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West Seneca Farmers’ Market to Conclude Season with Customer Appreciation Day

West Seneca Farmers’ Market to Conclude Season with Customer Appreciation Day

 

Main Street Marketplace, West Seneca’s popular open-air farmers’ and food producers’ marketplace sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, will conclude its 2015 season with Customer Appreciation Day from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3.

The weekly market takes place on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street, next to West Seneca Town Hall. The outdoor venue features nearly 30 vendors selling a wide variety of products. In the event of unfavorable weather, the market moves into the parking lot in front of the West Seneca Ice Rink. 

West Seneca’s Outdoor Farmers’ Market Continues on Aug. 27

West Seneca’s Outdoor Farmers’ Market Continues on Aug. 27

 

Main Street Marketplace, West Seneca’s popular open-air farmers’ and food producers’ marketplace sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, continues from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27. The weekly event successfully kicked off its second season on May 14 and takes place Thursday evenings through Sept. 3 on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street, next to West Seneca Town Hall.

The outdoor venue features nearly 30 vendors selling a wide variety of products. In the event of unfavorable weather, the market moves into the parking lot in front of the West Seneca Ice Rink. 

West Seneca’s Outdoor Farmers’ Market Continues on Aug. 20

West Seneca’s Outdoor Farmers’ Market Continues on Aug. 20

 

Main Street Marketplace, West Seneca’s popular open-air farmers’ and food producers’ marketplace sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, continues from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20. The weekly event successfully kicked off its second season on May 14 and takes place Thursday evenings through Sept. 3 on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street, next to West Seneca Town Hall.

The outdoor venue features nearly 30 vendors selling a wide variety of products. In the event of unfavorable weather, the market moves into the parking lot in front of the West Seneca Ice Rink. 

Learn to Dehydrate Food at Nature Center Class

Learn to Dehydrate Food at Nature Center Class

Jamestown, NY – As you collect the summer’s bounty, you can learn the ins and outs of drying food at the Audubon Nature Center.

Part of the Taste of Nature Series, “Drying Food” is scheduled for Tuesday, August 11, at 6:30 p.m. The one-hour class will cover the basics of food dehydration including methods, preparation, and food safety. Samples may be available to taste.

Preserving food by drying is the oldest known method of food preservation, dating back thousands of years. Drying preserves food by removing sufficient moisture to prevent the growth of spoilage and illness-causing microorganisms. Along with canning and freezing, drying food in another option to store fruit, vegetables, meat, and herbs that you harvest or purchase from local farms or stores.

Learn Butterfly Gardening at Nature Center

Learn Butterfly Gardening at Nature Center

Jamestown, NY – Butterflies create a rainbow of color that complements any garden.

At the Audubon Nature Center’s Butterfly Gardening workshop you can learn how to plant flowers that attract them and create a perfect butterfly habitat.

During the 7-9 p.m. class on Thursday, July 23, 2015, instructor Jeff Tome will describe how a few simple plants and paying attention to basic butterfly needs can transform your yard into a butterfly paradise.

Butterflies need more than a couple of butterfly bushes to attract them. Many require certain plants to lay their eggs on. Many caterpillars only eat from one family of plants or even only one particular plant.

Garlic Mustard Challenge Volunteers Successfully Battle Invaders

Garlic Mustard Challenge Volunteers Successfully Battle Invaders

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy, Friends of Reinstein Woods and the Buffalo Audubon Society are pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual Garlic Mustard Challenge, a competition designed to improve habitats in three Western New York nature preserves. 

 

‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues on Saturday, July 4. 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. 

The “Double Up Food Bucks” program is back for a second season and will be available at the market from July 4 through the end of October. 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 visit the Elmwood Village Association table at the market for details.