Our Vendors for 2014

Our vendors are carefully chosen to represent a wide range of high quality products, all of which are locally produced. Click on the vendor name to view the full profile.

21 Brix Winery

21 Brix Winery is Lake Erie Wine Country's newest addition. Having opened its doors in September 2011, 21 Brix Winery is situated on Route 20 between Fredonia and Westfield. The winery is part of Olde Chautauqua Farms, which is one of the largest wine grape farms in Chautauqua Country, growing over twelve varieties of vinifera (wine) grapes as well as operating a U-Pick cherry orchard and asparagus patch. Many of the grapes grown on the farm are used to create the wines, including Riesling, Cayuga, Niagara, Fredonia, Noiret and Gewurztraminer.

The winery currently has dry, semi-dry, sweet and fruit wines available at the winery, and brings a variety of award-winning wines to the Bidwell Market for tasting.

The winery is co-owned by Mike and Marion Jordan, owners of Olde Chautauqua Farms as well as Kris Kane, who is also the winemaker. Kane has worked as a winemaker for the past seven years, including assisting with a harvest season in Australia.

21 Brix Winery will be at the Bidwell Market on the following Saturdays: May 19, May 26, June 2, June 16, June 23 and August 4.

Arrowhead Spring Vineyards

Arrowhead Spring Vineyards has a focus on making the highest-quality barrel-aged wines from our estate grown and locally grown grapes. We pride ourselves on our sustainable methods in the vineyard and the winery, to create delicious food-friendly wine while being friendly to the environment.

Avenue Boys Smokehouse

Avenue Boys Smokehouse makes handcrafted fresh and smoked sausages and other unique meat products. We take pride in using only the best cuts of meat intended for sausage making - no fillers or trimmings. Our pork is quality farm raised pork butts, beef chuck and chicken thighs and breast meat. When it is available, we purchase locally raised meat. We do not use any additives or chemical enhancements - only meat, seasonings and tender loving care! Our smokehouse in North Tonawanda uses a real wood-burning fire to smoke our products for a genuine and unique flavor. We use mostly applewood from Niagara County orchards.

Avenue Boys Smokehouse, started in 2002, is family owned and operated, with recipes handed down from John’s grandfather. Products are sold at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmer's Market and the North Tonawanda Farmers Market, as well as by appointment. We can produce large quantities for commercial accounts as well.

Beiter & Sons’ Farm

Beiter and Sons’ Farm is located in Western New York State just outside of Buffalo, NY. Our certified organic farm is centered on pasture raising a small herd of goats using sustainable and organic farming practices. We use our raw, organic goats’ milk to create skin-nourishing soaps under our brand Alpine Made.

Beiter and Sons’ Farm has provided our family with sustainably and organically produced milk, and meat over the years. We are certified organic through NOFA-NY Certified Organic LLC.

We’ve grown quickly through the launch of our goat milk soap brand Alpine Made (alpinemade.com). We will expand our product lines over the years and continue to work our land in an ecologically sustainable manner for many future generations.

It’s our honor to have been allowed this opportunity to raise our children to care for and appreciate animals and their capacity to provide abundant food, in hopes they will pass on this knowledge to future generations.

Ben Brook Farm

Ben Brook Farm has been operating for about 30 years on a 50-acre site located along the historic Erie Canal in North Amherst.

The business began with a small planting of raspberries, several bee hives, and a small garden of flowers for drying. Ben Brook Farm now grows annuals, herbs, perennials, grasses and woodies that are sold both fresh and dried for the cut flower trade. They operate a container nuersery in two heated greenhouses and five unheated houses, selling perennials, herbs, shrubs and trees in pots up to three gallons in size. Herbs, sprouts and micro-veggies are also grown for local restaurants. Plants and cut flowers are sold on the farm and at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. Special orders for parties or weddings are welcome.

The Vilonen's children, Alisia and Benjamin, are graduates in Landscape Architecture. They have always been, and remain, involved in farm and nursery activities. Ben Brook Farm is a second career for each of the Vilonens. Rick worked as a planner for the Town of Amherst and Erie County, and Karen taught elementary school, mostly kindergarten, in Buffalo for 30 years before concentrating on farming full time.

