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Food and Festivals Featured at Covent Garden Market

Food and Festivals Featured at Covent Garden Market

Baked goods, cheese, coffee, tea, candy, deli, dry goods, meat, fish, produce, organics — there’s no shortage of great tastes to be discovered at Covent Garden Market in nearby London, Ontario. From ice cream to foods from around the globe, this is one delicious destination that will have native Western New Yorkers recalling the glory days of Buffalo’s Broadway Market!

While the market is widely known for its affordable fresh foods, it’s also home to numerous events and festivals throughout the year.

Food Express Truck Springs In With a Tractor Trailer of Food

Food Express Truck Springs In With a Tractor Trailer of Food

Buffalo, NY - March 18, 2011 - This month The Food Express Truck will begin making deliveries to the 14201 Lower West Side of Buffalo community. Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in conjunction with the Food Bank of WNY, The Belle Center and Buffalo AmeriCorps will provide supplemental food distribution to hundreds of Buffalo community members outside of Holy Cross Church from a tractor trailer filled with goods.

This monthly distribution will begin at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 25th, 2011. In order for community members to receive food at this distribution they must reside in the 14201 area code and provide picture identification. Community members are encouraged to bring bags and/or boxes to carry their food. 

Great Gifts at the GIFT LOFT!

Great Gifts at the GIFT LOFT!

The Gift Loft, located in the Main Place Mall offers a wide variety of items, from Buffalo related gifts to unique home and office pieces. Owner, Edwin Jablonski, opened this store in late August 2009 after eyeing Downtown for some time. The store is located on the ground floor fronting Main Street with an entrance on Main Street, as well as from inside the Mall. There is a great window display along Main Street that changes often, and the store is huge!

The Gift Loft is THE place to find original T-shirts and hats, designed and printed by Edwin and his family, for only $10 each. Among the variety of design choices, there are shirts that pay homage to The Aud, the Buffalo Logo, Buffalo Bills, the Polish, the Irish and more. Also, if you're looking for a poster of the city, a book, calendar, or postcard, this place has them all.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Poster Entries Due March 11

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Poster Entries Due March 11

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Board of Directors would like to remind Western New York artists that entries for the Market’s 2011 poster competition are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 11. Whether you’re a student studying the arts, a professional graphic designer or just someone with a creative streak, you’re invited to submit your design for an 11x17-inch color poster that accurately reflects the feel of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. 

All entries should contain — but are not limited to — the following copy content:

Taste & Tradition

Blossom Hill Farm Offers a Healthy Alternative to the Supermarket

Blossom Hill Farm Offers a Healthy Alternative to the Supermarket

Blossom Hill Farm may be located in the hills of Dayton, but they can be found every Saturday at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, May through December. And that’s great news to their many followers and fans. 

“We began raising meat for our family after we started learning about how animals were raised and sold commercially,” said Jo’El Drajem. “Our ideology is to give our animals the best life possible without the use of growth hormones, steroids and fed antibiotics. We raise our animals the way nature intended.”

And that, in a nutshell, is what sets Blossom Hill Farm products far above the competition.

Capture a Taste of Niagara County with Schulze Vineyards & Winery

Capture a Taste of Niagara County with Schulze Vineyards & Winery

Now that the holidays are behind us, who could blame you for looking forward to a little rest and relaxation? So go ahead, put on your favorite music, light the fire and pour yourself a glass of wine from Schulze Vineyards & Winery. A Western New York and Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market favorite, Schulze offers a wide variety of wines, including sparkling and dessert wines.

While Schulze Vineyards has been in operation for more than 40 years, the winery just opened its doors in 2007. Situated on 122 acres of land in Niagara County, just minutes from the south shore of Lake Ontario, it offers a gorgeous country setting with spectacular views of the vineyards.  

Five Points Bakery: Bringing Local Foods to Your Table Year-Round

Five Points Bakery: Bringing Local Foods to Your Table Year-Round

“We are raising the bar on local food,” says Kevin Gardner, proprietor of Five Points Bakery and just one of the many popular vendors at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. “Sourcing our ingredients from local farmers and producers whose intentions are pure, we provide whole foods, in harmony with our values as well as our bodies. We strive to overcome the limitations of our current food system and reclaim our food heritage through education, thoughtful consideration of all we do and a dedication to sustainability.”