Shop our Buffalo farmers markets like a pro. Every May through October, farmers markets pop up all over some of our favorite neighborhoods and they are filled with delicious fruits, vegetables and artisanal goods. Truly the heart of the community, farmers and artisans gather with the area’s residents to celebrate the summer’s bounty. It’s full-green ahead and here are the top fresh picks for the best local farmers markets.
Elmwood/Bidwell Market, 8AM – 1PM, Bidwell Pkwy at Elmwood Ave, Buffalo
Elmwood Village’s farmers market is located in Bidwell Park, a beautiful strip of parkway that’s right in the center of the Elmwood Village shopping district, which was named by the American Planning Association as one of the country’s 10 best neighborhoods. Start your morning off with a baked goods from Breadhive, confections from Butter Block, and pickles from Barrel + Brine. The market sports some of the best-of-the best veggies and fruit and fragrant floral arrangements.
Williamsville Farmers Market, 8AM – 1PM, 5583 Main St, Williamsville
This farmers market recently moved to Amherst Town Hall on Main Street. At the market, you’re met with live jazz or folk music, kids playing and families enjoying the sunny day under the green canopy of lush trees. Grab a freshly made donut at Duke’s Donuts and a coffee from Kornerstone Coffee and peruse the locally grown fruits and vegetables, locally made sausage, natural fed beef, local wine, fresh cut flowers, herbs, breads, pies and more. Spend the morning or the whole day by bringing a picnic lunch and chilling in nearby Glen Park. This site offers a playground for the kids, picnic tables and the sparkling waters of Ellicott Creek that surround the island.
Clarence Hollow Farmers Market, 9AM – 12PM, 10717 Main St, Clarence
Partake in the fresh local strawberries, asparagus, jams and crafts of nearly 30 local vendors at New York State’s only “Rails to Trails” farmers market. Keep an eye on the Clarence Hollow Farmers Market’s special events too, which promise fun for the whole family.
Hamburg Farmers Market, 7:30AM – 1PM, 45 Church St, Hamburg (relocated for 2020)
For more than 40 years of operation, the Hamburg Farmers Market’s chief motto is to “eat local, shop local and support local”. In addition to offering produce from farms only a stone’s throw away, this market also prides itself on teaching the community about sustainability, being environmentally friendly and nutritious care.
Alden Farmers Market, 8:30AM – 1PM, 13119 Broadway St, Alden
Spend your Saturday mornings at the Farmers Market! Entertainment and great products are available every week, from fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants, chicken, beef, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, candy, spices, pasta, soaps, jellies, (phew!), and much more.
Colden Community Farmers Market, 8:30AM – 1PM, 8745 Supervisor Rd, Colden
Eat fresh, buy local and have fun at the Colden Community Farmers Market, stocked with local fresh, organically grown produce, local honey, eggs, meat, flowers, baked goods and art!
South Buffalo Farmers Market, 9AM – 1PM, Cazenovia Park
On the terrace of the Cazenovia (Caz) Park Casino you’ll find all the usual suspects of a local farmers market, flowers, fruits and veggies, and handmade goods. But it’s the free programming that makes the South Buffalo Farmers Market so special – free yoga, kids activities, live music, craft days and a Christmas in July celebration.
Kenmore Farmers Market, 9AM – 1PM, The Village Green, 2919 Delaware Ave, Kenmore
The scent of fresh fruit and flowers is in the air at the Village Green in the Village of Kenmore. In addition to vendors selling local honey, tea, artisanal cheeses, spirits and more, you’ll find good eats from several local food trucks. Work off the calories you just ate with a little free yoga in the Green, too.
Holland Farmers Market, 8:30AM – 2PM, Village Commons Parking Lot on Olean Rd (near the fire hall)
Take a Sunday drive to the country and the Holland Farmers Market with a wide array of organic produce, poultry, cheese, maple syrup, herbs, homemade sweets, doggie treats, and holistic products.
North Tonawanda Farmers Market, 7AM – 1PM, Payne & Robinson Sts, North Tonawanda
Established in 1908, the city market has been a North Tonawanda staple for over 100 years. During the summer peak, it’s one of the region’s largest outdoor markets, stocking everything from flowers and fruits to cheeses and cookies. You’ll find nearly everything under the sun here! Also open on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Springville Farmers/Flea Market, 7AM – 5PM, 341 West Main St, Springville
A truly American market, the Springville Farmers and Flea Market possesses a uniquely small town feel. Browse the baked goods and crafts from the local Amish community and fresh meats, from beef and pork to rabbit and other wild game. At the flea market, you’ll find a bevy of trinkets and antiques.
East Aurora Farmers Market, 7AM – 1PM, Grey St, East Aurora
The East Aurora farmers market is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7am-1pm, and offers everything from vibrant flowers, fresh picked veggies, homemade soaps, raw honey and more. Also open on Saturdays
Eastgate Plaza Farmers Market, 3PM – 7PM, 4927-5089 Transit Rd, Clarence
A relative newcomer to the farmers market scene, the East Gate Plaza market springs back to life. Marketgoers will discover 20+ vendors offering fresh, local produce, plants and flowers, baked goods, specialty meats and seafood, coffee and teas, wines, pet goods and much more.
Downtown Country Market, 10AM – 2:30PM, Main St (between Church & Court), Buffalo
Right in the heart of Buffalo, the 38th annual season of the Downtown Country Market is underway. The market is stocked with fresh produce from the region’s best farms while the sweet aroma of kettle corn and freshly baked donuts lingers in the air. Check out Buffalo Place’s website for a listing of all of the vendors that make this market so special.
Massachusetts Avenue Project Farm Stand, 3PM – 6PM, 387 Massachusetts Ave, Buffalo
This community centered organization focuses on economic growth, social education and nutritional knowledge through healthy foods. The MAP Farm Stand affords the organization the opportunity to spread the message of health and eating well, operating the stand Thursday of each week.
Grand Island Farmers Market, 4PM – 7PM, WNY Welcome Center, 1841 Whitehaven Rd, Grand Island
In addition to this year’s vendors, like Thompson Farms, Every Good Herb, Alpine Made, Zing Micros, Druid Creations, Jim’s Metal Kettle Farmers Market there will be a produce stand managed directly by Taste NY Market, selling excellent products from all around New York.
Clinton-Bailey Farmers Market, 8AM – 5PM, 1517 Clinton St, Buffalo
The Clinton-Bailey Farmers Market can trace its roots back all the way to 1930, when it was conceived as a cooperative market for helping local business survive and thrive. Today, the market is still going strong. The spirit of the market’s longevity can be seen its accessibility – open every day at 8AM.
Bippert Farms Market & Bakery, 5240 Clinton St, Elma
Priding itself on supplying quality ingredients to its loyal patrons, the Bippert Farms Market & Bakery has local treats and specials available all year long including jome made pies, pastries and other unique treats and is supplying folks with the best quality produce from esteemed local growers. They also proudly raise their own beef, lamb, and pork with high quality meat available for purchase inside the market. The market also supports local businesses and carries a large variety of products from maple syrup, preserves, and raw honey. Hours: Sunday, 9AM-5PM, Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-6PM & Sunday, 10AM-5PM
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