Blackman Homestead Farm

Nestled on the picturesque Niagara Escarpment in Western New York, six generations of the Blackman Family have owned and operated the 160 acre farm. By blending years of experience with the region's unique growing characteristics, our 150-year-old farm continues to produce high quality fruits and specialty products.

During the fall harvest season, people visit to experience the modern day working farm and to enjoy apple picking in our beautiful orchards on the rolling hills of the escarpment. Others come to taste old family recipes that have been perfected and used to make our delicious fruit butters, apple sauces, and fresh pressed cider. The wooded hillside supports a favorable landscape for growing our evergreen and deciduous tree nursery while providing the grazing pasture for our naturally raised beef cattle. Enjoy our homegrown fresh turkeys available for the Thanksgiving holiday.

For a taste of Blackman Homestead Farm, visit us at the farm during the fall season or try our products available online.

Bozard Farm

Bozard Farm is located in Medina, New York, on Route 104, about a mile and a half east of the Town of Ridgeway. Bruce Bozard bought the farm in 1967. In 1969 Bruce started his roadside farm stand with a card table, some wild blackberries and a few extra potatoes from the garden. The roadside farm table was a success, so Bruce built a roadside farm stand and has been selling his produce there ever since. The farm began on 35 acres, but expanded in recent years when Bruce purchased an additional 43 acres across the road from the original farm. Bozard Farm has been a part of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market for six years.

Bozard Farm now raises about 25 acres of vegetables. The farm’s main crop is sweet corn, which accounts for about 10-12 acres of the farm. Bozard Farm also raises quite a few cole crops, which include cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts and cauliflower. Bruce Bozard raises 3-4 acres of potatoes, along with onions, summer squash, peppers, tomatoes, and about a half acre of peaches.

Community Beer Works

 Community Beer Works was founded in 2010 by seven Buffalonians with a passion for craft beer and a commitment to making fresh, high-quality beers in diverse styles right here in Buffalo.

Dan Tower Farm

Dan Tower grew up near the shores of Lake Ontario on the farm he now owns in Youngstown, New York. During school breaks he would be found working on the farm along with his siblings. Dan is a fifth generation farmer, having bought and farmed over thirty years on the same lands his father farmed before him. Initially Dan pursued and received a degree in forestry with an eye towards becoming a Forest Ranger. A family crisis called him back to farming permanently. His focus has been on improving the lands and growing the finest fruits possible.

Dan Tower orchards are full of plums, cherries, apples (over 35 varieties), peaches, nectarines, apricots, and pears. Dan is also kept busy in his fields of strawberries, raspberries, English walnuts, vegetables & cut flowers. Iris, Dan’s wife helps oversee the cut flower program, starting the seeds in their greenhouse around early March when the weather is still cold and wet. The flowers are planted outdoors in the fields when frost threat is gone. Cutting bouquets and chilling them is done the very day before markets, keeping in mind the final destination… a long lasting bloom for buyers to enjoy!

Children and relatives of Dan and Iris can often be seen at different markets helping out with sales of his quality produce. Nothing is better than biting into the first fruit of the season, a plump juicy strawberry, bursting full of goodness! The crisp tang of your favorite apple or the joy of taking home a beautiful floral arrangement all harvested at its very freshest! No long days of travel commute are involved before our produce enters your home. Our Goal is to bring fresh, home grown, good tasting produce full of nutrition to you at a reasonable cost.

Dan has a great love for the outdoors and utilizes as much of Mother Nature’s help as possible in his growing endeavors. In the spring bee hives are placed throughout the orchards to help with pollination. Mowing helps in the constant battle over weed control. Praying Mantises and Ladybugs are gladly seen. Dan considers weather reports before plowing, planting, pruning, spraying for worms, pests and weeds. Dan also utilizes what he considers a “low spray” schedule to keep his produce flourishing at optimal levels without using higher applications of unnecessary chemicals.

If there is a natural or less harmful way to accomplish the same task Dan will veer toward the friendlier choice. Cornell Cooperative Extension and a field consultant help him with making these decisions. Planting winter ryes and similar crops is another source of natural nourishment in replenishing soil in open fields. Dan keeps in contact with Cornell Cooperative Extension to continue pursuing wise growing and harvesting practices throughout the seasons. In the winter, along with repairs, pruning and general upkeep, Dan also catches up on his reading and attends seminars to stay current with updates for growers in the WNY region.

