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The 2016 schedule is below this article

 

THE FARMERS MARKET

FARMERS’ MARKET OPENS 14TH SEASON

Think Spring! The Alden Farmers’ Market will open for the 2016 season on Saturday, May 14th.  That date will feature a craft show, early plants and flowers and specialty vendors. Seasonal produce will be provided by returning vendors Kate’s Country Cousins, Tom’s Thumb and new vendors Stymus Farms; maple and honey products will be available from Ken’s Maple Products; Leonard Oakes Estate Winery and Midgard Winery will return alternating weeks with wine tastings; and delicious homemade sausage will be available weekly from Hanzlian’s Sausage.  Bennington Beefalo will return in June with broiler chicken, pork cuts, and fresh eggs. We expect to have our baked goods and fudge also available weekly and more produce vendors, Pfeiffer Farms and others, as the growing season gets underway.

The entertainment season will begin with the Alden High & Middle School Jazz Ensembles on June 4th with plenty of returning artists and groups including Porcelain Train, Craig Wilkins, The Niagara Frontier Fiddle Club, Hot Country Liners, Dark Road Duo, Buffalo Steel steel drum trio, The Lake Effect a Capella, and Ted Burzynski magician scheduled. New artists and groups this year include Jim Vozga and Ron Shiralli. The Apen Family Band will conclude the season performing at the closing day Harvest Festival and Costume Parade.

There will be special theme days this year including “May the 4th Be with You” Star Wars day on June 4th, Catch Olympic Fever Day on August 20th, and “Wearin’ O’ the Green” ½ way to St. Patrick’s Day on September 17th.   The first 25 kids that come to the Alden Chamber raffle ticket table dressed in the theme will receive a small goody bag of treats.  Other returning theme days include Health & Wellness Day, Small Business Day, Meet the Candidates Day, Community Organizations Day, Fire Safety Day and a chalk art contest.

Non-profit groups will sell coffee, soda and snacks the entire season.  Alden-area community groups are encouraged to sell food and/or have information tables at the Market.  New this year is a quilt raffle (donated by Penny Marble Quilt Designs) and again two big basket raffles, one in July and one in October.  And the very popular Amish Shed raffle will again return this year—the winner could be you!

The Market is sponsored by the Alden Chamber of Commerce and run entirely by a volunteer committee.  Do you like meeting and talking with people? Volunteers are always needed and appreciated; come join our Market family! To find out how you or your group can participate, please contact the Chamber of Commerce office at 937-6177 or by email at secretary@aldenny.org.  The Market is located between Tractor Supply and Save-a-Lot in the Alden Village Plaza at 13119 Broadway.  It will be open every Saturday from 8:30am to 1:00 pm, through October 15th.  The complete Calendar of Events will be available on the Chamber’s web site www.aldenny.org.

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Market Events

2016 Schedule*

May

14      Opening Day! Crafts Show + Pampered Chef Demonstration

21     Crafts Show

28     Crafts Show + Master Gardener

June

4         AHS & AMS Jazz Ensemble- 10:30 - 11:30

             - Sponsored by DAVID PAJAK ATTORNEY AT LAW

           + "May the 4th Be with You" Star Wars Day

11       Father's Day Crafts + Leonard Oakes Winery

18       Porcelain Train - Acoustic Folk Music 11-12:30

             - Sponsored by CAN CAN REDEMPTION

25       Health & Wellness Day + Unyts Blood Drive

             - Sponsored by ALDEN PHARMACY

July

2        Crafts Show

9        Craig Wilkins Country Music

              - Sponsored by NEILL & STRONG ATTORNEYS

16      Niagara Frontier Fiddle Club 11 -12:30

              - Sponsored by BENE-CARE AGENCY LLC

          + Beaver Meadow Audobon Society - live critters & displays

23      Hot Country Liners 11-11:45 - Sponsored by ALDEN CHAMBER

30      June Beyers, Organ Music + First Basket Raffle Drawing

          -Sponsored by ALDEN CHAMBER

August

6       Village Wide Garage Sale at Market + Sites throughout the Village

13     Dark Road Duo Harmonica-Based Americana Music 11-12:30

         + Small Business Day - Sponsored by BENE-CARE AGENCY LLC

20     Jim Vozga, Acoustic Music   - Sponsored by ALDEN CHAMBER

         + Catch Olympic Fever Day

27     Buffalo Steel, steel drum trio 10:30-12:30

         - Sponsored by ALDEN CHAMBER

           

September

3       New Vintage Solo, Ron Schiralli - music

         + Meet the Candidates Day + Crafts - Sponsored by ALDEN CHAMBER

10     Community Organizations Day + Alden Area Ecumenical Choir 11 - Noon           - Sponsored by ALDEN CHAMBER

17     Fire Safety Day

        + "Wearin' O' the Green" 1/2 way to St. Patrick's Day

24     The Lake Effect - A cappella singing group

         + Crafts Show + Master Gardener

           - Sponsored by ALDEN STATE BANK

October

1      Magician, Ted Burzynski - Shows at 10, 11, & 12 + Chalk Art Contest

           - Sponsored by CARBONES PIZZERIA

8      Crafts Show

15    Closing Day - Apen Family Band - Upbeat Bluegrass, Folk music

        Harvest Fest + Costume Parade + Second Basket Raffle  & Shed Raffle

        drawing  - Sponsored by BENE-CARE AGENCY LLC

* Events Subject to Change

Pets, bicycles, rollerblades & skateboards should not enter the main area for health and safety reasons

CONGRATULATIONS SKIP JABLONSKI

2015 Distinguished Citizen of the Year

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