Thursday, June 14, 2012

What's Fresh This Summer

In spring, we wrote about the benefits of buying locally-grown foods.
    Now that summer is almost here, it's time to update your shopping list with produce that's grown in Western New York during the summer months.

    Do you have any favorites in this list?

    Farmer's Markets 

    If you're not sure where to shop, check out these popular farmer's markets:

    • The Downtown Country Market on Buffalo’s Main Street is held on Tuesday and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., starting May 17, 2012 through October 25, 2012.
    • The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market is a producer-only market (all vendors grow or produce what they sell) on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • The University Community Market (999 Broadway ) at the UB South Campus (on Main Street at Kenmore Avenue) is open on Saturdays form 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October 13.
    • The Broadway Market (999 Broadway ) is an indoor market that operates year-round from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Saturdays.
    • The Clinton-Bailey Farmer’s Market on Clinton Street is open year-round. In April, the market is open on Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Summer hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday through Friday, and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. 
    • Alden's Farmer's Market in the Alden Village Plaza runs run every Saturday through October 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    East Aurora
    • The Kenmore Farmer's Market on the corner of Delaware Rd. and Delaware Avenue is held every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. through October 26.
    • The Lancaster Village Market at 4913 Transit Road in Depew is held on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The market is open until October 29.

    This information was compiled with the help of Deborah Richter, a registered dietitian at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus in Cheektowaga and is a certified diabetes educator. She teaches diabetes education classes and provides outpatient nutrition counseling. She has helped her clients to lose weight, reduce their blood pressure and feel better about themselves through healthy eating choices.

    1 comment:

    1. locally grown veggies and fruits are one of my favorite items to buy. Not only does it support our local hard working farms it also help me to feed my children healthy cheap snacks ...


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