Darling Bee

Darling Bee began eight years ago when Seth Darling decided to start a hobby with bees. Keelan was reluctant to help, however after spending time with the bees she decided they needed more hives! Their small hobby has grown every year since they began. They now have twenty hives, with a goal of fifty hives by the end of summer 2011.

The Darling Bee business is expanding this year with the introduction of new products. They will provide raw, filtered and creamed honey.; In addition, they have all natural lotion and lip balm. Darling Bee strives to provide natural products that are produced from a natural environment.

First Light Farm & Creamery

First Light Farm & Creamery is a diversified farm in East Bethany, New York, that produces goat's milk and cow’s milk cheese made by hand in small batches.

First Light employs meticulously sustainable and humane management of their herd of Nubian and Alpine dairy goats. Many of their recipes combine their milk with organic Jersey milk from their neighbor's exceptionally well-managed dairy. This combination results in a unique, delicious flavor and consistency to all of their cheeses. First Light believes in the principle of terroir, so they never standardize or homogenize the milk that makes their cheese. Instead, they highlight the seasonal changes to their milk by tailoring their cheeses to that day's milk.

First Light Farm & Creamery loves meeting experienced cheese fans and initiating new ones at the five weekly markets they attend. Visit their website at www.first-light-farm.com.

Freedom Run Winery

Located in the heart of the USA's Niagara Escarpment AVA, we currently have just over twelve acres of grapes planted in four vineyard blocks here on the bench of the escarpment. Planted in spring of 2005, these vines are just beginning to reveal their personalities.

Pinot Noir is certainly our most planted grape variety thanks to the area's similarities to Burgundy, by this we mean, a cool climate two hundred day growing season and heavy clay over limestone sloped soils where pinot noir can show concentrated flavors and an  unmistakable minerality. We included this variety in each of the three vineyard blocks, and in the best vintages,
we will feature single vineyard wines that truly express each soil and mesoclimate.

We also grow the Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It will be in the blends of these grapes that we will  show our passion for the blend, creating wines that show the best qualities of each vintage.

Our whites varieties include Riesling and Chardonnay. These grapes reveal a distinctive minerality in our calcareous soils combined with a  depth and concentration that cannot be achieved in lighter more vigorous soils.

Go Veggies!

"Start Little, Grow Big" has been a standard and a pattern for the great American dream. The well-known products of our company are our veggie burgers, veggie rolls, mango pudding and other veggie snacks. Our veggie burgers are a blend of American and South-East Asian appetites, and our products are greatly welcomed by health conscious people.

History

Coming from a traditional vegetarian background and an agricultural-based society in Sri Lanka, various vegetarian dishes were prepared with health consciousness and longevity in mind. As a result of these traditional cooking and eating habits most of the people in this society lived a long and healthy life. The medical conditions we face today are obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and other major medical conditions which are adverse effects of our diets. A vegetarian diet would reduce the risk of most of the major illnesses.

Mission

The Go Veggies mission is to make our vegetarian products available to everyone.

Our Core Products

Vegan Veggie Burger—Our vegan, gluten-free veggie burger selection includes spinach, mushroom, spicy mushroom, lentil and black bean burgers.

Veggie Rolls—Our fresh veggie rolls are made with potatoes, peas, wheat wrap, spices, salt, and vegetable oil.

Mango Pudding—Our mango pudding is made with mango, water, coconut milk, sugar, citric acid, and agar agar.

Veggie Catering—We cater social events, parties, dinners, family occasions, seminars and workshops in the Buffalo Niagara area.

Go veggies cafe

In creating our Vegetarian Cafe, we hope to reduce the imprint we make on our environment while supporting our local economy by utilizing a variety of resources from small businesses found within our local community, as well as encouraging the reuse and recycling of our packaging and composting of our food waste. Our Cafe will also serve as a retail location and store front, where you may purchase our foods year round while enjoying a warm and inviting atmosphere. We will offer the same quality products that you have come to know and enjoy while constantly introducing new, seasonal and customizable menu items to fit our customer’s needs that can be purchased fresh or frozen. We hope to connect you with other local, healthy food vendor products such as gluten free baked goods, hot sauces and deserts. Visit our website for more information!

