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Food Stamp Customers Can Now Use Their Benefits Card at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

Food Stamp Customers Can Now Use Their  Benefits Card at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

 

Those with food stamp benefits are now able to use their food stamp (EBT) card at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. This electronic transaction is made possible through wireless technology which is set up at the market manager’s booth. Upon arrival to the market, food stamp customers can use their card to purchase $1 wooden tokens. These tokens then function as cash within the market.

At the market, food stamp customers are able to purchase food-stamp authorized goods such as fruits and vegetables, meats, poultry, dairy, maple syrup and other maple products, honey, breads, baked goods, jams and jellies, processed foods and even seeds and plants which produce food. 

WNY Coalition for the Homeless Announces Free Workshop

WNY Coalition for the Homeless Announces Free Workshop

BUFFALO, NY – The Western New York Coalition for the Homeless announced Wednesday its plans host a free mental health services workshop.

Scheduled for Tuesday, May 10th from 8:30am – 12:30pm at the Msgr.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Celebrates Opening Day May 7

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Celebrates Opening Day May 7

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 30 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, opens for the 2011 season on Saturday, May 7. Hours at the open-air market are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine.

Local singer/guitarist Kate Shaffer will kick off the market’s entertainment schedule, performing from approximately 10 to 11:30 a.m. At 10:15 a.m., a special presentation will honor the winner of the market’s 2011 poster competition, JoAnn Andolina of Williamsville.

Additionally, the market welcomes three local nonprofit organizations who will be distributing information about their organizations.

ECMC Tops Off Kidney Transplant Center

ECMC Tops Off Kidney Transplant Center

Steelworkers “topped off” the frame for a $27 million Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation & Kidney Care at Erie County Medical Center that is part of a consolidation of transplant and dialysis programs with Kaleida and Great Lakes Health.

In a symbolic ceremony commemorating the end of the first phase of the 18-month project, crews hoisted a 31-foot steel girder to the top of the building. ECMC employees signed the girder over the last three weeks.

The center is part of a five-year, $150 million project on ECMC’s Health Campus that when complete will provide good-paying jobs and health-focused economic development centered in a section of Buffalo that has seen too little of both.

Catholic Health Sponsors Free Women's Wellness Program on Uterine Health

Catholic Health Sponsors Free Women's Wellness Program on Uterine Health

Women of all ages experience painful uterine conditions, such as fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic organ prolapse, abdominal pain, and irregular bleeding. In fact, hysterectomy – the surgical removal of the uterus – is the second most common surgery for women in theU.S.

To provide area women with important health information, Catholic Health is sponsoring a free Women’s Wellness program on common gynecologic and uterine conditions, entitled “Endometriosis, Fibroids & Other Common Conditions: A Women’s Guide to Uterine Health,” on Wednesday, April 13 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

5th Annual Buffalo Enviro-Fair to Take Over Niagara Square

5th Annual Buffalo Enviro-Fair to Take Over Niagara Square

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Open Saturday, May 7

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Open Saturday, May 7

?Several new vendors, talented local entertainers and an Electronic Benefit Transfer system will greet visitors to the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market during the 2011 season. Already one of Western New York’s favorite annual traditions, the market opens for business on Saturday, May 7. Hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. 

The market features more than 30 vendors — including several with new product offerings — selling fruits, vegetables, baked goods, organics, fresh meat, cut flowers, wine, eggs, dairy, honey, cheese and much more in an open-air setting.