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Eat Drink Local Week Puts Focus on WNY Harvest

Eat Drink Local Week Puts Focus on WNY Harvest

Edible Buffalo is proud to announce the first ever New York Statewide Eat Drink Local Week June 24 through June 30, 2011, a restaurant week with a mission! With the harvest season in full swing, Edible Buffalo along with seventeen local restaurant and winery partners will be celebrating the local food chain by promoting menus using ingredients sourced from local growers and artisan producers.

“Many of our restaurant and winery partners already use locally sourced ingredients on their menus, so this is an opportunity to showcase their efforts,” says Lisa Tucker, publisher of Edible Buffalo. “We also want to continue to make the connection between farm and plate for consumers. With over 7500 farms in the eight county region, we cannot afford to ignore how important local agriculture is to our food economy.”

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Adds Fresh Checks Program

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Adds Fresh Checks Program

Registered Dietitian to Answer Questions This Saturday

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 30 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. Providing the entertainment at the open-air venue this week will be violinists David Adamczyk from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Griffin Saiia from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Returning to the market for the first time in 2011 is everyone’s favorite attraction, the Alpaca Play Pen!

The market also welcomes several community groups this week, including the Buffalo Animal Shelter, GrowWNY.org and the Tapestry Charter School. Arrowhead Spring Vineyards will offer wine-tasting.

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Buffalo

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Buffalo

EMERALD ASH BORER DETECTED IN BUFFALO

Collaborative Control Efforts Underway to Contain First Infestation Found in Erie County

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced an infestation of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found in the City of Buffalo’s South Park. This is the first EAB infestation to be detected in Erie County. EAB is a small but destructive beetle that infests and kills North American ash tree species, including green, white, black and blue ash.

University Community Farmers Market

University Community Farmers Market

The University Community Farmers Market (UCFM) is now in its fifth season and is open every Saturday, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. through October 15, 2011. The market is located on the University at Buffalo’s South Campus – Main Street at Kenmore Avenue.

This year’s market features vendors selling fresh produce and artisan products. Special events with a focus on nutrition, wellness and gardening are scheduled for the third Saturday of each month. The schedule through July is as follows:

July 16th – Garden Extravaganza – in conjunction with the 10th Annual Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Events for June 18

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Events for June 18

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 30 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. Providing the entertainment at the open-air venue this week will be violinist Griffin Saiia from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Chef Avi Altman of Obviously Avi Catering will also be stopping by the market for the season’s first cooking demonstration.

The market also welcomes several community groups this week, including the Lexington Cooperative Market, KidBiz and the Buffalo Animal Shelter. Schulze Vineyards & Winery and Liberty Vineyards & Winery will offer wine-tasting.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Events for June 4

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Events for June 4

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 30 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. Providing musical entertainment at the open-air venue this week will be singer/guitarist Kate Shaffer from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and the Hutch Tech Guitar Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The market also welcomes several community groups this week, including the Buffalo Animal Shelter, Art Alive 2011, Massachusetts Avenue Project and the Richmond Ashland National Register Historic District. Arrowhead Spring Vineyards and Leonard Oakes Estate Winery will be offering wine-tasting.

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Lifesaving Tips from the Firemen’s Association of the State of NY…

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, many people will be hosting backyard barbecues. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding residents to follow important fire safety tips so that they can enjoy a safe summer season. 

“The outdoor cookout season will soon be in full swing.  Unfortunately, a barbecue grill could start a fire if certain safety rules are ignored,” said Firemen’s Association of the State of New York President David Jacobowitz.  “It’s important to position the grill far away from siding, deck railings, trees and other flammables. When gatherings involve children, it’s critical that a child-free zone of at least three feet is established around the grill.”