Sweet Home Road, 14228 on the day of the event.  These are on a first come, first serve basis. 

For further information email gardenwalk@amherst.ny.us or call 631-7032.

 

Grab a Treasure!

Grab a Treasure!

Bon Appétit Cookbook

The Bon Appétit Cookbook is on sale for $5.00.  Copies are available in the Supervisor’s Office, 5583 Main Street 2nd Floor.  The Cookbook emphasizes easy to use recipes utilizing common, cost effective ingredients. 

The cookbook is composed of favorite recipes from people who live and work in Amherst. Recipes include dishes like Baklava, Peach Stuffed Chicken Breasts, and Chocolate Éclair Cake. Community cookbooks are a wonderful resource because they contain recipes that are developed by real cooks who feed their families every day.  It also has a number of charts for food quantities, napkin folding, microwave hints, calorie counters and other helpful resources. 

  This is a nice gift idea and a lovely addition to theme basket auctions or as favors for a shower.   Additionally, it is a great starter book for a young bride or college student.

Eat Drink Local Week Puts Focus on WNY Harvest

Eat Drink Local Week Puts Focus on WNY Harvest

Edible Buffalo is proud to announce the first ever New York Statewide Eat Drink Local Week June 24 through June 30, 2011, a restaurant week with a mission! With the harvest season in full swing, Edible Buffalo along with seventeen local restaurant and winery partners will be celebrating the local food chain by promoting menus using ingredients sourced from local growers and artisan producers.

“Many of our restaurant and winery partners already use locally sourced ingredients on their menus, so this is an opportunity to showcase their efforts,” says Lisa Tucker, publisher of Edible Buffalo. “We also want to continue to make the connection between farm and plate for consumers. With over 7500 farms in the eight county region, we cannot afford to ignore how important local agriculture is to our food economy.”

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Buffalo

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Buffalo

EMERALD ASH BORER DETECTED IN BUFFALO

Collaborative Control Efforts Underway to Contain First Infestation Found in Erie County

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced an infestation of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found in the City of Buffalo’s South Park. This is the first EAB infestation to be detected in Erie County. EAB is a small but destructive beetle that infests and kills North American ash tree species, including green, white, black and blue ash.

University Community Farmers Market

University Community Farmers Market

The University Community Farmers Market (UCFM) is now in its fifth season and is open every Saturday, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. through October 15, 2011. The market is located on the University at Buffalo’s South Campus – Main Street at Kenmore Avenue.

This year’s market features vendors selling fresh produce and artisan products. Special events with a focus on nutrition, wellness and gardening are scheduled for the third Saturday of each month. The schedule through July is as follows:

July 16th – Garden Extravaganza – in conjunction with the 10th Annual Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk

Garden Walks in Your Town

Garden Walks in Your Town

Many, many neighborhoods are hosting Garden Walks this summer - and many of them are free!  Click on the title of the Garden Walk to go to that community's website for even more information!

June 25
10am-4pm:  8th Annual Village of Williamsville Garden Tour, sponsored by the Williamsville Business Assoc.  FREE.  30+ gardens, local businesses hosting a huge sidewalk sale.  Tour starts at Williamsville Village Hall, 5565 Main Street – table will be set up outside day of event. 

The Amherst Garden Walk: Please Join In!

The Amherst Garden Walk: Please Join In!

The Amherst Garden Walk Committee is looking for proud Amherst gardeners that want to display their landscape creations to others. 

If you are already signed up for the Village of Williamsville Garden Walk, The Snyder CleveHill Garden View, or the Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk and you live in the Town of Amherst, we urge you to consider displaying your garden as an encore with the Amherst Garden Walk on July 23, 2011 from 10AM-4PM.

The Amherst Garden Walk Committee supplies beautiful, full color signs and directional arrows to mark the way to your gorgeous garden.

A map of the garden tour will be available in the Supervisor’s office beginning July 18 – July 22 at 5583 Main Street 2nd floor. It will also be available on the Town’s web site @ www.amherst.ny.us beginning July 13.