Great Harvest Bread Company

Two years ago, Craig Locke bought Great Harvest Bread Company in Hamburg, New York. With the purchase of the business, Craig added to his diverse professional background; he was Dean of Community Education at NCCC and president of a manufacturing firm in Clarence before turning to bread-making.

Great Harvest Bread Company grinds all of its own wheat berries at its facility in Hamburg. Bread is made fresh daily, with seven to nine different choices of bread every week. Great Harvest Bread can be found at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market every Saturday with numerous bread choices, as well as freshly-made muffins, scones, cookies and granola.

Hands and Paws

Hands & Paws Cookies & Treats bakes all natural dog cookies and treats. There are five flavors to choose from: whole wheat, carob, chicken, peanut butter, and cheddar cheese. We offer many different sizes and shapes of cookies. Some of our more fun shapes include; mini cannoli, pizza, wings, cup cakes, French fries, bagels, and scones. We also offer wheat and corn free treats that are made with rice flour and rolled oats. All treats are made by the owner Jennifer Chojecki who resides in Cheektowaga.

Hanova Hills Farm

Hanova Hills Farm is dedicated to the production of Lake County Premium Natural Beef. We are located in northern Chautauqua County, about 45 miles south and west of Buffalo in the towns of Hanover and Villanova. Our 550 acres are devoted to pasture for rotational grazing and to raising hay and corn for our livestock. We are committed to the land; we enhance the environment by adhering to earth-friendly farming practices. We want to preserve our natural habitat for generations to come.

Our mission is to produce artisan, natural meats that combine superior taste and tenderness with assured food safety for our customers. All our beef animals are born and raised on this farm. Our artisan beef is pasture raised, hand-processed in a local plant, then aged to concentrate flavor and ensure tenderness. Our approved ‘natural’ label is a warranty that our beef is raised free of growth hormones and antibiotics. For us, this also means that our cattle enjoy a diet rich in quality pasture and hay with some corn added as they are finished. This careful feeding on the farm – rather than in a crowded feedlot – means our beef is healthier. You will notice a distinctive flavor, the way beef used to taste.

L&J Maple Syrup

Jim Makowski has made maple syrup since he was a young boy. Since 1962 Jim and Linda have produced syrup on two oil fired 4 x 12 and 4 x 14 evaporators. They started making maple products like maple candy, cream and granulated maple in the early 1980s. Jim and Linda tap about 2,500 trees that are mostly on tubing. They have lived at the family farm since they were married and have carried on the tradition of syrup making since Jim’s grandfather started in the 1920s.

The maple syrup made by L&J Maple Syrup contains no fat or cholesterol. Their maple syrup is a natural product.

Leonard Oakes Estate Winery

The Oakes Family has a 90-year history of ties to agriculture and the land in the northwest corner of Orleans County. In 2003 we planted our first wine grapes. From that initial planting of six acres and fourteen varieties has evolved what is known today as Leonard Oakes Estate Winery.

Our new endeavor is named in honor of our founder, the first of what is now four generations to farm some of the same land. The unique and fertile soils left behind by the glaciers of the last ice age combined with a climate moderated by the gentle breezes and deep waters of Lake Ontario provide us with one of the few remaining untapped viticultural resources in the world.

We invite you to taste the fruit of our efforts as we attempt to marry modern winemaking skills to the best of both old and new world grapes in our latest family venture.

Native Offerings

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.

Niagara Landing Wine Cellar

Niagara Landing Wine Cellars is a family owned vineyard and winery nestled beneath the Niagara Escarpment in the town of Cambria. The vineyards have been tended for three generations, since 1933 when Art & Gertrude Smith purchased the original 60 acres (8 acres were planted in grapes that date back to late 1800s). We now have over 120 acres of grapes in production.

Join us as we celebrate 10 years since the winery's opening in May 1999. We offer award winning wines made from both native and European grape varietals. Signature wines include gold medal winners: Vidal Blanc Ice Wine, Baco Noir and Boxer Blush among others. We invite you to stroll through our herb garden and trim a sample to take home to try in a dish of your own, and please send your favorite recipes for our collection. Open daily, year round, come visit Niagara Landing for a quaint respite, off the beaten path.

