The popular Elmwood Village Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues on Saturday, June 24, at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway in Buffalo’s historic Elmwood Village. Hours at the open-air market, a program of the Elmwood Village Association, are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine, through November.
Free weekly yoga classes with HEAL Bflo are offered from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat and a bottle of water. Classes are offered on the east side of Elmwood Avenue, directly across the street from the weekly market.
Providing musical entertainment on June 24 will be David Adamczyk from 9:30 to 11 a.m., followed by Rockabilly Steve and BR3 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hosting the market’s community group tables will be the D’Youville College School of Pharmacy, Big Big Table Community Cafe and The Friends of the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter. Offering wine-tasting will be Schulze Vineyards & Winery and Arrowhead Spring Vineyards.
The Food Bank of Western New York’s “Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables!” program, a federally funded SNAP-Ed program available through New York State, has returned to the market. The goal of this obesity prevention nutrition education initiative is to promote fruit and vegetable consumption. A Registered Dietitian is present at the market to conduct nutrition workshops for the public and provide nutritious recipes involving fruits and vegetables for participants to sample. The weekly recipes will utilize local, seasonal produce, and participants will receive $4 in “health bucks” which can be exchanged for produce from the farmers at the market. The program is free and open to any customers of the Elmwood Village Farmers Market.
Field & Fork Network’s “Double Up Food Bucks” program will return to the market in July for its fourth season. The program provides low-income individuals who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits with a $1 for $1 match, up to $20, to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Please stop at the Elmwood Village Association tent during market hours for more information.
For more information, please visit www.elmwoodmarket.org or follow the market on Facebook for frequent updates. The Elmwood Village Farmers Market: Always fresh, always seasonal, always local!