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THE FARMERS MARKET

FARMERS’ MARKET ENDS 13TH SEASON

This past October 10th, the Alden Farmers’ Market closed its 13th season with a Membership Hot Dog Roast and kid and pet costume parade on a beautiful sunny, but cool autumn day.  Market Manager Earl ‘the grillin’ Gillen served up made-to-order Sahlen’s hot dogs at the Alden Chamber food tent. The melodious harmonies of The Lake Effect, a Capella singing group, entertained customers, vendors and volunteers alike.  Many families also came out for the Harvest Fest kids and pet costume parade.  All participants received a small goodie bag hand-made by former Market Manager, Nancy Hughes, along with a small pumpkin donated by Kate’s Country Cousins.  The judges had a hard time choosing, but our first place winners were the Star Wars duo: Elise as R2D2 and Avery as Princess Leia.  Second place went to the prairie group: Victoria, Savannah, Matthew, and Levi.  Diner girl, Olivia, came in third with her “hotdog” poodle, Tinkerbell, taking first place in the pet category. 

The winning ticket for the popular Amish-made shed raffle was selected on closing day as well.  Congratulations go out to Sue and Gary Wessel of Alden! Congratulations also to Don Geil of Alden, winner of the Fall Farmers’ Market Gift Certificate Basket.  Through the generosity of local Alden merchants, the Chamber was able to assemble this gift certificate basket worth about $800.  Thank you to all the local contributors:  A&N Automotive, ACTS, Alden Pharmacy, Alden Pools & Play, C*Shore Design, Carbone’s Pizzeria, Corner Cuts, Country Cross Roads Florists, Creighton Optical, Darien Lake Theme Park, DeSpirit Mosaic & Marble, Jacquelyn Mazurek, Drogi & Sons, Gillen’s Expert Auto, Henry’s Candy, How Do You Like Me Now Salon & Spa, Humble Beginnings, Kis N Greens Golf Course, Neill & Strong PLLC, Pautler Chiropractic, Serenity Massage Therapy, Simply Hair Studio, Sitzman’s Maytag, The Pink Cow, Wagner’s Agway, West Alden Kitchen, and the Whistle Stop Inn.   The sale of raffle tickets for both of these drawings helps fund the Farmers’ Market. 

We are thankful to the plaza owners and neighbor tenants for all of their support as well as the many returning vendors, one-time vendors, Chamber volunteers, and of course, the customers! The Alden Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Market and Chamber members volunteer to keep it running every Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Plans are already underway for a 14th season. Help is always welcomed and appreciated for set-up, tear-down, and food sales.  Alden is a WIC-approved Farmers’ Market.  For information on the Market or becoming a vendor, please call the Chamber office at (716) 937-6177 or stop by the Chamber table at the Market  See you at the Market in spring 2016!

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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

           + "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

25       Health & Wellness Day + Unyts Blood Drive

             - Sponsored by

July

2        Crafts Show

9        Craig Wilkins Country Music - Sponsored by

16      Niagara Frontier Fiddle Club 11 -12:30 - Sponsored by

          + Beaver Meadow Audobon Society - live critters & displays

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

30      June Beyers, Organ Music + First Basket Raffle Drawing

          -Sponsored by

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

20     Jim Vozga, Acoustic Music   - Sponsored by

         + Catch Olympic Fever Day

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

           

September

3       New Vintage Solo, Ron Schiralli - music

         + Meet the Candidates Day + Crafts - Sponsored by

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

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

October

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

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

* 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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