O’Connor Family Farm

The O’Connor Family Greenhouse is located on Route 18 (Lake Road) between Dickersonville Road and Ransomville Road. Tom and Wendy started their greenhouse business in 1980 with one greenhouse. Now, the O’Connor family has nine greenhouses, where they grow almost all of their own plants. The first greenhouse starts up in February each year. In the early days of the business their children Mike, Julie, Matt and Jen always helped out, in addition to various aunts, uncles and friends. Now Mike helps full-time.

The O’Connor Greenhouses grow bedding plants in both flats and pots. Some the plants include geraniums, petunias, impatiens, begonias, lantana, euphorbia, veggies and many more. They try to grow some of the more unusual plants to keep things interesting for the customers and themselves. They also grow many different size baskets and mixed combos.

As perennials become more and more popular each year, they grow a very wide variety in different sizes. Mike & Colette, and there friend Crystal really enjoy being at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market every Saturday, where they sell a wide variety of baskets, flats of flowers, pots of many different kinds of annual flowers, large pot tomatoes and other vegetable plants.

Painted Meadows Farms

Painted Meadows Farms raises rabbits, turkeys and ducks in Franklinville, New York. Painted Meadows sells its rabbit, turkey and duck meat, as well as fresh eggs every Saturday at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market.

Painted Meadows Farms raises two heritage breeds of rabbit, the Chinchilla and the Silver Fox. We also raise three heritage turkeys, the Bronze, the Red Bourbon and the Royal Palm. Fresh or smoked turkey is available all year. Painted Meadows also raises four kinds of duck, the Rouen, the Indian Runner, the White Pekin and the Mascovey. Duck is available year round and is sold as a whole, legs or breast.

About Rabbit Meat

Domestic rabbit meat is lean, tender, white and fine-grained. Rabbit meat is higher in protein, rich in iron and potassium, while lower in fat, uric acid, cholesterol, sodium and calories than most meats. Rabbit is especially good for children and teenagers. Rabbit meat is also rich in vitamins B, PP and E, which make it great for anyone who leads an active lifestyle, or wants to build muscle. Protein is also good for the nervous system and protects cells from aging. Lean and tender rabbit meat is very easily digested, as 99% of the protein in rabbit is digestible.

Cooked rabbit tastes similar to chicken, although depending on the preparation it can be considered a delicacy with a taste all its own. Rabbit meat is always in season and can be prepared many different ways. It is one of the most versatile, healthy meats available, and many people include it in their diet as it meets many qualifications for stomach and heart patients.

Directions to the Farm

At Painted Meadows Farms, we welcome our customers to come out and visit us and our animals. Call to schedule a visit. We look forward to seeing you at the farm!

Plato Dale Farm

We are three years into our adventure and could not be happier with our choice. We have been blessed by friends who have supported us. We have made new friends who cheer us. This is fun. (until the cows get out!)

We are raising certified grassfed steers for beef. In summer our cows and calves are on pasture. In winter they have access to the barn, a composting bedded pack, good quality hay and a salt lick. We love our animals and they are cared for the best we know how. Very high quality grass pasture and grass hay or baleage gives the best quality meat. Cows are made for grass! Plato Dale Farmís Grassfed meats are lean, tender, juicy and FLAVORFUL!! There is nothing like our certified Grassfed Jersey Beef!!

We raise several batches of pasture raised chickens in the summer. These are processed locally at an inspected facility and are frozen immediately to give you the best quality. We feed certified organic grains. None of our chickens are fed antibiotics, arsenic or steroids. After three to four weeks in a brooder they are moved to our chicken pasture where they have access to fresh ground daily while in our chicken tractors.

We are also raising organically managed vegetables and fruits. Our garden has raised beds and walkways between the beds. We have strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and other fruits. The raised beds have varied plantings of veggies. These plantings come and go throughout the growing season. Plans for covered beds are pushing us into the spring and fall for production. A greenhouse has been completed this year for winter production. We are having fun learning and experimenting.

Rich Erdle Farm

Our customers know us for our beautiful blueberries!

Our pick-your-own blueberry season begins July 10, and runs until Labor Day weekend. Our farm is located on Hanford Road, just east of Silver Creek, and one mile south of Routes 5 & 20. We can also be found at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers' Market every Saturday during season. We raise a dozen different blueberry varieties so there is always a continuous supply of berries at their peak of flavor.

