The popular Elmwood Village Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues on Saturday, Aug. 12, 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.
Entertainment on Aug. 12 will feature No Illusions from approximately 9:30 to 11 a.m. and La Marimba from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hosting the market’s community group tables will be Big Big Table Community Cafe, The Friends of the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter and the Buffalo Wellness Center. Wine-tasting will be provided by Eveningside Vineyards and Arrowhead Spring Vineyards.
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.
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 also returns to the market 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!