Located in beautiful Bidwell Parkway in the heart of the Elmwood Village, the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market is considered by many to be the best market of its type in Western New York. In fact, Artvoice recognized the market in its most recent "Best of Buffalo" issue and, judging from the ever-increasing crowds, it's a sentiment shared by many.
The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market is a producer-only market, meaning that all our vendors grow or produce what they sell themselves—absolutely no reselling is allowed. In this way, our patrons know they are dealing directly with source—no middlemen, no compromises. They also know they're helping to create a healthy and diverse local economy.
The Market is open every Saturday from mid-May to mid-December. Vendors are open for business from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.
In addition to the products available from our vendors, events ranging from musical entertainment to cooking demonstrations are scheduled throughout the year. For more information about upcoming events, see our Market Calendar.
• Check out our new EBFM video! Here's the link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQNYCwcN2mE
• *** OPENING DAY OF THE 2014 SEASON IS SATURDAY, MAY 10. HOURS ARE 8 A.M. THROUGH 1 P.M. THE MARKET CONTINUES EVERY SATURDAY, RAIN OR SHINE, THROUGH NOV. 29. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE ... AND BRING A FRIEND! ***
MARKET DATES: SATURDAY, MAY 10 - NOVEMBER 29, 8 A.M. to 1 P.M.
• During May & June 2014, we will be relocated to the east side of Elmwood Avenue, directly across the street from our usual location, while work is done to restore the lawn.
The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market is proud to announce a partnership with The Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo. Please visit their website at CreatingHealthyCommunities.org.
Vendors at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market are very special. Here's one you should get to know.
We are Stewart (Stew to most) and Deb Ritchie, and we farm ecologically with our three children. Our cooperative farming model, reconnects the community with its food source, the local farmer. Native Offerings Farm is located ten miles west of Ellicottville, New York, where we grow vegetables and herbs and raise beef and pork on some of the best land in Cattaraugus County. Native Offerings was the first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in Erie County, and many of our shareholders have been with us since we started in 1997. Providing an alternative to agribusiness, consumers (shareholders and market patrons) know exactly where and how their food is grown. By supporting us you not only get incredibly fresh and great tasting vegetables full of nutrients and vitality, but a food source you can trust.
Native Offerings Farm is Certified Naturally Grown; a certification program only available to farmers that support and supply local markets and have demonstrated a history of environmentally sound farming practices. We use the publicly available USDA National Organic Standards as the basis of our growing practices. Standards prohibit the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and fertilizers.