Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Summer Produce to Buy Locally

Enjoy fresher foods and support Western New York by shopping for produce in season. Here's what's fresh for summer:

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., through October 24, 2013.
  • 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 market is open through December 21st.
  • 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 12.
  • 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. 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 5 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 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through October.
  • The Lancaster Village Market at 4913 Transit Road in Depew is held on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market is open until October 27.

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.

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