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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.

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Lifesaving Tips from the Firemen’s Association of the State of NY…

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, many people will be hosting backyard barbecues. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding residents to follow important fire safety tips so that they can enjoy a safe summer season. 

“The outdoor cookout season will soon be in full swing.  Unfortunately, a barbecue grill could start a fire if certain safety rules are ignored,” said Firemen’s Association of the State of New York President David Jacobowitz.  “It’s important to position the grill far away from siding, deck railings, trees and other flammables. When gatherings involve children, it’s critical that a child-free zone of at least three feet is established around the grill.”

Weinberg Campus Hosts Spring Gardening Event on May 14th

Weinberg Campus Hosts Spring Gardening Event on May 14th

Weinberg Campus Will Host Spring Gardening Event on May 14th!

Free & Open to the Public to Attend…

Amherst, New York -- Weinberg Campus, a senior living community in Amherst, New York, will be blossoming with ideas when they host a Spring Gardening Event on Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at their Campus located at 2700 N. Forest Road in Getzville, New York.

The event will feature experts from Arbordale Nurseries who will give tips on the many options for container gardening as well as an exciting WBEN-AM 930 live remote with radio personalities Dominic Cortese at 10:00 am and Ken Brown at 11:00 am..  Cortese will host his weekly Home Improvement Hour and Brown will host his weekly Home Garden Show live from Weinberg Campus.

Exhibit for Amherst Garden Walk

Exhibit for Amherst Garden Walk

Are you proud of you landscape gardens? Do you want to share your gardens and swap gardening tips with others? Join us by participating in our second annual Amherst Garden Walk held on Saturday, July 23, 2011 from 10 AM to 4 PM.

We are looking for residents who wish to open their gardens to the public. Additionally, we are encouraging neighborhoods to participate in highlighting their gardens together as a community event. Homeowners associations and gardening clubs are invited to participate as well.

If you are interested in participating, or have any questions, please email gardenwalk@amherst.ny.us or call the Supervisor’s Office at 631–7032 by June 30 for an application. Amherst will issue a map of locations so that people may do a driving tour of our local Amherst gardens. The map will be downloadable from the town’s website.

Southern BBQ Classes Being Held at Artisan Kitchens & Baths

Southern BBQ Classes Being Held at Artisan Kitchens & Baths

BUFFALO, N.Y - With spring around the corner its almost time to brush off the grill and start planning on those BBQ's. Smokin' Eagles BBQ is presenting a Southern BBQ Cooking Class Saturday April 16 at Artisan Kitchens & Baths, 200 Amherst Street in Buffalo.

The day long class features International BBQ Instructors "Rocky" Danner, Jeff Danner, and Danny Montgomery teaching the arts of grilling Chicken, Pork, Ribs, and the Beef Brisket. The Smokin' Eagles BBQ Team will also teach you how to cook with a Dutch Oven using charcoal.