In addition to our four acres of blueberries, our farm has 20 acres of Concord and Niagara grapes. They were planted in the early 1900s and each fall our grapes make the trip to Westfield, New York, to become delicious Welch's grape juice. Welch's is a cooperative of grape producers, of which we are grower/owners.

We also raise four acres of wine grapes for Presque Isle Wine Cellars in North East, PA. They sell our freshly pressed juice to home wine makers and also ferment our grapes into some excellent late harvest wines under the Presque Isle label. We also grow several flavorful table grapes varieties which we offer at Elmwood-Bidwell after our blueberry season ends, along with honey from the bees that pollinate our berries.

Our family farm has long followed sustainable farming practices as set out by Cornell University and the National Grape Cooperative. We cultivate our fruit with the intent of having the smallest environmental impact, while utilizing integrated pest management. With blueberries and Concord grapes being the healthiest food on earth, we strive to produce the best tasting fruit possible, while enriching the land for our next generation of fruit growers.

Come visit us at the market or at the farm!

Saltamontes Salsa

Some people leave Buffalo for Hollywood, but here’s a story of someone who left Hollywood for Buffalo! Ron “Grasshopper” Glatzhofer was born and raised in Hollywood and worked for over twenty years in the entertainment business, first as a roadie and eventually worked his way up to tour manager for many musical groups. He has worked for many notable groups starting with the Parliament Funkadelics, and all the way to Aerosmith. In 1988, when Ron came to Buffalo as a tour manager for Rick James, he met his future wife while staying at the Holiday Inn on Delaware Avenue. She was the director of sales at the hotel, and they now reside in Angola where Ron, after retiring from the road, turned to his other love, cooking.

Since Ron is a native of the West Coast, southwestern foods, hot sauces and chili based foods have been his specialty. After working at several south town restaurants, Ron decided to go into business for himself marketing his most requested item, his signature salsa. Saltamontes in Spanish means grasshopper, which has been Ron’s nickname since he was a child by those who could not pronounce Glatzhofer.  Ron’s first opportunity to sell his salsa was at Ralph Wilson Stadium for the 2003 Bills season. Ron sells his signature salsa, as well as pico de gallo, home-style chips and much more at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market every Saturday.

Schulze Vineyards and Winery

Emigrating from Germany, Martin Schulze and his family bought their farm in 1969. Starting with 16 acres of grapes, they have expanded it to 45 acres in the last 30 years, producing vinifera, hybrid and native grapes. Martin and his wife, Ann, opened their family-run winery in May of 2007. The Winery is situated on 122 acres of land just minutes from the south shore of Lake Ontario, with a gorgeous country setting and view of the vineyards. The lake effect climate and rich soil produce unique still, sparkling and dessert wines. There is a charming eight-sided cherry wood bar in the tasting room to experience winemaking at its finest. Taste and browse through our local artisan and wine related gifts. Check out our website to learn of upcoming bands or great vents. Call for our event capabilities and plan your next good time with us.

Susie Cukeís Pickle Co.

Susie Cuke’s Pickle Company, aims to bring you a gourmet pickle with both taste and quality from our Old World Family recipe.

Built from the ground up, Susie Cuke’s Pickle Co. was created in 2011 but history doesn’t just begin there. Our roots extend 100 years back in a little village in Poland. Over the boat with a pit stop at Ellis Island, we developed our recipe and distinct crunch with the help of our friend’s taste buds.

After seeing so much favorable feedback from friends, family, and food contests alike, Michael Gzyl launched Susie Cuke’s Pickle Co. as an official business. Currently, we are a seasonal company that operates from June until October at farmer’s markets and various small stores in the Western New York area.

Our Mission and sole purpose is to bring you a gourmet pickle with both taste and quality from our Old World Family recipe. Our bite size product is hands down the best tasting and mouthwatering out there. Don’t believe us? Then try us. We won’t disappoint.

Szulis Greenhouses

Szulis Florist & Greenhouses is a family owned and operated business with a commitment to offering only the finest, cut and potted flowers, floral arrangements and gifts, backed by friendly and prompt service. Because all of our customers are important, our professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one.

Come and visit us on Saturdays at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, or anytime at our store in Clarence.

