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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.

Third Annual Peep Eating Contest @ the Broadway Market

Third Annual Peep Eating Contest @ the Broadway Market

How many marshmallow peeps can you eat in 60 seconds?

The 3rd Annual Broadway Market Peep Eating Contest will be held on Saturday, April 16th 2011 at 1:00 P.M. Registration and sign in starts at 9 A.M. at the Information Table on day of the event.

Participation in the contest is free, but space is limited, so sign up today by using the Market's online form.

For more information, call the Broadway Market Office at 893-0705.

Children 6 years and younger can participate in the Mini Marshmallow Eating Contest, in which rules allow for only one marshmallow to be eaten at a time.

Click here to sign up using online form—>

Cool Cats Weekend at The Buffalo Zoo

Cool Cats Weekend at The Buffalo Zoo

Celebrate a "purrrfect" weekend, and come to the Buffalo Zoo to see our fine felines in action! Enjoy enrichment for the animals and keeper talks about our servals, lions, tigers and snow leopards. The event runs from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and is free with Zoo admission. Please call the Events Coordinator at (716) 995-6133 for more information.

Broadway Market at the Crossroads, Part 8

Broadway Market at the Crossroads, Part 8

(By Christina Abt - WNYmedia.net and Am-Pol Eagle) This is the eighth in a series of Broadway Market at the Crossroads interviews. This week 2 women who stepped up and successfully expanded the market into a Christmas hot spot and actually took the market out to the WNY community—and why they’re not doing it anymore.

The Broadway Market exists within a tenuous alliance among the City of Buffalo, market vendors and shoppers. Yet there is a fourth partner related to the market’s survival which, although not always publicly acknowledged, has been equally important to its 122 year tradition— market volunteers.

Photos: Paczki Day at the Broadway Market

Photos: Paczki Day at the Broadway Market

The Broadway Market was Paczki central today here in Western New York.

White Eagle Bakery at the market actually ran out at one point and had to wait for more from the offsite production center and E. M. Chrusciki had to keep making more as the demand for paczki at both was greater than what was anticipated.

You can see some photo from Paczki Day at the market by visiting Facebook...click here to view--->

City Hosting Green Code Workshops

City Hosting Green Code Workshops

The City of Buffalo is hosting free community workshops surrounding its proposal to create a Green Code for the city.  The code represents a new zoning ordinance for the city bringing it into the 21st century.

The plan calls for developing common themes for neighborhoods and regulating what land owners can and cannot do with their property. New rules are being called for as well to reduce energy use and improve neighborhoods for the future.

Workshops will be held in all major neighborhoods in the city at the times and locations below:

February 28, 6:30-9:00PM- Hutch Tech High School, 230 S.

Broadway Market at the Crossroads, Part 5

Broadway Market at the Crossroads, Part 5

(Christina Abt – AM-POL Eagle and WNYmedia.net) This is the fifth in a series of Broadway Market at the Crossroads interviews. This week another market vendor speaks out, Peter Cichocki, President of Camillia’s Meats. While not as outspoken as some vendors, Cichocki and his family have proved that they are willing to hang tough and fight for their place in the market— and for the survival of the market itself.