It’s Farmers Market Season and I am so amped! I’m the girl who had 6 juice kiosk at the farmers markets! Yeah, that was me.. Yup.. I’m really the girl that listens to trap music on the way from yoga to the farmers market. I’ll give you two reasons why you should be shopping at the farmers market.
- You can buy from local farmers and circulate the money in the community rather than the large grocery stores getting all that cash.
- Buying in season is the best way to keep your fruits and vegetable fresh and to ensure you keep a colorful clean meal plan in the house.
- You know I’m extra so here’s another reason, it saves you cash. Seriously buying from local farmers is on the level of buying in bulk. They have to get rid of the fresh produce, 20 apples for $1.00 okay maybe not but it’s possible. I’ve gotten away with fruit murder at the end of a market closing. I made it rain spinach, okay maybe not again but I came home with some good stuff and the spinach was free.
Are you interested? I hope so and was it the free spinach that reeled you in because that’s the truth I really received some for free. Let’s all make a commitment to visiting one local farmers market this season and tag me in the photo. I want to know what you purchased and if you need a recipe for your fresh produce finds. I’ll look for you but I must be tagged on twitter, Instagram or Facebook to share the excitement. No delay! Here’s a list of Farmers Markets we need to slay this season. I was totally listening to Beyoncé formation writing this.. slay haha.
Farmer’s Market Season Formation Guide!
As I check them out I’ll add what markets accept snap benefits.
- Clarence Hollow Farmers’ Market – Town parking lot 10717 Main St. (Rt. 5) – June 3 – October 28 – Saturday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Clinton Bailey Farmers Market – 1517 Clinton Street – May 1 – November 1 – Daily – May 1 – November 1 – 7 a.m. – 6 p.m – Except Saturdays, opens at 6 a.m. an hour earlier.
- Downtown Buffalo Country Market – Outside between Court & Church Streets – May 15 – October 26 – Tuesday/Thursday 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market – Elmwood near Café Aroma – May 13 – November 25 – Saturdays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- ECMC Farmers Market – On Grider, across from ECMC – June 1 – Fridays – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (accepts snap benefits)
- Kenmore Farmers’ Market – 2919 Delaware Ave -June 18 Sundays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- North Buffalo Farmers Market – 1113 Hertel Ave – June 1 – Thursdays – 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- Orchard Park Farmers Market – 4050 N Buffalo St. – May 25 – Oct. 19 – Thursday 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- West Seneca Farmers Market – 1250 Union Rd – June 22 – Thursdays – 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
- Williamsville Farmers Market – Spring St. – May 27 until Oct. 28 Saturdays – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Okay, so now you’re probably wondering what to buy at the market and how to select fresh produce. I’ll be at the markets this summer to help you out with videos and you can check my YouTube channel. I also provided an in season guide to help you know what’s perfect eating in our weather spring and summer. If this post helps you, please share and if a market you love needs to be listed.. Let me know! #DeFarmerMarketFresh
In Season Fruits/Vegetables for the New York Region
If you are outside of New York State, check United States Department of Agriculture site while it’s still here (shade) below.