T-Meadow Farm

Our Family began raising Tamworth and Gloucestershire Old Spot (GOS) pigs to help us reclaim our rough farmland. Our farm had not been active for almost 40 years prior to us taking ownership. After researching ways to develop the land back into pastures and hedge rows, we decided that a low impact, natural, sustainable method was what we would pursue. We have also added a few Large Black, and Red Wattle crossed sows.

The Tamworth and GOS are excellent on pasture. We have successfully used them as brush hogs, rooter tillers, and fertilizers. After they open up the land, we follow with the planting of pastures. The pigs are put on pastures using rotational grazing. This provides them with the high protein diet they require, but also allows them to range free. Raising pigs on pasture also has other benefits.

Our pigs are healthy and happy. We do not supplement their diets with antibiotics. Raising them in this low intensive manner provides a low stress environment where disease is not an issue. The pork from our pigs is delicious! One of our customers remarked that it tastes like pork used to taste, before factory farms took over.

The meat is typically a little darker than commercial pork. It also has more texture, and more flavor. The Tamworth is best known as a bacon hog, whereas the GOS is more fatty of an animal; both are excellent on the table.

We sell pork by the half or whole, delivered to a USDA processor.

The Pasta Peddler

The Pasta Peddler, located in North Buffalo, is a family owned and operated business. The Pasta Peddler was started by Michael Sedia 14 years ago; Michael was joined by his son-in-law, Eric Amodeo, six years ago. When Michael first purchased the business, it was primarily used for gift baskets and a few farmers market stands. The Pasta Peddler now sells directly to consumers at four farmers markets and five retail stores, including the Lexington Co-op and Guercio's.

The Pasta Peddler’s pasta is all natural and made with no preservatives, no coloring and no dairy. The Pasta Peddler also makes homemade, all natural pasta sauce with little to no salt added to the batches. They also sell four flavors of ravioli.

Tom Tower’s Farm

For many long-time patrons of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, the season doesn't really start until the iconic Tom Tower's Farm truck appears at the corner of Bidwell and Elmwood. Tom Tower's Farm is a family business that is nearly 200 years-old. Though famous throughout the region for his peaches, Tower is no ordinary fruit grower. He complements an exceptional array of high quality local produce with a dedication to agricultural diversity and a deep knowledge of the industry. Besides peaches, Tower sells other fruits as well as over 25 varieties of heirloom tomatoes.

Tower's educational and research efforts include programs for area children who frequently visit his Youngstown-Lockport Road farm, annual hosting of foreign students to study his business, ongoing experimental agricultural programs with Cornell University, guest visits to foreign countries, college lecturing and more.

Weiss Farms

Weiss Farms is located four miles south of Hamburg on East Eden Road, which is an extension of South Buffalo Street in Hamburg.  Our main crop is strawberries.

We have a roadside stand and u-pick strawberries which opens in May, when strawberry season begins, from 9-5 p.m. When strawberries are complete our roadside stand is open from 1-6 p.m. with a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Our produce can be found at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market every Saturday, as well as Alden Farmers Market and Clinton-Bailey.

Featured Vendor

Vendors at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market are very special. Here's one you should get to know.

Hanova Hills Farm

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Hanova Hills Farm is dedicated to the production of Lake County Premium Natural Beef. We are located in northern Chautauqua County, about 45 miles south and west of Buffalo in the towns of Hanover and Villanova. Our 550 acres are devoted to pasture for rotational grazing and to raising hay and corn for our livestock. We are committed to the land; we enhance the environment by adhering to earth-friendly farming practices. We want to preserve our natural habitat for generations to come.

Our mission is to produce artisan, natural meats that combine superior taste and tenderness with assured food safety for our customers. All our beef animals are born and raised on this farm. Our artisan beef is pasture raised, hand-processed in a local plant, then aged to concentrate flavor and ensure tenderness. Our approved ‘natural’ label is a warranty that our beef is raised free of growth hormones and antibiotics. For us, this also means that our cattle enjoy a diet rich in quality pasture and hay with some corn added as they are finished. This careful feeding on the farm – rather than in a crowded feedlot – means our beef is healthier. You will notice a distinctive flavor, the way beef used to taste.

Learn more about Hanova Hills Farm.